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Hi, My name is Krzysztof Lewandowski, I’m from Poland and I’m doing a four-week traineeship in Belfast, Northern Ireland. I started the traineeship on the 30th of September at Trainingmatchmaker¬†which was created by¬†Watson and Co. Chartered Marketing founder: Trainer Christine Watson. I’m here to gain working experience as part of the Erasmus programme.
During the first meeting my trainer, Christine Watson talked about my traineeship and the courses that I can choose to do, which you can find listed on Traningmatchmaker.com website. Most of the courses are online, but the best ones are the face to face courses, which are, in my opinion, more interesting for me personally.

 Learning goals:

  • Language skills – I’m trying to improve my English skills by watching movies, YouTube videos and texting with friends from different countries. But language learning through living in a country in which it is the main language is way more effective for me. Even when I’m shy and it’s hard to get anything out of me at times!

  • Graphic design skills¬†– I have been interested in graphics for a very long time. With Canva I can easily create a design that will be very useful for various websites, blogs, and social media. It’s very simple to learn – there is a free canva course by canva listed on trainingmatchmaker.com

  • Photography & video skills¬†– Photography and video editing are some of my hobbies. A few months ago I bought a digital camera Lumix G7. I love taking pictures of landscapes, people, animals, nature. The free Today At Apple courses in the Apple store in Victoria Square, Belfast are designed to help me get better at what I do. I want to learn new photography and video techniques that will help me to take more beautiful photos and create lovely videos in the future. One of my first tasks is to research all of the options available through the Today At Apple programme during my traineeship and to list them for my fellow Erasmus Trainee from Germany – Nadine (you can read her Learning Plan here) and for a post on the TrainingMatchmaker.com Instagram page.

  • Google Local Guide skills – Before leaving for Belfast I wasn’t set up as a Google Local Guide but I regularly use Google Maps. I think I will find it to be a great way to show the whole world my point of view of so many places in the world. Thanks to me people could potentially tell if it’s worth visiting each place that I immortalise.
 
  • Instagram – I use instagram on a personal level but also to keep in touch with my fans and show them the places where I go. I understand that I will be creating instagram for business posts for TrainingMatchmaker.com so the free instagram course by Facebook Blueprint (which owns instagram) might provide useful learning that I can put into practice on my traineeship in Belfast and when I return to Poland.
  • Google Digital Garage¬†– My Trainer Christine advises me that Google will open up in Belfast city centre to provide face to face courses to the public for free for at least 6 months. We plan to find out when the opening day will be and if it is before 25 October then I can benefit from these courses. However listed on TrainingMatchmaker.com is the free online Google Digital Garage course – this course is certificated and involves watching over 100 videos across 26 topics. I would really like to complete the full course and gain my certificate before my four weeks in Belfast come to an end.

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My name is Christopher and I am 18 years old. I live in Poland and currently, I am a third-year student of the Marketing and Advertising class in Ludow Polski school. In the future, I would like to be a graphic designer. In my free time, I enjoy playing video games, taking photos and making YouTube videos. I’m really excited to get to know the culture of Belfast, Northern Ireland.

   
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