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Qualified professionals from abroad: both sides stand to gain

International teams are an asset: by recruiting staff from abroad, employers not only bring highly qualified employees into the company. With their new approaches and their experience of other cultural backgrounds, international qualified professionals also enrich corporate culture.

By searching for new employees beyond your national borders, you cover your own needs for skilled labour with qualified immigrants and also, thanks to the specific knowledge of markets, countries and languages of your new recruits, gain intercultural skills that can open up new opportunities for you on international markets.

You can find out how to successfully recruit and integrate international qualified professionals on our web pages.

Profiles of foreign professionals

The International and Specialised Services (ZAV) of the Federal Employment Agency (BA) supports German companies actively in search for suitable applicants from abroad. Here you will be able to find the latest top-applicants of the (ZAV), categorized according to the respective professional branch.



Best Practices

Many businesses have already successfully recruited and integrated international qualified professionals. You can view their stories here.


Do you have any questions?

You got questions about the recruitment of foreign qualified professionals? Our experts are happy to answer your questions! Learn more about the ways to contact us by clicking one of the symbols on the right side.

Recruitment trip to Brazil for German companies

Are you looking for skilled workers in the field of mechatronics and electronics? The BMWi Market Development Program (MEP) supports small and medium-sized enterprises in recruiting suitable professionals from Brazil.


Publishing your job offer in "Make it in Germany"

Do you want to recruit a qualified professional from abroad? We show you how you can place your job advertisement on "Make it in Germany"-job listings.


Current information of the new Skilled Immigration Act

You are looking for qualified staff from abroad?  From 1 March 2020, the Skilled Immigration Act will improve the provisions for qualified professionals from countries outside the European Union (third countries).



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