Grantham College awarded European funding for free student work experience abroad

Grantham College has been awarded over €400,000 in EU funding for work experience abroad for the next two academic years.

Students will visit Tenerife, Spain, Poland, Germany, Sweden, Malta and Italy to gain industry experience within their chosen vocational area. Students will also have the opportunity to sample the culture, cuisine and lifestyle of the country they visit which in itself is a great experience. Working abroad is also a great addition to the young person’s CV. 

Assistant Principal, Drew Richardson-Walsh says: "We are delighted to be in a position to offer free work experience placements abroad for over 140 students over the next two years, here at Grantham College.  For over ten years, the College has been fortunate enough to develop students' work readiness by placing them in industries abroad which are related to their Grantham College course and career aspirations."

Project Manager, Sarah Szulczewski is delighted that the opportunities will continue for the students; “Having experienced this year's trip to Germany first hand, I fully endorse the fantastic opportunity the students are given and the benefits that they gain from the work experience abroad.”

This is the eleventh year of sending students abroad for 2 weeks fully funded by the project; all costs are covered and students receive daily spending allowance to cover costs of food, entertainment and transport to their placements. Business student, George Bowen who did his work experience in Malta says: “Brilliant, once in a life time trip! The memories and the experience gained will stay with me forever.”

To find out how you could be in with a chance of enjoying a free two-week trip abroad, contact Grantham College on 01476 400200 or email

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