Erasmus + traineeships

FULL-YEAR RECRUITMENT

Traineeships in 5 steps

Before you go

  • Digital skills development traineeships

    Students of all faculties can apply for traineeships related to the development of digital skills.

    The digital skills according to the European Commission within the Erasmus + program: „Any traineeship will be considered as a “traineeship in digital skills” when one or more of the following activities are practiced by the trainee: digital marketing (e.g. social media management, web analytics); digital graphical, mechanical or architectural design; development of apps, software, scripts, or websites; installation, maintenance and management of IT systems and networks; cybersecurity; data analytics, mining and visualization; programming and training of robots and artificial intelligence applications. Generic customer support, order fulfillment, data entry or office tasks are not considered in this category.”

    More about the digital skills traineeships can be found at: https://ec.europa.eu/eures/public/en/opportunities

  • Where can you complete your traineeship?

    The SGGW student/graduate may join a foreign enterprise, research institution, a university with an ECHE card, non-profit organization, or institutions located in a country participating in the Erasmus + program. (EU and associated countries). The traineeship cannot be carried out in a Polish diplomatic mission (regarding Polish students), nor at an EU institution or any institution responsible for the EU programs management.

  • How can you find a vacancy?

    The basis for recruitment is the candidate’s own initiative and contacts with the host institution/company. The university can support candidates by offering the possibility of using contacts within the existing networks, it also cooperates with regular partners offering traineeships to SGGW students.

    A link to the database with available offers: https://erasmusintern.org/traineeships

  • What should be agreed with the selected institution?

    Initially, the duration of the traineeship should be agreed upon. Students often leave during the summer holidays or during the period of the compulsory internship included in the study program. The internship should last at least 60 days. Additionally, you can define the scope of duties and working time, to be included in the Training Agreement before departure.

  • How to report a mobility?

    All you need to do is send the application form, and the institution’s consent to complete the traineeship in the form of an e-mail or an official Acceptance Letter to the contact person. If you have a certificate / relevant document exempting you from the language exam – attach its scan.

    Students who do not have a language certificate are required to report to the BWM office at the beginning of the recruitment period . Those candidates should take a language exam organized by the BWM office.

    Students with a language certificate may contact the BWM office all year round, but no later than 6 weeks before the planned departure.

  • When you are exempt from the exam

    Those who study in English are exempt from the exam

    The Erasmus + traineeship is available to people whose language skills are at a minimum level of B1. People with language certificates (e.g. FCE, CAE, CPE, TOEFL, LCCI), those who have passed the Polish advanced language matura exam at the level of min. 50%, and  students who have already participated in the Erasmus + program are also exempt from the exam.

     

  • What does the exam look like and when is it carried out?

    The exam is conducted in: English, German, French, Spanish, Italian.

    It is free of charge for students who registered their traineeship abroad at the BWM office.

    The invitation to the test is sent to the candidate by email at the time agreed with the BWM office (at the end of the main recruitment i.e., around January and at the end of additional recruitment, i.e., around June). In exceptional cases, it is possible to pass the exam at another time.

    This is an online test and it takes 30 minutes. During the exam, the student’s identity is verified. The test checks your listening, reading and writing skills. The results and the certificate will be sent within 14 days after completing the test.

    The test is graded according to the CEFR standards, from A1 to C2. Students who achieve the level of min. B1 are qualified for the traineeship.

    What does the test look like?

  • Documents

    The application documents to be submitted to BWM office during the recruitment are as follows:

    • Contact details – Personal data application form trainig
    • language certificate (possibility to take the exam organized by the BWM),
    • preliminary consent of the host institution in the form of an e-mail or in a paper form

    The admitted students are required to submit to the BWM some additional documents :

    It should be signed by the student and approved by the Vice-dean for Didactics and the person responsible for the student at the host institution.

    • insurance policy (for reference) – each person leaving for traineeships must have an EKUZ card (European Health Insurance Card), OC insurance (third party liability insurance), and NWW insurance (accident insurance policy). In the event of a trip to a country where the EHIC card is not valid, it is necessary to purchase relevant health insurance.

    All the above-mentioned documents must be provided by the student before leaving.

    After submitting the documents and receiving approval, the participant has to submit:

    • a travel request form
    • sign an agreement with SGGW, specifying the terms and conditions of the traineeship, as well as the payment and settlement of the scholarship.
    • The candidate should also complete the OLS (Online linguistic support) language test.
  • Safety

    During their stay abroad, students are required to have insurance against medical expenses and accident insurance policy(NNW). Additionally, it is required to have a third party liability insurance (OC). The host institution, in addition to the standard health insurance, may require some specialist insurance (more information can be found in the Learning Agreement for Traineeships). If the company does not provide adequate insurance, the participant should take care of it on their own (e.g. buying an individual insurance policy).

    The European Health Insurance Card (EKUZ) provides only the treatment that is essential and unscheduled by the public health system in a given country. The card is issued for free by the local branches of the National Health Fund (NFZ).

    More information on EKUZ

    NOTE: Having a health insurance policy is not the same as having an accident insurance policy (NNW). When leaving under the Erasmus + program, the student undertakes to have appropriate insurance, including accident insurance policy with NWW. For example, NWW policy is included in the Euro 26 card or the ISIC card. It is also possible to purchase an individual policy in any insurance company.

    It is recommended for the participant to register on the Odyseusz website operated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Once you get back

  • How to finalize the mobility?

    After completing the traineeship, students are required to:

    • provide the BWM office with a confirmation of stay, and the student’s assessment, the so-called “Traineeship certificate”;
    • fill in a questionnaire of the Erasmus + scholarship holder (the questionnaire is sent automatically to the e-mail address provided in the travel agreement);
    • complete another OLS language test.

IMPORTANT RULES:

GRANTS AND CO-FINANCING

Grants
travel co-financing

Contact

  • Anna Jasiuk - Mobility Coordinator – Outgoing Students

    • Office hours: Monday – Thursday, 10.00 -12.00 a.m. and 13.00 – 15.00 p.m
    • : +48 22 59310 56

    e-mail: anna_jasiuk@sggw.edu.p

  • Zofia Rydlewska - Mobility Coordinator – Outgoing Students

    • Office hours: Monday – Thursday, 10.00 -12.00 a.m. and 13.00 – 15.00 p.m
    • : +48 22 59310 49

    e-mail: zofia_rydlewska@sggw.edu.p