In November, a group of 16 Polish students from Ropczyce travelled to Malaga. Over a period of 3 weeks these students carried out multiple internships in different sectors: mechanics, hospitality and engineering.
The trainees had various responsibilities and tasks. Those working as car mechanics were tasked with inspecting and testing new vehicles against damage, as well as removing and disassembling units and parts and car servicing. The trainees also carried out evaluations of equipment operations and quality. Those doing placements as a CNC operator were responsible for interpreting plans, operating and monitoring CNC machines and analyzing information from technical documentation. The trainees on hospitality placements worked as housekeepers. This consisted of making beds and changing linen daily, ensuring all equipment and furniture in the rooms functioned properly and general cleaning tasks. Finally, the trainees that completed placements in mechatronics were tasked with assembling machinery, distinguishing between different tools and materials, wiring and mechanising electrical cabinets.
Alongside their placements, the group participated in various cultural activities. First up was a tour of Malaga. The students explored the Cathedral, the old Roman Theatre and two of the city’s main squares. The students had the opportunity to soak up even more Andalusian culture at Tapas Night where they tried traditional Spanish dishes. Next they took a trip to Marbella, a must-see part of the Costa del Sol. As well as walking alongside the sea and palm trees, the group visited the Dali sculpture museum, the Ermita de Santiago XV Church and the luxurious Puerto Banús marina. Finally, the students visited the Caminito del Rey, one of the most beautiful spots in the Malaga Mountains. This is a walkway across a natural gorge (Gaitanes Gorge) which at some points is only 10 metres wide and 700 metres deep.
The group really enjoyed their time in Spain. They learned new skills and developed existing ones, and they are looking forward to using these language, professional and cultural skills in the future.
This internship and trip to Spain was the best opportunity that I could ever get. My English was getting better day by day. This trip allowed me to learn the basics of Spanish. I gained lots of experience and made new friends. I would like to try this one again.
I’m very happy that I have taken part in this project, because I could get to know different culture and the most important is that I improved my English language and professional skills. I also get a chance to learn Spanish and work with nice people. My coordinator was really helpful and kind. I think that this project affected me in a good way and I would definitely recommend euroMind as a creator of great projects.
Project Title: Empower your future through Erasmus + work experience
Project Number: 2019-1-PL01-KA102-063655
Number of participants: 16
Country: Poland, Ropczyce