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

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2.3 Learning at the workplace

Remember that the most important reason why you are on an internship is to improve your skills and your knowledge. The people in the company will help you to reach your goal.

What is expected from me?

When you are a trainee on internship in an industrial company, there are some key competences that are expected from you

  • You acquired a basic technical knowledge in your field of study.
  • You have learned certain skills to apply this knowledge: research skills, technical analysis and problem-solving skills, critical thinking, language skills, communicative skills and technical skills typical for your learning pathway.
  • You are also expected to be someone with these basic attitudes: orderly, punctual, motivated, respectful, positive, sociable, with a sense of initiative, flexible, creative.

Here are some useful hints for a successful internship:

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  • Respect the work regulations;
  • Try to do nothing that could cause harm to the good name of the company;
  • Make sure you're always on time and report for being absent or late;
  • Keep your internship-logbook with you and hand in your internship reports;
  • Complete the instructions of your supervisor as well as you can;
  • Try not to damage products, tools or equipment;
  • Do your job in a safe and healthy way;
  • Itís better you go to your supervisor if you have a problem.