I was born 1984 in Samara, Russia and grew up there. I remember – I was eight years old – when my uncle came home from Munich after a long business trip. He had presents from Germany. His souvenirs consisted of a rag doll, decorated Easter eggs and three cucumbers. The cucumbers surprised me the most! In Russia, they look very different – especially not so big. At that time I made an important decision: “When I grow up, I will live in Germany.”
And how did you finally come to Germany?
I studied German as a foreign language and won the opportunity to study for a semester as an exchange student at the College of Education in Ludwigsburg. So in 2004 I came to Swabia. After six months as a visiting student, I regularly enrolled as a foreign student and completed the study of educational science, specializing in adult education, with a focus on psychosocial counseling and education management. While still a student, I gained experience with a personnel service provider and worked for about seven years as a workshop manager with the topics application management and German as a foreign language. However, since my heart beats since the last years of study for the operational personnel work, I visit since September 2014 the extra-occupational course to the personnel specialist. In autumn 2016, this will end with the IHK-Abschluss.
Also tell us something about the private Ksenia Eroshkina?
I am married, have no children, but since December 2014 I am a proud aunt. In addition, I’ve had two sweet Maine Coon cats for six years that I love about everything. In my free time I knit and dress passionately, I like to read German and Russian – prefers crime novels, historical novels, classical music and specialist literature.
Why did you apply to Creditplus Bank?
Actually, I did not plan to change my job. But the job offer immediately appealed to me. I found the versatile tasks and the opportunity to enter into operational HR work to be particularly interesting. I also really liked the way the company presents itself on its website: open communication, acting in partnership and responsible handling of employees and customers. Of course, I also informed myself about training at Creditplus Bank. The training organization, above all the assumption of responsibility by the trainees in their professional environment and in internal projects, impressed me very much.
For me too, a few of the points you mentioned were motives for my application to Creditplus Bank. Now I’m still interested in what fascinates you about working with trainees?
I met the trainees of Creditplus Bank in December in an apprenticeship session. I was surprised with a welcome bouquet, I was very happy about that. It was already clear to me how much I would like to take on the task of the training manager. I was also impressed by how committed and motivated the 15 trainees and dual students were. Incidentally, my first impression has been fully confirmed, because it is really a pleasure to work with this trainee team. Attractive to my task is also the mix of pedagogical and personal related field of activity.
Now you have been here for a few months. How do you feel about it? In your opinion, what distinguishes the bank?
The last few weeks have been very eventful and my ideas about Creditplus have been fully confirmed. I appreciate the opportunity for independent and responsible work, open communication and transparent decisions. I am very grateful for the kind support of my supervisors and my colleagues.
And now the final question: What do you think, what the trainees expect from you?
I like it best when the apprentices tell me exactly what they want from me. For criticism and suggestions for improvement I am always open. It is also important to me that my approach is transparent to the trainees and that we cooperate cooperatively. The next apprenticeship session is a good opportunity to discuss expectations and wishes. I’m looking forward to it.