Programme benefits

Leadership observation

Day-to-day participation in the network is a unique opportunity to see how a non-profit association is managed. As you will be in close contact with the Secretary General and senior staff providing both a functional overview and insight into a variety of managerial approaches.

Build a professional network

A traineeship at ENCATC means working at the European and international level. As a network with more than 120 members in over 40 countries in Europe, North and South America, and Asia you gain greater visibility. Your profile will be included in our e-magazine sent to more than 11,000 contacts and on our website visited by more than 25,000 visitors per year. Depending on the traineeship period, there is the possibly to attend ENCATC events that attract diverse international audiences, presenting excellent opportunities to grow your professional network.

Get training

In addition to the hands-on learning experience the traineeship provides, ENCATC trainees can take advantage of the ENCATC Breakfast initiative. These lifelong learning training sessions focus on a variety of skills to enhance professional performance, boost well-being in the workplace, and stay on top of the latest digital tools for efficient organizational and project management.

Gain cultural access

ENCATC trainees gain access to various cultural venues and events in Brussels. Discover cultural spaces, get a behind-the-scene look at major cultural institutions, and meet with local cultural professionals.

Guidance and evaluation

As part of our team, you’ll receive personal guidance, constructive feedback, and input on a regular basis to help you get the most from your experience. Your supervisor is available to address any unexpected challenges, help bridge communication, or get over roadblocks. Using our evaluation grid (or that of the trainees affiliated institution or programme), trainees will understand their strengths and weaknesses and how they have improved during the traineeship. Finally, exit interviews help us to understand how we can improve the traineeship programme.

Join our ENCATC alumni network

As a trainee you are automatically part of a network of young professionals who have gone through the same experience. Our alumni of trainees are working across Europe and beyond. They are also a valuable resource as you build your professional contacts and advance in your career. ENCATC encourages trainees to stay in touch after they finish their traineeship. Visits to the office are always welcome and previous trainees can take advantage of special offers to attend our events.

Mobility Stipend

ENCATC gives preference to students coming with an Erasmus+ grant or equivalent

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