College students from Sussex and Kent will be embarking on the work experience opportunity of a life-time in Spain this month, thanks to a new project funded by the European Union.
Sussex Coast College Hastings, West Kent College, and Mid Kent College, have teamed up to secure funding from the European Union Erasmus Plus programme to enable their students to undertake a four week work placement abroad.
30 students, who study Hospitality and Catering, Travel and Tourism and Business, will be part of the first of 8 groups to travel to Seville, in Spain over the next two years.
Over 200 students will benefit from the funding that has been secured by the colleges, allowing them to gain valuable work experience in hotels, bars, restaurants and in some of Seville’s top tourism attractions.
The students got to know each other during a tapas evening held at Sussex Coast College Hastings last week before they flew out to Spain on Monday 13th March.
Clive Cooke, Principal of Sussex Coast College Hastings said: “We are delighted that we were able to secure this European Union funding to offer such a unique opportunity to the students. It will be a wonderful chance for them to gain valuable work experience, boosting their employability, all while getting a taste of the Spanish culture in such a beautiful city.”