In July group of 16 students from Kozieniec, were hosted by euroMind in Malaga to gain a 3-weeks internship in different sectors. All students get a unique experience in different positions. Here they were working as electricians, waiters, and cooks.
Electricians were assisting in the installation of the light system. Preparing and installing components of the light system by applying appropriate techniques and procedures. Gathering all needed materials, tools, and other working equipment and preparing the worksite. Ensuring that the work equipment is maintained in an efficient state. Supervising the correct functioning of the already existing installations.
Waiters were setting tables with clean linen or placemats, cutlery, crockery, and glasses. Welcoming, seating customers, and handing them menus. Talking to guests about the menu and drinks and recommending combinations. Promoting local products and attractions to visitors from Spain and from overseas. Taking customers’ orders and passing them to kitchen staff or bar attendants. Serving food and drinks.
Cooks were working on different tasks, such as -washing, peeling, cutting fruit, vegetables, and meat. They also helped in weighing, measuring, and mixing ingredients according to recipes and personal judgment with the use of available kitchen appliances and equipment.
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, Malaga Sea Life Oceanarium. Students also were lucky to get a chance to visit Granada.
Granada is the city of three religions and cultures: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. During the trip, the group had a chance to learn and experience a little bit of each of these cultures. Moreover, the students could enjoy the great variety of stunning landscapes and views that Granada has to offer since the city is located at the foot of a mountain range called the Sierra Nevada.
Students get sufficient Spanish courses with our Spanish teacher, we emphasize 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!
In my opinion, the internship was successful. I enjoyed the internship from the very beginning because of the possibility to visit Spain and to do an internship there was a great opportunity to get to know a new culture and language. After check-in to the residence, we went sightseeing. I was pleasantly surprised by the high standard of the accommodation and the canteen. The internship was very successful because I learned a lot of new things related to my profession. Our employers were very nice and friendly, they treated our internship very professionally. I learned how to work in a group. All in all, I really enjoyed this trip and I would recommend it to everyone.
In my opinion, the internship in Spain was fairly successful. The food is generally good, although I like the other, the trips are bearable, the only drawback is the long time to get to the destination of the trip. As for the internships themselves, they were really nice, nice people, nice employers who did not yell at us even if we did something wrong. The Spanish course is a plus. Nice teacher, he taught us a lot in relation to how many hours of classes we had. I was surprised that people are open to everyone, they do not mind that you do not know the language of the local culture.
In my opinion, the internship in Malaga was an interesting experience. There were both pros and cons. The plus side was that I overcame my communication barrier and improved my English. The disadvantage was the food in the residence, which was often repetitive and lacking in necessary things. As far as the excursions are concerned, the idea was interesting, but getting there took more time than the excursion itself. The internships were very interesting. The atmosphere was nice and friendly, and the people were very helpful. I also liked the Spanish course, which was very informative. What I liked the most is that I met a lot of new friends.
Project Titl: Profesjonalizm - do tego dążymy na praktykach w Hiszpanii
Project Number: 2020-1-PL01- KA102-079920
Number of participants: 16
Country: Poland, Kozieniec
septiembre 18, 2021