Placement overview

Name: Sachin
Vocational area: Electrical Installation
Duration: 2 weeks
Location: Povoa de Varzim, Portugal
  • It was helpful to observe qualified electrician wiring up the building, and then be able to try it myself afterwards. 

    Sachin, Electrical Installation placement, Portugal

The motivation

I’ve completed a lot of work experience in the UK, and wanted to have a new experience outside of my own country. I hoped to get a new insight into working in a foreign region and broaden my horizons.

The placement

I worked for a company called J.L Furtado, and the job that I completed was in electrical work. In my role, I focussed on wiring up socket outlets and keeping the work area clean and free from hazards. 

It was helpful to observe qualified electrician wiring up the building, and then I was able to do it myself afterwards.  

The location

I really enjoyed visiting cultural places during the weekend and learning about the history of the area. Most importantly, I enjoyed being in the environment of working on site in a foreign country.



The impact

I gained amazing experience on what it is it like on working on a site. It will certainly help me to remain calm when I work on site in the future.

I hope this will help me to get an apprenticeship in the near future.


  • Technical skills development
  • Exposure to cultural experience
  • Confidence building
  • Improved people skills

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