Vocational area: Construction
Duration: 4 weeks
Location: Lebrija, Spain
"Since coming back I have started an apprenticeship. I included the placement in Spain on my CV and talked about it loads in my interview. My boss was really impressed about what a brilliant opportunity it had been and the experience I had gained."
I’d never been abroad before. I was really nervous and didn’t know what to expect. I was worried about everything; the flight, the food, the language barrier. In reality, the experience was life changing. The people were so friendly and it was great to socialise and understand a different approach to doing things.
I gained experience installing air con, underfloor heating, solar panels and electrics. We were mainly working in new houses that had just been built, and through travelling to each job I got to see lots of the area we were staying in.
In my spare time, we went to the beach and explored the region. We did a day trip to Seville, which was beautiful.
The experience has made me more confident and independent. I have improved my communication skills, through talking to my colleagues who didn’t speak much English.
When I took up Electrical at College, I wasn’t sure whether it was what I wanted to do, but I needed to do something. Spending time in Spain made me realise I do want to carry on working in electrics.
Since coming back I have started an apprenticeship. I included the placement in Spain on my CV and talked about it loads in my interview. My boss was really impressed about what a brilliant opportunity it had been and the experience I had gained.
My placement has definitely changed my life. It opened my eyes to new ways of doing things, has made me clear about what I want to do next and helped me get an apprenticeship.
Improved language skills
Exposure to cultural experience
Improved people skills
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