Going on a placement abroad is a big deal. We’ve been organising placements for 10 years and we know just how important it is to provide structure and support for our learners before, during and after their mobility.
“My confidence, as well as independence, has grown tremendously over the three week period living in Prague. Living with other students and having to manage essentials like budgeting has given me a taste of responsibility. I know that I wouldn’t have had that opportunity if I’d done work experience in the UK close to home.”
How we plan a placement
We then deliver a pre-departure training which introduces participants to their placement and gives them a flavour of the local context. Real life scenarios are used to prepare them for cross cultural working and help them identify the key life skills they’ll need to develop, such as learning to budget and living independently.
We have a network of partners who are able to offer structured work placements to vocational learners. All placements and accommodation facilities are fully risk assessed, and learners have access to 24 hour support as well as accompanying staff whilst they’re in country.