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Foyle International secure £520,000 in funding

Foyle International have secured £520,000 from Erasmus+ funding, giving Northern Irish locals the opportunity to work across Europe to develop skills, job prospects and cultural awareness.

The funding will be used to fund recent graduates, students of VET colleges and those currently unemployed, to travel to partner countries including Germany, Italy, Spain, Malta, France, Holland, Portugal and Reunion Island for work internships.

There are 120 positions available until October 2021 and there are 110 internships for 4 weeks and 10 internships for 3 months.

Feargal Doherty, European Project Manager at Foyle International said: “We are absolutely delighted to secure this funding as it will give the young people in the north of Ireland the chance to travel, work and enjoy other European cultures whilst enhancing their employability skills. These young adults will be ambassadors for Derry and I am sure with their charm and personalities will further spread the word of N.Ireland as an ideal location to visit as a tourist, study as a student or invest as a business.”
In 2018-19 over 60 students from Derry participated in a previous Erasmus+ project with Foyle in the fields of tourism, hospitality and catering, at several locations throughout Europe.

Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport.

Erasmus+ offers exciting opportunities for UK participants to study, work, volunteer, teach and train abroad in Europe. It is aimed at students, trainees, apprentices, pupils, adult learners, young people, volunteers, professors, teachers, trainers, youth workers and professionals of organisations active in the education, training and youth sector.

Taking part in the programme helps you to develop personally and professionally; you will gain valuable international experience, broaden your horizons, experience new cultures and discover new ways of working. Erasmus+ is of particular benefit to young people who can learn new skills to improve their employability, acquire life skills, and develop their confidence.

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