Legislation on internships remains insufficiently known


Attracting and retaining talent is a key issue for UEL and its members, as companies are faced with a labour shortage whose negative impacts are becoming increasingly apparent.
In this context, internships are a key instrument to prepare young people for life in a company, both in terms of training and professional orientation.

The legal regime, which was amended by the law of 4 June 2020, distinguishes between two types of traineeships, namely on the one hand “traineeships provided by a Luxembourg or foreign establishment” which are an integral part of the training followed by the pupil or student, and on the other hand “practical traineeships with a view to acquiring professional experience” which are optional traineeships that the pupil or student may decide to do on his or her own initiative. The Luxembourg Labour Code provides a framework for these two types of traineeships, particularly with regard to the conditions of access, the duration of the traineeship and the compensation of trainees (Articles L. 152-2 to L. 152-17 of the Labour Code).

UEL invites companies to contact the advisors of the employers’ organisations that are members of the UEL to obtain more information on this subject.