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Europe Correspondent

As part of your work as Europe Correspondent you are responsible for diverse tasks. You will communicate in your native language as well as in other languages, organise events or product presentations nationally and internationally. You write reports, make agreements with business associates, develop concepts, plan and organise, maintain statistics, look after internationally well-known people and much more.

These responsible tasks you carry out on the basis of the expert knowledge and specifically encouraged key qualifications you obtained. Apart from English, at GPB College you can choose from Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean and Spanish.

The language of instruction is mainly German except in the foreign language lessons.

Conditions for admission

  • Successful completion as foreign language correspondent or world trade correspondent or
  • A completed commercial education + C1/C2 English + B2 French, or Spanish, or Japanese, or Korean, or Chinese and
  • Participation in our information meeting

Next start date

On 10.08.2020 you will start your traineeship as an Europe Correspondent at GPB College.

You can easily obtain information in advance from our consultants. You can reach us by telephone or via our contact form. We look forward to hearing from you!

Areas of responsibility

Europe Correspondents organise highly responsible office tasks, business trips, conferences and meetings and work in production, trade or service companies, in tourism and the hotel industry, as well as media and publishing companies, also at public offices and foreign partners.

Your duties range from scheduling, information and document management to national and international trip management, database maintenance, contract management, human resource management, event management, monitoring deadlines and file management. In addition, heading up secretarial work, looking after customers, developing presentations, participating in translation and interpreting contracts, as well as national and international correspondence. 

Training programme

The training as a European correspondent builds on the successfully completed training as a foreign language correspondent and as a world trade correspondent.

During the one-year training you will specialise in your three foreign languages as well as commercial subjects such as foreign trade, IT, communication training or communication technology. In this way you will refine and deepen your knowledge, which will also qualify you for management positions, for example as a secretary general.

In the course of your training you will acquire very good language skills, sound commercial and experienced IT knowledge, as well as relevant general knowledge in the field of regional studies in the respective foreign languages. By graduating as a European correspondent, you demonstrate that you have a high level of command of the foreign languages you have acquired and that you are at the same time prepared for the professional requirements of commercial professions.

Interesting for foreign language enthusiasts: A successful degree as a European correspondent prepares you for training as a translator.

Does this job suit you?

You should bring these skills with you for the training as a European correspondent.:

  • Ability to work in a team
  • Communication skills
  • Conscientiousness
  • Organisational skills
  • Diplomatic skills
  • Highly developed language skills 

In addition, you are interested in politics and the economy and are able to adjust quickly to working on new areas of responsibility and topics. You are excited by contact with other people in an international professional environment and even in stressful situations, you keep track of everything that's going on. Moreover, you have a very good knowledge of English.

Career prospects

Working as a Europe Correspondent, you take on duties of responsibility in companies of all economic sectors.

  • In public offices
  • Administration
  • Ministries
  • International organisations

Since you are able to express yourself fluently in business matters and have knowledge on geography , mentality and negotiation contexts of respective countries, you are an important key player for superiors and colleagues. Whether you pursue your career here in Germany or internationally is entirely up to you - your training qualifies you to do either.  

Next steps

We would like to get to know you. Just register for one of our information events or arrange a personal consultation. Here we will present to you the job description of the profession Europe Correspondent or suitable alternatives and explain the course of the training at GPB College. Furthermore, we will discuss with you the possibilities for the financial support of your education.

You are welcome to send us your application documents in advance, consisting of a short cover letter, a curriculum vitae in tabular form and your most recent certificate, you can simply bring these to your consultation or inform yourself initially with no commitment.

Once all the conditions have been met, you can start with us as soon as possible. Any questions? Here are the answers!