Bridge 2 Business

Develop Your Skills On 3 Week Entrepreneurial Programme In Holland!

Develop Your Skills On 3 Week Entrepreneurial Programme In Holland!

At Bridge 2 business, our Vision is for Scotland to be a place where all young people are given the opportunity to have a rewarding future in work and life - no matter where they start their journey. It is our Mission to inspire and equip all young people to learn, develop and reach their full potential through enterprise. Graduates have sparked a recent rise in entrepreneurial activity amongst young people in Scotland by choosing to launch their own businesses when leaving College or University.

Students from previous trip in RotterdamStudents from previous trip in Rotterdam

The Opportunity

Are you an UK resident and 18-24 years old?
Do you have a current, valid Passport?
Are you a student or recent Graduate of City Of Glasgow College?
Are you thinking about starting a business or becoming self-employed?
Are you unsure about what to do next, or how to go about it?

Bridge 2 Business have a once in a lifetime opportunity for you. The Erasmus Plus Programme, "An Entrepreneurial Journey" is a joint project undertaken collaboratively by the Dutch Foundation of Innovation and Young Enterprise Scotland.

It is designed to offer the expansion of Youth Enterprise and Employability into new European markets. The programme provides College Learners and recent Graduates the opportunity to learn from European partners through a three-week work placement in the Netherlands, with travel & accommodation arranged, all expenses paid, and food & culture money and support provided through the Dutch Foundation of Innovation Welfare 2 Work.

What will I gain from taking part? Taking part in the programme helps you to develop personally and professionally; you will gain valuable international experience, broaden your horizons, experience new cultures and discover new ways of working.

A recent Erasmus Plus student said about his experience: 'It was a really good opportunity to meet new people, network and enhance my future employability in Scotland. I am more able to cooperate with people from other backgrounds and cultures and I know much better my strengths and weaknesses.' Another Scottish student said:' I was able to travel and work independently. I stepped out of my comfort zone, but my skills and confidence have increased tremendously'. For more testimonials, click here.

The Details"An Entrepreneurial Journey" will run from the last week in May 2020 to first two weeks in June 2020, with a Bridge 2 Business Programme Executive coordinating logistic and pastoral support throughout the experience.

Departure to Holland: Estimated 29th May 2020 from Scottish airport.

You will be assigned projects whilst over in Holland, that will focus on developing your skills, these potentially could compliments your current studies and gives you the opportunity to build practical skills to take forward into employment or your own business.

How To Apply!

Tell us you want to join by completing our short application form before the Monday 9th March 2020 by visiting the page link below, we'll also need you to send us an up to date CV!

Don't miss out! We only have 6 spaces for students or recent graduates from
City Of Glasgow College.

Apply today, by clicking the link below, and complete the application form.

Application Form here:

After you complete the application, we will ask shortlisted applicants for further
information and invite you to an information session, where you will hear more
about next steps.

Please read our FAQs section below, however if you have any questions about the programme feel free to send an email to

How long is the placement?
3 weeks

When is the placement?
May-June 2020

Where in Holland will I go?
You will be staying in Papendrecht, South Holland. This is a 20 minute train journey to major cities like Rotterdam, and 90 minutes from Amsterdam.

Where will I stay during the trip?
You will be staying in beautiful accommodation in Papendrecht, which is
hosted by the organisers of the Dutch Foundation, our partner organisation.

Will it cost me anything to take part?
No, all programmatic costs are paid for (including flights, accommodation,
meals and sustenance and a personal allowance).

Do I need permission from my parents and the college to take part?
No, if you are over 18 you do not need parental permission, you should
discuss the opportunity with your Bridge 2 Business Programme Executive
and your college tutor about how you can make the most of the trip to
support your studies.

Who is eligible to take part?
You must be a student or recent graduate of City Of Glasgow College.
You must be aged 18 - 24
You must be able to travel and stay in Holland for 3 weeks at the end of May and
start of June 2020
You must have an in date passport by the time of departure to Holland
You must have the ability to send an update to CV to us by Monday 9th March

How will I get to Holland?
You will fly to Holland from Edinburgh/Glasgow Airport to Amsterdam onwards journeys to Leiden / Rotterdam will be arranged for each student. It would be expected of students to make their own journey to Scottish departure

Will anyone from my college or Bridge 2 Business be with me?
Bridge 2 Business Senior Programme Executive will be in Holland to support you
during the trip.

Do I need a passport?
Yes, you need a full and valid passport to travel outside of the UK.

I don't have a passport; can I get it funded as part of the trip?
No, we cannot cover the cost of any student obtaining or renewing a passport.

Do I need to be a business student to take part?
No, absolutely not! We welcome applications from all curriculum's and courses.
This is an opportunity to learn about business from the lens of your chosen

How will you decide who goes?It will be a competitive application process. Bridge 2 Business will work with City
Of Glasgow College staff to select the students who show the most commitment
and that they will benefit the most from the programme to represent their
colleges on the programme.

What does the programme look like?
The programme covers many aspects of enterprise, letting you develop your
skills. Along with a structured programme of projects, there will be inspiring
visits to different entrepreneurial organisations over Holland, which include The
Hague, Area 071 and social enterprise Makers Unite, to name a few.

Will I stay with other students?
Potentially. It's likely that there will be more than one student staying in one

If you have any questions about the programme feel free to send an email to

Young Enterprise Scotland

Our Vision is for Scotland to be a place where all young people are given the opportunity to have a rewarding future in work and life - no matter where they start their journey.

Our Mission is to inspire and equip young people, irrespective of their background, to learn, develop and reach their full potential through enterprise education.

In everything that we do, we will work with the following values: Integrity, Enthusiasm, Creativity & Collaboration.


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United Kingdom

+44 (0)141 406 7722

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