Petroc Go

Petroc Go offers students the chance to spend 2 weeks abroad gaining valuable training and work experience in a European country. Students taking part not only get to experience life overseas and face all the challenges and fun this can bring, but they return with more confidence and motivation, having acquired many life-skills that will set them apart in the job market.

What will I get out of it?

  • Broaden your horizons
  • Gain maturity, independence and confidence
  • Develop communication, team working and problem-solving skills
  • Learn a language
  • Add something unique to your CV

Where does Petroc Go?

We currently partner with 7 European organisations to give opportunities to our students, from working as a mechanic in Barcelona to learning Forest School teaching techniques in the Swedish countryside or coaching tag rugby in Romania. In 2016 we are planning the following trips:

 

Activity

Country

Number of Students

Business Administration Work Experience

Barcelona, Spain

10

Automotive Work Experience

Barcelona, Spain

10

Catering Work Experience for Supported Learners

Chinon, France

10

Work Experience in a Winter Sports Resort

Avoriaz, France

20

Coaching Tag Rugby (in association with the Tag Rugby Trust)

Ramnicu Valcea, Romania

20

Volleyball Academy Elite Training

Graz, Austria

20

Sports and Fitness Coaching

Zwolle, Netherlands

20

Supported Learning Work Experience

Katrineholm, Sweden

15

Forest School Techniques and Early Years Education

Katrineholm, Sweden

20

How much does it cost?

Whilst participants are asked make a small contribution, the majority of costs are covered by funding from the European Union’s Erasmus+ programme, which aims to boost skills and employability across Europe. Over the last 2 years Petroc has secured over half a million Euros to offer students this fantastic opportunity.

Further Details

If students on your course are able to join a Petroc Go trip then tutors will be speaking to you about it when you start at college. Unfortunately we don’t yet have funding to offer the experience to all students in all vocational areas, but we’re working on it!

In the meantime, if you have a question about Petroc Go, email projects@petroc.ac.uk or for more information on Erasmus+ visit their website at https://www.erasmusplus.org.uk/.