In February group of 17 students from Olsztyn, arrived in Malaga to carry 3 weeks-long internships in different sectors. Students get an opportunity to practice with professional tutors and learn new information about their jobs, also they were lucky to live in other culture and discover other cities in Andalucia region.
All students get a unique experience in different positions, during the internship they were getting a variety of tasks, which helped them to improve their knowledge about their jobs. Here they were working as Shop assistants, Electricians, Cook, Car mechanics.
Shop assistants were dealing with customer service. Supporting the sales process. Assisting in the management of invoices, receipts, and payments. Taking care of the order in the store. Unpacking products, stocking shelves, arranging displays. Arranging shop windows and displays. Familiarization with the characteristics of products.
Electricians were assisting in the installation of the electrical systems in private houses and companies’ buildings. Performing maintenance tasks on electrical systems in private houses and companies’ buildings. Preparing and installing components of the light system by applying appropriate techniques and procedures. Gathering all needed materials, tools, and other working equipment and preparing the worksite. Ensuring that the work equipment is maintained in an efficient state.
Cooks were preparing the ingredients for consumption or cooking. Washing, peeling, cutting fruit and vegetables as well as cutting meat. Checking the quality of food, tasting, smelling, punching with utensils, etc. Weighing, measuring, and mixing ingredients according to recipes and personal judgment with the use of available kitchen appliances and equipment. Adjusting the temperature of other kitchen equipment depending on the dishes being prepared.
Car mechanics were helping with the installation and replacement of car air conditioning. Assisting in aligning and repairing wheels. Assisting in inspecting and testing new vehicles to detect potential faults. Helping in lifting the vehicle to a specified level, using a hydraulic jack. Disassembling units such as engines, gearbox etc. using manual or electric tools. Performing basic services and repair activities related to car servicing, i.e. oil and filters change, defective parts replacement, washing of the engine, and other car components.
During their stay in Malaga, the trainees not only developed their work skills but also took part in different cultural activities such as Tapas Night, Malaga Catamaran Trip. Also, trainees visited Córdoba and Ronda.
Córdoba was a Roman settlement on the right bank of the Guadalquivir, taken over by the Visigoths, followed by the Muslim conquests in the eighth century and later becoming the capital of the Umayyad Caliphate of Córdoba.
Ronda is a charming village located in the Andalusian mountains. During the day-trip, the students were able to see the beautiful scenery surrounding Ronda including its well-preserved old town which has Arab Baths, defense walls, and small churches. The trainees also got to visit the World’s oldest bullfighting ring which is used only once a year, and they learned about the history of this controversial tradition in the bullring museum.
Students get sufficient Spanish courses with our Spanish teacher, we emphasize practice, so during lessons students play a lot, because we think the game is the best teacher. Spanish classes can be described in two words: dynamic and practical. That is why, after intensive and hard learning, the students had written an exam. All the participants passed with very good results!
3 weeks in Malaga were surely an unforgettable experience, we hope students gained a lot of practical knowledge and skills and that some of them might have enjoyed Spain that much they would like to come back there in the future!
I really enjoyed my work placement in Torremolinos. My employer was nice and understanding. Despite the language barrier, we got along very well. During these three weeks, I gained valuable work experience as a shop assistant. The trips to Malaga, Cordoba, and Ronda were very interesting and inspiring. I was impressed by the monuments and the beautiful landscapes. I tasted the delicious Spanish cuisine. I got to know the traditions and customs of this country. I spent my free time very actively playing billiards, table tennis and walking by the sea. I will remember this trip fondly.
I will have very fond memories of my 3-week stay in Torremolinos during my internship. I visited Spanish towns with interesting monuments and beautiful landscapes. My employer was very kind and nice. I enjoyed the most the catamaran cruise, during which I admired the beautiful sunset in Malaga. I enjoyed Spanish food very much. I also had the opportunity to learn about the customs and traditions of this country. I played billiards and table tennis in my free time, and I socialized with the group by playing bingo.
Hola! I did my internship in a restaurant with a beautiful view of the sea, “Los Manueles”. The cooks and staff were understanding and helped us learn Spanish. It was a pleasure to work in the kitchen and I enjoyed listening to the chef’s valuable advice. Thanks to the Erasmus+ project, I met interesting people and visited Torremolinos, Malaga, Cordoba, and Ronda. I would like to thank Ania from euroMind for all the moments we spent together during our stay. I am sure that I will definitely repeat the Spanish adventure.
Project Title: INWESTYCJA W PRZYSZŁOŚĆ – ZAWODOWY START-UP
Project Number: 2020-1-PL01- KA102-079054
Number of participants: 17
Country: Poland, Olsztyn
enero 29, 2022