Information on Working in Germany for Foreigners
Germany is currently looking for up to 150,000 qualified specialists for many sectors and professions. By 2020, 3 million skilled workers are needed in Germany to combat the shortage in available employees.
- Qualified workers in the areas of IT, engineering, technology, manufacturing, logistics, science, mathematics and healthcare as well as other areas are in demand
- Qualifications and certificates from foreign universities and colleges are recognised
- Career prospects for experienced foreign people are therefore excellent
- The time is now, Germany awaits you!
Living & working in Germany offers:
- Secure employment packages in innovative working environments
- Long term fair and stable wages as well as up to 30 days paid holiday
- Economic success and stability
- The benefits of a first class health care system
- The lowest unemployment rates in central Europe (6.8%)
- Further qualifications and training in your new job
- High standard of living, cultural and culinary diversity
- Easy travel to other parts of Europe
What you will also gain:
- The opportunity to work for some of the world´s leading companies
- Considerable progress in your profession
- Enormous work satisfaction working in a creative, fast-pace setting
What to consider when moving to Germany:
- Residence Permits, Visa Regulations and Further Information: (see below)
- Family: Germany is a family-friendly country with lots of assistance for parents and families.
- Language and Integration: German language and integration courses are available at good value and are provided as full-time or part-time courses.
- Education: A solid education and day-care system is provided throughout the country.
- Culture: Germany is a multicultural society. Approx. 19% of people living there have a foreign background.
- Housing: There is a large choice of good rental apartments and houses. Standards are very high.
- Free Time: There are a wide range of leisure activities on offer, from cycling, hiking, skiing to museums, concerts, and cinema.
Important Information when moving to Germany:
Registering with the local authorities: Anyone who moves to Germany is required to register with the local authorities called the „Ausländerbehörde“. You must do this within one week of moving to Germany.
Opening a Bank Account: You will need a bank account to receive your salary payments. To open a bank account you will need your passport, proof or registration, a letter to confirm employment and possibly payment slips.
Residence Permits, Visa Regulations, Things to Consider, and Further Information:
- Bulgarian citizens
- Croatian citizens
- Czech citizens
- Greek citizens
- Hungarian citizens
- Indian citizens
- Irish citizens
- Polish citizens
- Romanian citizens
- Spanish citizens
- U.S. citizens
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