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Student placements

By Herald Express  |  Posted: March 27, 2014

beach location : TTPL's finance director Wendy Williams, left, and Nadine Stroud with students at Paignton matt austin

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A TORQUAY company is set to provide 1,000 work placements for overseas students this year.

The Training Partnership Limited, based at the Torquay Innovation Centre, places students with employers in Torbay, Exeter and Plymouth.

The business, which was set up in 1996 by Jayne Stroud, works in partnership with 60 schools, colleges and businesses in Europe and hosts students from countries including Austria, Belgium, Spain, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, the Canary Islands, Australia, Brazil, Peru and Ghana.

Nadine Stroud, business development director at TTPL in Torquay, said: "It was a fantastic opportunity to tell organisations from around the world about why their young people should be coming to Devon.

"It's a wonderful learning experience for the students, who are incredibly committed to doing well. It's great for companies to have extra graduate-level support and new language skills, and of course it's good for tourism and a showcase for our beautiful county, with many participants staying in contact and returning again and again."

In the last 17 years, the business has placed more than 8,000 students on work placements ranging from marketing to pharmaceutical.

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