A gap year for students has become commonplace, but it is still something special for an apprentice. For an apprentice, overseas practical experience is however very valuable: It offers the opportunity to gain new skills, to establish new contacts and to gain international experience. In the course of training as an industrial mechanic at Kathrein, Andrea Perl was offered the opportunity to spend four weeks of practical experience from 4th October 2014 to 1st November 2014 at Dudley (Birmingham). After her return she summarised her impressions.
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