To give you a clearer idea of how these different types of visas work, here is an example from one of our candidates who studied in Spain and is looking forward to get a work permit in a short amount of time. This example will illustrate how we can help you go to Spain to do an internship and if necessary even how we can help you extend your stay there.
Nationality: South African
Profession: Front Desk Supervisor at El Racó de Madremanya
Education: Completed Bachelor’s in Hotel Management at the International Hotel School South Africa
Role Model: Sandy Pollard, Managing Director of Cape Grace, South Africa
Future Goal: To become a Rooms Division Director
January 1, 2016
In February 2016 I began my Bachelor’s in Hotel Management at the International Hotel School South Africa.
January 16, 2019
After completing 3 years at the International Hotel School I decided to go to Spain (Tenerife) for my final year internship. I was doing a Management Training Program as Rooms Division Intern with the Ritz Carlton brand.
February 15, 2020
After working for 12 months, I was able to receive my Bachelor’s Degree and decided that I wanted to obtain the Spanish residency. I therefore had to stay at least another 2 years in Spain. For this reason I decided to do an MBA at Hospitality Academy in Barcelona. During these two years I am studying while doing an internship at the same time to gain more practical experience. Currently I am working in the front office department until mid February until I will be transferred to another department for six months. This cross-departmental management internship gives me more insight into the daily operations of a hotel and how the different departments work together.
February 15, 2022
I am planning to apply for the Spanish residency as early as possible – meaning in February 2022 when my 2 year MBA program ends. Upon receiving this diploma I will furthermore have greater chances in finding a good position within a hotel to continue my career path in the hotel industry. I hope to one day be a Rooms Division Director of a renowned hotel.
Profession: Hungry Job Seeker
Education: Completed Bachelor’s in Hotel Management at the Amity University, Master’s in Business Tourism and Events
Role Model: Ritiesh Aggarwal, Founder of Oyo Rooms
Future Goal: To open an own independant boutique hotel
September 14, 2016
In September 2016 I began my Bachelor’s in Hotel Management at the Amity University in India.
September 16, 2019
After completing my Bachelor’s at the Amity University I decided to go to Barcelona (Spain) to do a Master’s in Business Tourism and Events.
July 10, 2020
After graduating from my Master’s degree in Business Tourism and Events I decided that I wanted to find a job in Spain and work there for a few years. As I did not have a job offer at the time of graduation and was about to lose my student visa as I had graduated, I applied for the Job Search Visa. This visa allows me to stay in Spain for 12 months in order to find a job. Unfortunately, I haven’t found anything to date but I am optimistic that until July 2021 I will have found a job related to my studies.
Profession: Front Desk Agent at the Ritz Carlton
Education: Completed Bachelor’s in Hotel Management at Vatel Hotel & Tourism Business School
Role Model: Daniela Soto-Innes, named World’s Best Female Chef by the World’s Best 50 Restaurants
Future Goal: To become a Front Desk Manager at a luxury hotel brand
September 11, 2015
In September 2015 I began my Bachelor’s in Hotel Management at the Vatel Hotel & Tourism Business School in Argentina.
September 16, 2018
After finishing my Bachelor’s degree at Vatel Hotel & Tourism Business School in Argentina, my goal was to go to Spain to start working in a luxury hotel. I received an internship job offer from the Ritz Carlton and so I could apply for the Internship Residency Visa in Spain. The internship was going to be for 12 consecutive months.
September 17, 2019
After working for 12 months, I was offered a full time job as a front desk agent at the same hotel. I immediately applied for the modification from the Internship Residency Visa to the Work Visa so I could stay in Spain to work and pursue my career. I could eventually modify my visa to a Work Visa and am currently still working at the Ritz Carlton as a front desk agent. My goal is to one day be the Front Desk Manager at a luxury hotel brand – maybe even at the Ritz Carlton.
If you are interested in extending your stay in Spain so that you can apply for the Spanish residency, then one of your options might be to enrol in one of our programs at Barcelona Hospitality Academy. We will make sure that your visa process is taken care of as well as providing you with a good quality education and an opportunity to work at the same time. Upon filling in the contact form below, our Hospitality Academy specialists will contact you for further assistance and to discuss the best option for you.
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