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College Students Prepare for Invaluable Work Experience in Europe.

The Euro Train project, funded by the EU’s Erasmus+ programme, enables Newham College students to undertake work placements in France, Spain and Hungary.

Each placement lasts for two weeks and offers work experience within a variety of sectors including Business, Travel & Tourism, Early Years and Health & Social Care.

The Transnational Project Manager says:

“it’s fantastic working on this project. It offers Newham College students something that not many FE colleges do, and the benefits of the work placements are great to see – it helps build student confidence, gives them practical know-how and a chance to experience something new”.

Since October 2015 the College have organised 12 trips and 140 students have travelled abroad. The project has been really beneficial to the students and has given them a taste of real work in a new city, and the opportunity to practice and develop their skills.

We try to ensure that the trip also offers them cultural and leisure activities for a well-rounded fortnight that will be memorable as well as enhancing their CVs.

Travel & Tourism students gain experience in Seville

Student, Liliyana commented:

“I really enjoyed the experience in Seville.  I was placed in a company called Segway Tours where I helped to promote their tours and sell them to tourists. I really enjoyed the customer service part of the job and it was really relevant to what I want to do in the future. I gained a lot of confidence and the work experience will be really useful when I come to look for work at the end of my course”.

There are another three trips planned for this academic year to Seville, Spain and there will be trips to Seville and Paris throughout the academic year 2017/18.

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