Opportunities to Travel

Studying with City College can take you farther than you possibly realised: be sure not to miss out on a life-changing opportunity.

The College’s dedicated international and partnerships teams have forged links with education and training providers around the world and it is proud to offer its students these once-in-a-life experiences. Travel can not only enrich your life and offer a wealth of new experiences, but it can also enhance your CV and boost your employability prospects.

Where could City College take you?

The College has more than 50 partners worldwide and offers work placements in:

  •         hospitality and catering
  •         skills development
  •         travel and tourism
  •         sport
  •         media, games and computing
  •         music and performing arts
  •         engineering, automotive and marine
  •         construction and the building trades
  •         hair and beauty
  •         business and enterprise
  •        childcare, health and social care.

Last year, more than 160 students and staff took advantage of these opportunities, which are funded by Erasmus+, a European Union programme for youth education, training and sport. Some of these students went on to secure employment following their placements.

Among last year’s participants were a group of tourism students who travelled to Amsterdam, where they carried out a project at ROC van Amsterdam, MBO Airport College. Tourism student, Chloe, said: “I would definitely recommend this opportunity to everyone. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that I will always cherish, with my favourite parts being able to explore the Netherlands and learn about their history, as well as attending lessons and getting to know the teachers and students at ROC college and how their educational system works.”

Carpentry, and painting and decorating students also took the opportunity to work abroad. Lewis Mayes, who is training to be a carpenter, travelled to Iceland to work on construction sites around Reykjavik. About the experience, Lewis said: “I would definitely recommend this to other students. It’s usually a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to go to a different country and experience how they work.”

This year, the College is supporting 17 groups of students from across the curriculum to participate in vocational studies, project work and work experience in France, Germany, Finland, Sweden, Lithuania, Poland, Netherlands, Norway, Italy, Spain, Greece, Iceland and Austria.

These are just some of the opportunities on offer at City College Plymouth. To find out more information about travelling while you study, email info@cityplym.ac.uk or call 01752 305300