Polish students given work experience at Grantham hotel

Polish exchange students at Urban Hotel, Grantham.
Polish exchange students at Urban Hotel, Grantham.

Eight students from Bielsko Biala in Poland visited Grantham College last week as part of an exchange programme, which also saw them gaining work experience at Grantham’s Urban Hotel.

The students, from Zespol Szkol im. Juliana Tuwima, are all interested in the hospitality and tourism industry, and started their placements on Tuesday after a tour of the wider area, including Nottingham Caves. They have trips planned to Lincoln and London.

While at the Urban Hotel the students will experience roles in housekeeping, leisure facilities and within the restaurant and bar, enhancing the skills they have already gained in Poland but with a British twist.

Sarah Dakin, college external funding manager who co-ordinates the project, said: “We are pleased to be working with Urban Hotel who are providing a fantastic opportunity for our visitors from Poland for experience work within the hospitality sector in the UK.”

Grantham College has been taking part in the exchange project for over 10 years, and has seen students from different curriculum areas at the college travel throughout Europe to undertake work placements to enhance their learning experience.

Previously, students from health and social care have been to Sweden, travel and tourism to Italy, business to Hungary, engineering to Germany, media to Tenerife and hospitality and catering to Spain.