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STUDENTS JETTING OFF FOR WORK EXPERIENCE ABROAD

12th June 2018

Students from City of Wolverhampton College are jetting off to warmer climes later this weekend to gain valuable experience of working life in other countries.

A group of 10 students studying for qualifications in cookery, bakery and hospitality will be travelling to the Italian city of Florence, and 19 business, IT, hair and beauty, and health and social care students are heading to Braga in Portugal.

The catering students will be getting a taste of Italian working life on placements in the restaurants, cafes and bakeries of Florence, whilst the group in Braga will be working in spas and salons or in administration, marketing, finance and accounting roles for businesses in the city.

To prepare for the trip both groups have taken part in cultural workshops to find out about the history and customs of the countries and attended language classes to learn how to communicate with their Italian and Portuguese colleagues.

Lucy Bennett, student projects officer at the college, said: “This is the eighth year that we have organised work placements abroad and to date around 300 students have benefited from the scheme, with a further 150 scheduled to travel in the next academic year.

“It is a fantastic opportunity for them to learn about different working practices and find out about job opportunities in other countries that will be available when they have completed their qualifications.”

The trip has been organised through the Erasmus+ scheme which enables students and organisations across Europe to work together to improve and develop skills in the future workforce.

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