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Assistant in European Trade and Marketing 2016/2017
Start date: Jun 1, 2016, End date: May 31, 2018 PROJECT  FINISHED 

The "Berufsbildungszentrum Grevenbroich", a vocational school near Düsseldorf and Cologne offers a one year additional qualification course "Assistant in European Trade and Marketing". This course aims at trainees in wholesale and foreign trade but is also open to all kinds of commercial trainees, too. In order to reach the qualification the students attend classes in the evenings and on Saturday morning (a total of 240 hours ). There are three subjects (each 80 hours) : English, a second foreign language (French/Spanish) and International Marketing. A four week internship in a different European country is the final step to reach the qualification. . The day the Irish group will start their internship at the-Joe Duffy Motor Group in Dublin y there will be a coordination meeting with Maria Brouke , HR manager and project coordinator in Ireland. Each participant will be assigned to a staff member of the Joe Duffy Motor Group for their internship. Now the theoretical background acquired by the course "Assistant in European Trade and Marketing" will be filled with life. The students will learn the practical knowledge by the Joe Duffy enterprise which has been elected one of the best managed companies in Ireland 2013 by Deloitte . The students will write a blog about their internship to document their impressions. Back in Germany they will present their internship in English. They will address the headmaster, their employers, the schoolmates and the local press. The internship in Ireland and in Spain will enhance their self-consciousness, their communication skills and their ability to understand and to adapt to foreign cultures. In the long run the students will more likely start a lifelong learning process. Europe growing together there will be a stronger focus on language and intercultural skills acquired abroad , especially in the field of wholesale and foreign trade
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