Adults looking for employment can jet off on an Italian Job and get vital work experience in Europe.

Adult Education Wolverhampton is giving people the opportunity to learn new skills and get a taste of working in another country by signing up to the European Union's Erasmus Plus programme.

Councillor John Reynolds, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "This is a great opportunity for unemployed people to discover a new direction and open up doors for a future career.

"Previous Erasmus Plus participants from Wolverhampton said that working and living abroad was a unique experience which helped them to define their goals, learn new skills and find employment.

"While on placement they worked in nurseries, coffee bars, restaurants and hotels, schools and many more industries.  Absorbing the culture was equally important as they got to know more about the Italian way of life, food and drink and the people. They have then come back home and put their new found skills into practice, with many securing employment in Wolverhampton.

"I'd encourage anyone who is inspired by the chance of getting vital work experience in Europe to find out more about this exciting opportunity, as there are a limited number of places available."

The programme is free and participants will receive a monthly income from Erasmus Plus to cover daily living costs. Travel and accommodation is also included.

Adult Education Wolverhampton is recruiting students this month. For more information, please attend an informal drop in information session at Adult Education Wolverhampton's Foyer Café on Old Hall Street on Thursday 22 September from 11am to 1pm. Visitors will be able to speak to Adult Education Wolverhampton staff and also meet former Erasmus Plus participants. Alternatively, please call 01902 551658 or email

  • released: Tuesday 13 September, 2016