Applicants need to be between 23-31 years old with at least a conversational level of English. Moreover, they can’t be employed full-time at a relevant sector nor be attending university. A relevant background and the level of motivation is also part of the selection criteria3
Once applications are closed, the local organisation will review all applications and call candidates that fulfil the criteria for interviews. Once interviews are completed, the final participants will be selected and informed.
All applicants will be informed about the outcome of their application by the 16th of December the latest.
The project starts with a week-long educational course in January 2020. Then, depending on the thematic area you will select, you will go to a 3 day-long showcasing trip followed by a month-long internship in one of the other islands. Finally, you will return to your country for a six month-long placement. The earliest finish of the programme is October 2020 – it may take up to a year to complete all stages, however, depending on your availability and that of the host organisation.
There is no cost to participate in the project. On the contrary, there will be financing for the travelling and living costs needed for the apprenticeship. The educational programme and showcasing trip in Norway are also funded. We are currently working on securing some funding for the local placements as well, in order for participants to be able to receive some payment. The outcomes of this effort will be communicated with you at a further stage.
As long as you are able to participate in the training and other activities of the project, this is not an issue. Contact the local organisation responsible, to inform you of the dates you should be available.
7. In order to participate in project YENESIS, would I have to register with my National Social Security, or would you do it in my stead?
For the time being, we only need the confirmation from the selected candidate that they are interested in participating in the YENESIS project. More information will be given at the first training activity.
8. How far in advance would I be able to know the dates of each step? For example, when would I know the precise date the ‘Showcasing Trip’ is taking place?
During the initial training, you will be given information on the showcasing trip dates. Furthermore, the apprenticeship locations and dates will be decided during February. The placement will be fixed after the apprenticeship dates are decided upon.
9. Would I have to pay for anything during the project (e.g. flight tickets, accommodation, subsistence) during my stay abroad?
The YENESIS project will have an allowance for travelling expenses, so you will not have any financial burden.
The project itself does not offer any remuneration for the work during the local placements. However, the local partners are currently negotiating with the host companies/organisation to secure some financial support. Efforts are being done for having economic assistance paid during the months of practical training either through the companies or national support schemes. Each location will inform their participants on the outcomes of their efforts.
No. the YENESIS project will cover expenses for the showcasing trip. It will, also, provide an allowance for covering expenses when travelling abroad for the one-month apprenticeship.
13. If I accept to participate and afterwards, I have to reject to do the program (due to a job opportunity). Will I have any trouble or problem ?
This is not a problem. The selected candidates don’t have any legal binding obligation to remain engaged in the activities foreseen by the project. We would, however, appreciate communicating with the YENESIS project coordinators, as soon as possible, of the intentions of dropping-out of the project activities, so that we can give the opportunity to candidates that were not initially selected, but that remain in the reserve list.
As a beneficiary, you are required to go through all the planned training activities, and not just choose those that you consider of interest.