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    Acting as a liaison between business partners and customers abroad.

Europe Correspondent

When others pull out their phones to use ‘Google Translator, do you find yourself stifling a laugh? Of course, because you can go a step further and get our Bachelor’s -level qualifi­cation. In addition to acquiring excellent foreign language skills, you can also improve your business and administrative  competencies as you prepare to launch your international career.

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

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Conditions for admission

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

Areas of responsibility

As a European correspondent, you act as a liaison between different languages, cultures, business partners and customers. In addition, you are the company's trump card. You will perform all standard secretarial tasks and correspond in your native language and three other foreign languages.

You will handle correspondence and translations in several foreign languages and conduct contract negotiations until the contract is concluded. You will also be responsible for all diplomatic and administrative activities and maintain international business contacts. You will arrange appointments, organize conferences and business trips, and prepare presentations. You will also look after foreign guests and trading partners.

In all your demanding activities, you will demonstrate sensitivity in dealing with the respective cultures and ways of life. Your foreign language skills are complemented by administrative and organizational skills, making you an all-rounder in everyday (office) life.

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 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 tabular CV and your last report card.

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