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.