They train in Spain for education gain


A GROUP of Angus College students has shaken off the winter blues and jetted off to the significantly warmer climes of Tenerife as part of a two-week work placement trip.

The group of six hairdressing students, six beauty therapy students and five hospitality students are spending their first week at Maria Perez Trujillo College in Puerto de la Cruz.

There they will receive language lessons to prepare them for work in the local Spanish speaking salons and restaurants.

In their second week of their trip, the students will be working in local businesses in Puerto de la Cruz.

This will give them an excellent opportunity to showcase their own skills in their relevant area as well as improving their Spanish.

The trip is being funded as part of European Transnational funding, specifically The Leonardo Programme.

The scheme funds work placements for trainees, workers and staff.

It also supports European projects to discuss common issues or develop training materials, courses and frameworks.

Hairdressing lecturer Noreen Sturrock, who is leading the trip said: “All the students are really enthusiastic about this trip and have been working hard to prepare by taking lunch time language lessons in the run up to their departure.”

Noreen concluded: “The trip gives the students a chance to travel and to gain some great salon experience which will look really impressive to a future employer.”