A new £250,000 project will enable University of
Wolverhampton graduates to secure valuable experience working in
Spain and the Netherlands.
Graduates will spend 12 weeks working in companies
ranging from engineering and construction to event management and
Funding for the scheme, which aims to enhance the graduates’
employability, has been provided by the Leonardo Lifelong Learning
Thirty Wolverhampton graduates will be placed in Seville in
Spain while a further 35 graduates will spend time in The Hague, in
The University has run successful placement schemes in the
Netherlands before with funding from Leonardo da Vinci programme,
an EU initiative to support education and training.
Helene Turley, Employer Engagement Manager, said: “This scheme
will enable graduates to gain valuable experience working in a
different European country on various exciting projects. For our
graduates, this is an opportunity to develop important
employability skills which will stand them in excellent stead when
they go on to seek employment, whether that is in the UK or
“Graduates who have completed previous placements have reported
back that it has enabled them to experience a different way of life
and culture, while gaining work experience and learning another
The Developing Employability and Mobility Skills for the UK
Unemployed project, based in the Netherlands, is worth almost
€163,000 (approx. £131,000) while the Developing European
Employability Skills, in Spain, is worth nearly €138,000 (approx.
The project has been funded with support from the European
Wolverhampton graduates can contact the Careers and Employment
Centre on 01902 32 3400.
Date Issued: Wednesday, May 23, 2012
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