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Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport. The organisation gives young people a chance to study, volunteer and gain work experience abroad, develop new skills, gain vital international experience and boost their employability skills.

At Coleg Sir Gâr and Coleg Ceredigion, we are committed to providing international work placement opportunities for our learners.

International Work Placements for Sport, Outdoor Adventure and Tourism learners

As part of the Erasmus+ mobility project, 12 Coleg Sir Gâr learners per year, from Outdoor Adventure, Sport and Tourism are given the opportunity to work abroad in Palma, Mallorca. During the 2-week trip, students get a taste of work in a surfing centre, sailing club and hotels, absorbing the language, culture and climate of Spain. The aim of the trip is to broaden horizons for the students, learn employability skills and ultimately, to have a new experience. The trip encourages learners to be independent by budgeting, organising transport to work placements and participating in cultural activities. The nature of the visit is to empower students to make their own choices and grasp the opportunity with both hands, immersing fully in a work placement overseas. Students can expect to be challenged but ultimately have one of the most valuable learning experiences whilst at college.

12 Coleg Sir Gâr learners in Creative Industries will travel to North West Spain in 2020 to undertake a range of work placements opportunities.

Health and Social Care and Childcare, Catering and Furniture students from Coleg Ceredigion will also visit Spain in 2020

Next academic year, the Football Academy will have work placements in Portugal.