Thursday March 2nd, 2017

Ein Abenteuer in Deutschland (An adventure in Germany)

Scott Carpenter

Scott Carpenter


“So how would you like to spend a couple of months working with our client in Germany?” – now I won’t lie, it’s not what I was expecting to hear when I answered the phone. But it didn’t take long for me to respond “Yeah, why not!”.

Putting things on hold and moving to another country for a bit is certainly an intimidating thought for a lot of people, myself included. It’s also something extremely exciting, an opportunity to develop not only as a professional but also as a person and a chance to break out from the day to day.

Here I am a couple of weeks later, living in Heidenheim, a small city in southern Germany I’d never heard of before, working with one of our largest clients on one of the most exciting and challenging projects I have been involved in thus far in my career.

What’s it like?

Well, just to give you a bit of background, I don’t speak much any German (of course, I’m trying my best to learn some!). I’ve never actually been to Germany before, so everything is brand new. Luckily for me, everyone I’m working with speaks near perfect English so the language barrier isn’t a problem.

Heidenheim itself is an extremely nice place. The city is small and very quiet but has lots of character with the impressive castle Hellenstein sitting prominently on the hill overlooking the city. With easy connections to larger cities like Stuttgart and Munich, there are endless destinations to explore on the weekend.

Everyone at Leadin has been extremely supportive. They have helped me get settled and up and running here very quickly.

Leadin to me is not just the name of the company I work for, Leadin is more than just an employer, it’s a group of hard-working and knowledgeable professionals who do everything they can to help each other and their clients succeed. The people working here are all friends and they really do care about each other, which is something that is not necessarily present in all companies and makes me extremely proud to be here.



The author, Scott is currently on assignment in southern Germany and enjoying swapping football stories with new friends and colleagues. You may also like to read about Tea’s adventures on assignment in Denmark by clicking here.