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5 reasons for a vocational training in Germany

1. Practice: Twice the fun - with theory and practice

Vocational training in Germany offers a lot of variety. It combines theory and practice right from the start. You will receive on-the-job training at a company, while one or two days a week, or several weeks at a time, are reserved for vocational school where you will learn about the theoretical principles that serve as the basis for your work. This dual system combining theory and practice will give you an ideal start into your job. Further information on the dual vocational training system is available here.

2. In demand: Young Talent is in high demand

As companies across all industries are currently on the lookout for trainees, your chances of securing a place in a vocational training programme are excellent. In January 2019 alone, 69,700 positions in vocational training could not be filled. Further information on how to successfully apply to a company can be found here.

3. Income: Learn and earn

When you start a vocational training programme in Germany you will be earning money from day one. Companies will pay you a salary for the work you do as part of your course. Further information on wages during your dual vocational training programme is available here.

4. Get ahead: Good chances of being offered a permanent job

Vocational training may be your ticket to a career on the German labour market. Around two thirds of all trainees get a permanent job with their companies after completing vocational training. Upon completion of your programme you will be fully qualified in your profession and earn good money – and you will benefit from the fact that you already know your company, its operations and your colleagues. 

5. Prospects: Good career prospects

Vocational training makes you fit for the future. Professionals with a vocational qualification are in high demand on the German labour market. In some fields, candidates with a vocational qualification are even more sought after than university graduates. Start a career in Germany! We are looking forward to your application. And who knows, maybe one day you will set up your own business and take on trainees yourself. Further information on your perspectives after completing vocational training is available here.

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