Petroc Go

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Petroc Go offers students the chance to spend up to 17 days abroad gaining valuable training and work experience across the world.

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 eight organisations to give you many opportunities, for example, learning to ski in Avoriaz, France or working in a big international corporation in the USA. We also provide supported work experience in Sweden and Spain if you have learning difficulties and disabilities.

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Additional information

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 different communities.
  • 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. 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 UK Governments Turing Scheme. Petroc has successfully bid for funding for many years and is pleased to be able to offer our students this fantastic opportunity. We are one of the biggest colleges in the country for this kind of activity.

We have secured Turing funding for the academic year ahead (2023/24).

The Turing Scheme is the UK Government’s global programme to allow pupils to study and work abroad through education and training. This scheme offers life changing experiences across the world for Further Education and Vocational Education, Higher Education and Training (VET) learners.

The Turing Scheme has replaced the Erasmus+ scheme.

If you have a question about Petroc Go, please email  turing@petroc.ac.uk. For more information about the Turing Scheme please visit their website at https://www.turing-scheme.org.uk/

In 2023/2024 academic year we planned the following trips for Petroc students:

Activity Location Number of students
Work experience in a winter sports resort Avoriaz, France 18
Work experience and learning with a Host Partner in Berlin and looking at the architecture of Germany Berlin, Germany 13
Supported work experience for learners with learning difficulties and disabilities Stockholm and Mora, Sweden 16
A study programme with students working on a joint UK-Morocco multidisciplinary projects. Morocco 14
Students will work with LUANAR and the Lilongwe Wildlife Trust. Malawi 16
A study programme with students working on a joint UK-Japanese multidisciplinary projects. Japan 14
Supported work experience for learners with learning difficulties and disabilities Huelva, Spain 16