Working in Germany

arbeiten2 Enlarge image (© picture-alliance/dpa) The German economy is in need of well-trained specialists and graduates in many fields and regions. Thriving large companies and SMEs are looking for IT experts, technicians and scientists, for example, and there are


Living language: German is the mother tongue of more than 100 million people. Enlarge image Living language: German is the mother tongue of more than 100 million people. (© picture alliance/ dpa) Living and working in Germany
So you want to live and work in Germany? Whether you’re coming from elsewhere in the EU or from a non-EU country, good qualifications plus basic German language skills will give you the best chances. 

The links listed here will tell you which sectors particularly need workers, whether your qualifications will be recognised in Germany, what costs you will have to take into account and what papers you will need.

Working in Germany

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The law for the recognition of foreign professional qualifications

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Germany badly needs well-trained workers. Since 2012, a new law has allowed immigrants to get their qualifications recognized in Germany, and enable them to establish themselves in the country.