Mat Wright

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Deadline for applications from students: Thursday 24 November 2016

Deadline for hosts: Friday 9 December 2016 

Eligibility Students in second year or above of science, engineering, technology or applied-arts Bachelor degree and/or integrated Masters (plus Bachelors).

The British Council is pleased to announce that The International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE) is now open for applications for 2017 placements

Through IAESTE, UK students can do a paid industry traineeship abroad for 6 – 52 weeks, working with a top employer in one of 80 countries. Taking part is a fantastic way for your students to:  

• Earn money and enhance their CV 

• Gain paid industry experience with top international employers 

• Develop their professional knowledge and contacts 

• Boost their confidence and communication skills

• Explore a new country and culture 

Traineeships are open to students in their second year or above of a science, engineering, technology or applied-arts Bachelor degree and/or integrated Masters (plus Bachelors). Please see full eligibility criteria online.

Students can find out more and apply here. Deadline for applications is Thursday 24 November 2016

Host an international trainee on your campus

Institutions can also host international IAESTE trainees on campus, to work on 6 – 52 week projects. With a pool of 10,000 high-calibre trainees from 80 countries, hosting a trainee is a great way to bring fresh skills and perspectives to your science, engineering, technology and applied-arts faculties. It is also a chance to build relationships with international students and universities. The programme is reciprocal - for every placement offered at your campus, one of your own students will be offered a placement overseas. (However your students can still apply for IAESTE whether you host a trainee or not).


To find out more about hosting a trainee, please visit the website and apply by 9 December 2016.