Students get taste of working life abroad - The Solihull Observer

Students get taste of working life abroad

Solihull Editorial 10th Jul, 2024   0

SOLIHULL students got a taste of working life abroad, thanks to a government scheme.

BTEC pupils from Solihull Sixth Form College travelled to Seville, Spain as part of the Turing Scheme, which is the UK government’s programme to provide funding for international opportunities in education and training across the world.

Young people from across the BTEC provision went on the trip, including those studying Applied Science, Business, IT and Sport. Each had a different work placement, with the businesses they were working for including water sports, school camps, farms, IT services, science labs, nurseries, care homes, restaurants and retail.

The college’s vice principal, Janice Hamilton, said: “The Turing Scheme offers young people a fantastic opportunity to spread their wings, gaining not only valuable experience in the workplace, but also the chance to travel abroad and experience a different culture.

“Students have learned a lot from their three weeks away and have developed both their confidence and their employability skills.”

As well as working up to 40 hours per week, learners also had some free time to explore Seville, taking in sights such as Plaza de Espana, Cathedral de Seville, Jardines de los Reales Alcazares and the University of Seville.


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