The next programme starts in May 2024.
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What is the MTOP
Associate Programme?

The MTOP Associate Programme prepares refugees and third-country nationals for job (re-)entry in Austria through labour market-relevant workshops, individual coaching and job placement (MTOP Connect).

Target group: Motivated refugees and third-country nationals with higher education who want to start or continue their career in Austria.

Duration and
programme start

The duration of the MTOP Associate Programme is six months, which is divided into three modules. We start three times a year (spring, summer, autumn) with a new Associate Programme round.

Who is the programme for?

Is the MTOP Associate Programme a good fit for me?
Here is a checklist:

The MTOP Associate Programme is for you if:

  • You are entitled to asylum/subsidiary protection or a third-country national with a work permit (“Rot-Weiß-Rot-Karte plus”).
  • You have completed a degree or higher education.
  • Your German level is B1 (or higher) or your English level is B2 (or higher).
  • You are motivated to develop personally and would like to continue or start your career in Austria as soon as possible.
  • You are open-minded and share our vision.

The MTOP Associate Programme is not suitable for you if:

  • You are still in the asylum process.
  • You do not have a work permit in Austria.
  • You have no educational background.
  • You are not ready to resume or start your career.
  • You are not interested in intercultural exchange.
  • You do not have the time to dedicate 3-4 hours per week to the MTOP Associate Programme.

Your application

You can become an MTOP Associate in three easy steps

Online application: The first step of the application takes about 30 minutes. You send us your personal data, your CV and answer two short questions. The CV does not have to be perfect. It should simply give us an overview of your experience and education.

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Assessment Centre: If you meet the requirements and your online application convinces us, we will invite you to the assessment centre (online or offline, approx. 3 hours). At the assessment centre, we get to know each other better, go into detail about the Associate Programme and answer any open questions. Finally, we will discuss your individual needs in a short one-on-one interview. Be prepared to spend a few minutes talking about yourself.
Start as an Associate: Welcome to the MTOP Associate Programme, now you are ready to start! Within the first 4-8 weeks you will learn everything you need to know to apply for jobs independently or to be placed in our company network.

This project is co-financed by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund and the Federal Chancellery.a


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