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About This Project

In October, a group of 20 Polish students with their teachers was hosted by euromind in Seville, to carry out a three weeks-long internship placement. They were working as animal care assistant, administrative assistants, housekeepers, cooks, pastry cooks, veterinary assistants and one student worked as a gardener of a nursery garden.


The trainees doing placements as Veterinary Assistants were tasked with performing simple examinations of animals, feeding and supplying water for the animals, sterilising workplace tools and cleaning and disinfecting cages and work areas (among other responsibilities). Those who were taking part in Gardening placements had tasks such as soil preparation, learning about different types of seeds, making spiral gardens from aromatic plants, installing irrigation equipment and sowing the mandala garden. As demonstrated the trainees had a great number of responsibilities in both placements.



Cooks and pastry cooks were learning about the typical Spanish cuisine and local specialties, performing skilled cooking and food preparation, assisting in coordinating food service activities to have meals prepared at scheduled time, washing and drying kitchen pots/utensils and ensuring their proper storage and observing and testing food to determine if it has been cooked sufficiently, using methods such as tasting, smelling, or piercing it with utensils.



Students working as housekeepers were practicing in a 4-star hotel which was founded in the 16th century and then renovated as the Fontecruz palace. It is located in the centre of Seville. Their main tasks were checking if the rooms have been vacated before cleaning, making beds daily and changing bed linen, vacuuming cleaning carpets, floors, and upholstery, cleaning bathrooms and supplying fresh towels and toiletries and checking and restocking tea, coffee, sugar, milk, and mini-bar supplies.



Additionally, the group were able to experience a few exciting activities in Seville when they weren’t hard at work on their placements. The first of these was a tour of Seville which was run by a member of the euromind team. The group were shown some of the most important and interesting landmarks in Seville, and their historical and artistic backgrounds.



The students were also lucky enough to visit three other important Andalusian cities: Cadiz, Granada and Malaga. They were also able to participate in the Tapas Night which was a wonderful opportunity to taste the local cuisine and have lots of fun. Tapas are small portions of various types of typical Spanish food served with a drink. They were taken to a local bar and let them experience a little bit of the typically Spanish socialable atmosphere while tasting some Andalusian specialties. The tapas night was located in the most relaxed place in the whole city, where all young people from the city tend to spend their free time.



After a busy 3 weeks, everyone in the group was very proud of what they had achieved. As well as having an unforgettable cultural experience, the students developed skills that will help them in their future careers.


Emilia Baranowska

After a few days in Sevilla, I could already say that here it was better than I thought. I feel really comfortable in our residence which is wonderful and the people who work here are very nice. I work in an animal shelter. My practice place is amazing, people there have a big passion for their work, I can learn a lot from them. On weekends we went on fantastic trips where we could see beautiful views. I cannot forget about our coordinator who is always when we need it and who helps us with even small things. I will never forget this time.

Wiktoria Sosna

After my three-week stay in Sevilla, I can tell my apprenticeship was what I expected. Our residence is very comfortable and clean also the atmosphere is like in home. On weekends we were on a few trips to Cadiz, Granada, and Malaga, which I really enjoyed. I gained a lot of experience with the work I want to do in the future. In my work I worked with dogs, I was bathing and drying them. It was the best experience of my life.

Michał Giel

After 3 weeks in Sevilla, I can say that this is a very beautiful city with incredible architecture and people and Erasmus+ is my best life experience. We were on 3 trips to Cadíz, Granada, and Malaga. That is the best what I saw in my life. This is what I expected. Our residence is nice and clean. There is tasty and colorful food and people who make it are kind and smile all time. I can not forget about coordinator Kris. He is very helpful, kind and I can write to him about my problems with my job, etc. My practice place is beautiful and when I came here I fell in love with this place. I can see plants that I can not see in Poland. Employers are helpful and careful. I like this place and I do not want to go home yet!



Project Details

Project Title: Dziś zacznij swoją karierę zawodową.
Project Number: 2020-1-PL01- KA102-078742
Number of participants: 20
Country: Poland, Ornontowice

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