New partnership offers Early Childhood Studies graduates employment in Germany
As London Metropolitan University significantly expands the employment opportunities available to students, the School of Social Professions has begun a new partnership with Familienservice, a major provide of childcare services in Germany. Familienservice have just offered jobs to two Early Childhood Studies students who will graduate later this year.
“The partnership with FamilienService, that allows our students to apply to work for a year after they graduate, is the kind of opportunity that we are aiming to secure across our academic programmes,” said Chris Lane, Head of Partnerships and Employment Outcomes.
“The fact that this particular relationship provides a chance for our students to spend a year in a bilingual environment, and to emerge with good German language capabilities, is a real bonus too.
“We also hope, as the relationship with a German provider develops, that we will increasingly be able to engage in a genuine exchange in which the traditions and insights from one site of childcare practice, can be shared across national and cultural boundaries. Indeed this is something that we are already witnessing from the first round of the programme that took place in 2016.”
Yasmin Mohamed, who graduated from BA Early Childhood Studies in 2016 and is currently employed with Familienservice in Bonn, said: “So far I am really enjoying the experience and I am considering staying a bit longer.
“My understanding of the German language is getting better and I would recommend anyone to come here and experience the culture and life here in Germany.”
Familienservice are a global company who offer a range of support services for families and operate childcare services in settings across Germany.
“We are extremely grateful to Familienservice for the opportunity they are providing for our students and are also aware that, in turn, they are delighted with the value that our graduates are contributing as employees,” Chris continued.