As BREXIT continues to dominate the news one Langley College student has made a personal trip to Brussels to explore opportunities offered by the European parliament.

Natalia Orlowska is a business apprentice at the college and was one of only four from the region chosen to join South East of England MEP Judith Bunting at the EU headquarters to learn about Erasmus+, the European Union’s programme for education, training, youth and sport.

She was able to question key MEPs and European Commission staff regarding the job training investments - a subject she has a particular interest in through her work at the community interest company Slough Aspire helping to deliver the Berkshire Apprenticeship Service.

She said: "Travelling to Brussels to meet other UK apprentices, sight-seeing the European Parliament along with discovering life as a MEP was a truly fun and informative experience. This trip was designed to raise awareness of a range of opportunities available for young people in the EU. I really enjoyed finding out about Erasmus+ and I am interested in applying for this programme in the future to experience working abroad and other cultures."

During the trip Natalia was also given a behind the scenes insight into the life of an MEP with talks about the role they play, a tour of the EU Parliament and a visit to the House of European History.

Natalia attended the trip, following a recommendation by Juliet Holloway Assistant Principal, Marketing and Business Development for the Windsor Forest Colleges Group.