In June a group of 16 students from Olsztyn, were hosted by euroMind in Malaga to gain a 3-weeks internship as a car mechanic, hairdresser, pastry cook, shop assistance, and cook.
All students were working in different positions and in different companies, so every student get a unique experience.
Hairdresser’s assistance were organizing the workplace, selecting appropriate tools and supplies for hairdressers. Get acquainted with work organization and equipment used by Spanish hairdressers. Get acquainted with the cosmetics and hair care technologies used by Spanish hairdressers. Using sterilization procedures of hairdressing utensils. Washing customers’ heads and getting them ready for cutting or other treatments required
Cookers were learning about typical Spanish cuisine and local specialities, ex. tortilla de patatas. Serving meals to clients. Washing and drying kitchen pots/ utensils and ensuring their proper storage. Weighing, measuring, and mixing ingredients according to recipes or personal judgment, using various kitchen utensils and equipment. Carrying out a process of vacuum packaging
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.
Pastry cooks 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
Shop assistances were identifying the structure and the organization of the company, relating them to the type of products sold. Applying inventory management methods, making predictions of required goods and materials in the production and supply systems. Organizing the storage process by activity and goods volume, optimizing space and handling times. Promotional flyers’ distribution.
During their stay in Malaga, the trainees not only developed their work skills, but also took part in different cultural activities such as the Malaga tour, Malaga Boat Trip Catamaran, and Tapas night.
Students also were lucky to get a chance to go to Cádiz. Cádiz is located in southwestern Spain and is often considered the oldest city in Europe as it was founded in 1100 BC. It is a typical Andalusian pueblo Blanco (white town) with many attractive sights and well-preserved historical landmarks. Trainees were sightseeing and spent the rest of the day on the beach.
Students get sufficient Spanish courses with our Spanish teacher, we put emphasis on 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!
My internship in Malaga helped me gain new experiences. I learned a bit about culture and language here. I also learned typical dishes that would be hard to find in Poland. I was afraid that I would not be able to cope with the language and the challenge of working in a Spanish kitchen. However, it turned out to be an unnecessary fear. The internship also helped me to adapt to a different climate with warmer days and nights, which was a bit of a challenge compared to Poland. It also helped me to develop my communication skills with customers. Being on the internship, despite my initial fear, I felt good because we made new friends, and it was not as bad as I imagined. We spent our free time sightseeing and at the beach. I recommend everyone to participate in such an internship to gain new experience.
The internship in Malaga helped me gain new experiences. I learned culture and a little bit of language. He helped me make new friends. Ability to adapt to a new environment and climate. More to accept myself and tolerance towards foreigners. Ability to cooperate with clients. Getting to know regional dishes. During my internship in Malaga, I learned to make great breakfast sandwiches. Despite the high temperatures, I spent our free time in the center and on the beach with my friends. Here I feel like a fish in the water, not only with the wonderful Mediterranean Sea, beautiful monuments and the people are very nice.
The Time which I spent here was really amazing! Despite I miss my family, I do not regret I come
here because I got some new information I saw also many wonderful places here in Malaga but also
Katyz with the beautiful ocean which I always wanted to see someday. I also wanted to see animals
which live in the water or just go to other country. I always see places like that in movies and I
wished to see it in real life. The weather here is very hot, and I didn’t get used to this, and I do not like it,
but despite everything I am thankful My dream came true, and I saw something new, different.
My internship is also great, and I’m happy about that. The food here is not so good, but I think that we can
get used to it. I can swear when I get back home, I will not touch fries for a few months. We have
here much free time and I like it. I don’t know what more I can say… I’m happy that I came here and
I hope it will not be my last time.
Project Titl: Inwestycja w przyszołść -droga do kariery
Project Number: 2019-1-PL01-KA102-063014
Number of participants: 16
Country: Poland, Olsztyn
septiembre 18, 2021