Sixteen students from Warsaw visited Úbeda for a four-week internship, where they worked in local businesses as IT technicians and web developers. The web developers helped to update and redesign the websites of their companies and learned how to use new software. The IT technicians learned how to disassemble, assemble and repair electrical devices, such as computers and mobiles phones. Some of the trainees were lucky enough to learn more about Úbeda and Spanish culture through their work, for example taking part in an olive oil tasting session and visiting an olive oil museum.
In their free time, they were able to explore Andalusia and immerse themselves in Spanish culture. They visited Baeza, which is a UNESCO world heritage site twinned with Úbeda. They admired the impressive Renaissance architecture and the beautiful views of the olive trees. They then visited Nerja, where they saw the caves as well as the beach, enjoying the lovely sunny weather! The trip ended in the small village of Frigiliana, one of the prettiest villages in Spain. The trainees also participated in a football match, Spain vs Poland, which they really enjoyed!
Finally, the trainees had Spanish lessons, which they found very useful because it meant that they could communicate with their colleagues. They learnt a lot in a very short time and were able to put this into practice in daily life in Úbeda.
We hope that our trainees enjoyed their stay here in Úbeda and have learnt new skills that they will be able to use in Poland!
My time at my company and my stay in Úbeda were very enjoyable. Although the language barrier was an issue at first, we quickly got over it using Google Translate. At work I was given all kinds of tasks that you’d expect at an IT service shop – computer diagnostics, formatting and configuring systems and even assembling new ones. The people here were also very nice, we chatted a lot about our hobbies and day to day life in our countries.
I would recommend an internship in Spain. I worked as an IT specialist and I found that Spanish people are very open and helpful. In a short time, the team taught me how to manage an online store, design advertisements, where I could use my creativity, and more. At the same time, I learned Spanish and about local culture and got to know the area by working for clients.
My company was amazing. I learned a lot from our tutor. The atmosphere in the office was really nice, there was no stress or pressure. Our mentor also spoke English, which made communication much easier. Overall, it was the best place to work.
Project Title: Umiejności o wartości dodanej - Praktyki na plus
Project Number: 2020-1-PL01- KA116-079554
Number of participants: 16
Country: Poland; Warsaw
mayo 16, 2022