At the end of January 2019, a group of 28 Croatian students arrive in Seville to perform their professional practices as shop assistants, cooks, waiters, car mechanics and CNC operators.
Eleven of this students were welcomed in supermarkets and different sales companies, where they had the opportunity to improve their skills related to customers service and selling process, to the store organisation, the arrangement of shop windows and display or to shelves stocking, among others.
Seven future COOKS had access to local restaurants or coffee shops kitchens in Seville where were able to prepare ingredients for consumption or cooking, to check the quality of food, to measure and mix ingredients according to recipes and personal judgment, adjust the temperature of kitchen equipment depending on the dishes being prepared or to season and cook meals according to recipes, personal judgment or experience, using different methods (ex. baking, braising, frying, broiling, roasting and steaming).
Regarding the WAITERS, they acquired new skills and competencias in four-star hotels restaurants. They had the chance to deal with the customers, to arrange the tables, to propose and serve food, to take customers’ orders and pass them to kitchen staff or bar attendants, to control the availability of the products or to provide the necessary crockery.
The CAR MECHANICS-to-be were hosted by local workshops giving them the opportunity to improved their knowledge about the car operation and to observe and perform maintenance and repairs related to car servicing. As for the CNC students, they could observe how a company using CNC system works, but also to acquired new knowledge about programming, designing and manufacturing of new products.
This mobility came to an end with very positive feedback from both parties, participants and tutors, but also with a higher level of spanish linguistic and cultural knowledge for the students thanks to the activities in which they were immersed during their stay in Seville. Without any doubt, this project was a real succes!