We are delighted to announce that the UK now has its first four EuroApprentices, following our spring Call for nominees.
Fred Brant, Coral Allen Henderson, Jamie Moore and Rebecca Finn will use their personal experiences abroad to promote Erasmus+ opportunities to the vocational education and training (VET) sector across the country.
Fred, aged 19, and Coral, 18, undertook work placements in Seville, Spain, while working towards their Level 2 Electrotechnical Qualifications at Leicester College and have both gone on to gain employment with local companies in the East Midlands city.
Nineteen-year-old Jamie, a Digital Marketing Apprentice at Bolton at Home, recently took part in a two-week Erasmus+ work placement with FAST Romania, as part of the charity’s ‘Building Better Futures’ project.
Rebecca, aged 20, has worked for Wolverhampton-based Gecko Programmes since 2015, progressing from her first job as a receptionist/administration assistant to her current role as a senior administration assistant. During this time, she has undertaken Level 2 and 3 Apprenticeship studies in Business Administration at South and City College, Birmingham.
In March 2017 she travelled to Seville and worked for three weeks in the offices of training agency Incoma, one of Gecko’s Erasmus+ European partners, gaining networking and administrative skills and improving her practical knowledge of Spanish.
The quartet’s EuroApprentice journey began with a national training day in Birmingham where they learned all about the roles and responsibilities of a EuroApprentice as well as getting to know their UK peers.
This was then taken a step further in May when the group travelled to Vienna to meet EuroApprentices from across Europe as well as the president of Austria, Dr Alexander Van der Bellen.
During the three-day European network meeting, 45 new EuroApprentices from eight countries took part in interactive workshops on project planning, event promotion and presentation.
Intersted in what happened at the 2018 EuroApprentices Network Annual Meeting in Vienna? Read the blog post.