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NSC Enterprise & Development Secures Funding for European Work Placements with the Erasmus+ Programme

Oswestry, United Kingdom, November 20, 2015 --( The Enterprise and Development Department at North Shropshire College (NSC) has successfully secured funding through the Erasmus+ Programme (European Funding), this funding will enable 129 full time vocational students and apprentices to undertake two week work placements in a European country. Countries hosting the work placements include France, Spain, Finland, Germany and Turkey. The first work placements will take place in early spring 2016.

Liz Wilcox, Assistant Manager of the department, commented "This is an exceptional opportunity for our vocational students and apprentices, they will be able to experience working in a foreign country, and the training undertaken will be mapped to their qualification. This is also an opportunity to embrace a new culture, a different way of working and living, develop personal and soft skills and, of course, the chance to learn or improve upon a foreign language and make new friends."

The College has previously delivered very successful work placements where motor vehicle apprentices have been placed in France, hairdressing apprentices in Turkey and agricultural apprentices have been placed in Italy.

The opportunities are paid for by European Funding, with participants only having to provide spending money. Two accompanying members of NSC staff will be with each group throughout the duration of the stay to assess the learning taking place during the placement and to provide support to the students whilst abroad.

Recruitment for this exciting opportunity for current students/apprentices is taking place now, but this opportunity will also be open for students/apprentices who enrol at the College until the end of the project. Currently the work placements are available to the following sectors: - Motor Vehicle, Hairdressing, Engineering, Agriculture, Hospitality & Catering and Travel & Tourism. We will be looking to open out the opportunity to other sectors in the future.

To find out more about this exciting opportunity please contact either Phil Ridley or Liz Wilcox, Enterprise and Development on 01939 262154 or email For more information, please visit
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Lucy Evans
01691 688039

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