Day of the Future for girls at the Foreign Ministry
Girls’ Day 2011 at the Foreign Ministry
Vienna, 28 April 2011 – On this year’s International Girls’ Day the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs again invited interested female students aged 16 to 18 to visit the Ministry and obtain first-hand information on a wide range of career opportunities. This International Girls Day enables young women to get an idea of the future working world and explore their abilities, find out about different professions and occupations and establish important contacts.
On this day the Foreign Ministry offers workshops which provide an insight into the work of the Ministry’s staff – students can, for instance, decide whether a micro-credit should be granted to a family in Uganda, learn how to arrange a place setting for a state visit in accordance with the official protocol, participate in a treasure hunt through the world’s cultural heritage sites or respond to citizens’ questions in a simulated crisis situation in the crisis management room of the Foreign Ministry.
“It is important to me that the Foreign Ministry once again participates in this year’s Girls’ Day. I hope to be able to welcome some of today’s visitors as committed and motivated employees in the future,” said Foreign Minister Michael Spindelegger.
The Foreign Ministry offers interesting posts for university graduates from certain fields of study and secondary school leavers with or without the university entrance qualification. Recruitment is preceded by a range of written tests and an interview panel selection procedure. Working for the Ministry includes a number of alternating postings in Austria and at the representations and cultural fora abroad.
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