Thanks to a collaboration with the Government’s Turing Scheme, twenty-five Chelsea-based art, design, media and fashion students will have the experience of a lifetime this Spring working in the Spanish creative industries.
Each student will have 25-days’ work placement with a Spanish creative company in Seville, experiencing first hand the world of work in the creative sector, with the added twist of doing so on the European mainland.
The scheme also gives participants the opportunity to learn basic Spanish, attend cultural events and live independently on a weekly stipend.
Yasimina Elrayes – a Film, TV and Media Production student – said: “I’m really nervous and excited about the chance to work in a foreign country for 4 weeks.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity to kick start my career and to give me a sense of how the media industry in Spain works. Gaining work experience abroad will give me a chance to development my cultural experience as work in the media will require a lot of travel.”
Head of Media Colin Johnson said: “The Turing Scheme and its focus on supporting young people to travel, work and live independently is a fabulous opportunity and will change their lives.”
About the Turing Scheme
The Turing Scheme is the UK government’s programme to provide funding for international opportunities in education and training across the world.
It supports Global Britain by providing an opportunity for UK organisations from the higher education, further education, vocational education and training and schools sectors to offer their students, learners and pupils life-changing experiences to study or work abroad.