The students were there as part of the Leonardo project, part of the European Commission Lifelong learning programme which supports and funds work placements throughout EU countries.
The students submitted a project and were awarded a grant of 110,000 Euros. This funding will be used to give 30 aerospace students the opportunity to gain work experience in Seville.
So far 11 of our students have benefited from the project and have just returned after completing 6 weeks work experience at various aerospace companies in Seville.
The work experience ranged from working on a robotic project to supporting the engineering at Sky dive on their routine maintenance of their aircraft.
Apart from the work experience opportunities the students also benefiting from language training before the start of the project and during their work experience.
The students found the experience hugely valuable and John Burgess, Aerospace ND Course Curriculum Co-Ordinator, said: “We plan to use the remainder of the funding to repeat the experience for our students The hope is that fully funded work experience in a European country will be a regular part of the aerospace course.”