After almost three years Travel, Tourism and Aviation students from Wirral Met are once more able to undertake international work experience in Malta.
Over the next three weeks, 20 students will spend their time working in customer facing roles in Msida, a beautiful harbour resort near the capital Valetta on the northeast coast of Malta.
The students will be provided with on the job training facilitated by participating organisations including major tourist attractions such as Popeye Village and the Malta National Aquarium, as well as 4- and 5-star luxury hotels Palazzo Violetta Hotel, Valetta Lucente, DB Seabank Resort and the Grand Excelsior Hotel.
They will be on placement five days a week and on free days experience excursions around the island to places like St Paul’s Bay, the Blue Lagoon, Gozo and Comino.
Sue Higginson, Principal of Wirral Met said: “It really great to see our students finally able to explore key areas of their vocational programme that are so vital to developing the skills, knowledge and behaviours they will need for their chosen careers.
“This international work experience will help them boost their employability, setting them ahead of the competition by enabling them to develop practical experience abroad and learn from experts in their field.”
Funding from the UK’s new Turing scheme, and Erasmus+ programme secured last year will provide more than 200 students at Wirral Met with the life-changing opportunity to work and study abroad for free with fully funded placements in European destinations such as Granada, Malta, Seville, Tenerife and Italy.