It was great to spend the afternoon talking with two groups of young people who have benefited from the Erasmus Plus programme. I spoke to group of Tata apprentices about their two weeks with Tata steel in the Netherlands. It was a hugely beneficial learning experience, broadens horizons, opens up exciting new opportunities.
I also spoke with group of hair and beauty students from Afan College and discussed how their two weeks in Girona, Catalonia broadened their horizons, built confidence and allowed them to gain new skills. All the students in the group agreed that the experience was life changing and the confidence that it gave them has allowed all of them to begin studying for their PGCE and for two of the group to open their own business.
It was truly inspiring to listen to all the students stories and hear first hand the benefits of UK/EU co-operation.