The experience of traineeships in the EU

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Traineeships (also known as internships or 'stages') can help young people in the transition from school to employment by providing them with practical, hands-on training in the workplace. Despite this, concerns have been expressed over the working conditions during traineeships and the level of compensation, as well as on the effective learning content of these experiences for young people. This survey interviewed [European Union] EU citizens aged 18-35 about their experience with traineeships and the benefits they felt they had received from them.

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Subjects: Traineeship; Participation; Industry; Employment; Outcomes; Research

Keywords: Trainee; Attitude; Survey; Analysis; Working conditions

Geographic subjects: Europe

Published: [Brussels, Belgium]: European Commission, 2013

Physical description: [134] p.

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Also called: The experience of traineeships in the European Union

Series: Flash Eurobarometer; no. 378

On cover: This survey has been requested by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion and co-ordinated by the Directorate-General for Communication.
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Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 114.1225

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