Hello Everyone! My name is Mikołaj. I am 18 years old teenager from Poland. I am a student and I attend Technical School to learn for IT specialist. I had opportunity to go for internship to Belfast twice, organised by Intern Europe. Having interned at Chaka Travel in 2017, I was so lucky to return to the same company for March & April 2019. I want to introduce my thoughts and memories from Belfast as I spend 2 months in this beautiful city.
Me and twelve of my Polish friends had an opportunity to take advantage in internship organised by Intern Europe. Internship lasted a month and each student was working in their specialisation. We weren’t the only group that was taking part in work experience. There were four different groups, on one from Austria, Poland, Germany and Spain.
Belfast have an difficult and interesting history and this makes city rich in places to explore/sightsee, like Titanic Museum, City Hall, Ulster Museum, Cave Hill and many walls, that tell the story of The Troubles. And of course you have to go to Primark, which is the most important place to visit for a lot of tourists! 🙂
I lived in two Irish families this month. It was a great opportunity to get to know better how people lives here. I really enjoyed famous British breakfast, although it is hard to eat it full :D. I reckon that British people likes pets, because wherever I lived, there was at least one dog or cat.
The residents of Northern Ireland and Belfast are extremely polite and gentle. They are very open-minded, always kind if anyone needs help. The Northern Ireland accent wasn’t the easiest one to understand, but I think that it is possible to get used to it. Even if you don’t understand something, inhabitants of Belfast will eventually repeat the sentence, till you get it.
Working at Chaka Travel
This two months I worked at Chaka Travel were my first work experience. Chaka Travel is one of most popular golf travel agents in the world. Thanks to Chaka I learned a lot about how it is to be a worker. I found out what kind of tasks IT man can have. I didn’t have any objectives and tasks to do that were too hard.
During my first period I had done things like: copying and pasting content from old to new rising website (mostly), adding new sites, completing list of URLs. This had been my first contact with WordPress and I really enjoyed how easy it was to use any of tools on this server.
Over my second period in Chaka Travel I had had my first contact with Adobe Photoshop. My task mainly was to work with it changing size of photos from website and then uploading them on website. I uploaded few posts on social media and changed the length of URLs for several sites. My last task was to write the blog that you are reading right now 🙂
I really enjoyed two months with Chaka Travel. The whole team is a group of extremely kind and polite persons. Stevie, who was my supervisor helped me a lot with second adaptation and explained everything clearly, so it was easy for me to execute tasks. I recommend Chaka Travel as placement for internship.
I really enjoyed 2 months, that I spend in Belfast. I learned a lot about work experience and improved my English, which was my main goal to achieve. I can honestly recommend visiting this fantastic city. I would like to come back here one day. Thank you for reading.