In September 16 trainees from Warsaw came to Ubeda for their one-month internship.
They were working in local hotels, restaurants and touristic offices to develop their professional skills in fields of hospitality and tourism.
The hospitality students get to know better different kinds of services provided by the hotels. They worked in the reception, in the restaurants and in the housekeeping sector.
They worked in the reception desk making check-ins and check-outs of quests, saving the reservations in the system.
They were keeping quests´ room in order, changing the bed linen, cleaning bedrooms and bathrooms.
They were helping in the breakfast time and working in the restaurants where they took orders, served food and drinks. They were preparing tables and presenting menus.
They find out how different sections in a hotel collaborate with one another.
The tourist trainees were responsible for online marketing and social media, they were providing tourists with necessary information about the town and services offered by the company. The students were helping in guiding tours, they were promoting upcoming events and selling entry tickets.
At their work our trainees were learning about local culture, they developed their language competences and soft skills.
During their time in Spain, the group had four trips to see the most beautiful places of Andalusia. Such as Granada, Cordoba, Malaga and Cazorla.
They could appreciate the beauty of the cities, the mountains and the sea. They learned about Spanish culture and history, they saw the most important monuments and many beautiful views.
One evening we spent nice time together trying different types of Spanish dishes at Tapas Night.
The group visited charming and full of secrets Synagogue of Water and they felt the Spanish rhythm during the Flamenco Dance Workshop.
Part of the group got hooked and decided to participate in the whole monthly course of Spanish Sevillana Dance.
Keeping all the good memories, they came back to Poland.
It was hard to say goodbye. We hope that they will make the best use of this experience in their future. We wish them all great careers!