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ATB and its trainee Rieke Naase awarded for Europe-wide exchangeet

Beate Fernengel, President of the Potsdam Chamber of Commerce (IHK Potsdam), presented flowers and the Europe Mobility Pass to ATB trainee Rieke Naase and the Euro Apprenticeship Plaque to her trainer Alex Schmeck (center) (Photo: E. Sonnenschein/IHK Potsdam)

May 4, 2017: Among the 39 trainees who received the "Europapass Mobility" in Potsdam for a successfully completed internship abroad in 2016 was ATB employee Rieke Naase. ATB has been awarded with the Euro Apprenticeship Plaque as an institution that encourages its trainees to work during their apprenticeship abroad. 

Since 2014 Rieke Naase is working as trainee at the ATB to learn all skills required to become a businesswoman for office management. In 2016, she took advantage of the opportunity to work in a school administration in London. "For me this was a perfect opportunity to not only refresh my language skills but also to get to know atmosphere and organisation in a new working environment," emphasizes Rieke Naase.

For the next generation of academics traineeships in Europe are already a matter of course. Dr. Uta Tietz, head of ATB's administration is convicted that equally for young people in the dual education a stay abroad will bring valuable experiences - not only with regard to the improvement of foreign language skills. "We therefore support our trainees in working abroad for a few weeks. This not only increases the attractiveness of the traineeship for trainees. We as employers consider Europe-wide exchanges as an opportunity to better qualify our future specialists." 

Diana Golze, Minister of Labor, Social Affairs, Health, Women and Family of the State of Brandenburg, and Beate Fernengel, President of the Potsdam Chamber of Commerce (IHK Potsdam), presented flowers and awards to trainees and companies. 

More than 400 trainees in the State of Brandenburg have already taken the chance to participate in the project mobility without borders for an internship abroad. For the past eight years, the IHK Potsdam has been supporting the mobility program by consulting companies, which encourage their trainees in dual education for participation in a training within Europe.