PARIS - DM - An engineer has turned his back on his trade and set out across Europe to learn 33 more instead.
Jan Lachner, 25, arrived in the UK this week to come face-to-face with sharks as a diving cleaner for the 31st stop on his trip. Lachner, who began his project 18 months ago as a fisherman in Malta, said: 'I've taken on many challenges but probably not many as nerve-wracking as this.'
Lachner, who is half German and half French, said: 'Before this project I had a placement at Rolls-Royce, I was struck by the number of people who have spent their entire working lives with that one company.
I looked around one day and thought they can be in the same profession for years and never know anything different. I'm sure most of those people were very happy, but I suddenly realised that I wanted to know what else is out there before eventually returning to the aeronautical industry. I have a natural curiosity and I wanted to show that you can do anything regardless of your nationality.'

Lachner’s 33 jobs
1)     Malta - fisherman
2)     Cyprus - tourist officer
3)     Spain - flamenco teacher
4)     Ireland - barman
5)     Luxembourg - estate     agent
6)     Switzerland - alpine horn     maker
7)     Liechtenstein - baker and    
    confectioner
8)     Slovenia - festival worker
9)     Greece - archaeologist
10)     Bulgaria - recruiter
11)     Austria - marketing
    executive
12)     Czech Republic - beer    
    brewer
13)     Slovakia - business
    development assistant
14)     Hungary - spa employee
15)     Romania - farmer
16)     Croatia - teacher
17)     Poland - hotel worker
18)     France - EU parliament    
    worker
19)     Lithuania - jeweller
20)     Latvia - volunteer in an
    NGO
21)     Estonia - zoo keeper
22)     Finland - park ranger
23)     Sweden - interior    
    designer
24)     Denmark - wind turbine
    tester
25)     Netherlands - flower    
    factory worker
26)     Iceland - photographer's     assistant
27)     Germany - care worker
28)     Norway - mechanic
29)     Monaco - chef
30)     Belgium - radio
    commentator
31)     United Kingdom - Sea
    Life Centre worker
32)     Portugal - cork industry    
    worker
33)     Italy - to be decided...