Students  from all countries, European or non-European, can apply for a (Ausbildung) vocational training in Germany. This Program or training is suitable for all those, who want to learn a profession according to German standards – including the perspective to work and live in Germany even as a non-EU citizen and earn a handsome salary and enhance their quality of life.

About the Ausbildung in Germany and Austria 

Ausbildung in Germany and Austria are state-controlled! In Germany, companies train their blue collar workers traditionally with vocational training programs. In German language the term is  called ‘Ausbildung’, ‘Berufsausbildung’ or ‘Duale Berufsausbildung’,, Dual Program. An English synonym is ‘apprenticeship in different fields’. Normally the duration of Ausbildung is three including study and work. Unlike in other countries, a German Berufsausbildung is highly formalized: Curricula and exams are nationwide standardized for more than 350 professions. Participants learn as well at specialized vocational schools as in the employing company. From the employing company students get a monthly salary during their studies, so that they don’t need extra money for their livelihood.

In Germany, companies train their blue collar workers traditionally with vocational training programs. In German the term is ‘Ausbildung’, ‘Berufsausbildung’ or ‘Duale Berufsausbildung’. An English synonym is ‘apprenticeship’. Unlike in other states, a German Berufsausbildung is highly formalized: Curricula and exams are nationwide standardized for more than 350 professions. Participants learn as well at specialized vocational schools as in the employing company. From the employing company students get a monthly salary.

There are more than 510,000 open positions each year with only about 500.000 applicants in Germany and around the same situation in Austria. Many positions remain unfilled each year, especially in the area of handcrafts, nursing, IT, pharmazeutische Assistentin and other services. So foreigners do have very good chances in getting a position.

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Any foreigner regardless of the age, speaks German on level B1 at least , Preferably B2 Leveland having finished  10 years school education.

In general this is possible and welcomed by many employers. However you need to consult with the German authorities (embassy, consulate) about the current regulations and what counts for you, it may depend upon many other factors.

Foreigners from all countries are eligible to apply for a Ausbildung Position in Germany. The optimal age for Ausbildung in Germany is up to 30 years, mostly between 18 and 28 years. However one might apply even with higher ages. Especially in the nursing training higher ages are more often to be found. Nursing is highly in demand in European countries, more than 50000 nurses are required only in Germany.

 Ausbildung usually takes between 3 and 4 years. You can select from short apprenticeships and longer ones. You will learn your profession to 50% within the company by practical work and to 50% in a special  school. Lessons will be held in German only – therefore you need German skills on level B1 of the GER. During the training in Europe (Germany), you will be employed by a German company with a German contract providing the same rights and obligations as for German nationals and according to German rules and regulations.

 After successfully completing Ausbildung or Vocational Training in Germany, foreign applicants receive a German qualification as a skilled worker. Currently and for the foreseeable future there is a very high demand for skilled workers in Germany as in all other countries in Europe. Although there is no ‘guarantee’ for a job after the vocational training: chances are really high that you may continue to work in the company of your vocational training without limitation in time. This also offers foreigners the perspective of living in Germany legally.

The typical gross salary ranges between 700 and 1,200 Euros per month gross (885 to 1,350 US), again depending on several factors like region, type and year of your Ausbildung.

 As a rule, a certificate as a skilled worker is awarded as a degree. This degree offers excellent career opportunities in Germany and worldwide. The skilled worker qualification enables you to apply for a permanent residence permit in Germany, provided that some other requirements are met.

There is no maximum age limit by law. In some professions – e.g. nursing care – applicants over 40 years of age are not rare. However, you should note that as a foreigner you will learn at the vocational school together with German students who are usually between 16 and 28 years old. After the age of 28 Year it is difficult to get the Visa , as normally they are expecting youngsters, but it depends upon your Motivation, Language Knowledge and Your Vision.

Ausbildung in Germany does not require any experience when you start the Ausbildung. You will learn everything you need to know step by step during the training, study and working with your related companies.

You might start to learn German online or together with a German teacher near you in your home country. Besides this there are many more opportunities which are compiled in our special guide on learning German for a job. You can start to learn the language with us . We are providing qualified Nativ German Trainers as well as Goethe Certified Teachers. We have many partners in different countries. You can contact us for language classes.

 A foreign school-leaving certificate of 10th grade or higher (usually a middle-school) is sufficient to start an Ausbildung in Germany. For technical professions, you should have good grades in mathematics as well as computer skills. Besides the mentioned German skills no other criteria must be met. We will evaluate your documents and accordingly inform you that you are eligible for Ausbildung.

 You must speak German at least at level B1 at the beginning of the training. However you can apply already when you have an A2 command of German. For nursing care training you will need B2 level of German.

There is no requirement for a certificate by a selected institution. Applicants can apply with certificates from all institutions – including local language schools abroad or teachers from abroad. However you might need to prove your command of German in interviews and during visa application. It’s better to get a certificate from the Goethe Institut in your country. Without a certificate the Embassy does not entertain your application sometimes. For complete Information contact Europe Career officials.

In Germany Ausbildung  has a much higher image than in other countries. This comes firstly due to the high demand of workers in the blue collar professions – which stays in connection with good salary. The image of vocational training in Germany has risen in recent years even more. This comes with new options for further training and studies after the Ausbildung, resulting even in options to start studies at university.

 EU citizens do not need a visa in order to start vocational training in Germany. If you are a non-EU applicant you need a visa before you can start your Ausbildung in Germany. 

 There is a high chance of permanent employment , almost 99% in Germany after your Ausbildung. German companies, firms and hospitals  are interested in permanent employment for most applicants and will generally make you a very good job offer.

We are helping to get an Ausbildung in Germany as well as in nearby countries. We are offering complete guidance , language classes for German, intercultural activities etc.


  1. Nursing Ausbildung
  2. Hotel Ausbildung
  3. Mechatroniker
  4. IT Specialist Computer Scientist

There is more than 350 different field of Ausbildung are available in Germany, kindly contact to us for details information and contact us in which field are you interested? We will happy to help you to get Ausbildung in your desired fields.

  1. Nursing
  2. Occupational therapist
  3. Beautician with Make Up Artist
  4. Pharmaceutical Assistant
  5. Physiotherapist
  6. Care professional
  7. Nurse
  8. Educator / Teacher
  9. Salesperson
  10. Merchant
  11. Warehouse clerk
  12. Warehouse logistics
  13. Office management
  14. IT Specialist
  15. Electronics technician
  16. Administrative clerk
  17. Insurance
  18. Gardener
  19. Chef / cook
  20. Plant Mechanic
  21. Information and systems engineering
  22. Country and construction machinery mechatronics technician
  23. PTA training
  24. Optometrist
  25. Electronics technician
  26. Aircraft mechanic
  27. Metal worker