At the end of October, a group of 20 Polish trainees came to Ubeda from Pustków-Osiedle to make their three-weeks internship in sectors of gastronomy and hospitality.
The gastronomy trainees were working in restaurants, where they learned about the typical Spanish cuisine and local specialties. They were helping to organize the kitchen and prepare necessary ingredients and tools. They were assisting in preparing meals and tapas. Some of them prepared Polish dishes for Spanish clients.
The hospitality students were working in hotels. They had many various tasks. They were working in the reception performing check-in and check-out and handling the computer system. They were responsible for the room service and they had to provide guests with the touristic information. Trainees had the chance to get to know the way of collaboration between different departments of the hotel.
In the afternoons students took a Spanish course, to learn basics of the language and develop their communication abilities.
During the weekends they participated in cultural activities and trips to get to know more about the Spanish culture and history. They visited Museum of Artisan Pottery Paco Tito, where they saw how the traditional clay dishes are crafted.
The group had the opportunity to visit three important Andalusian cities: Granada, Cordoba and Malaga. In those trips, they saw many important monuments like Alhambra, Mezquita de Córdoba or La Manquita. They could admire beautiful views and swim in the Mediterranean Sea.
We wish them all the best in their future carriers and we hope that this experience will help them to gain their goals.