Why participate

Are you a motivated, culturally curious student of science, engineering, technology or applied arts? 

Completing an IAESTE traineeship will help you enhance your CV and start building your career in your chosen field. It’s also a convenient and hassle-free way of experiencing life abroad.

While everyone’s IAESTE experience will be unique to them, the key benefits of taking part are:

Earn money, enhance your CV and start building your career

With a range of paid industry placements available to international students in the UK, and to UK students abroad, completing an IAESTE traineeship is a sure-fire way to kickstart your career in your chosen field, acquire new technical and business skills and make your CV stand out from the crowd. 

Explore a new country and culture 

Nothing immerses you in a new culture like working abroad does, opening the door to new friendships, languages and ways of life. The IAESTE team is here to support you every step of the way, from sourcing your placement and supporting you when applying for visas, to finding accommodation and helping you to settle into your new country...everything you need so you can focus on having the adventure of a lifetime! 

Develop transferable skills

Working in an international environment can help you grow in independence and develop crucial transferable skills, such as team working, communication, and cultural awareness. As well as being personally rewarding, individuals who are open to on challenging themselves and developing these skills are highly attractive to employers and will help you to stand out in a crowded global job market.