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ZA5895: Flash Eurobarometer 378 (The Experience of Traineeships in the EU)

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Citation Citation European Commission, Brussels (2014): Flash Eurobarometer 378 (The Experience of Traineeships in the EU). TNS Political & Social [producer]. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA5895 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA5895
TitleFlash Eurobarometer 378 (The Experience of Traineeships in the EU)
Current Version1.0.1, 2014-5-22,
Date of Collection29.04.2013 - 18.05.2013
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels DG Communication COMM A1 ´Research and Speechwriting´


AbstractExperiences with traineeships. Topics: personal experiences with traineeships, apprenticeships, or student jobs; number of traineeships in total, after the end of studies, abroad; reasons for not having had a traineeship abroad; benefits of the traineeship abroad; time and duration of last traineeship; size of host company or organization; approval of the following statements regarding the last traineeship: learned professionally useful things, helpful to find a regular job, apart from pay equivalent working conditions to those of regular employees, support from a mentor; availability of the following issues regarding the last traineeship: took at least partly place in another EU country, written agreement or contract, health and accident insurance, offer of an employment contract at the end of the traineeship, offer to renew or extend the traineeship, details on the pay in the advertisement, certificate or letter of reference at the end of the traineeship, financial compensation, sufficiency of financial compensation to cover basic living costs; respondents who completed more than one traineeship were asked the aforementioned questions with few exceptions. Demography: age; sex; graduated from university; nationality; age at end of education; occupation; professional position; region; type of community; own a mobile phone and fixed (landline) phone; household composition and household size. Additionally coded was: respondent ID; type of phone line; nation group; weighting factor.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Education, School Systems
Topics Topics
  • 3 Education
  • 1 Labour and employment
  • 1.1 Working conditions
  • 1.4 In-job training


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Greece (GR)
  • Spain (ES)
  • Finland (FI)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • United Kingdom (GB)
  • Bulgaria (BG)
  • Cyprus (CY)
  • Czech Republic (CZ)
  • Estonia (EE)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Latvia (LV)
  • Lithuania (LT)
  • Malta (MT)
  • Poland (PL)
  • Romania (RO)
  • Slovakia (SK)
  • Slovenia (SI)
  • Croatia (HR)
UniverseAll respondents were residents in the respective country and aged 18-35.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Probability Sample: Multistage Stratified Random Sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data CollectorTNS Dimarso, Brussels, Belgium; TNS BBSS, Sofia, Bulgaria; TNS Aisa s.r.o., Prague, Czech Republic; TNS GALLUP A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark; TNS Infratest, Munich, Germany; TNS Emor, Tallinn, Estonia; IMS Millward Brown, Dublin, Ireland; TNS ICAP, Athens, Greece; TNS Demoscopia S.A., Madrid, Spain; TNS Sofres, Montrouge, France; TNS ITALIA, Milan, Italy; CYMAR, Nicosia, Cyprus; TNS Latvia, Riga, Latvia; TNS Lithuania, Vilnius, Lithuania; TNS Dimarso, Luxembourg, Luxembourg; TNS Hoffmann Kft, Budapest, Hungary; MISCO International Ltd, Valletta, Malta; TNS NIPO, Amsterdam, Netherlands; TNS Austria, Vienna, Austria; TNS OBOP, Warsaw, Poland; TNS EUROTESTE, Lisbon, Portugal; TNS CSOP, Bucharest, Romania; RM PLUS, Maribor, Slovenia; TNS AISA Slovakia, Bratislava, Slovakia; TNS GALLUP Oy, Espoo, Finland; TNS SIFO, Stockholm, Sweden; TNS UK, London, United Kingdom; HENDAL, Zagreb, Croatia; TNS Political & Social, Brussels (international co-ordination)
Date of Collection
  • 29.04.2013 - 18.05.2013 (total)
  • 29.04.2013 - 17.05.2013 (Belgium)
  • 29.04.2013 - 07.05.2013 (Bulgaria)
  • 29.04.2013 - 07.05.2013 (Czech Republic)
  • 29.04.2013 - 10.05.2013 (Denmark)
  • 29.04.2013 - 17.05.2013 (Germany)
  • 29.04.2013 - 09.05.2013 (Estonia)
  • 29.04.2013 - 16.05.2013 (Greece)
  • 29.04.2013 - 17.05.2013 (Spain)
  • 29.04.2013 - 16.05.2013 (France)
  • 29.04.2013 - 09.05.2013 (Ireland)
  • 29.04.2013 - 14.05.2013 (Italy)
  • 29.04.2013 - 07.05.2013 (Republic of Cyprus)
  • 29.04.2013 - 13.05.2013 (Latvia)
  • 29.04.2013 - 06.05.2013 (Lithuania)
  • 29.04.2013 - 13.05.2013 (Luxembourg)
  • 29.04.2013 - 10.05.2013 (Hungary)
  • 29.04.2013 - 03.05.2013 (Malta)
  • 29.04.2013 - 17.05.2013 (Netherlands)
  • 29.04.2013 - 14.05.2013 (Austria)
  • 29.04.2013 - 16.05.2013 (Poland)
  • 29.04.2013 - 15.05.2013 (Portugal)
  • 29.04.2013 - 08.05.2013 (Romania)
  • 30.04.2013 - 07.05.2013 (Slovenia)
  • 29.04.2013 - 09.05.2013 (Slovakia)
  • 29.04.2013 - 10.05.2013 (Finland)
  • 29.04.2013 - 16.05.2013 (Sweden)
  • 29.04.2013 - 16.05.2013 (United Kingdom)
  • 29.04.2013 - 13.05.2013 (Croatia)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.1 (current version)2014-5-22 Archive release update
1.0.02014-5-9 Archive release
Errata in current version
Version changes
Changes between version 1.0.1 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2014-5-22Variable "country"Value label for Code 4 should read "DE- Germany" instead of "DE-W Germany-West"; Value label for code 9 should read "GB - United Kingdom" instead of "GB- Great Britain"2014-5-22Value label for "Germany" and "United Kingdom" corrected

Further Remarks

Number of Units: 13422
Number of Variables: 217
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • European Commission: Flash Eurobarometer 378. The experience of traineeships in the EU. Conducted by TNS Political & Social at the request of the European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion Survey co-ordinated by the European Commission, Directorate-General for Communication (DG COMM “Strategy, Corporate Communication Actions and Eurobarometer” Unit). Brussels, November 2013.
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