High flying students have completed a 14,000 mile trip to Seville, Spain as part of an international work placement scheme.

The Erasmus project saw students at Waltham Forest College working at various organisations and is intended to give students a deeper knowledge of what it takes to run a successful business.

Tourism student Michail Antzaras said: “This was my first trip abroad and one that I will always remember as I got to work in a well-known hotel chain and experience first-hand the world of work.

"I now feel more confident of my decision to enter the industry that I am studying towards and that I have a real advantage when I apply for the roles due to the skills I developed.”

College principal Dr Joy Kettyle said: “Our students have had the incredible opportunity to immerse themselves in another culture and build invaluable employability skills. This is a life-changing experience that one can only hope the UK government will take into consideration when deciding on better funding and investment for further education colleges.”