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Working in Germany

Germany's stable employment market offers attract­ive career opportunities to professionals from around the world.

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Attraktiver Arbeitsmarkt

Attractive Labour Market

Germany's stable employment market offers attract­ive career opportunities to professionals from around the world.
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326 professions
Around half of young people embark on a course of training in one of the many state-recognized occupations for which accredited vocational training is required in the dual system.
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239 enquiries
The scale of interest from other countries in Germany’s dual training model in 2019 alone.
March 1, 2020
The date when the Skilled Immigration Act came into force, a law which makes it easier for skilled workers from non-EU countries to enter the German labor market.
30 percent
The minimum proportion of woman who companies listed on the stock exchange and subject to codetermination regulations must ensure as a fixed quota for their supervisory boards.
6.8 million people
The number of women and men forced into short-time working in April 2020 by the Corona pandemic.

Career opportunities for international skilled workers

In many industries, German businesses are in need of well-qualified staff. The world of science and the groves of academia likewise offer appealing opportunities. For many people, dual vocational training is the way to their dream job.

Besserer Zugang zum Arbeitsmarkt
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Better access to the job market

In Germany, the number of people of working age is falling. The Federal Government is therefore encouraging immigration by skilled workers from abroad.

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Vernetzte Wissenschaft
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Networking Academia

The German research landscape has an international focus and is well networked and open to academics from abroad.

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Dual vocational training

The German model of a dual vocational training system, which is now in demand worldwide, is successful thanks to its characteristic combination of theory and practice.

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Business and innovation

Germany is investing heavily in research and development, and places great emphasis on its companies’ innovative strength. One growth area is the creative industries.

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Successful creative industries

The creative industry is a growth sector with great potential. For self-employed people in particular, it offers ample scope and opportunities for development.

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Innovative Economy

Germany has the world’s fourth-largest economy. It is unique for its combination of a thriving culture of innovation, a focus on exports and a robust SME sector. The Federal Government aims to create a social-environmental market economy in Germany.

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