Work In Germany

*1000s of Jobs available
*Earn in Euro Currency
* Relocate in less than 3 months
*Opportunity to Convert to EU residency later

The German economy is one of the three strongest worldwide and is still growing at a low unemployment rate (7%). For those who want to work in Germany, the job seeker visa is a great option. It is granted in as quick as 1-3 months! One you get a jobseeker visa you can enter Germany and search for a job.

also has an International Staffing & Recruitment division that works with employers in Germany who are looking to recruit foreigners to fill their vacancies in Germany. If there are no current vacancies suited to your profile, you can use Job Search Services that help you get a job in Germany. This has been very successful for many professionals looking to work in Germany.

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Why Germany ?

  • Germany is the economic powerhouse of Europe and has a relatively friendly immigration policy.
  • One in five people in Germany has a migrant background.
  • There is a shortage of skilled workers in many sectors and professions in Germany.
  • You are insured against risks such as illness and long-term care needs – when you have a job in Germany.

Occupations Demand in Germany

  • Engineers
  • IT and telecommunication
  • Accounts & Finance
  • Health & healthcare
  • Trades

Our Services:

Jobseeker Visa
A 6 month visa that can be converted to a work permit as soon as you find a job in Germany.
Great option for those who hold a bachelors degree, have work experience & whose occupation is in demand! Those who have studied abroad have an advantage!
Job Search Services
Get a dedicated consultant who will personally market you in Germany for 3 months! A professional Resume as per German employer standards
We maximise your chances of getting a job in Germany.
We will apply to all active jobs suited to your profile.
Your resume is sent to all EU Blue Card sponsors who are licensed to recruit a foreign worker
We announce your presence & availability to employers & placement agencies in Germany.
Your resume is sent to placement agencies in Germany
Your resume is sent to employers in your industry
Hundreds of candidates have successfully used our services!
Your resume is posted on every jobsite in Germany
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Career Information for Foreign Engineers in Germany

Engineers who want to work in Germany should be aware of some important facts.
Foreign engineers coming to Germany are in the news these days – and in a good way. They are being welcomed as immigrants and are filling many of the engineering job vacancies that are opening up in Germany. Below are some particulars for engineers to know as well as specific employment information to be considered when working in Germany.

Job situation for Engineers

Germany industry has traditionally put a strong emphasis on science and technology. Germany has the highest number of employed engineering workers and the second highest share of engineering workers among all employees in the European Union. But, demographic trends are causing some concern. Currently 21% of engineering workers are older than 55 and many companies face severe replacement problems. The largest numbers of job vacancies in engineering are the Hamburg and Stuttgart areas as well as in the cities of Berlin and Munich. Work Permit requirements have been relaxed.

Engineers from non-EU countries can now benefit from the new EU Blue Card, which gives highly skilled foreign immigrants the right to live and work in Germany. Because of the shortage of engineers this group has low entry requirements at the moment. This means an engineer only needs two things to get the Blue Card:

  • a university degree
  • a employment contract with a salary of at least €34,944 per year

The permit is valid for the duration of a work contract plus three months but no longer then four years. Blue Card holders can renew the permit or apply for a permanent residence permit after 33 months. Spouses of Blue Card holders are allowed to work in Germany without any restrictions. The permission has to be requested at the local Ausländerbehörde (Foreigners Office).

The professional title for an engineer is protected by law. You may not use the German word “Ingenieur” (e.g. in your résumé) until you have gone through the accreditation process. However, there are only a few special cases where you really need the title for your work. But you may face situations where it is a psychological advantage.

Language requirements

A precondition for working in Germany is often a certain level of proficiency in the German language. How good your German actually needs to be is very different. As a guideline: The bigger the company, the more international the field of work and the bigger the city or industrial region is, the less knowledge of German you will need. You can survive without any German when you work as an experienced mechanical engineer in the aerospace industry; e.g. at Airbus in Hamburg. But you will need really good German language skills if you want to work in a medium-sized construction company in a non-industrial area. It is recommended to have finished the German Level B1 when first applying for jobs. The application period gives you time to reach B2, which is usually good enough to start working.Civil Engineers are a special case. This group uses a specific vocabulary for their work, which comes from a legal regulation called HOAI (Honorarordnung für Architekten und Ingenieure). It will be very important for you to know this technical language. It is highly recommended to take a close look at this regulation and to learn the vocabulary.

Salary expectations

As anywhere in the world, what you can earn depends on your work experience, the company size and the local region. To give you an idea take, for example, a mechanical engineer with work experience of two years. The most likely salary will be between €44,000 and €52,000 per year. In a small company it can go down to €38,000. In lucky cases it can increase to €65,000. (This level of income is taxed at 42 per cent for a single person. If you earn less, are married or have children the rate decreases.)

Despite the high demand for engineers, the selection process is not easy. Germany has a very formal and defined application process that is quite different from many other countries. To be well informed is a prerequisite for a successful application. This is why I decided, after eight years working in the recruitment of German and foreign engineers, to provide my knowledge as a career consultant for applicants.