Petroc Go offers students the chance to spend two weeks abroad gaining valuable training and work experience in a European country.
If you take part, you will not only get to experience life overseas and face all the challenges and fun this can bring, but you will return with more confidence and motivation, having acquired many life skills that will set you apart in the UK and international job market.
We currently partner with thirteen European organisations to give you many opportunities, from working in hotel and restaurant kitchens in Sweden to experiencing underwater habitat surveying in Malta. We also provide supported work experience in Spain and Sweden if you have learning difficulties and disabilities.
By participating, you will gain the following skills and experience:
- The chance to develop personal resilience, confidence and skills
- The opportunity to learn and connect with the European community
- Develop communication, team working and problem-solving skills
- The possibility to broaden your horizons and learn a new language
- Gain maturity and independence through an international experience
- Add something unique to your CV
If you 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 will continue to look for opportunities that will benefit our students.
Whilst you will be asked to 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 6 years, we have secured over 3.5 million Euros to offer students this fantastic opportunity making Petroc one of the biggest colleges in the country for this kind of activity.
The Turing Scheme will replace Erasmus+ and is the UK government’s global programme to study and work abroad. The scheme provides funding for international opportunities in education and training across the world. Supporting the government’s Global Britain objectives, the Turing Scheme unlocks the opportunity to offer life-changing experiences across the world for Further Education & Vocational Education and Training (VET) learners and for Higher Education students.
In 2021/2022 academic year we planned the following trips for Petroc students:
|Activity||Location||Number of students|
|Work experience in a winter sports resort||Avoriaz, France||20|
|Work experience in automotive garages||Barcelona, Spain||16|
|Work experience in business administration||Barcelona, Spain||4|
|Work experience and learning of printing methods||Berlin, Germany||15|
|Supported work experience for learners with learning difficulties and disabilities||Huelva, Spain||8|
|Supported work experience for learners with learning difficulties and disabilities||Katrineholm, Sweden||8|
|Supported work experience for learners with learning difficulties and disabilities (Mid Devon)||Chinon, France||6|
|Sports and fitness coaching||Netherlands, Zwolle and Amsterdam||20|
|Work placements in tourist businesses and designing specialist holidays||Szeged, Hungary||10|
|Forest School activities & outdoor learning, and work experience in schools and nurseries||Stockholm and Mora, Sweden||30|
|Land-based habitat management and species surveying in the countryside||Stockholm and Mora, Sweden||15|
|Work experience in hotel and restaurant kitchens||Gothenburg, Sweden||8|
|Work experience in residential homes and wellbeing through outdoor activity||Stockholm and Mora, Sweden||20|
|Tag Rugby coaching in schools||Ramnicu Valcea and Bucharest, Romania||20|
|Work experience of underwater habitat surveying in Maltese waters||Gozo, Malta||10|
|Working as a teaching assistant in a Spanish school||Seville, Spain||6|