LAS PALMAS

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is officially Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, is a city and capital of Gran Canaria island, in the Canary Islands, on the Atlantic Ocean is located in the north-eastern part of the island set in magnificent scenery composed of two bays and their beautiful beaches – Playa de las Canteras and Playa de las Alcaravaneras.

 

Founded in 1478, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria boasts an important historical and cultural heritage, much of which can be found in the district of Vegueta, the oldest quarter of the town, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1990.

 

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has an impressive infrastructure of hotels and apartments and its harbour Puerto de La Luz is one of the most important in all Europe, giving the city a very cosmopolitan image. Only under the impulse of tourism and economic activities of the 60s was the city finally consolidated and settled with a population that has doubled in the last 30 years (actually around 400,000 inhabitants).

 

Today, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria is a bustling city overflowing with Spanish ambience, history and culture.

WORK PLACEMENTS

In Eduation&Mobility Las Palmas de Gran Canarias, we dedicate our efforts to matching the skills of Erasmus+ beneficiaries to placement opportunities in enterprises throughout the Isle of Las Palmas de Gran Canarias.

Placements are rigorously evaluated and certified in conjunction with Europass standards.

We design individual and group work experience programmes to meet the precise needs and career objectives of our clients. We guarantee to accurately match applicants with meaningful work placements and provide a very high level of personal support throughout their programme.

EDUCATION&MOBILITY Las Palmas de Gran Canarias provides work placements for trainees in the following fields:

 

  • Graphic design.
  • Hairdressing and Beauty care
  • Hotel management.
  • Hotel Reception.
  • Water Sports.
  • Interior design.
  • International Commerce.
  • Shop Assistant.
  • Sport and leisure.
  • Transport & logistics.
  • Social education.
  • Web design.
  • Accountancy and Finances.
  • Administration and once works.
  • Beauty Care.
  • Car Mechanic/ Ship Mechanic.
  • Childcare education.
  • Computer science.
  • Culinary arts.
  • Educational services.
  • Electronic maintenance.
  • Event Organization.
  • Fashion design.
  • Fine arts.

MONITORING

Education&Mobility will interview all participants and introduce them to their future internship company. During the Internship placement, the tutor will visit the participants in the companies and help them in case of problems.

Monthly feedback questionnaires with the student as well as with the host company will be done to ensure the satisfaction with the programme. Once a month an Informal Meeting will take place to stay in contact with other foreign students.

ACCOMMODATION

Education&Mobility will provide accommodation in apartments, always close from the work placements with maximum distance of 30 minutes by public transport to the work placements.

Due to the excellent climate of the isle, some of our accommodation are provided with swimming pool and garden.

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PLACES TO VISIT

SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSE

In order to give to the participants a basic knowledge of the Spanish language, a two weeks programmed will be offered. This course will help the participants to understand and be understood during the training period. Our courses are designed to prepare the apprentices for living and working in Las Palmas de Gran Canarias. Participants can take the courses at the beginning of their stay or at the beginning of the training.

Cursos-intensivos

PLACES TO VISIT

SANTA CATALINA

The heart of this district is the big and busy Parque Santa Catalina – which is actually more of a square dotted with palm trees and flowerbeds than a park – where a sizeable slice of Las Palmas’ nightlife takes place.

Due to the excellent climate of the isle, some of our accommodation are provided with swimming pool and garden.

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PASITO BLANCO

A short drive from the tourist resort of Playa Meloneras is the marina of Pasito Blanco. Due to its isolated location approximately 6 km (some 3.2 miles) west of Maspalomas, this modern yacht marina, incorporating a sailing school and a private camping site, dates back to the turn of the millennium.

Due to the excellent climate of the isle, some of our accommodation are provided with swimming pool and garden.

CALDERA BANDAMA

Located on the doorstep of the city is a natural wonder called the Caldera de Bandama or the “Cauldron of Bandama”. This volcanic crater and geological wonder is located towards the outer limits of the city. The city buses don’t go out as far as Caldera de Bandama, instead take a Global bus heading to Santa Brígida. You can then hike down to the bottom of the 200m-deep cauldron.

Due to the excellent climate of the isle, some of our accommodation are provided with swimming pool and garden.

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CARNIVAL OF LAS PALMAS DE GRAN CANARIA

Two to three weeks of fancy dress mark the first rupture with winter in February. The bulk of the action takes place around Parque de Santa Catalina, where there is a giant outdoor stage and a host of temporary bars.

Due to the excellent climate of the isle, some of our accommodation are provided with swimming pool and garden.

WATER SPORTS IN GRAN CANARIA

The mild, as opposed to wild, weather conditions all year round make Gran Canaria the perfect destination for those looking for plenty of fun in the sea. Sea temperatures rarely drop below 18ºC in winter, the average temperature for the rest of the year being around 23°C.

Due to the excellent climate of the isle, some of our accommodation are provided with swimming pool and garden.

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Yacht Fiumanka Sailboat Sailing Sea Race Regatta

SAILING

Gran Canaria is a sailor’s dream, especially from April to October. The sailing centres can be found in Las Palmas, where the annual Atlantic Rally for Cruisers (ARC) departs from, and on the south coast, specifically Puerto Rico, Pasito Blanco, Arguineguín and Puerto Mogán. In these ports, a number of schools offer equipment hire and tuition. Gran Canaria boasts some of the best practicing conditions worldwide with local sailing clubs producing several Olympic champions. Head to any resort by the sea and you will easily find a school or company providing you with what you need to start sailing.

Due to the excellent climate of the isle, some of our accommodation are provided with swimming pool and garden.

WINDSURFING

Gran Canaria is considered one of the best places in the world for windsurfing. You can windsurf all along the coast from the east to the south, but there’re also very good conditions at Playa de las Canteras in Las Palmas and at Gáldar in the north west.

If you want to see the top windsurfers in action, though, head to Pozo Izquierdo, where winds can reach speeds of up to 60 kmph, and to Playa de Vargas, one of the venues of the PWA Wave Classic Grand Prix.

If you’re just starting this sport, though, it’s best you stick to sheltered harbours such as Puerto Rico and Puerto de Mogán.

Due to the excellent climate of the isle, some of our accommodation are provided with swimming pool and garden.

BODYBOARDING AND SURFING.

You can best enjoy these water sports on the north coast, between Las Palmas and Gáldar. Constant on-shore winds provide surfers with ideal conditions and waves that can be up to 5 metres high. Little wonder then that Gran Canaria has been dubbed the European Hawaii.

Due to the excellent climate of the isle, some of our accommodation are provided with swimming pool and garden.