Mentoring and Local TrainingMentoring. Once an ESR is hired, s/he, the supervisor and co-advisors of the project will agree upon a personal career development plan. This plan will be based on the individual needs and career plan of the ESR and will be a signed agreement between the advisor and the PhD student. The development plan will include: (i) the research plan, together with the milestones detailed in the project, (ii) a list of courses to be attended by the ESR, based on the requirements of the PhD programme, (iii) an overview of the teaching activities of the ESR, at different levels - for high-school pupils, and bachelor/master students, and (iv) a further list of non-subject specific courses outside the ESRs curricula, such as business courses and formal training in complementary skills.
Local University-based Training. All 15 ESRs will enter high-quality PhD programmes of the participating universities, consisting of a spectrum of optional and obligatory courses. The transferable skill training in the local universities is comparable between the participating universities and complements the network-wide training. Concerning the ‘research/experiment skill training’, this is tailored to the specific needs of the ESR and depending on their expertise area.