Azubi Story Jessica Bauknecht, ­Additional qualification in International Business Administration (AHK) With passion into the future

On Sunday, 19 May 2019, I started my trip to London to take part in the 3-week intensive seminar "Business in the English-Speaking World" at the European College of Business and Management (ECBM) in London.

  • Erasmus+

    Program in London

  • Ausbildungsberuf

    Warehouse Logistics Specialist

  • Dauer der ­Ausbildung

    3 years

  • Arbeitszeiten

    40 hours a week

  • Anzahl der ­Urlaubstage

    30 days

  • 100%

    Team player

  • Kauffrau ­International

    Additional qualification

Three weeks in the modern ­metropolis of London

"But I was welcomed in a very friendly manner and the language barriers were quickly overcome. On Monday, I went to school for the first time, at the European College of Business and Management in the middle of the City of London. Our class consisted of 24 trainees from the vocational school in Neu Ulm. I quickly made contact with my classmates and we soon became a well-coordinated team.

For the next three weeks, I got on the crowded Central Line towards the city every morning to learn about International Business, Cultural Understanding, Communication at Work, Marketing and much more. The teachers made the lessons easy and interesting so that learning was actually fun. We also attended a court hearing at the Old Bailey, the main court in London and the Docklands. In the afternoon I explored the sights of the city: Buckingham Palace, Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Circus, Greenwich, St. James Park, Westminster Abbey, London Eye and other attractions. I was also with a few people in the Harry Potter studio and in the musical The Lion King.

In the evenings and weekends, my group and I didn't fail to try one or two English beers in the local pubs. But of course learning was not neglected either. In the last week we wrote a final exam on the topics covered in the class and each of us gave a presentation on the project topic (e.g. Brexit, Olympia Park, individual districts in London) that we had selected at the beginning of our stay and worked on during the time.

On June 8th I had to start my way home. I really had a great time in London, saw a lot, experienced a lot and made friends with whom I remained friends even after my stay.

In Germany I still had to do a term paper on the project topic, which made up the third and last part of our final grade. After everything went well, I received the results and can now call myself International Businesswoman.

A few months later there was a graduation ceremony where I was awarded my certificates.