Valentin, Business manager trainee, South Africa
I did my internship at SPT South Africa in Cape Town. SPT SA is specialized in vessels, offshore platforms renovation but also manufacturing and interior design. The branch manager wanted the subsidiary to obtain ISO 9001 certification. To have this certificate, we have defined objectives, identified new business opportunities and developed a set of quality processes. I was very mobile and was able to work at the office, in the workshop, and even on the boats. The main reason of this mobility was to understand as much as possible the marine industry to identify the company’s issues.
During my stay in South Africa, I had the chance to do a safari in Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s largest nature reserves! Every morning, accompanied by a ranger and a tracker, we left the camp at sunrise to meet the big five: lions, leopards, rhinos, elephants and buffaloes. It’s one of the most beautiful memories of my stay!