FAQ – Senior Experten Service© (SES)
- What is the Senior Experten Service (SES)?
SES is a non-profit organization. It is a pool of specialists from various fields who are ready to share their knowledge and skills both within Germany and abroad.
- Who is a Senior Expert?
A senior expert is a retired professional helping to train both specialist workers and management staff on a voluntary basis. They help others to help themselves.
- Who can benefit from this service? Is it limited to certain sectors/ specialties?
The main focus is on Small and Medium Enterprises. But educational establishments, local authorities, public institutions and international organizations can also benefit from this service..
- Who funds the exchange program?
Clients fund the major share of the costs associated with SES assignments – particularly
those incurred at the assignment location. In certain cases, if foreign clients are unable to meet the costs of
international travel and administrative expenses, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) can provide funds.
- How do I apply to the SES program?
Download the assignment request form here http://www.ses-bonn.de/en/clients/how-to-request-an-assignment.html
It can be submitted via
Buschstrasse 2, 53113 Bonn
Postfach 22 62, 53012 Bonn
Tel.: +49 228 26090-0
Fax: +49 228 26090-77
- Success stories in Sri Lanka
2011: Senior Expert Ulrich Rabener helped the bakery training centre attached to „Future for Children“, a charity organization based in Kosgoda, Southern Sri Lanka. He helped train young people in the community who were later employed as bakers, cooks and confectioners by hotels in the area.
2007: Rolf Baatz, a cosmetic consultant with over 25 years of experience in the cosmetics industry in Europe worked with Natures’ Secret Pvt. Limited to improve their product line and to help them penetrate into the European market.
Trainees from „Future for Children“, a charity based in Kosgoda being trained in German Baking techniques
(© Pics Courtesy „Future for Children“, a charity based in Kosgoda.)
SES expert Rolf Baatz a cosmetic consultant who halped Natures Secret Pvt Ltd to enter the European market
(© Pics Courtsey Natures Secret Pvt. Ltd. )
For more information, including how much it costs visit http://www.ses-bonn.de/en
Contact: Christina Mueller-Gotzen, C. ses-bonn%27%de,MuellerGotzen
Sri Lankan Representative: Kosala Wickramanayake