Students Gain Valuable Work Experience in Denmark Through Mobility Programme

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Southern Regional College

3rd Jul 2023

The Faculty of Building Technology & Engineering (BUTE) at Southern Regional College (SRC) is pleased to announce that eight construction students recently participated in a two-week mobility work placement in Denmark. The work placement, which took place from 4th to 18th June 2023, was made possible through the Turing programme. Accompanying the students were five dedicated staff members from SRC.

The mobility work placement provided the students with a unique opportunity to gain valuable work experience abroad and explore the construction techniques in Denmark. The initiative was organized by EUC SYD, a Vocational Education and Training (VET) College in partnership with SRC. These Level 3 students are currently pursuing courses in Construction and the Built Environment at SRC.

During their placement, the students immersed themselves in various construction techniques, including tiling and bricklaying. This hands-on experience not only provided them with valuable insights into working abroad but also exposed them to different approaches to construction. The students thoroughly enjoyed their placements and expressed immense appreciation for the opportunity to work abroad.

In addition to the work experience, the students had the privilege of immersing themselves in the Danish culture, history, and attractions. They explored the Danish town of Sonderborg, ventured into the German town of Flensburg in Northern Germany, visited a state-of-the-art recycling centre to witness sustainability recycling in action, learned about the Vikings in Denmark, and even tried their hand at rowing at the German Rowing Club in Aabenraa.

The entire project was fully funded by the Turing Programme, and the College’s International Affairs Team played a crucial role in organising the initiative. The Turing Programme is a UK government programme providing international opportunities for education and training across the world. To learn about available international opportunities, please reach out to the External Funding & International Affairs Team at Southern Regional College by email at internationalaffairs@src.ac.uk.