Find out all about our work placements in Wales, accommodation and English language courses on this page. We are interested in developing our network of partners and organisations in all parts of Europe.
What is the Erasmus+ Inward programme?
Erasmus+ includes the European Union’s vocational training programme. It is designed to build a skilled workforce through European partnerships, and funds work placements and language courses abroad. ectarc works with many institutions around Europe that send groups of participants to Wales to learn English and gain work experience through a work placement in their own field of employment or study.
Who is the programme for?
The Erasmus+ programme is for students, graduates and professionals of 18 years of age or older. The programmes provided are of varying lengths. Contact your Erasmus+ National Agency to find out what programmes are on offer and how to apply. To find your Erasmus+ National Agency, click the logo at the bottom of this page.
What does our Inward programme include?
ectarc‘s Erasmus+ programme includes:
What can participants do in Wales?
ectarc can provide participants with useful and varied work placements. We constantly update and improve our database of host companies, whilst seeking new and interesting placements in most skill sectors.
Our partner companies in Wales are from a variety of sectors, including business, education and industry, and welcome our participants on a regular basis. Many participants are offered extended stays, temporary, or even permanent, employment.
At ectarc we can find work placements in most fields:
• Hotel and Catering, Tourism
• Architectural design, Industrial, Graphic and Web design
• IT, Banking, Business and Administration
• Marketing, PR, Sales and Events Management
• Accountancy, Finance, Import/Export
• NGOs, Social Work, Teaching and Nursery education
• Journalism, Photography, Film and Multimedia
• Retail, Culture and the Arts
• Horticulture, Agriculture and Laboratory work
Our experienced, approachable accommodation officers provide an efficient service and consider participants’ needs and welfare to be of paramount importance. Our participants are accommodated in host families during both the language course and work placements. This offers the participants the opportunity to integrate into the local community and experience life with a Welsh family. The family support them with their language learning and provide meals and pastoral care.
All our host families are vetted and their homes inspected to ensure the safety of our participants. Host families offer a warm, clean and welcoming environment, but homes will vary depending on the families’ occupations and lifestyles. Our host families may be made up of a mother, father and two children but most comprise of a single person or a couple. Most of our families have pets. Participants can be assured of a warm Welsh welcome from our friendly hosts who will help them with guidance and advice about the surrounding area and other practical matters. Some host families offer a self-catering option.