Work Experience

International Mobility / Work Experience Projects

Lancaster & Morecambe College have been running European work experience projects for over fifteen years and were one of the first colleges in the UK to receive the Leonardo Certificate in Quality for Mobility. (Mobility in this context means a period of training, learning or work experience abroad). This was in recognition of our commitment to offering high-quality European work placements and developing a strategic approach to embedding this activity across all curriculum areas.

We are now at the end of the Erasmus+ funding programme and due to changes brought about by BREXIT, we are having to explore new funding opportunities to continue these vital learning experiences. Over previous years we have secured EU funding for Construction & Engineering placements in Denmark, Hospitality, Tourism & Business placements in Italy, Animal Care shadowing in Poland and Sports Leadership & Coaching placements in the Netherlands, Bulgaria and Slovakia.

In 2019/20 we embarked on two new mobility projects, OWLe2: Opportunities to Work and Learn in Europe 2 & CLINT: Creating Leaders in Nurturing Talent. These projects secured funding for our recurring international work experience placements and added new mobility opportunities for Football Studies Level 3 students to attend a training camp in Alicante, Spain.

Unfortunately, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have had to postpone all international activity until the beginning of the 2021/22 academic year.

LMC is celebrating over two decades of participation in international projects and we invite participant photos, videos and stories demonstrating mobility experiences abroad. We want to encourage the possibility of studying, working and living abroad for future students so please contact our International Team via email or phone for more information.

Past International Mobility / Work Experience Projects

OWLE: OPPORTUNITIES TO WORK AND LEARN IN EUROPE

A two-year mobility project funding work experience placements in Italy, Denmark, Poland, Bulgaria and Slovakia. The project fully funded over 55 students and accompanying staff to participate in 2 or 3-week placements.

STEM2: STRUCTURED TRAINING AND EUROPEAN MOBILITY2

A two-year mobility project funding work experience placements in Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Bulgaria and Slovakia. The project fully funded over 75 students and accompanying staff to participate in 2 or 3-week placements.

European Nurse Exchange "The Netherlands"

This work experience project originally funded by the Leonardo Mobility stream of the Lifelong Learning Programme (now Erasmus+) saw LMC send students of Health & Social Care and Nursing to the Netherlands for 3 weeks of work experience in Friesland.

Let’s Make I.T. Work "Czech Republic"

This work experience project was originally funded by the Leonardo Mobility stream of the Lifelong Learning Programme (now Erasmus+) and it allowed LMC to send IT students to the Czech Republic for 3 weeks of work experience in the IT industry.

Summer Camp for Kids "Bulgaria"

This work experience project is funded by the Leonardo Mobility stream of the Lifelong Learning Programme (now Erasmus+) and has evolved in the last decade into an established work experience opportunity for students in the Sport and Public Services fields at LMC. The carefully selected students go for an intensive 3-week placement with Znanie Association where they develop, lead and manage summer camp activities for young children on the Black Sea Coast of Bulgaria.

Coaching Outdoor Pursuits for Kids "Slovakia"

This work experience project was also originally funded by the Leonardo Mobility stream of the Lifelong Learning Programme (now Erasmus+) and involves LMC sending Sports and Public Services students to Slovakia to lead outdoor camps for local children under the auspices of KERIC, a social, non-profit foundation in Cadca. These activities include trekking, language activities, swimming events, horse riding and team building in the Tatra Mountains.

EuroZoo "Poland"

This work experience project was originally funded by the Leonardo Mobility stream of the Lifelong Learning Programme (now Erasmus+) is run in partnership with ‘Oliwa’ Zoo in Gdansk, Poland. LMC Animal Care students undergo a 3-week work experience in the main zoo, working in their selected animal specialist section.

EuroCare "Spain & Netherlands"

This work experience project funded by the Leonardo Mobility stream of the Lifelong Learning Programme (now Erasmus+) involves LMC students in Health Care and Nursing Cadets to Spain and The Netherlands for 3 weeks of work experience. The hosting partners are rehabilitation and dementia care centres. Students are assigned local mentors who help design and validate the work experience and come back motivated after seeing different care systems.

European Salon Skills "Germany"

This work experience project funded by the Leonardo Mobility stream of the Lifelong Learning Programme (now Erasmus+) involved LMC students of Hair & Beauty undergoing a two work experience placement in Hameln, Germany.