FRENCH students have celebrated completing work placements with Kirklees Council as part of a town-twinning scheme.
Eight young people aged 19 and 20 were invited to spend a month learning new skills with the council’s building services, highways department and computer and information technology service as part of their studies.
The youngsters are all from Besancon – Huddersfield’s twin town in France – and are studying for the Baccalaureat professional qualification in electrotechnics, energy and communication equipment.
The work placements will count towards their final marks in the A-level equivalent qualification.
Clr Andrew Palfreeman, Kirklees Council’s Cabinet member for corporate services and governance, said: “I am pleased the council has been able to assist these students from Besancon with their vocational training.
“Our staff in building services, highways and IT and our contractors have gone out of their way to help the boys with their work placements and make them feel at home.”
The students were invited to a special lunch with Kirklees Mayor Clr Jean Calvert, where they were presented with certificates to mark their achievements.