Erasmus and Study Abroad Programme
Work placements under the Erasmus programme provide an excellent opportunity to gain first-hand work experience in an international environment.
As with studying abroad, once you have completed your final exams you will be unable to take part in the Erasmus scheme. Erasmus is the European Union's flagship educational exchange programme for Higher Education students, teachers and institutions. It was introduced with the aim of increasing student mobility within Europe. For more information see here.
For an excellent article on Everything You Need to Know About Erasmus+ Traineeships see here.
Please note, if you are a holder of a Tier 4 visa you will have certain conditions and working restrictions attached to your visa. Generally, students studying towards a degree level qualification (NQF6) or above are restricted to a maximum of 20 hours work per week during term time, which is reduced to 10 hours per week for students studying below degree level. Please check your visa for more details. It is a criminal offence to breach the conditions of your visa, and anyone found doing so by UK Visas and Immigration is likely to have their permission to stay in the UK cancelled.