Traineeships are very helpful in ensuring smooth education-to-work transitions, but only if they provide a solid learning content and safe working conditions. This survey seeks to provide a picture about the quality of traineeships in the EU. It looks at young people's personal traineeship experiences including the existence of learning objectives, the availability of a mentor, the working conditions, the existence of a written traineeship agreement, the length of the traineeship, as well as eventual pay remuneration and/or compensation. The survey also attempts to estimate the share of transnational traineeships.
The results confirm that while the majority of traineeships is either of good or acceptable quality, almost one in three is substandard either in terms of learning content or working conditions. Furthermore, a large share of young people have to do several traineeships before finding a job. As for the transnational dimension, only one in ten traineeships takes place abroad.
The results by volumes are distributed as follows:
- Volume A: Countries
- Volume AA: Groups of countries
- Volume A' (AP): Trends
- Volume AA' (AAP): Trends of groups of countries
- Volume B: EU/socio-demographics
- Volume B' (BP) : Trends of EU/ socio-demographics
Volume C: Country/socio-demographics
Researchers may also contact GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences: https://www.gesis.org/eurobarometer
- Detailed information on public opinion website Provisional data
- Alternative Title
- Quality of traineeships in the EU
- Release Date
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