Work Experience for SERC Business Students in Malaga

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01 July 2024

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Ten SERC students studying on the Liverpool John Moores University BSc Hons Business Management degree travelled to Malaga, Spain in May, on a work experience trip which was fully funded by the Turing Scheme.  

The students’ accommodation was based in Malaga’s city centre, where students were given a variety of work placements to learn on throughout their stay, including in music and language schools, hotels and SMEs (small and medium-sized enterprises). Once students travelled to their various placements, they were given specific tasks relevant to the setting, such as working with websites and social media, English language support, market research, assisting teachers in classroom settings, accounting or hospitality tasks. 

Collectively, the students confirm that the trip has improved their time management, confidence, self-sufficiency, adaptability, communication, leadership skills, foreign language skills, organisational skills, ability to work as a team, and much more. The students also had time for some sight—seeing and went on Malaga walking tours as well as a day trip to Seville. 

SERC student Alex Mckeown, who took on a placement in an SME startup in Malaga, said, “The trip to Malaga was very interesting and provided an opportunity to see how an SME runs behind the scenes in a foreign country.” 

SERC student Sara Beattie-Campbell, who took on a placement in a hotel in Malaga, added, “The trip has been eye opening – it was interesting to learn about different cultures and understanding how businesses work in an international environment.” 

The Turing Scheme provides funding for students to undertake a study or work placement across the world, contributing to the UK Government’s commitment to a Global Britain, by helping organisations such as SERC to enhance existing international links and forge new relationships. The delivery partner for the Turing Scheme is Capita working on behalf of the Department for Education.

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