During the spring of 2016, a group of 20 Polish trainees arrived in Seville for a two-week internship. During their stay, they gained knowledge about aircraft mechanics at a technological institute. They were trained to carry out the maintenance of airplanes and helicopters, learnt how to check an engine before take-off and were even allowed to fly! Apart from their practical training, they were also taken on a study visit to an aerial company.
Of course, it was also important for us to show and teach the trainees al about Spanish culture, lifestyle and history. We took the trainees to a bar to taste the typical Spanish tapas during Tapas Night, had them discover the beautiful city of Gibraltar during a day-trip and showed them around the nicest places in Seville.
Despite their busy schedule, the trainees had a great time in Spain and many of them stated they wanted to come back at some point in the future. They saw their internship as a great way of gaining additional knowledge and skills and definitely an asset for their future employment.