EU-funded executive training program in Japan and South Korea - enrolment for 2014 cycle

The selection of the executives for the new 2014 cycle of the Executive Training Programme (ETP) is open until 31 May 2014

The programme will run from November 2014 to November 2015. There are 45 places available for ETP Japan and 15 for ETP South Korea.


ETP is a business and human resources development programme financed by the European Union. ETP enables EU managers and their companies to develop their business plan and build knowledge of Japanese/ South Korean business practices, culture and language to succeed in these markets.


? The Executive Training Programme is a great opportunity for Romanian companies to better understand business practices in Japan and South Korea.”, stated Ioana Vadan, Consultant within Deloitte Consultanta, and coordinator of this stage of the program.


In this respect, European Union helps Romanian executives by funding the whole training course and providing a scholarship (26,400 Euro a year for Japan, and 24,400 Euro a year for South Korea). Sponsoring companies, meaning employers of selected executives are also encouraged to contribute to the living expenses of ETP participants.


? Executives now have access to a tool that can help them build a network of business contacts overseas, explore new growth opportunities over the coming years, and increase exports to non-EU markets”, says Ioana Vadan. ?A survey conducted among the participants in the programme showed that over 65% of them became top managers with their companies. Moreover, the business cooperation with Japan and South Korea improved significantly, as the turnover of the respective companies has doubled within 10 years since the completion of the programme. Practically, ETP offers the EU companies the chance to expand in Asia and to create new jobs”.


In order to be selected, the executives must be EU citizens and employees of European companies which intend to start or to expand their operations in Japan and South Korea. The programme has three stages:

·         A 3-week introductory training course, in London – on the economy, culture, and modern society of Japan and South Korea;

·         30 weeks of intensive management, business and language training in Tokyo or Seoul;

·         12 weeks of internship with a Japanese or South Korean company.


The trainings are provided by three world’s top universities:

·         School of Oriental and African Studies, London University;

·         Waseda University (Tokyo);

·         Yonsei University (Seoul).


European executives can apply by accessing the website www.euetp.eu. Interested companies benefit from Deloitte assistance during the whole application process, as well as for the stages following the acceptance into the program.

For further information about how Deloitte can assist, please send an email to ivadan@deloittece.com .


The application deadline is May 31, 2014. The programme will run from November 2014 to November 2015. There are 45 places available for ETP Japan and 15 for ETP South Korea.


About Executive Training Programme (ETP):

The Executive Training Programme (ETP) is a EU-funded programme that provides European companies with the business, language and cultural training necessary for successfully entering the Japanese and South Korean markets. The way business is done in Japan and South Korea is so vastly different to how it is done in Europe that EU companies and executives doing business there need to be provided with specialist skills and insights. Growing the number of EU companies operating in both Japan and South Korea is a key strategic imperative for the European Commission.

Further details are available on www.euetp.eu.