In December, euroMind hosted a group of 20 Polish students in Seville. Here, they carried out a group work placement in the graphic design sector.
Throughout this two-week work placement, the students had a number of responsibilities and carried out various tasks delegated to them. The first of these was becoming familiar with the main stages and phases in creating an online shop, and an introduction to the website programming behind this. Additionally, the trainees got to know the basic procedures required to create and manage databases, and acquired the basic skills necessary for online shop management. The students were also able to use this opportunity to develop creative techniques, and the ability to work in a team. Finally, they used the WordPress and Prestashop programmes, as well as learning how to apply Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), during their placement.
Beyond the activities of their work placements, the trainees were also able to participate in many cultural activities. The first of these was a Tapas night, which allowed our trainees to experience the typically Spanish social atmosphere of a tapas bar, while sampling some authentic Andalusian cuisine. Next, the students participated in a Seville tour run by euroMind, which pointed out the most interesting historic and artistic landmarks, as well as showing them the best places for food and drink within the city. Furthermore, they visited Malaga, located on the Costa del Sol. This city is one of the oldest in the world, and was the hometown of Pablo Picasso. Here, the students were able to see some of the most important monuments, including the Roman theatre, the cathedral, palaces, and the famous Malagueta beach. Finally, the last trip that the group went on was to Cadiz. Cadiz is located by the ocean, and was the starting point of Columbus’ trip where he discovered the Americas. In Cadiz, the group visited the well-preserved city centre, the Cathedral, the oldest fish market in Spain, the Tavira Watchtower, and the Plaza de España where the first Spanish democratic constitution was signed.
The group really enjoyed their time in Seville, and believe their placements have been a good investment in their futures. Additionally, their experiences outwith their work experience have allowed them to gain a greater appreciation for Spanish, and the culture of Andalusia and Spain.
During my internship, I learned various interesting things, created my own website and visited beautiful places. I could test my English and Spanish language skills. I liked it very much.
Weronika Klaudia Stelmach
This trip was an interesting form of learning for me. In addition to improving my English, I gained knowledge about Spain, language and traditions. The internships were very interesting and will be helpful later in establishing a company or online store. The trips to Malaga and Cadiz were an interesting form of rest. I am glad that I could participate in this.
Project Title: Praktyki zawodowe - dobra inwestycja w przyszłość
Project Number: 2018-1-PL01-KA102-047863
Number of participants: 20
Country: Poland, Stalowa Wola