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The Leipzig Glocal Job Fair at WERK 2 will bring together over 20 different companies looking for talented internationally-minded people in Leipzig. We thought it important for you to get more insight into who these exhibitors are, and what they look for in job applicants, ahead of the event on 13 November 2018. To that end, we asked them questions about their particular company culture, their expectations as employers, and how they help their staff balance their work-life commitments.

Today we present you the following job fair exhibitors: Teach First Deutschland, which places graduates in teaching assignments in challenging classrooms in Germany (so as a candidate, you need to know German); tech company Dell, which offers positions in various fields at its Halle office; and business intelligence company dii, which specializes in the healthcare industry and hires researchers and interviewers (various languages) on a regular basis.


Meet Teach First Deutschland

What is your company about?

The success of children at school in Germany still depends heavily on their parents’ background, education or social status. We from Teach First Germany think that shouldn’t be!

We want to take responsibility for change and have therefore developed a leadership program in which committed graduates of all disciplines work full-time (paid, of course) for two years as so-called fellows in schools in socially challenging surroundings. Students with poor starting conditions receive individual support. Directly in the classroom and beyond, in project days organized by our fellows.

Der Erfolg von Kinder in der Schule hängt in Deutschland immer noch stark von der Herkunft, dem Bildungsabschluss oder der sozialen Lage der Eltern ab. Wir von Teach First Deutschland finden, dass sollte nicht sein! 

Wir wollen Verantwortung für Veränderung übernehmen und haben deshalb ein Leadership-Programm entwickelt, bei dem engagierte Hochschulabsolventinnen / absolventen aller Fachrichtungen für zwei Jahre vergütet und in Vollzeit als so genannte Fellows an Schulen in sozial herausforderndem Umfeld arbeiten. Schülerinnen und Schüler mit schlechten Startbedingungen werden dabei individuell gefördert. Direkt im Unterricht und auch außerhalb dessen in Projekttagen, die von unseren Fellows organisiert werden.

What is your company culture like?

Teach First Deutschland group shot. (Photo courtesy of Tino Franzke)
Teach First Deutschland group shot. (Photo courtesy of Tino Franzke)

As a Fellow in the Leadership Program of Teach First Germany, you work in schools in a socially challenging environment. You are confronted with the often difficult life situations of young adults who associate failure and frustration with school. This is challenging, but with your work in class and project days, you can improve the lives of some students and help them discover what they are capable of! You show the way out of their perceived lack of prospects! This strengthens and fulfills you and your students.

Als Fellow im Leadership Programm von Teach First Deutschland arbeitest du an Schulen in einem sozial herausforderndem Umfeld. Du bist konfrontiert mit der oftmals schwierigen Lebendlage junger Erwachsener die mit Schule Misserfolg und Frust verbinden. Das ist herausfordernd, aber mit deiner Arbeit im Unterricht und außerhalb kannst du das Leben einiger Schülerinnen und Schüler verbessern und ihnen helfen zu entdecken, was in ihnen steckt! Du zeigst Auswege aus empfundener Perspektivlosigkeit! Das ist stärkt und erfüllt Dich und deine Schüler_innen.

Let’s go beyond the CV. What kind of candidate fits your company culture?

Teach First Deutschland is looking for committed graduates with above-average grades who know about education inequity in Germany and may have been active against that issue in youth organizations, NGOs (non-governmental organizations), political parties or trade unions. But also in sports clubs, orchestras or the like.

Pedagogical knowledge is not necessary, because before their employment in the school, our Fellows are intensively trained by us and also accompanied and supported during their employment.

Teach First Deutschland sucht engagierte Hochschulabsolventinnen / absolventen mit überdurchschnittlicher Abschlussnote, die von Bildungsungerechtigkeit in Deutschland wissen und dagegen vielleicht auch aktiv waren in Jugendorganisationen, NRO (Nicht-Regierungs-Organisationen), Pareiten oder Gewerkschaften. Aber auch in Sportvereinen, Orchestern oder ähnlichem.

Pädagogische Vorkenntnisse sind nicht nötig, denn vor ihrem Einsatz in der Schule werden unsere Fellows intensiv von uns geschult und auch währen ihres Einsatzes begleitet und unterstützt.

Let’s say that a candidate does not have a degree or work experience directly related to your company’s services. Would you still consider hiring them?

In order to work as a Fellow at Teach First Germany, applicants need at least a Bachelor’s degree. This is a requirement of the Ministries of Education of the federal states, with which we are in close contact before our program can start in a federal state. Interested people do not need previous work or educational experience, only social commitment and enthusiasm for education.

Um als Fellow bei Teach First Deutschland arbeiten zu können, brauchen die Bewerberinnen und Bewerber mindestens einen Bachelor Abschluss. Das ist eine Vorgabe der Kultusministerien der Bundesländer mit denen wir in engem Austausch stehen, bevor unser Programm in einem Bundesland starten kann. Arbeits- oder pädagogische Vorerfahrung brauchen Interessierte nicht, nur soziales Engagement und Begeisterung für Bildung.

Work-life balance. How does your company accommodate professional development of your employees and their personal lives?

During their employment, our Fellows are closely accompanied by us and can contact us anytime in case of problems and difficulties. In addition, every three months there is a meeting of all Fellows of a federal state, where space for exchange is created and solutions to problems and difficulties can be discussed. That way we want to ensure that our Fellows feel understood, strengthened and supported.

Während Ihres Einsatzes werden unsere Fellows eng von uns begleitet und können sich bei Problemlagen und Schwierigkeiten jederzeit an uns wenden. Daneben gibt es alle drei Monate ein Treffen aller Fellows eines Bundeslandes, wo Raum für Austausch geschaffen wird und bei Problemen und Schwierigkeiten Lösungswege diskutiert werden können.So wollen wir gewährleisten, dass sich unsere Fellows verstanden, gestärkt und unterstützt fühlen.


Meet Dell – Halle

Dell offices. (Photo courtesy of Isabell Fischer)
Dell offices. (Photo courtesy of Isabell Fischer)

What is your company about?

Organizations around the world choose Dell solutions and services to help them achieve unique business goals, improve competitiveness and better serve customers. We believe that technology is essential for driving human progress, and we’re committed to providing that technology to people and organizations everywhere so they can transform the way they work and live.

What is your company culture like?

Our culture is defined by our values and made real every day by how we work and lead. We know our culture is the foundation for all we’ve achieved, and for all the success ahead of us. This is our culture code. Here at Dell, a member of the Dell Technologies family of brands, there are endless challenges and rewards. Opportunities across the globe. A team fueled by collaboration. A culture that fosters innovation and values, a diverse and inclusive workplace. We’re made up of strong, smart people dedicated to doing their best work and driving success for our customers.

Let’s go beyond the CV. What kind of candidate fits your company culture?

All candidates who are open-minded and motivated to do their best every day fit our company culture.

Work-life balance. How does your company accommodate professional development of your employees and their personal lives?

The workplace is changing. How people work is changing. With its flexible work options, Dell encourages team members to find new ways to collaborate while focusing on driving business results, no matter where the work is done. We offer a variety of programs, designed to embrace employees’ work-life balance. 89% of team members believe flexibility helps them be successful at Dell, and helps Dell achieve its goals. Flexibility is one of the top 3 culture attributes Dell team members value most (#1 Ethics, #2 Inclusion).


Meet dii

What is your company about?

Data information intelligence (dii), now a part of the Economist Intelligence Unit, is an international market research and business consultancy company. It undertakes research, often on behalf of our clients, in the medical and healthcare diagnostic markets, including medical devices and imaging.

What is your company culture like?

We have an open and friendly atmosphere. We have team events / parties often throughout the year, and we like to see ourselves as one big international family, rather than just a company. We like to eat our lunch together daily, and we’re the kind of work colleagues who will invite you to a night out or to a sporting event, or even offer to help you move furniture if you’re changing apartments!

Let’s go beyond the CV. What kind of candidate fits your company culture?

Any candidate who doesn’t mind pitching in when required, is open and transparent about their work, isn’t afraid to ask questions, and absolutely loves to learn new things – especially about healthcare! – is welcome at dii!

Let’s say that a candidate does not have a degree or work experience directly related to your company’s services. Would you still consider hiring them?

We don’t require our interviewers and researchers to have a degree or work experience directly related to market research. We look for people who are friendly, willing to learn and apply the effort, and ideally who have dealt with customers or consumers in some shape or form. If you speak a European language and you like a challenge, you’re more than welcome.

Work-life balance. How does your company accommodate professional development of your employees and their personal lives?

A "kicker" break from work at dii. (Photo courtesy of Chris Barrett)
A “kicker” break from work at dii. (Photo courtesy of Chris Barrett)

Work-life balance is really important to us at dii. That’s why we have a very flexible approach to working hours. We’re not going to demand you do 9-5; you work as much as you think you are able to. If that’s 15 hours a week, that’s great – and you can choose what days and hours you want to work.


Did any of these companies catch your eye?

You will also have the chance to meet representatives from them offline: at the LeipGlo Job Fair on 13 November. All you need to do is sign up for FREE. We just ask that you please register beforehand through this link.

Also, stay tuned for more company profiles and information on the LeipGlo Job Fair. See you there!!!

 

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A political scientist who follows global events with pious devotion. A Venezuelan by virtue of being born in that interesting tropical place, but who has lived and studied in several places around the world. He will write some analysis on important global issues, especially if they have an impact on Germany or Leipzig.

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