IMY provides assistance in all aspects of the work placement, before the arrival of the trainee in Italy, throughout the entire internship and even after the trainee’s time in Italy
Trainees are invited to upload their personal data onto the IMY online platform. They also have a telephone or email interview with IMY staff which focuses on defining their professional profile, their training needs and the objectives of the work placement.
The list of skills and learning outcomes developed by this process, structured according to ECVET and EQF principles, constitutes the basic contents of the work placement contract produced by IMY which is to be signed by the trainee, the host company and the CSCS educational tutor.
IMY has a wide network of selected enterprises across Tuscany and these are strategic resources to match the right internship opportunity with the expectations of the individual trainee. The main provinces covered by IMY programme in Tuscany are Pistoia, Florence and Prato. These three areas can provide any kind of enterprise, from micro artisan settings to multinational operations. The matching of the trainee’s personal profile and the work placement is made by a combination of electronic tools, based on algorithms that consider standard data and statistics, together with the direct experience and knowledge of the IMY pedagogic staff.
IMY staff identifies the companies interested in hosting the trainee on the basis of each individual’s profile, qualifications, professional experiences and desired activities.
During the delicate first phase of the process, IMY staff are always at the trainee’s disposal to provide any necessary assistance, from uploading data online, to helping define skills and foreseen objectives, as well as any other enquiries.
The more information the trainee provides, the better and easier it will be for the IMY staff to understand the profile and expectations of the trainee, and hence to select the right company and work place.
Italian legislation requires that a work placement contract is signed between the trainee, the host company and the intermediary institution. IMY is a Vocational Educational and Training institution officially approved by the Regional Government of Tuscany and can therefore act as the intermediary institution and direct the contract.
The work placement contract contains all relevant information about the internship: start and end dates, working hours, the company’s legal status and address, project work and tasks to be accomplished by the trainee.
By law, IMY issues two types of insurance policy: covering the trainee against injuries and against third party damages.