German as a career destination

Explore Germany as a destination to kickstart your career 

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German as a career destination

German is known for their innovation in fields such as automation and engineering, and boasting one of the lowest unemployment rates in Europe, working in Germany is an attractive option for many current or future students.

Can i work in Germany?

Yes you can! If you want to stay and work in Germany after your graduation, you are allowed to do so. You’re making a good decision to stay in Germany after your graduation as they have the largest economy in Europe making it the best place to start your career.

If you are from non-EU and non-EEA countries and currently hold a residence permit in Germany, you can apply to have it extended for a further 18 months, which should be enough time for you to find a job. During this time, you can also look for temporary jobs to earn money until you find something more permanent.

Where to find jobs in Germany?

  • Company’s website
  • Campus career fairs
  • Job portals
    • Stepstone
    • LinkedIn
    • Xing
    • stellenwerk
    • Jobworld
    • Jobbörse

Careers in Germany-5 things you should know

  1. Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU), Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Heidelberg University are considered some of the best universities to have attended in order to get a job after graduation.
  2. Consider entry level job as a good starting point of your career in Germany.
  3. Some company employs recent graduates and allow you to study for doctorate as you work.
  4. After 2 years of working in Germany , you can apply for settlement permit.
  5. Candidates who can speak German may be given priority.

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