Guide to Working and Living in Germany

Working and Living guide for Germany: We publish news as well as ideas and how-tos about working and living in Germany for internationals.

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Frequently asked questions on apprenticeships and jobs in Germany

  1. Can non-EU persons work in Germany?

    There are manifold options for work in Germany for EU citizens as for non-EU citizens. This includes apprenticeships, IT jobs, studies in German and English language and internships.

  2. Are foreigners in demand in Germany for work?

    Yes, foreigners are in high demand for work in Germany. Since there is a high lack of workers as well in the blue collar jobs (e.g. nurses, drivers, cleaners etc.) and white collar jobs (doctors, scientists, engineers, management) foreigners from all over the world get more and more opportunities in Germany.

  3. Do I need German skills in order to work in Germany?

    You should better speak some German in your own interest: It just makes life in Germany more easy for you. However there are sufficient jobs available which require English only.

  4. Can I work with English only in Germany?

    Yes, there are plenty of jobs with English only available in Germany. Sometimes even English is not required – e.g. in positions in the cleaning sector or production.

  5. Why should I consider an apprenticeship in Germany?

    An apprenticeship is a perfect way for a professional qualification – in case you want to live and work in Germany. Foreigners from non-EU countries can start an apprenticesjip in Germany. During the vocational training participants get a monthly salary.

  6. What is Work and Travel in Germany good for?

    Work and travel Germany gives you the opportunity to earn from 10€ per hour for up to 90 days. This is open for EU students and non-EU students.

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