College is hosting exchange students
STUDENTS and staff from colleges across Europe have been visiting Derby College this week as part of a number of international projects designed to boost job opportunities in other countries.
Eight students from Estonia are currently on work placements at the college's commercial ventures and with local employers as part of an exchange project.
Two animal care students from Finland are also working at the college's land-based campus at Broomfield Hall in Morley.
In return, 30 Derby College beauty therapy, hairdressing, media make-up, barbering, catering, travel and tourism and floristry students and staff will travel to Estonia in April for two weeks' work experience.
Also at the college this week are more than 30 students and staff from colleges in Belgium, Sweden and Germany, who are spending the week exploring using alternative fuels.
Derby College chief executive Mandie Stravino said: "It is vital in this economic climate to give our students additional skills and experience of international work conditions to improve their employability prospects."