Klaus Schachner, Florian Friedel

We are a vocational school in Bavaria and have been running programs in GB for our students since 2006. Before we came in touch with Workplacements UK we were mainly focused on programs that offer college-based trainings and we often thought how very much better it would be to give our students the chance to get a real work experience in a foreign country instead.

We met Denise from Workplacements UK in Germany, where she presented her work, and we decided to visit her in Brighton. In the summer 2013 we took our first group of students there and they had a brilliant time. The placements were picked out very carefully and our students could work in areas that they were used to from their German jobs. Everyone had his or her personal schedule how to get to work and back and all the staff was very welcoming and helpful. We had a three-days introduction course, and the teachers were really outstanding – they enabled our students to perform very self-confident at their workplaces and to handle different situations easily. Some of our students even suggested to take the teachers to Germany! The host families have all been very hospitable and experienced with young people from abroad, too. Everything was well organized from the moment we arrived until we sadly had to leave Brighton after three weeks.

Since then we have taken another four groups to Brighton and everything was perfect. What we appreciate most is that they operate very professionally and at great ease at the same time. For this we are truly grateful.

We look forward to working together with Denise and her team in the future and all that we can say is that we can highly recommend Workplacements UK.

Berufliche Schulen Wittelsbacher Land, Germany