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06 February 2013

F4E encourages German youth to opt for an international career

Christine Konrath and Marcel Dolieslager informing German students about career possibilities at F4E.

Braving sub-zero temperatures and a great deal of snow, young German students about to choose what university studies to pursue eagerly made their way to the F4E stand at the International Careers Fair in Berlin. There, they heard what it is like to work within an international project in a multi-cultural, polyglot environment and why this is a fruitful and interesting career option worth considering.

The event, organised by the German Foreign ministry, highlighted the possibilities of pursuing an international career and, apart from F4E, gathered international organisations such as the United Nations, CERN (the European Organization for Nuclear Research), EPSO (the European Personnel Selection Office), and the World Bank. The F4E stand, manned by Christine Konrath and Marcel Dolieslager from F4E’s Human Resources Team, attracted a high number of visitors who were all informed about F4E job profiles, recruitment procedures and career development. Interest was high – the aspiring university graduates had many questions about the ITER project and how to get a job at F4E once finished with their university studies. The coming years will show the fruits of this exercise and who knows, we will perhaps see an influx of job applicants who first heard about F4E thanks to this event?