GERMAN VISITOR GETS LOWDOWN ON COLLEGE

A human resources manager from Germany is getting a taste of working in the UK during a week-long placement at City of Wolverhampton College.

Nadine Hommel, aged 31, works in HR development for Landratsamt Bodenseekreis, a large public sector employer in the city of Friedrichshafen in southern Germany, and has a particular interest in training and development.

She is spending the week finding out how the college’s HR department operates and looking at the similarities and differences between working practices in the two countries, as well as discovering more about British culture.

Barry Picken, chair of governors at the college, said: “We are delighted to welcome Nadine to the college and hope that she will return home with new ideas and share our best practice with her colleagues back in Germany.”

The visit has been arranged as part of the Midlands District Rotary Clubs’ vocational study exchange programme.

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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