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As part of the UK Government’s new Turing Scheme, Motor Vehicle students from Clydebank campus recently had the incredible opportunity to spend time studying in Cyprus and explored a different culture at partner institution, ‘Technical School of Limassol’.

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The Turing scheme is the UK Government’s programme to provide funding for international opportunities in education and training across the world, offering once-in-a-lifetime opportunities for professional and personal development for students.


The group consisted of 12 students and 2 staff from Clydebank’s Motor Vehicle Department and were away for a 15 day period in May to undertake learning and work placement opportunities in Limassol, offered through our partner institution. 

The students also undertook a variety of cultural visits including the motor museum, a boat show, boat yard and an open house at a Porsche Dealership. It was an amazing opportunity for all the students and for 3 students in particular as this was their very first opportunity travelling abroad (student Stuart receiving his first flight certificate from Jet2!).

Stuart, 25 from Alexandria, spoke about his trip:

‘This trip was my very first time flying so I learned a lot just about traveling and airports on top of everything else’ .

Students commented on the incredible experience:

'I would definitely recommend the trip to other students, I learned so much about how they do things and I also got to try something new, like welding that we don’t do at Clydebank’ .

Shelby Dowall, age 20 from Clydebank, said:

It was a great experience to visit another country and see how things compare to our course here at Clydebank’ . 


The college is hoping to receive additional funding in the future so more students can enjoy amazing experiences provided by the programmes.