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European internship - adventure abroad
Start date: Jun 1, 2015, End date: May 31, 2016 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The participants of this mobility project were 42 students of the HBLA West, a vocational college. They have to do an internship between the 3rd and 4th form. They do their internship in hotels and restaurants. The aim is to gain experience and to improve their language skills. At the HBLA offers a focus on modern languages, to guarantee the students´ employability on the common market. The students will work in the kitchen, service, reception , housekeeping and in a surgery The tasks will be the following: Service: • recommend dishes • take the orders • prepare the breakfast buffet and clear away the food • lay and clear tables • work in the bar • plate and tray service • wine & drinks service • work at the cash desk Kitchen: • Get to know the procedures and organisation of a professional kitchen • Prepare meals and put them on plates; garnish them in different ways • Present products and decorate them • Put together menus • Prepare the place of work with respect to hygiene and ergonomics • clean the kitchen and the kitchen aids; Housekeeping: • Check the rooms and tidy them up Reception: • Welcome guests: filling in registration forms; handing out keys • Answering the guests ´questions • Taking reservations •Answering phone calls; putting trough calls • Informing guests about sights, excursions, the animation programme, bus and train times The student in the surgery - take the blood sugar, assist the doctor with minor surgical intervention Results and impact envisaged and the potential longer term benefits: When the students do their internship they have finished the 3rd form of the HBLA West college. The internship will give them the chance to improve their skills in kitchen, service, housekeeping and reception. Over the last 3 years at the college they had 4 hours´ courses in kitchen and service each year. In the 4th form there will be a very intensive teaching programme in these subjects. At the end of the 4th term there will be an A level exam in these two subjects. These are exams at a very high level. They guarantee the students excellent job opportunities in the catering sector at home and abroad. Therefore the HBLA West promotes internships abroad. This will raise the students´ employability on the European job market. The exams are part of their diploma. Moreover there is a focus on modern languages at the HBLA West college. The students can take English, French, Spanish, Italian and Russian. As mentioned in section C 1.3. the students have the choice of three focuses at the HBLA West. One of them is MultiLingua. These stutents are particularly interested in doing an internship abroad. This year 17 students have been chosen from the focus MultiLingua Place and duration of the placements: 22 partner organization in England, Ireland, France, Germany, Malta and Italy are involved in this mobility. Duration: 1 June – 1 October 2015.
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