Work placements

Since 1995, IFA has been organizing and promoting internships abroad for apprentices and trainers.
Companies seek skilled employees who are mobile, flexible and have international experience. Foreign language skills and intercultural competences are also becoming increasingly important in many companies. 

Supporting placements abroad is not only because of the immediate expansion of skills and personal development of the apprentices an important investment in the company:
By offering the opportunity of a placement abroad during apprenticeship training, companies present themselves as modern and international training companies that offer an attractive and diverse training to young people. They strengthen their image as an innovative company, have advantages when recruiting apprentices and skilled workers and also help to promote apprenticeship training as an essential pillar of vocational training that is recognized by young people and parents.

Placements abroad of apprentices are financially supported through the Erasmus+ program and through the Austrian program “Lehre fördern”.
The IFA association supports the processing of these grants and advises companies on the planning and organization of internships.
IFA also organizes placements abroad in small groups, at fixed dates, in many European countries, for apprentices from all over Austria, from all professions and all sectors.

IFA supports companies by:

  • Assistance with planning, preparing and organizing stays abroad
  • Processing funding for the duration of the placement
  • Selecting and preparing apprentices
  • Advice on insurance and legal matters
  • Documentation of experiences abroad

Advice can be obtained individually, at events and in workshops. All counselling services of IFA are free of charge for Austrian companies and apprentices.

By the way: Trainers and VET teachers can also gain experiences abroad and receive European funding for that! Read more about this here.

Would you like to know more? Please, contact us!

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