Placements in Environmental, Archaeological and Traditional Skills – PEATS

Environmental Skills in Rural Europe

All placements are open for applications

PEATS Application form

Please keep checking these pages, as we are constantly updating placement details.

Our placements are now open for applications. Please refer to each placement page for more information, and the application form.

Corona Virus – we are currently dealing with our agency with regards to affected placements for this month. We are still carrying on as usual for placements going ahead in summer until we hear differently. We are in close contact with our hosts and will let all participants know of any changes as soon as we know ourselves.

Background Information

PEATS  includes placements that ran under the previous PETS project. The programme was developed by Grampus Heritage (who stem from a forestry and environmental background) and a vast network of European partners working within the environmental sector. The aim of the initiative is to enable students from the UK to gain sufficient practical experience in eco-tourism, conservation, environmental, organic farm management and woodland management across Europe, in order to enter the workplace. Since the beginning of the programme, Grampus Heritage has sent over 300 students from the UK to work in Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, and Iceland. All placements will be for the duration of 4 weeks.

Eligibility and How to Apply

All applicants must read the Quality Commitment which is available to download at the top of this page.

The environmental PEATS placements are open to students who wish to gain experience of environmental, conservation, eco-tourism, sustainable tourism, organic farm management and woodland management which exists throughout Europe. Participants must have a UK address and are required to attend the full placement duration. To apply participants are required to complete the application form and return it by post to Grampus Heritage along with a written reference (preferably by a lecturer or employer) and a copy of the participants’ passport photo-page. Please read and complete the application carefully. Incomplete applications will not be considered. There is no strict submission deadline for this programme as we receive, review and allocate places to successful applicants until placements are filled. The website is regularly updated so placements will be specified as full as and when this happens. Why not contact us to express your interest or to discuss eligibility either via email at enquiries@grampusheritage.co.uk or telephone on 016973 21516.

Successful applicants will complete ECVET “Sustainable Rural Development, Focus on Culture and Nature” modules during their placement. These will be recorded on applicants Europass Mobility Documents. These modules are practical modules and are included in the itinerary.

In addition to the environmental work and experience, participants will have the opportunity to carry out cultural visits and during free evenings and weekends to gain a broader experience of the host country and culture. All applicants should be aware that PEATS placements involve a degree of physical work. As a condition of the funding, participants will be required to complete an online questionnaire based on their experience, issued via email by our funders from the EU Erasmus + scheme. All participants will also be accredited with a certificate, written by the European host partner and a Europass Mobility document, demonstrating the environmental experience they have gained throughout the course of the programme.

EU Erasmus + Funding

PEATS placements are funded by the EU Erasmus + scheme which covers return flights (travel from a major UK airport designated by Grampus), travel insurance, accommodation (basic and arranged by host partners), food and/or a subsistence allowance (equal to three meals a day). Flights and travel insurance are booked by Grampus Heritage in the UK and tickets are then sent out to participants, along with other documents in an information pack.

Erasmus + Online Linguistic Support OLS

As part of the funding, some successful applicants will be required to do a language course through the Erasmus + Online Linguistic Support website. All applicable applicants are required to do this. Successful applicants will receive an email from the OLS website inviting them to do the first, second and course stages of the language course before and after their placement. The applicants will be given a language grade, and it is suggested that the applicant creates a language passport to record the grades achieved.


We are still running our 1 week placements for staff and tutors to all of the advertised host partners. Contact us enquiries@grampusheritage.co.uk for more details.

This project has been funded with support from the European Commission

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