St. Kilian’s German School has been running a very successful exchange programme with the Immanuel-Kant Gymnasium in Hamburg, Germany, for over 30 years since 1987.
Every year about 20 Irish Transition Year students from St. Kilian’s participate in a 3-week exchange programme. As part of their exchange they complete two weeks of work experience in placements provided by the Rotary Club in Hamburg.
The objectives of this programme are both to obtain work experience and to improve language skills. It is part of the Transition Year Programme. This year 30 German students from Hamburg will be coming to Dublin. We would like to place the students from Hamburg with a company situated in Dublin and are now looking for work placements.
The students are usually 15 years old and their employment complies with the Protection of Young Persons (Employment) Act 1996, which allows children between the ages of 14 and 15 to be employed as part of a work placement if it is not detrimental to their health, safety or development. According to the law, they may do up to 8 hours a day light work in school term time. Part-time placements would also be ok.
This year’s dates for the work experience are
Thursday 29th September to Wednesday 12th October, 2022
If you can offer a placement or have any further questions please contact
Sarah Niederpruem at email@example.com.