At the Berufskolleg Wirtschaft und Verwaltung Ahaus opportunities for apprenticeships abroad are regularly presented to vocational school students. Kristina, Wefapress-APPRENTICE in her 2nd year of training as an industrial clerk, was really impressed! After an information session where she learned all about host families and employers in different countries, she chose Dublin!
After landing in Ireland, the apprentices were picked up and welcomed at the airport by their designated contact partner who then brought Kristina, tougher with a few of the others, to her host mother. In the next three weeks, however, she would have to make the journey to work by bus on her own. Kristina’s employer, Emergency Care Ltd., was located directly in Dublin: a company which specialises in first aid products and also offers qualified first aid courses with an open network of trainers. There, her workday would run from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
“The team of five headed by Paul Downes was friendly and eager to help, right from the start,” says Kristina, describing her workday. “I was allowed to really get involved, help create brochures and flyers for marketing and set up the Facebook page, generate invoices and delivery notes, as well as register shipments with a parcel service. I also processed order to suppliers and assembled first aid kits in the warehouse. I was even able to help prepare course material, evaluate tests and draw up certificates for the participants."
Back to Germany. Wefapress® regularly supports its trainees in taking advantage of such opportunities as this three-week apprenticeship in Dublin - not least owing to the beneficial experience they can gain! Kristina brought back valuable impulses from her apprenticeship in Dublin for her training at Wefapress®!