Global Skills Network is dedicated to bridging the skills deficiency gap - the divide between what is learned
through formal education and training and what employers need from their workforce. European mobility projects center on IVT (Initial Vocational Training) and PLMs (Persons in the Labour Market. Both support transnational mobility of students, workers, self-employed or people available for employment to engage in
Work experience projects are not employment - they are educational experiences within a training
context where placements are organised for the participant to gain real-world experience in the labour
market. Our history includes programming designed for high school and college students, recent graduates,
those new to the job market, beneficiaries from marginalised communities, and those who are chronically
unemployed or disabled and with low skills sets who seek training and work experience abroad. We work
with a large number of national and international companies, small businesses and entrepreneurs, the public
sector and nonprofits to arrange high quality work placements in a wide variety of industries.
Upon completion of the programme, participants will have gained practical training, skill enhancements,
sector knowledge through their placements with the host companies, organisations and enterprises that
sponsor their placement. Beneficiaries are able to integrate themselves into the work environment for
a real-world work experience and achieve a wide
range of competencies in the work place, They are
also able to return to their country upon completion
of the programme with improved skills in reading,
writing and understandinga foreign language. All
participants are able to acquire and/or improve
Professional Skills such as Leadership, Teamwork,
Influencing/Negotiating and Communication.
These transnational programmes are especially
successful at providing the participants with an
opportunity to improve Business Skills, such as
Flexibility, Adaptability, and Problem Solving within
the work environment in which they complete their
placement. They master the skill of Planning, both
in the workplace as well as in their private lives in
a foreign country. Placements are also important to
impart and fine-tune technical and specialty skills in
their field of interest. Finally, all participants have an
opportunity to improve their Personal Skills, such as
Self-Awareness, Self-Management Motivation and
Enthusiasm, Initiative, and Resourcefulness. Much of
this improvement comes from having to live and work
in a foreign country and negotiate their private lives in
a totally-foreign environment, sometimes being away
from their family or country for the first time and
having to adapt to strange environments and people
from other cultures speaking different languages.
Participants return to their home country better
equipped to meet unique challenges of their field or
profession with improved opportunities to become
successful in the workforce.
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1. Resumes are received
at least 8 weeks in advance
of arrival. This gives us time
to match the interests of the
participants to opportunities
offered by the host company.
2. Registration forms are
sent with an indication of
level of fluency in the work-
place environment and the
3. Purchase your travel
tickets for arrival at the
designated airport, where
the group is met by our
Global Skills Network expands their year-round Internship project that
can create work experience programming for groups of 2-20 students
to concentrate on summertime internships in Barcelona. The 4-6 week
programme is designed to provide students with real-world work
experience, acting as a bridge between the labour market and formal studies.
Accepting students ages 16-35 with the recommendation from the high school or university.
We match the subject matter being studied with host companies, enterprises, start-ups and
public agencies working in a related field for the most invaluable experience possible! The
most popular internships include marketing, social media, tourism, culinary arts, data entry,
accounting and non-profit management. Customized internships also possible.
Placements are a great way for students to improve their CV with valuable work experience,
gain skills and enjoy one of the most vibrant, fun cities in the world - Barcelona! For more
details, send us a note via the contact form below or visit us online at