WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY: Timo Pretorious hopes to work in Germany after being awarded the Queensland Overseas Foundation international work experience scholarship.
WORLD OF OPPORTUNITY: Timo Pretorious hopes to work in Germany after being awarded the Queensland Overseas Foundation international work experience scholarship. Trinette Stevens Rokttim

A world of opportunity opens for Rockhampton electrician

TIMO Pretorius is set to take the trip of a lifetime.

The 23-year-old electrician has been awarded an international work experience scholarship to work and live in a country of his choosing.

The scholarship comes from the Queensland Overseas Foundation and will be awarded to Mr Pretorious today by Governor of Queensland, Paul de Jersey.

He is one of four to be granted the opportunity, and is excited about where it will take him.

"I'm hoping to go to Germany but we'll see how it pans out...I'm hoping to work for a big company and gain more experience," he said.

"They've got such high standards and it is one of the leading countries in the world...if you learn to work such tight tolerances and standards you will be able to work anywhere."

Mr Pretorius said his focus was on expanding his instrumentation experience and knowledge.

The opportunity will send Pretorius away for one to two years and he hopes to develop another skill in the process.

"Being in another country will broaden your mind set a bit I think...and hopefully I will score another language out of it as well."



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