Instructus calls for further European apprenticeship exchanges

The project has been "an amazing success"

The project has been “an amazing success”

The Instructus group of education charities has launched an international project recently which aims to increase the number of apprenticeship exchanges in Europe.

The Anglo-French pilot saw 40 apprentices from Lille University join 15 apprentices from BT, aged 19- 21, to take part in Pan-European Apprenticeship Week from 3th – 7th June in London at BPP University College. Due to its success, Instructus is calling for employers across Europe to host similar events.

Head of International at Instructus, Uta Sempf, said: “The project has been an amazing success, as apprentices have really embraced this project. They work together, putting aside their cultural and language differences. They want to learn from each other – and employers can tap into this knowledge too. By going abroad, apprentices and their employers can benefit from shared knowledge and enhanced business and life skills.”