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Experiences

Cristiano from Portugal



A bit of my story:



I wanted to go to Tenerife because I could skate, surf, and work in the area that I´m studying which is Hotel management. I'm developing a master degree thesis about Architecture and Sustainable Universal Design in Hotels, which developed on an island with that geographic characteristics becomes a bigger challenge.
I did a lot of research and interviews with the accessible tourism operators, and also travelling in the island always with an eye in accessible tourist points of interest. To be true I didn't had many time because working most of the time 8 hours I had my time limited. But I think I have the necessary items to move on.


About the Hotel which I did the practices, I was very good welcomed and most of the workers there had a contribute to my learning. Unfortunately, the hotel wasn't in a good financial moment and that corrupt many things to work in the regular pace level. But, at the same time was even a bigger challenge to work and be creative about solutions.
My overall experience was good, I started on reception for 1 month (supposed to be 3 months), but then I realized the need of a Public Relations in the Hotel, so I directly talked to the Sub Director, who was very supportive and gave me that opportunity. I also did design works in the Restaurant (all the dishes of the menu in cards), Cocktail menus, Coffee menus and a bit of everything in design. In the last month I was P.R./Designer/D.J./Bar Assistant in the Premium bar. I can say I did a bit of everything on my reach and became very happy with learning and giving my contribute.



Last but not least, I believe TJT has a good structure and great people working there. You are supportive, organized and engaging people from all over the world, mixing cultures and good vibes with always some extra-curricular activities to feel like you are home in a distant island.
Things to improve: If you can check better the hotel conditions: In the last moth I was sharing a room with no more than 4 square meters with other intern, and we didn't had space for nothing and was really bad human conditions (Room 004). I think it did compromise my stay because it's too small for 2 people, even if we are interns we are not chickens of mass production. I knew the rooms were shared in the contract, that but that size was not acceptable.


Finnaly I wish you a good development of the company and best luck for the future, you are giving great opportunities to young people to learn and follow their dreams!


Tenerife Job Training is an intermediary agency which aims to help students to find an internship in various companies in the Canary Islands, accompany the student during the whole stay, and make sure that the internship is in line with the needs and the expectative of the student. For more than 10 years, we have been receiving participants from the Erasmus program. Moreover, we also make part of a professional network of companies helping students to study in Spain and learn Spanish. Professional visits for teachers, K2 Erasmus Plus projects and adult education are also some of our areas of expertise.

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Phone: [+34] 922 711 512
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