European Training Services (ETS)
European Training Services is a private company, which has been established in Lichfield, in the Midlands, for approximately 20 years. Our principal activity is organising vocational training programmes within Europe, specifically recruiting for the Leonardo da Vinci programmes during the first Phase (1995-2000), second Phase (2000-2006) and third Phase (2007-2013) of Leonardo. Prior to that, youth exchanges were organised under Petra and other EU-funded initiatives.
The objectives of the scheme are to enhance employability of recent graduates and people in the labour market by adding professional skills, social skills and language skills, as well as a European dimension, to their CV. The opportunity of working and living in a foreign culture has proved invaluable in making participants more open-minded and culturally aware.
The programme, which is acknowledged and funded via the Leonardo UK National Agency, comprises a 2 weeks’ language course in the destination country, followed by a 10 weeks’ work experience placement within a company in the destination country.
The type of work experience provided is mainly in the multi-professional sector and the type of work will depend upon pre-existing language skills, professional/educational background and type of career of interest. Although there are not salaried positions, International Travel, Accommodation, Language Course, Insurance and a living allowance are covered for every participant.
European Training Services are co-operating with partners in the following destination countries: Italy (Padova), France (Montpellier & Ales), Spain (Sevilla & Gran Canaria), Czech Republic (Prague), Austria (Vienna), Germany (Berlin & Hamburg) and Slovakia (Bratislava & Martin).