Our participants travel to Perpignan, a city in southern France near the Mediterranean coast, for their French placements.
Placements on offer:
- Hospitality & Catering
“Entering a kitchen full of international chefs can be quite daunting when you don’t speak a word of their language. In order to understand what they were asking me to do, I had to adapt to their way of doing things and think on my feet. The confidence you pick up out there is game-changing, you feel on top of the world after a day’s work out there.”
Our host partner in France is Apprenndre l’anglais.
Participants stay in shared accommodation sourced by our partners. They organise and support a range of placements in the hospitality & catering sector.
We’re also working with vocational training and care providers in Marseille to provide job shadowing opportunities for Health and Social Care tutors and staff. More details to follow.
“I was working at a tapas restaurant, where I was usually working alongside one or two chefs. I made sure I was eager to learn, and always polite and punctual at every shift. I was shown how to do more advanced tasks quite quickly and I think that was down to my enthusiasm to learn and understand.”
‘If I could say one thing to any students considering going, I would say go, and don’t look back! It’s a great opportunity, one I almost turned down, but would have lived to regret it if I stayed home.’
Explore all our host countries
Our host countries are carefully selected for their richness in culture, secure infrastructure and range of high quality placements. We have trusted local partners in each location, who have proven their ability to provide top-quality training and support to students.
Find out more about our host countries, and which vocational areas they specialise in.