College students' work experience abroad

Students from City of Wolverhampton College are preparing for the trip of a lifetime as they jet off to Italy on work experience.

A total of 28 students, on a range of Creative Arts courses, will be travelling to Florence this February and March to work with companies in their chosen field.

They will spend just over two weeks immersed in Italian culture, picking up new skills while on placement in art galleries, jewellery designers, local theatres and music studios.

The first group of students – including those studying creative media, music, art and design, journalism and performing arts – set off on February 3, while a second team depart on April 2.

In preparation for the trip, the students have spent four weeks on language and cultural training, learning how to communicate with the locals.

Student Projects Officer Lucy Bennett said: “Our popular and very successful overseas programme is a great way for students to not only put the skills they have learnt on their course into practice, but also develop a global and cultural outlook which many employers are looking for.”

The trip is funded through Erasmus+, the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport. The Erasmus+ UK National Agency is a partnership between the British Council and Ecorys UK.


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