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The association International Young Workers Exchange (Internationaler Fachkräfteaustausch – IFA) provides services and guidance for apprentices and young skilled workers as well as their companies in relation to work placements and traineeships abroad.
IFA facilitates foreign work placements for about 500 apprentices, students of VET schools, and young skilled workers in another European country per year. These traineeships are mostly supported by funding from the EU’s Lifelong Learning programme (Leonardo).
A big asset in your CV! Companies more and more expect their employees to be mobile and flexible. It’s always good to know a foreign language. And isn’t it interesting to see how your profession is perceived and carried out in another country? Moreover there’s of course a lot of experiences to gain for your personal developement!