Throughout the end of April and beginning of May, 10 students from Poland visited the College and took part in electrical engineering workshops at Ashley Down Centre.
The students, aged between 17-19 years old, study Electrical and Civil Engineering in their home country and visited the College as part of the Erasmus + European funded scheme for work experience. The programme aims to expand students’ knowledge of the area in which they have chosen to study by sending them overseas. In this case, students were introduced to the process of testing and inspecting the electrical systems most commonly found in the UK.
Tomasz Kaplon, one of the students taking part in the scheme, said: “These 3 weeks at City of Bristol College have been really amazing. We have had the chance to work with nice people who have been really kind to us. Thanks to this opportunity we have learned about the differences in English installations compared to Polish ones. We have really enjoyed it. We have all found Bristol to be a really beautiful city with probably the happiest people in the world!”
On their last day, the students undertook practical activities that included installing and fixing light fittings in a small constructed building used for practice. They also worked as a team, safely building up and taking down a scaffolding structure.
To find out more about Electrical Engineering courses and career paths leading to engineering, visit the College during its upcoming open evening on Tuesday 5 June, 5 – 7:30pm at South Bristol Skills Academy. For more information, visit www.cityofbristol.ac.uk or call 0117 312 5000.