an important opportunity for personal and professional growth
A Placement Abroad is important for your career
Comming to work in Lanciano, Central Italy is not just about improving your language ability, it is an important opportunity for personal and professional growth. Our results since 2004, show that a sustained period abroad offers a concrete advantage against others in the work place, solid training in many skills, thorough language training and improved European integration.
We offer the following to Participants:
- Funding (part or full);
- Coaching and a Personal Development Plan;
- CV Preparation;
- short and long term work experience in local industry;
- Transport and accommodation;
- Regular monitoring on site and remotely;
Export and Marketing
We have various companies looking for help in their marketing and export offices, where language skills and an appropriate education are useful. One example of a successful internship was at a company who hunted for, processed, packaged and sold truffles to high end clients.
Their role has been to carry out market research and understanding the products and the market, research which restaurants use truffles, the process the company acquires them, and the different ways to process them, help to improve the web-site by proof-reading the English, understanding of how to package and ship the product. Required was a flare in marketing, IT capable, enthusiasm and determination and strong language skills.
Event management develops large-scale projects where you work with a team to pull the creative vision together. For one example, a group of interns worked with a local association on a festival called Picnic Lovers, and were involved in the marketing, design, event hosting, administration, photography, documentation, research for PR contacts, time management.
Event managers are creative people who like to run the show using their brilliant multi-tasking skills and personable nature. You will learn how to bring ideas to life and may spend time coming up with creative themes and formats, and liaising, organising and communicating with clients.
IT Department and Repairs
For high level software engineering, there are various opportunities, one is for a manufacture of software / simulator for race events and training the next generation of racers. Java development and working with the AndEngine; Setting up scene management, Touch screen controls, XML graphic loading and positioning,
Advancing debugging skills to help solve problems in the code, Working more with graphics to improve the look and feel of the game, Creating tile sets to allow easy map set up. The challenge of converting knowledge and using it in a practical environment and not just in a college or university class room.
Welding and Metal Fabricators
The area has many metal fabricators and assembly factories so we had no trouble placing welders in different companies for 4 month placements where they,
welded car panels, learnt to distinguish between the common metals, recognize common shop materials (channel, tubing, elbows, flanges, etc.) and structural members (I-beams, trusses, girders, etc.) and understand the basic metalworking processes (especially heat treatment) and vocabulary. Several have been offered jobs or given bonuses.
Hair and Beauty
With such a high-quality image, Italian hairdressing requires a large range of skills. Leaning how things in the salon work, shadow and help treatments, manicures on clients. Modelling pictures to advertise what styles they can do with long hair, Created a slide show presentation on the salon. Openness, confidence and commitment, Timing and Planning, Organise day to day activities and presentation. It enriches communication skills through continuous collaboration with peers and trainers. It enhances skill development through work-based experience. The students learn how to promote the purchase or selling of a product or service, and they also developing marketing skills.
Big industries in the area, specialist robotics and architecture are constantly looking for technical designers with specialist software. Mechanical Engineer; CAD design using Solid Edge; Redesign of CTA from AutoCAD into Solid Edge,
Design of PMF-1.5. PMF is a series of pincers for picking up pipes and tubes, Redesign of the Jumbo. The Jumbo is a machine similar to a forklift in size with an arm similar to a digger on the front where many different tools, designing a new hydraulic system for the robotic arm. Understanding of how to use AutoCAD, Advanced understanding with using Solid Edge, Experience with using simulation tool to undertake FEA for stress and heat transfer.
Tourism and Hospitality
Tourism is another major industry for the area, the promotion of holidays, specialist farms, funding, sale of property to foreigners and specialised production of olive oil and wine.
Promotion Office; creation of a series of itineraries which tell visitors the best places to experience culture, tradition, nature etc.
in the Abruzzo region, Designing a poster, depicting some of Lanciano’s important buildings, Creating illustrations for the website to make it more visually appealing to potential tourists.
updating the Comune di Lanciano website and the promotion of tourism in the area, Creating detailed itineraries which include the interesting places and events to visit in the Abruzzo region, Contacting a selection of travel companies who are interested in bringing tours to the Lanciano area, Practicing organizational and social skills in the workplace, Keeping up-to-date with all the itineraries which need to be completed for certain deadlines or in time for meetings, Saving all documents safely and neatly on the work computer.
International real estate
Created promotional material for advertising the different services (Video, Social media),
Research on Expat communities in different countries
Agritourism - helping in the farm which sells and cooks produce grown and raised on their own farm, via a shop and restaurant.
The local market has a vibrant sports service and market. There are all types of sports available, most for afternoon and evening jobs / placements. Sports Assistant; Assisting members in the swimming pool
and weights gym. A great way to meet a lot of local peopple and create friendships with the people at work, developing your knowledge about health and fitness.
A popular request is working in an office doing general administrative activities, working on MS Office products, updating websites and social media and general use of normal office equipment. Many companies like having foreign assistance, and offer varried roles and opportunities.
There are different types of office job, for example when you work as a secretary or administrative assistant, you have to write or transcribe letters and e-mail communications, make travel arrangements, make calculations and prepare expenses' reports or department budgets.
The museum mediator is a professional figure that has tourist, linguistic and cultural skills. Through him, art becomes tourism. The Museum Mediator is able to communicate and communicate with different people in a museum.
A person who manages to weave relationships with visitors, including international ones, so as to make knowledge and the encounter with culture enjoyable. The Museum Mediator also deals with educational, tourist and informal learning activities of museum institutions, creating social relations with the different public of cultural heritage.
TV, Media and Vlogger
One of our closest partners is a local TV station who will happily consideer young participants interested in and studying this field. It offers real, hands on experience in TV, Media and journalism. A popular placement for companies is to have a participant who can create small videos or "Vlogs".
These videos deal with the most diverse themes based on the interests of their creators and are "posted" on the web one or more times a week. The contents are multiple, can be created for entertainment or for educational purposes. The Vlog in recent years have had an exponential success thanks to the fact of showing and influencing how to do something in a simple and intuitive way.
We have a long list of sectors available, other placements which we have filled are in ;
Wedding dress designer - Atelier