Will employers recognise the skills gained on an Erasmus placement?
Erasmus students show that they have the qualities that employers look for. They are not afraid to take on challenges. They can successfully adapt to new environments. They show flexibility. They can build relations with people from different cultural background. And of course, most can use another European language. Since 1987 over a million students have benefited from the Erasmus experience. Because Erasmus is well known and respected throughout Europe, employers appreciate the value of the experience. Less than 5% of UK students take part in Erasmus, so by adding it to your CV you will stand out from the crowd. It is hard to think of a profession which does not have an international dimension, especially in areas such as business, law and politics. Having experience of living abroad and knowing another language can be major assets when seeking employment.