09.11.2018 - Speaking about Make it in Germany, Federal Economic Affairs Minister, Mr Peter Altmaier, summed up the overall concept and the specific mission of the initiative’s website as follows: “Anyone who wants to win the competition for sought-after international specialists must provide up-to-date, accurate and comprehensive information about the opportunities and chances in the country.” Mr Detlef Scheele, Chairman of the Board of the Federal Employment Agency, attests that the website is already opening doors to employers seeking to recruit qualified professionals from abroad. From November 2018, Make it in Germany is stepping out as the official Federal Government website for qualified professionals from abroad. To mark the occasion, the website has been given a new look incorporating modern designs, and provides numerous new attractive and user-friendly features.
This is what "Make it in Germany" offers
The website provides qualified professionals with all the information they need and offers personally tailored advice about working, studying and living in Germany – all in one place. At the same time, employers can obtain support with looking for and recruiting the right specialists from abroad. There are also applicant listings showing qualified professionals who are available to be placed immediately.
The website can be viewed in four different languages – German, English, Spanish and French. It offers comprehensive information on accessing the German labour market, on relevant visa regulations, and on the process for getting foreign qualifications recognised in Germany. Qualified professionals can use the helpful Quick- Check function to research opportunities for migrating to Germany, can access the job listings which display vacancies in occupations with skills shortages, and can scroll over a world map showing all of the relevant contact points at home and abroad.
Make it in Germany also provides information about learning German and on opportunities to study and train in Germany. Migrants to Germany are able to find out about important topics such as registering their address on arrival, as well as social security and childcare.
The redesigned website also offers a whole range of multimedia: visitors to the site can access a media library containing videos that document the experiences and success stories of international qualified professionals in Germany. They can also link to social media and become involved themselves.
For those interested in migrating to Germany, experts from the Federal Employment Agency and the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) are on hand to provide personalised advice on job hunting, on having professional occupations recognised in Germany, on visas, and on learning German. They can be contacted via the website's contact form, hotline or by chat.
Come and check out the new Make it in Germany website at www.make-it-in-germany.com