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Tsakiri, Despoina
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2015-06-15T13:08:19Z
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2015-09-27T05:57:31Z
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2015-06-15
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https://repository.ihu.edu.gr//xmlui/handle/11544/362
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The effectiveness of the traineeship programmes as a way of the insertion of young professionals in the Greek labour market
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masterThesis
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School of Economics, Business Administration and Legal Studies, MSc in Management
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2014-10-10
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Tsakiri Despoina ,2014, The effectiveness of the traineeship programmes as a way of the insertion of young professionals in the Greek labour market , Master's Dissertation, International Hellenic University
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Traineeship programmes are held in many different ways in Greece in both private and public organizations. The most popular type of traineeship in Greece is the student traineeship while great appeal also occurs with the various traineeship programmes subsidized by the European Union. Opinions differ about the effectiveness of these programmes as a tool for the insertion of young professionals in the labour market as long as high rates of youth unemployment in Greece imply that traineeships are only a temporary solution to the problem. For the purpose of the current study it was conducted a primary research through questionnaires at which participated both former trainees and Greek companies who shared their opinion and attitude towards various aspects of the traineeship programmes that take place in Greece. In fact, it is of general consensus that traineeship programmes are an effective job training tool that gives the opportunity to develop skills and acquire substantial experience in a professional work environment. As further confirmed by the findings of the current study traineeships constitute an effective way for the insertion of the young professionals in the workplace only in regards to the experience they gain as long as the majority of the participants in traineeship programmes are not offered a job position after the completion of the programme and they return in the unemployment status. Best practices of other countries provide with feedback about potential improvements regarding the realization of traineeships in Greece in terms of the necessary provisions that have to be made in order to provide trainees with the minimum labour rights. As long as there is a margin for the organizations to adjust as they wish the special terms and conditions of their programmes, what is missing is a unified legal framework which will regulate every aspect of the traineeship programmes in Greece whether they are held in the cadre of studies or not.
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Abstract ..................................................................................................................................... 2 Acknowledgements ................................................................................................................... 3 Table of illustrations .................................................................................................................. 7 List of tables........................................................................................................................... 7 List of Figures ......................................................................................................................... 8 CHAPTER 1 ................................................................................................................................. 9 1.1. Introduction ............................................................................................................... 9 1.2. Unemployment in Greece ....................................................................................... 11 CHAPTER 2: Literature Review ................................................................................................ 14 2.1. Traineeship as a form of job training ........................................................................... 16 2.2. Student Traineeship Programmes ................................................................................ 17 2.2.1. Traineeships for university students ..................................................................... 18 2.2.2. Traineeships for students of the Higher Technological Education Institutions .... 21 2.2.3. Traineeships for students of the Vocational Training Institutions ........................ 23 2.2.4. The Erasmus Placement Programme .................................................................... 24 2.3. The Voucher traineeship programme .......................................................................... 26 2.4. The traineeship programmes of the companies .......................................................... 29 2.5. The voluntary traineeship programmes ....................................................................... 30 2.6. Best practices ............................................................................................................... 31 2.6.1. The ReGeneration programme .............................................................................. 31 2.6.2. The Job Shadowing ................................................................................................ 32 2.6.3. The “stage” in France ............................................................................................ 33 2.6.4. The “Gap Year” programme .................................................................................. 34 2.6.5. The Global Internship Programme of AIESEC ........................................................ 35 2.7. Research questions ....................................................................................................... 36 CHAPTER 3: Methodology ....................................................................................................... 37 3.1. Sample .......................................................................................................................... 37 3.2. Research tools .............................................................................................................. 37 3.2.1. Questionnaire for former trainees ........................................................................ 37 3.2.2. Questionnaire for companies ................................................................................ 38 3.2.3. Interview ................................................................................................................ 38 3.3. Statistics ........................................................................................................................ 39 CHAPTER 4: Findings ................................................................................................................ 40 6 4.1. Findings of the questionnaire for former trainees ....................................................... 40 4.1.1. Sample demographics ........................................................................................... 40 4.1.2. Descriptive statistics .............................................................................................. 41 4.1.3. Cross-tabulation .................................................................................................... 48 4.1.4. Interview findings .................................................................................................. 53 4.2. Findings of the questionnaire for companies ............................................................... 55 4.2.1. Sample demographics ........................................................................................... 56 4.2.2. Descriptive statistics .............................................................................................. 57 4.2.3. Interview findings .................................................................................................. 62 CHAPTER 5: Discussion ............................................................................................................ 65 5.1. Discussion of the findings for the former trainees ....................................................... 65 5.2. Discussion of the findings for the companies .............................................................. 68 CHAPTER 6: Conclusion and Recommendations ..................................................................... 71 List of references ..................................................................................................................... 74 Books and publications ........................................................................................................ 74 Legal texts ............................................................................................................................ 76 Online articles ...................................................................................................................... 77 Websites .............................................................................................................................. 77 Appendices .............................................................................................................................. 80 A. Traineeship questionnaire for trainees ........................................................................... 80 A.1. Traineeship questionnaire for trainees (Greek original version) ............................. 80 A.2. Traineeship questionnaire for trainees (English version) ........................................ 85 B. Traineeship questionnaire for companies ....................................................................... 90 B.1. Traineeship questionnaire for companies (Greek original version) ......................... 90 B.2. Traineeship questionnaire for companies (English version) .................................... 96
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heal.advisorName
Katsaliaki, Korina
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Katsaliaki, Korina
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Indounas, Konstantinos
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Kyrgidou, Lida
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School of Economics, Business Administration and Legal Studies, MSc in Management
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