Leonardo Mobility: European Sustainability Placements

Next Flow of Recruitment begins in July 2014 - Register with us so you don't miss out!

Change Agents UK has been awarded EU Leonardo Funding to send over 86 UK-based graduates on funded sustainability-themed internships with 17 partners across Europe between 2013-2015. The next available placements begin in September 2014 and recruitment begins in July. REGISTER with us so you receive early-bird notification when applications open! 

Change Agents UK's 2013-2015 Leonardo Programme is themed 'Green graduates for Sustainable Futures' and as ever,  aims to bring you quality learning opportunities and work experience, to boost your employability and drive sustainability across Europe.  As an official Leonardo Mobility sending organisation since 2011, we have many longstanding host partners involved, as well as some fantastic new hosts to suit graduates with various degrees and a range of work experiences.

About our Leonardo Programme:

We have joined forces with 17 host partners across Europe to deliver funded 9, 12 or 16 week placements that offer fantastic professional development opportunities to graduates passionate about sustainability.  The programme is funded by the EU Commission, the through the Life Long Learning Programme. Participants will gain an understanding of sustainability related projects in an international context, develop their employability skills and gain experience in areas ranging from community and international development, research, EU policy, green energy and beyond. Participants will also boost their cultural understanding of the host country and enhance their language skills.   If you are a graduate looking to build your skills and gain experience in an international context, then this could be the programme for you!   

Check Back Soon for autumn 2014 Opportunities!  

January 2014 Leonardo Placements currently underway include:

16 week placements:

Acoustic and Biodiversity Researcher – Spain
Assistant Policy Officer – Brussels
Audiovisual and Research Interns – Brussels
Environmental Project Manager – Brussels
Communications and GIS Officer – Brussels
Communications Assistant – Brussels
Policy and Project Internship – Brussels
Environmental Projects Officer – Romania
Energy Community Intern – Spain

12 week placements:

Education and Sustainable Development Researcher – Austria
Research Intern – Poland
Environmental and Outdoor Educator – Czech Republic
Education and Sustainability Officer – Portugal
Sustainability Event and Workshop Facilitator - Norway

9 week placements:

Sustainable Buildings Intern – Spain

Read details of the individual Placement here: Leonardo Placement Descriptions

Costs to participants: Participants are provided with a living allowance, to cover their accommodation, food and travel expenses whilst on placement. Travel expenses to and from the host country will be covered for the 9 and 12 week placements only. Participants on 16 week placements will need to fund their own travel costs.

Training and Support: Change Agents UK will host an induction day before departure, provide on-going support throughout the placement, engage each participant in post-project evaluation and provide opportunities for volunteers to receive official accreditation through City & Guild Professional Development Award for their work. This is to ensure that all placements are geared towards volunteers’ professional development and that all participants have a positive experience.

We've had fantastic feedback from our current and past Leonardo volunteers - 80% of whom have found 'next-step' jobs soon after finishing their Leonardo placement. In fact, Change Agents UK has been made a finalist for Best Organisation in the National Council for Work Experience Awards, for the innovation and quality demonstrated by our European Leonardo Mobility Projects. To learn more about what it's like to go on one of our Leonardo placements, check out our Case Studies

May applications are NOW CLOSED. The next available placements begin in September 2014 and recruitment begins in July 2014. REGISTER with us so you receive early-bird notification when applications open!

Basic Eligibility Criteria: 

1) Candidates must be either British or EU citizens;
2) Candidates must currently be residing in the UK, and;
3) Candidates must have valid passports to travel during their placement;
4) Candidates must have completed their university degree before the beginning of the placements.
5) Candidates must not apply to placements in a host country where they have citizenship (a Belgium national cannot apply to the Brussels placements);

For more information or any questions you may have please contact internationalteam@changeagents.org.uk