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Internet portal for specia­lists – now in English!

“Welcome in the centre of Europe – select Hannover”: A new Internet portal provides a concise overview of all the information and offers available in connection with jobs and work-life-balance in the Hannover Region.

The goal of the portal is to draw the attention of qualified specialists to the Hannover Region as a perfectly networked location and to present in brief all the many good reasons for settling here. The Internet portal www.hannover.de/en/specialists answers lots of questions about training, university courses and careers. It also provides information and contact details about apprenticeship and job exchanges as well as vocational training colleges and career advisory centres. The portal also lists university courses, further training opportunities, combined work/training schemes and gives useful information about setting up in business.

The personal work-life-balance plays an important role in deciding where to make your (new) home: Hannover combines big city flair with a unique proximity to nature. With green areas making up 11.36% of the city’s surface area, the capital of Lower Saxony is one of the greenest cities in Germany. The Royal Gardens of Herrenhausen, Eilenriede Forest, Deister Ridge as well as Maschsee and Steinhude lakes are ideal places to relax and pursue leisure activities.

Hannover is also an important centre of the arts and culture and many unique exhibits and spectacular exhibitions can be seen here. Museums such as the internationally renowned Sprengel Museum or the Kestner Society, as well as a wide range of other smaller museums, provide an excellent environment in which to experience culture and history close up. The opera and theatre sections of Hannover State Theatre are considered among the best in Germany. Experience nature while enjoying all the advantages of a big city: This is what Hannover is all about and the key to the high quality of life enjoyed here.

Background information: Made in Hannover

Industry, services, crafts or trades: Whatever the sector, Hannover is considered as one of the most important economic areas in Lower Saxony and is home to a wide range of industries. The automotive and engineering industry is traditionally a strong part of the economy. In the services sector, transport, logistics, communication, tourism as well as congress and event management have seen enormous growth. The close ties between business and science are a hallmark of the region and encourages innovations and business start-ups.

Major insurance companies, for example, Concordia, VGH and VHV, as well as the Talanx Group with the brands Hannover Re, one of the world’s largest reinsurers, and HDI Global SE, have their head offices here in Hannover. The headquarters of financial services providers (Swiss Life, Nord/LB) are prominent landmarks in the city, as is the Hannover stock exchange. Brands of international renown have become symbols of the economic region of Hannover. Continental, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, Bahlsen, Johnson Controls, BREE, KIND Hearing Aids, Komatsu-Hanomag, MTU Maintenance, Rossmann, Sennheiser, Solvay Deutschland and TUI, for example, all have their headquarters here.

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