The project Apprenticeship Inter-Network: Bringing together VET institutions and enterprises through a network of Career Hubs” (AppInterN) primarily aims at strengthening the links between Apprenticeship, VET and Corporate Social Responsibility by encouraging employers to offer apprenticeships, internships and jobs to VET students and graduates.

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The AppInterN online portal offers significant advantages and solutions to its users: Vocational Education and Training (VET) students and graduates looking for apprenticeships, internships and jobs; employers looking for apprentices, interns or employees; Business Ambassadors wishing to inform future workers about specific occupations and current labour market developments; everyone interested in Apprenticeship, VET, and jobs in specific occupational specialties.


Through the Career Hub, the VET graduates can find more information about the occupation they have chosen and


develop contacts with established professionals in the same occupation, before they start seeking work in the labour market.

Business Ambassadors

Businesses Ambassadors can play an active role in better preparing students and graduates for their

Business Ambassadors

regarding the current needs and trends of the labour market, as well as business/entrepreneurial prospects.


Students are trained next to freelancers, in SMEs and large private businesses


public utility organizations, Municipalities, as well as bodies of the public sector and broader public sector.

Businesses / Employers

Businesses and employers can play an active role in better preparing students and graduates for their

Businesses / Employers

future careers, thus contributing to their smooth transition from education to employment.

Professional Education Education

Apprenticeship for Professional Qualification and Diploma

Individuals between the ages of 15 and 25 in all sectors of activity can be hired with an apprenticeship contract to obtain a professional qualification and diploma, upper secondary education diploma and professional specialisation.

This type of apprenticeship is also aimed at young people who have not completed compulsory schooling and who will thus be able to obtain the upper secondary education diploma, as well as those enrolled from the second year of upper secondary technical and professional institutes.

The employer who intends to stipulate the apprenticeship contract signs a protocol with the educational institution where the student is enrolled, according to the scheme defined in the Interministerial Decree of 12 October 2015.

The duration of the training period varies in relation to the qualification or diploma to be obtained, in any case, it cannot be less than six months. The Interministerial Decree of 12 October 2015 which defines the training standards that constitute the essential levels of services, establishes that the maximum duration is as follows:

  • 3 years to obtain the vocational education and training qualification
  • 4 years to obtain the vocational education and training diploma
  • 4 years to obtain the upper secondary education diploma
  • 2 years for attendance of the annual supplementary course for admission to the state exam pursuant to art. 15, paragraph 6, of Legislative Decree no. 226/2005
  • 1 year to obtain the vocational education and training diploma for those who hold the vocational education and training qualification in the corresponding professional field
  • 1 year to obtain the higher technical specialization certificate

AppInterN Partners Partners

Greek Public Employment Service

DYPA is the Greek Public Employment Service, a public body responsible for implementing governmental policies for unemployment insurance, combating unemployment and supporting employment, implementing social protection measures, as well as promoting Vocational Education and Training.

Municipality of Amaroussion​

Amaroussion is an Athens suburb, located in the northeastern part of the Attica Region in Greece.


IME GSEVEE is the Research Institute of GSEVEE, the Hellenic Confederation of Professionals Craftsmen and Merchants (GSEVEE), a national social partner representing employers in micro, small and medium enterprises and self- employed professionals in manufacture, trade and service business sectors.


STEGI S.A. is a subsidiary of the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV), the largest private business representative in Greece. STEGI S.A. is the operating body of SEV, implementing EU co-funded projects on human resources development and business support policy.

European Vocational training Association​

EVTA, namely the European Vocational Training Association, is a network organisation based in Brussels, Belgium, representing Vocational Education and Training across Europe.


ROMA CAPITALE, namely the Municipality of Rome, is a local public body representing about three million inhabitants. It administers the territory of the city of Rome.


The University of Rome UnitelmaSapienza, or UnitlemaSapienza, is a private university founded in 2004 in Rome, Italy. It is the only online Italian university that is maintained by a consortium composed of public universities and enterprises.


PIMEC is the most representative employers’ confederation representing and advocating the interests of micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and the self-employed of Catalonia, Spain.

Career Hubs Hubs

Career Hubs

Greek & Spanish Career Hubs

Explore AppInterN’s Career Hubs in Greece and Spain!

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