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Vancouver Study & Work Testimonial; Oscar from Spain

Oscar from Spain during his Study & Work Program in Vancouver

Oscar from Spain during his Study & Work Program in Vancouver

Oscar is from Spain and is enrolled in our Study & Work Program.

After achieving his Bachelor Degree in Early Childhood Education and working in several toy stores in Madrid, he decided to come to Canada because of its multi-cultural aspect and he wanted to go further than Europe to improve his English level.

He started his experience with three months of intensive English study at one of our school partners located in Downtown Vancouver. Six weeks before starting his work, he met one of our STEPWEST placement coordinator to have a chat about his job expectations. After reviewing his Canadian-style resume and going to a couple of job interview preparation seminars, he was ready for real job interviews. He did a great job and was hired as a Sales Assistant in a toy store company located near Downtown Vancouver.

As part of our monitoring, we went to see Oscar at his work a few weeks ago (see pic above). He is really enjoying his experience and his tasks at the store because he has a lot of responsibilities. His main tasks are to do the cash registry, greet customers who enter the shop and assist shoppers to find the goods they are looking for. Even though he likes everything in his job, the most challenging part is to deal with customers in English and understand their needs.

Throughout this experience, he has learned a lot, most of all to be more independent. He has improved his skills for this job, his English level has increased and all of these attributes will help him for sure once he returns to Spain.

If you would like to take part in a similar adventure, where you can improve your English while earning money, take a look at our Study & Work Program. If you would like to apply or require more information please send us an email at inquiry@stepwest.ca

Vancouver Study & Work Testimonial: Isabel from Spain

Isabel from Spain during her Study & Work Program in Vancouver

Isabel from Spain during her Study & Work Program in Vancouver

Isabel is from Spain and was enrolled in our Study & Work Program.

After obtaining her diploma in marketing and trade, and working for 6 years through different business positions in Barcelona, she decided to come to Canada (Vancouver) because she always dreamed about having such an experience. More importantly, she wanted to improve her English level.

She started her experience with three months of intensive English study at one of our school partners located in Downtown Vancouver. Six weeks before starting her job, she met one of our STEPWEST placement coordinators to have a chat about her job expectations. After reviewing her Canadian-style resume, and going to a couple job interview preparation seminars, she was ready for real job interviews. She did well during her second one, and was hired as a hostess at a bar in the biggest park in Vancouver, Stanley Park.

As a part of our thorough monitoring, we went to see Isabel at her work two weeks ago (see pic above). She is really enjoying the experience and her responsibilities at the restaurant. Her main duties are to greet the guests and place them at available tables. Further more, she also has to help other servers by picking up the dishes when they need some help and tidying up everything at the end of the day. The most enjoying but also challenging part of her job is to be in contact with customers because she loves it, but at the same time she needs to fully understand their requests and be able to communicate with them efficiently.

Thanks to this adventure, she improved her English level rapidly but she states that she always wants to learn more and train as much as she can. Without any doubt this experience will help her once she is back in Spain.

If you would like to take part in a similar adventure, where you can improve your English while earning money, take a look at our Study & Work Program. If you would like to apply or require more information please send us an email at inquiry@stepwest.ca

Vancouver Study & Work Testimonial: Inna from Russia

Inna from Russia during her Study & Work Program in Vancouver

Inna from Russia during her Study & Work Program in Vancouver

Inna is from Russia and was enrolled in our Study & Work Program.

After obtaining her Master degree in Commerce and working for almost two years in a travel agency in Russia, she decided to come to Vancouver because after being to the USA already, she wanted to discover Canada.

She started her adventure with one and half months of intensive English study at one of our school partners located downtown Vancouver. Six weeks before starting her job, she met one of our STEPWEST placement coordinators to have a chat about her job expectations. After reviewing her Canadian-style resume, and going to a couple job interview preparation seminars, she was ready for real job interviews. She did a great job on her first one and was hired as a cashier in a restaurant in front of Kitsilano beach.

As a part of our thorough monitoring, we went to see Inna at her work two weeks ago (see pic above). She really liked her experience and her responsibilities at the restaurant. Her main tasks were to take orders, prepare food and to help her colleagues in the restaurant when they needed. Learning how to use the machines and utilities was what she preferred the most.  However, this, along with understanding a range of customer orders were the most challenging part of her job.

Throughout this experience, she improved her English level and communication skills immensely. It also gave her a chance to meet new people from all over the world. This adventure will definitely help her in the future when she will travel back to Russia.

If you would like to take part in a similar adventure, where you can improve your English while earning money, take a look at our Study & Work Program. If you would like to apply or require more information please send us an email at inquiry@stepwest.ca