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Global Trade Correspondent

As a Global Trade Correspondent, you will carry out diverse tasks in your company. You will support your superiors, take care of international customers and organise the daily life in the office. You will have a good command of four foreign languages (English, Spanish, French and an Asian language). Your areas of activity include international projects, conferences, trade fairs and travel organisation.

Next start date

On 10.08.2020 you will start your traineeship as a Global Trade 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!

The areas of activity of a Global Trade Correspondent

As a Global Trade Correspondent, you will be mainly active in internationally-oriented companies in various sectors of the economy. These areas include production, trade or services, and also international companies and government offices with contact abroad. As a Global Trade Correspondent, your duties include editing and composing texts in foreign languages, translating correspondence in an appropriate and accurate manner. You will also make telephone calls in the foreign languages and carry out interpreting duties during diverse negotiations and meetings.

Training programme

The training as World Trade Correspondent is sensibly integrated into the training as Foreign Language Correspondent.

During the two-year training you will acquire the knowledge required for your profession in economics, accounting, marketing, office management, word processing, professional communication and foreign languages. English is the compulsory language for these languages, you can choose three additional languages yourself. These start with language acquisition for you, later the focus is on professional communication and translation activities. In English, the focus is on the demands of everyday professional life: professional communication, translation and liaison interpreting.

Practical experience complements theory: At the end of the first year of your training, you complete a four-week internship in which you consolidate and deepen the knowledge you have acquired. The internship can take place here in Germany or abroad.

At the end of the training, the state examinations are held in English, the 2nd foreign language, economics and the 3rd foreign language.

Interesting for foreign language enthusiasts: The successful completion of the world trade correspondent prepares you for the training to become a European correspondent.

Are you suited to this job?

You should bring these skills with you to the training as a Global Trade Correspondent:

  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • Enjoying contact with others
  • A sense of responsibility
  • Good organisational skills
  • Diplomacy
  • A talent for languages

Additionally, you should enjoy learning foreign languages and be interested in business matters. It is also a big advantage if you are interested in foreign cultures and enjoy having contact with people from different international backgrounds. You are well-organised, motivated and keep a good overview, even in stressful situations. You are articulate and have flawless spoken and written German. To top off your profile, you also have very good English skills.


As a Global Trade Correspondent, you will take on duties of responsibility in companies in all sectors of the economy.

  • In government offices
  • In administration
  • In ministeries
  • In international companies

As you can express yourself well in several languages and are familiar with the geography, mentality and way of negotiating in the countries in question, you are an important contact person for your superiors and colleagues. Whether you work here in Germany or follow an international career is up to you - your traineeship will qualify you for both.

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 Multiple Language 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!