Laura, PR Intern, Lithuania

"I am extremely grateful for this opportunity, it was one of the best decisions of my life."

Laura, PR Intern, Lithuania

Sebastian, Light Designer, Poland

"I received a very good support. The colleagues helped me with everything."

Sebastian, Light Designer, Poland

Quentin, IT Specialist, France

"The best part was the culture. It is very interesting and beautiful."

Quentin, IT Specialist, France

Shane, Financial Assistant, UK

"I told to myself: Why not to apply, why not to have a beautiful experience?"

Shane, Financial Assistant, UK

Arba, Financial Analyst, Albanian studying in Austria

"I was involved in different types of tasks and I was trusted to execute them independently."

Arba, Financial Analyst, Albanian studying in Austria

Lucas, Startup Project Coordinator, Brazil

"I’m enjoying the work; it meets my professional and academic background."

Lucas, Startup Project Coordinator, Brazil

Keerthi, Mechanical Engineer, India

"I received more then i expected. Keep up the good work, Placement Slovakia."

Keerthi, Mechanical Engineer, India

Emanuel, Accountant Trainee, Portugal

"I put theory into practise and I got to know financial activity of a large company."

Emanuel, Accountant Trainee, Portugal

Vitor, Executive Assistant, Portugal

"Please come! Do not stay at home; rather travel, meet new people and explore Slovakia."

Vitor, Executive Assistant, Portugal

Daniel, Online Marketing Operator, Spain

"What will I miss the most? My job, probably."

Daniel, Online Marketing Operator, Spain

Miguel, Web Developer, Portugal

"I met amazing people and fall in love with a city that I did not even know few years ago."

Miguel, Web Developer, Portugal

Monica, Marketing trainee, Indian studying in Austria

"I am treated as full-time employee, which is great."

Monica, Marketing trainee, Indian studying in Austria

Vinay, Mechanical Engineer, Indian studying in Germany

"It is fun to learn new things; language and to explore new places."

Vinay, Mechanical Engineer, Indian studying in Germany

Pedro, Industrial Engineer, Portugal

"I am having a blast here!"

Pedro, Industrial Engineer, Portugal

Joao Pedro, Communication Assistant, Portugal

"My colleagues have become my friends. What can be better?"

Joao Pedro, Communication Assistant, Portugal

Pablo, Mechanical Engineer, Spain

"I like the travelling opportunities Bratislava offers."

Pablo, Mechanical Engineer, Spain

André Lagos, Project Coordinator assistant, Portugal.

“A few days after my arrival, I was already feeling like home”

André Lagos, Project Coordinator assistant, Portugal.

Tahmina Mumtaz, Junior SAP specialist, Pakistan

"I believe that this experience will enable me to follow my future endeavours in a defined way, and nourish me professionally.”

Tahmina Mumtaz, Junior SAP specialist, Pakistan

Teodor Vlahovski from Bulgaria came to Slovakia last year to do his Erasmus+ traineeship in a logistics company near Trnava. After spending several intensive months in Slovakia, he returned to Bulgaria and started working soon after that. Read and watch a little something about what Teodor experienced while being here in Slovakia. 

 Watch an interview with Teodor here

1, How did your story first begin and why did you decide to take an Erasmus+ internship in Slovakia?
It looked like a good opporutnity. I already had some basic knowledge of the language so it was a bit easier. The day I went to my university for picking up my bachelor diploma, we received the email from PlacementSlovakia.

2, Can you tell what responsibilities the company gave you at work?
Managing a fleet with drivers, writing routes, contacting freight forward specialists. Calculating fuel consumtion.

3, What skills did you improve the most during your traineeship?
Influencive skills most definitely. Negotiating with people all the time was the main reason.

4, Were there any tasks given to you that you had no idea how to complete? If so, how did you solve it?
Yes. Like driving around and looking for companies we work with, but with some help and luck it all went good. For the other tasks it was just trial and error most of the time.

5, How did you find out about our programme and how would you evaluate our assistance provided during your period here?
Our institutional coordinator back in my university shared with me your proposals of internship placements. I am very satisfied with the assistance and overall performance of your team.

6, What did you find as the most different from your usual environment, country? Was there any culture shock?
There wasn’t any culture shock. I am just amazed that most of the people really like hiking and spending time outside. We prefer different activities.

7, What did you like the best here in Slovakia?
Normal prices and overall good quality of life. I can afford loads of stuff here with normal salary.

8, Which moment of your stay in Slovakia has been the most memorable for you?
The work itself, probably because it was very intense.

9, What are your future plans after finishing the internship?
Find a place to build a carreer.

10, Is there anything you would like to say to students still deciding whether or not to do an internship in Slovakia?
Do it. Slovakia hosts a lot of international companies and has good environment for gaining proper experience. It’s not expensive at all and the conditions offered by Placement Slovakia are more than welcoming. Several months here would definitely improve chances of future success on the job market. Good place to find friends and make connections too.

Check our new interview with Teodor.