Working in Germany
Are you ready to start your career or switch jobs in Germany? The Local has a treasure trove of articles to help you navigate the labour market, as well as our very own jobs portal.
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The Local’s jobs site is a great place to start for English-speaking jobs in Germany. Whether you’re looking for a job with Amazon or Deutsche Bank, a position teaching English, a translator role, or the highest-paying jobs in Germany, we’ve got you covered. The Local’s platform is very well established and has been used for years by Indians, Americans, Brits and other foreigners in Germany to find jobs in Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich and a host of other towns and cities.
Search among categories from IT & Telecoms to Medical & Health and specify whether you want to work onsite or would prefer a remote or hybrid role.
If you want to look beyond The Local’s jobs portal, make sure to check out sites like LinkedIn, Indeed, StepStone, Monster and Jobs.de where you can browse job listings based on industry, location, and other criteria.
Before diving into your job search, make sure you have the necessary legal documentation to work in Germany. The Local has compiled all the latest news on visas, and how to apply for them on our visas page.
If you want to develop a long-term career in Germany, learning the language is a must. German-speaking companies generally require employees to master German to the B1 or B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference.
Germany places a huge emphasis on professional training. Without recognised qualifications you will find it hard to progress, and in some professions official qualifications are mandatory. This is the case, for example, for teachers, lawyers, doctors and nurses. The relevant professional body will decide if your qualifications fit the bill. If not, you might need to take an exam or undertake further training.