We are delighted to confirm that our funding is secured for our European placements for 2019-20. This means we will continue to offer work placements to vocational learners across a range of sectors, including Hair & Beauty, Health & Social Care, Construction, Travel & Tourism, Business, IT and Creatives. As well as sending learners to Spain, Portugal, Greece, France and the Czech Republic, we will also be introducing two new locations for placements; Cyprus and Malta. Over the coming months we will share more information with you about the new locations and placement organisations that we will be working with.
We will also be sending a small number of Travel & Tourism learners to Reunion, a French Territory in the Indian Ocean, between Madagascar and Mauritius, for a once in a lifetime opportunity to gain work experience in the hotel industry on a tropical island! These placements will be three months long, longer than our usual placements, to allow students to fully immerse themselves in the local culture and improve their French speaking skills.
For our VET staff, we will be piloting job shadow placements, recruiting Health and Social Care tutors from Colleges in the UK, France and Portugal to undertake job shadows, share knowledge and learn more about teaching methods in different European contexts.
Lots of exciting new work on the horizon!