Petroc Go

Petroc Go offers students the chance to spend two 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 eight 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 running fitness sessions in the Netherlands. In 2017 we are planning the following trips:

Activity

Location

Number of students

Work experience in a winter sports resort

Avoriaz, France

20

Sports and fitness coaching

Zwolle, Netherlands

20

Outdoor learning and early years education

Katrineholm, Sweden

40

Work experience at Swedish tourist attractions plus adventure holiday design

Stockholm, Sweden

15

Catering work experience

Gothenburg, Sweden

10

Shark conservation, underwater surveying and data collection

Gozo, Malta

13

Work experience in automotive garages

Barcelona, Spain

10

Work experience in administration

Barcelona, Spain

10

Hairdressing and styling training

Barcelona, Spain

10

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 3 years we have secured over 1.2 million Euros to offer students this fantastic opportunity making Petroc one of the biggest colleges in the country for this kind of activity.

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/.