Leicester College is offering structured work placements to learners studying different disciplines within:
- Hospitality & Catering
- Travel & Tourism
This project builds on the success of their previous international work placement project, which offered placements to learners on their Electrician’s course.
Learners undertake work placements for 4 weeks in Seville and Lebrija, in Southern Spain.
Leicester College has built strong relationships with local organisations such as the building and construction firm, and intermediary partner, Third Sector International.
Neil Mcmanus, the Construction Programme Area Manager at Leicester College, has spoken about the ‘positive impact’ he has seen amongst those who have been involved, in terms of increasing motivation, attendance, performance and punctuality.
He has been blown away by the amount of interest the programme has generated amongst his learners, many of whom have never travelled or worked abroad previously.