Employability

Employability

Young graduates find it increasingly difficult to secure suitable jobs. The Foundation’s member universities have a shared interest in ensuring that their students develop a mix of skills that will allow them to thrive in the labour market.

One way this can be achieved is by traineeship programmes, and the EUF was among the first to advocate for the creation of Erasmus placements (2007). Since then, the EUF has been developing a system of traineeships abroad that have an academic and professional component. This allows for a greater social, linguistic and professional immersion of the students, and employers consider the approach is ideally suited for knowledge-transfer projects between universities and SMEs.

Additionally, the Foundation and its member universities are developing two EU funded projects that aim to promote entrepreneurial skills. They are:

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