The aim of this European Leonardo Da Vinci project is to improve
the quality of workplace training in industries in Europe.

Leonardo Da Vinci logo

5.1 Key competences for trainees on internship

KNOWLEDGE, what you must know

  • Professional knowledge: understanding the basic techniques in your learning pathway:.

SKILLS: what you must be able to do in fact the ability to apply knowledge and use know-how to complete tasks and solve problems. Skills are described as cognitive or practical.

  • Practical skills typical for your learning pathway: ability to apply them on an independent basis.
  • Research skills: finding and processing data (also on the internet).
  • Technical analysis and problem-solving skills: be able to plan your work, choose the correct materials and tools, work in a systematic way from problem analysis to finding possible solutions to choosing the correct final solution.
  • Critical and reflective thinking and acting (be able to make the correct choices).
  • Language skills: be able to communicate (speaking – listening – writing - reading) in a foreign language.
  • Communicative skills (including assertiveness and the ability to express yourself).

ATTITUDES: what kind of person you should be

  • Order, punctuality and work speed (capacity to adapt to working regulations and conditions, take all necessary documents with you, be disciplined, be on time).
  • Motivation: attention and concentration, interest in learning new things and curiosity, not give up in difficult situations, independent working and studying, commitment.
  • Finishing off: execute an assignment completely and properly, understanding the importance of quality control.
  • Respect, positive attitude (tolerance, courtesy, decent language, no bullying, acceptance of authority, respect for multiculturalism, care for material).
  • Social behaviour, working in a group (attitude towards co-workers, friendliness, cooperation, team spirit, honesty, being open to equal opportunities).
  • Ability to take initiative, act independently.
  • Flexibility, creativity and inventiveness.
“Competence” means the proven ability to use knowledge, skills and personal and/or methodological abilities (commonly called attitudes), in work or study situations and in professional and personal development.