Year 10 - When Tom was invited to the Dutch Embassy

My request for work experience at the Dutch Embassy resulted in an invite to meet the Netherlands’ Ambassador….. Here is a short overview of my visit;

On the 10th of May I was invited by the Ambassador, Mr. Frank Mollen of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Unfortunately I could not do my working experience at the Embassy, but by inviting me, The Ambassador shared all kinds of information. For example, how important it is to have a strong relationship with the UAE and understanding of habits, personal and in trade from both country’s sides.

I was able to ask him a lot of questions so he shared his career path, the countries he was in and what skills you need for a position abroad. It inspired me lots. He even talked about the Duke of Edinburgh Award, which I had the opportunity to do through school.

It was a very impressive visit to a modern Embassy with lots of Dutch elements in decoration. I felt at home immediately! Especially the way The Ambassador was telling me his story and the warm welcome he gave me.

Tom H