If you would like more information on our exchanges with Instep have a look a the video below.
ETS – LAW: 2009- present
Since its inception LAW have been passionate about helping bright young individuals at the start of their careers to take the first steps into a professional role. As such, we have always provided the highest quality placements for our learners that help them to grow. Our placements include training in accredited courses in Leadership and Management by the ILM worth in excess of £1500. We guide learners through the process of personal development and allow them to discover their role within the company that builds upon their personal experience and training. We teach learners the tools they might need to develop themselves and provide them with the opportunity to develop their own career path within their own country.
Instep – LAW: 2010-Present
The exchange with Instep has been focused around; English language, soft skills, and vocational training. The learners tend to be between the ages of 18-21 and predominantly speak very little English. The learners are from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds and live within an inclusion area of France with high levels of unemployment. We develop their language abilities based on the work placement they are undertaking in the later part of the exchange. We also team build with the learners to help them act within a team before they begin their placement. Prior to arrival in Wales, participants choose a vocational area of interest. We ask participants to choose a vocational area rather than a specific job role. We then find participants an internship that matches their vocational area. We have delivered training in areas ranging from;
- Child Care
- Charity work
In addition to the relevant training, learners undertook a work experience placement specific to their vocation, the learners were provided with job advice and guidance to prepare them for the placement. Training involved preparation for a fictional job application; they were prepared for the interview and underwent an interview in English. The learners were asked questions that you could be expected to answer during a typical interview. Post training, all learners went on a trip around Cardiff to see some of the many sites of cultural significance.
Pictures of the exchange, cultural visit and team building can be found here.
Adice – LAW: 2012-Present
Over the past year we have been working with a French company called Adice to source local internships for individuals on exchange from ADICE. These exchanges tend to be for around 2-3 months and learners develop a wide variety of skills based on their particular vocation of choosing. This will normally revolve around developing professionalism and soft skills that are otherwise overlooked by young learners. Learners from Adice are generally of post graduate level of study and have expressed an interest in a particular area of study. Working with Adice, we find suitable placements for the learners, provide them with English language training, and organise accommodation with a host family. Learners are from various backgrounds but most are lacking in experience.
Instep – LAW: 2013
In our most recent exchange with Instep, our partner expressed an interest in Painting, decorating and construction. To accommodate this, we developed a programme that enabled learners to get first hand experience in this area of work. Learners were from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds and from an inclusion area within France. Learners were supervised and managed by a professional builder with many years of experience across the sector. Learners were given particular projects within a renovation of a disused building and mentored throughout. The students worked on projects ranging from painting and decorating to tiling. They developed vocational skills based on the area of their work, personal skills such as timekeeping and English speaking and listening while undergoing their placement
Pictures of the training and cultural trip can be found here.
Environmental Sustainability Programmes Instep – LAW Coming 2015-2016
LAW working with Instep designed a Environmental Sustainability programme aimed at developing Environmental awareness with learners looking at engaging in Green and sustainable jobs. These focused on green energy, Environmental conservation, and habitat conservation. Learners were to undertake a 2 week programme and visit various government and private schemes aimed at preserving and sustaining the Environment or producing Green and sustainable energy. Like all of our programmes there would be a focus on developing English Language skills in addition to professional skills that would help learners to attain employment in relvent sectors once they return home.
Instep – LAW: Coming in 2015
Our most recent exchange is with our partner from Lille, Instep. We have begun an environmental sustainability and green industry exchange that intends to impart some of the ideals of the green ethos and sustainability upon our learners. The main focus of the exchange is to show with real world examples of how green industries can not only have a positive effect on the environment, but be profitable at the same time. Learners will have taught and practical lectures on the subject of sustainability, but also go on trips to local green and sustainable companies to see how green business can be an integral part of any European countries economic policies. This sharing of best practises that the programme will focus on is essential, not only for European countries, but for countries around the world. Few industries can be spread quickly as green industries need to be and these programmes are essential for the environment and future generations.
Our Pinterest page has pictures and feedback from our learners on the programmes that we have run over the past few years, Click here for more information