Uwe & Cheryl Koch // UK

EhepaarKochTUYSMr. Koch: Good afternoon
Ms. Koch: I’m Cheryl Koch…
Mr. Koch: …and I’m Uwe Koch. We are the…
Ms. Koch: …expats…
Mr. Koch: …from South Africa…
Ms. Koch: …and England.

Mr. Koch: A little bit of introduction to myself. I have worked for VW South Africa for 20 years, thereafter…

Ms. Koch: You forced me to go to England.
Mr. Koch: …where I have worked at Bentley for something like 12 years and now for the last two years I am basically stationed in Wolfsburg. I’ve got a tremendously interesting job looking after all the IT support for digital factory and production planning. This keeps me however busy for more than…

Ms: Koch: …about 8 hours a day I would say.
Mr. Koch: If not more. And what do you do during the day?
Ms. Koch: I play while you work. I walk around Allersee, we have Media for breakfast with various groups – the IWA, the IHA. Friends from expats or various other friends… and we’re always doing something around here.

Mr. Koch: And what do you keep yourself busy with otherwise?
Ms: Koch: I’m an English instructor teaching the Germans to speak English.
Mr: Koch: Oh I see alright, that means I can retire soon.
Ms: Koch: No definitely not.

Mr: Koch: So, for the past two years we have been in Wolfsburg believe me, it is a tremendous city. If you ever have the opportunity to spend some time here in Wolfsburg take an assignment. My suggestion, our suggestion, would be « take the plunge », and you won’t regret it.