Working in Germany: the official website
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Schleswig-Holstein is home to many beacons, and in more than one sense of the word. Many companies and research institutions are beacons of science and business as they are developing the technologies of the future. At the same time, you can discover many actual beacons and lighthouses as you walk along its 1,190 kilometres of coastline. If you feel like socialising, you’ll enjoy events such as the Kiel Week, the largest sailing event in the world, or the Wacken Open Air heavy metal festival.




15,804.28 km²


2,889.821 inhabitants

Important industries

    • Trade and logistics
    • Pharmaceuticals
    • Medical technology and veterinary medicine
    • Tourism, sports and leisure

    Information on the state

    Official website offering information on Schleswig-Holstein (German, English)

    Economic development and transfer of technology Schleswig-Holstein
    Information on careers, hidden champions and innovations (German, English, Danish, Chinese)

    Welcome Services for immigrants

    Immigration-specific advisory services
    Information on advisory services for immigrants, integration courses and Naturalisation (German)

    Recognition authority and advisory centre
    Point of initial contact for having your foreign professional qualifications recognised (German, English, Arabic, Turkish)

    Competence Centre for securing qualified professionals and further training Schleswig-Holstein
    Information on securing skilled workers for companies and training opportunities (German)

    Main point of contact for companies regarding the Skilled Immigration Act (German)

    State Office for Foreigners Affairs
    Central Office for skilled worker immigration in Schleswig-Holstein (German)


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