In July, a group of 18 Polish students with two teachers was hosted by euroMind in Úbeda, to carry out a three weeks-long internship placement. Here, they were working as hairdressers and shop assistants.
Shop assistants were organizing the storage process by activity and goods volume, optimizing space and handling times, as well as helping to unpack and set prices in the goods which are on the packets/boxes. They have learned how to work with customers and how to disinfect and keep the workplace and all its products clean. On the other hand, the hairdressers were assisting in hair lightening and discoloration using the modern techniques and hairdressing utensils. They have learned how to use the hairdryer and comb – which is done in a different way in Spain. In addition, they know how to maintain the right atmosphere to make the client feel comfortable in the salon.
They had the possibility to travel around Andalusia region. Their first trip was to Malaga: an international city well known for having a good climate throughout the year, and it is also the city of birth of several famous people such as Antonio Banderas and Pablo Picasso. The group visited the historic center of the city and took the first bath of the year under a splendid sun. The group also had the chance to visit another city in Andalusia – Córdoba. This place has its beginnings in Roman times, as an argument we could see the Roman Temple that was discovered in 1950. Cordoba is a place where the three main religions: Jewish, Muslim and Catholic lived together for years without problems. It was also there, where a very famous Mosque was converted into a catholic church…
They also visited Baeza- a town near Ubeda, in the province of Jaén. Wich is famous for one of the best preserved examples of Renaissance architecture in Spain. Baeza together with Ubeda, since 2003 are on the UNESCO World Heritage list. In addition, the trainees also took part in a tapas night, which was a fantastic opportunity to try the local cuisine in a local bar and to experience an authentic Spanish atmosphere as well as the tapas specialties.
The internship has not only been a time to develop knowledge of the sector but also to learn Spanish, get to know a completely different culture, make new friends and develop interpersonal skills. We hope that all of this will be an unforgettable memory for our interns and that in the future they will be able to take advantage of everything they have learned during their stay.
My internship is a pleasure. It is a new adventure and a challenge for me because I have never had an internship in a sports shop. Thanks to Ms. Ana, I have learned many new things and concepts. The boss is very pleasant, caring and cheerful. I will never forget her. She will always remain in my memory. I would like to have such a wonderful boss in Poland during my internship as Ms. Ana
First of all, I would like to thank my tutor who wanted to take care of me and teach me something. Working with my tutor was great: she was very understanding because I don’t speak Spanish. Working in this salon was in a very nice atmosphere.
The practices are held in a very nice atmosphere. Everyone wants to teach us something and show us that we have nothing to be afraid of. They teach us to believe in ourselves. I am glad that I ended up here and that I met such wonderful employees.
Project Title: INWESTYCJA W PRZYSZŁOŚĆ - DROGĄ DO KARIERY
Number of participants: 18
Country: Poland, Elbląg, Olsztyn