Look at the Worlds Top 200 universities and see if you can find a Polish one. If you have a guy who studied in Poland and a guy from say Manchester University I know who'd get the job with a foreign company. There are numerous reasons why Universities make the list and universities don't. In fact, Polish universites rank 39th in the world in a list of top universities.
You can tell it to your village buddies, I've been working for international companies for many years and not at the bottom to put it mildly.
But then again in my village we have Oxford, Cambridge, Durham.....and are 3rd in the world after the US and Germany.
Polish education is rubbish.... it produces cheap factory workers at best.