Programme benefits

Whether doing an in person or a virtual traineeship we have many benefits!


In person and virtual traineeships: 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.


In person and virtual traineeships: 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, Africa, the Middle East, and Asia you gain greater visibility. Your profile will be included in our e-magazine sent to more than 6,000 contacts and on our website visited by more than 25,000 visitors per year. 

In person traineeships: 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.


In person and virtual traineeships: ENCATC trainees can take advantage of the ENCATC Breakfast and ENCATC Members Talks initiative. The ENCATC Breakfasts are lifelong learning training webinars 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 organisational and project management. The ENCATC Members Talks are online discussions around key challenges for education on cultural management and policy in times of COVID-19. 


Virtual traineeships: Remote working requires high levels of time management and self-discipline. Completing traineeship online will allow you to hone these skills for future work experience, and apply the experience to your resume and discuss during your next job interview.


Virtual traineeships: It’s no secret that the recent massive move to remote working will continue for the foreseeable future. Many companies are establishing permanent remote work policies, meaning there is an increasing demand for professionals with previous remote work experience and skills in software/platforms, communication, problem solving, etc.


In person traineeships: In Brussels, 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.


Virtual traineeships: Traveling for work or study (especially long term) can present a huge financial barrier for many individuals. A virtual international traineeship allows you to still gain the career and global skills from an international work environment, without the need for travel.

In person traineeships: ENCATC gives preference to students coming with an Erasmus+ grant or equivalent.


In person and virtual traineeships: As part of our team whether in the office or remotely, 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.


In person and virtual traineeships: 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.