Title European Merchants on Work Placements Abroad
Project Number DE/2012/LLP-LdV/IVT/284445
Project Type Mobility - initial vocational training IVT
Individual Participation Not possible
Marketing Text Project for participants of the additional qualification as "European Merchant" our school offers to commercial trainees from the traditional German Dual System of vocational training. Apart from courses in "International Trade" (with a certificate from our local Chamber of Commerce), the ECDL and language certificates in Business English and another foreign language, a work placement for a minimum of three weeks is compulsory.
19 participants from different commercial sectors and classes had the chance to spend 3-4 weeks in a company abroad. Approx. half of them chose to stay in companies that has business contacts to their training companies in Germany, the others went to small- and medium-sized businesses in Ireland, which we found through a professional Irish agency.
The preparation of the participants was part of the additional qualification with external lecturers e.g. an expert for international training.
The participants went at different times depending on their companies' and trainings' timetables, the learning contents also differed according to individual needs.
Before, during and after their stay the trainees had to fill in different questionnaires to make sure they reflect what they are doing.
Afterwards they prepared word documents and power point presentations to let their classmates in the different classes and other interested people participate in their experiences.