Call for Session 2016-2017
Industrial placement: from August 2016 for 8 months
Deadline to apply: 23 September 2015
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“We have hosted Vulcanus student Sari Nishimura in our team from August 2014 until the end of March 2015.
Through the Vulcanus in Europe programme you can offer a Japanese student an 8-month traineeship within your company (**), providing you with a valuable addition to your workforce and the trainee with the experience of a lifetime. The Vulcanus in Europe programme has the following objectives:
(**) Ideally one trainee per company (a max of 3 trainees is possible, though it should be an exception)
The programme was launched in 1996 on the initiative of the European Commission and the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) with the purpose of contributing to the improvement and stimulation of industrial cooperation and of improving mutual understanding between Japan and the European Union. The EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation is responsible for the actual organisation of the programme.
All companies in the industrial sector within the EU (*) are eligible to apply for the Vulcanus in Europe programme, whether or not they already have established business contacts with Japan.
A major reason Japanese students take part in Vulcanus is to acquire experience of working within a team and thereby gaining an understanding of European approaches to team-working, decision-making and cross-cultural issues. It is therefore essential that you integrate any student(s) into your team.
Length, timing and costs of traineeship
You will receive a Japanese student as a trainee for a period of eight months (August 2015 to March 2016).
Your company will be responsible for covering the following costs:
Laws on issues such as visas and social security contribution within the EU are set at national level. Vulcanus is normally exempt from social security contributions. Nonetheless your company will be liable for any further costs arising from applicable law in the Member State in question. Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information or assistance.
(*) For Companies based in the UK: see more information on visa costs in the Vulcanus application form.
The Centre will give a grant to the student of about 11.500€, to cover the travel and the accommodation costs.
Prior to the trainee's arrival in Europe, i.e. four months before the traineeship begins, you will sign a traineeship contract with the trainee and the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation, which lays down the rights and the responsibilities of all parties.
(*) Starting from session 2016, the programme is open to companies located in Montenegro, Turkey, FYROM, Iceland, Moldova