Ceipes wants to guarantee successful learning experiences abroad for youth and adults, students, professional and jobseekers

About Palermo

Palermo is a city in Southern Italy, the capital of both the autonomous region of Sicily and the Province of Palermo. The city is noted for its rich history, culture, architecture and gastronomy, playing an important role throughout much of its existence; it is over 2,700 years old. Palermo is located in the northwest of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea.

Work placement location

Work placements take place mainly in the area of Palermo capital city of Sicily. We also organize work placements in the Hospitality and Tourism sector in the other island of Sicily or other region of ITALY.

Why Palermo?

Palermo is Sicily’s cultural, economic and touristic capital. It is a city rich in history, culture, art, music and food. Numerous tourists are attracted to the city for its good Mediterranean weather, its renowned gastronomy and restaurants, its Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque churches, palaces and buildings, and its nightlife and music. Palermo is the main Sicilian industrial and commercial center: the main industrial sectors include tourism, services, commerce and agriculture.

For cultural, artistic and economic reasons, Palermo was one of the largest cities in the Mediterranean and is now among the top tourist destinations in both Italy and Europe. The city is also going through careful redevelopment, preparing to becomevone of the major cities of the Euro-Mediterranean area.

Work Placement Sectors

Here below the list of activity field supported by CEIPES for work placement, study  visit and internship in Italy and abroad. The aim is to  accomplish  the  “wedding”  between learners/interns and companies for sustainable and meaningful working experiences.


Hygiene, Safety and


Sport management Tourism, hospitality, hotel catering
Agriculture Commerce Renewable energies
Agro-alimentary industry Construction Human Resources

Advertisement, show and audio-

visual industry

Engineering and architecture



Company management and

business sector

Environment Restoration and Handcraft
Cultural Services and Art

Finance and insurance


Education (primary, non formal);


Entrepreneurship Food industry Textiles and clothing
Health Renewable energies Restourants and catering

Management and programming

of Communication Systems

Theatre, dance, music Health, wellbeing & social care
Information technology Tourism Creative industry

Working hours

Participants will work a minimum of 20 hours to a maximum of 40 hours per week depending on the project learning objectives.
Salary or payment for the week is NOT included.

Where necessary (i.e. in hotels, restaurants,  handicraft, restoration etc.) suitable working clothes may be requested.



The accommodation may be provided with a single bed in shared rooms or with single rooms in private apartments, youth hostels or University dormitories. Participants must follow the regulations regarding the use of the accommodation. If participants work in the sector like tourism industry, accommodation may be found directly within the hotel; full board may be provided. During short term projects hotels or B&B rooms will be provided.

Transfer from/to the

The staff of CEIPES will welcome the groups at the arrival in the airport, provide transport from the local airport to the participant’s accommodation and at the end of the project period arrange transport to the airport.

City transport, travel

CEIPES will provide city travel card (bus and train) for every participant, according with the Activity agreement.

The cost will  vary according to the age and status of the participants and duration of the stay in Italy.



Language courses

Thanks to our local partners, Language courses will  be  provided  in cooperation with local or international language school and public or private institutions in Sicily with experienced Italian teachers. The course will  range  from  beginner  to  advanced level.

The teaching method is based on communication. Students actively exercise the four fundamental functions of the language: listening, speaking, reading and writing. Particular attention, however, is given to conversation, to express himself and communicate in Italian from the beginning of the course.



 The course aims to give participants the essential knowledge to communicate in Italian, and if necessary, a basic terminology  for the professional sector in which the candidate(s) will work.

The necessary materials (documents, grammar exercises, music, video, literature texts) will be  distributed by the course teacher.

The participants will receive The Europass Language Passport which shows language abilities necessary for any work placement in all around the Europe.

Socio – Cultural activities

CEIPES nominates a tutor for every participant during the project. The tutor will be responsible for the socio-cultural activities and the integration of the participant to the local community. These activities will help to improve participant’s knowledge about Italian Language, Italian Culture and Society.

These activities aim  to  help  gaining an understanding of the environment, in which the candidates will live, study or work. Activities will focus on various cultural events and tours of Sicily, specially Palermo.

Tutoring, Supervisory and monitoring

One of the most important aspects of these projects  is  the  cooperation among the different actors of the project project like tutor, supervisor, project coordinators and participants.

A tutor will be provided by the hosting organization (CEIPES) for the participants who will support their effective integration into the host environment, and will act as a reference person for ongoing assistance. Supervisor is another core element and really important for the work placements. The supervisor is responsible from integration of participant into the work place environment.



Where necessary, help with reintegration into the social, educational or professional environment of the home country should be made available to people returning after long-term mobility. The experience gained will be properly evaluated by participants, together with the organisations responsible, to assess whether the aims of the learning plan have been met.

Feedback and reports will be sent to the sending organisation in order to keep tutors informed of the progress of the project. Monitoring visits of tutors from the sending organisation will be another important part.



Recognition and Certificate

At the end of the program CEIPES  will deliver the certificates, including information on the work experience, working hours, specific working role, proposed professional training project, development of skills of the participant, and any other useful  details.

The   Italian   course   certificate   will   be   provided   by   Italian    Language    School. Reference Letters  and/or  certificates  will  also  be  issued  by  the  hosting  companies. CEIPES can also provide Europass Mobility documentation on request.

Final report

At the end of the programme, CEIPES prepares a final Report containing all the information on the learning outcomes. This final report is sent to the sending organisation.

The final report always has a section dedicated to a critical evaluation of the project as a whole. This part is important because it indicates what the organization has learned and communicates how in the future it is possible to develop further projects drawing on what has been learned.

Contact us to design together the learning experience

CEIPES designs the learning path based on the needs of the requesting person.
Please fill in the following form to be contacted by our staff.

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