Education, Training, Work

Working and (Educational) Training

Generally speaking, you can contact the Federal Employment Agency or the Jobcenter with any work-related questions. This page is intended to provide you with an initial overview of the topics related to "training" and "work".

Topic: Educational training

Topics: Start of training

This page shows which training courses are available. It provides information on the career choice process and on how to learn German. You will receive an overview of school-leaving qualifications, information on career guidance and tips for a good training start. The language can be changed in the article. Available languages are German, English, French and Arabic.

The career choice timetable is available inGerman, English, French, Arabic, Greek, Italian, Croatian, Polish, RussianSerbian and Turkish.


Topics: Dual training, dual training system

This page explains how the dual training system is structured, which prerequisites have to be satisfied, how long the training lasts and which sectors offer which training occupations. It also provides information on remuneration, applications and careers after training.

Available in German.

Make it in Germany

Topics: Training in Germany

This page provides information on what an apprenticeship looks like in Germany, who qualifies for an apprenticeship and which professions are particularly popular.

The page is available in German, English, Spanish, French.

Topic: Work


-> A good application is the first step toward finding employment. This page provides information on the required documents, the interview and the factors that have to be taken into account.

Available in German, EnglishFrench and Spanish.

Labour Law

-> Information page of the BAMF with topics such as working hours, scope of employment, holidays, illness and protection against dismissal.

Available in German, English, Türkish and Russian.

DGB - Information from the trade unions

-> Flyer with information on minimum wage, temporary work, self-employment and outstanding wage payments.

Available in German, English, French, Arabic and Farsi.

Vocational training

-> Vocational Training in Germany:

This page has the purpose of assisting you in preparing for your job and job interviews.

Available in English, French, Arabic and Farsi.

Further Links:

BAMF - Working and living in Germany:

-> The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees provides a hotline that answers questions on job search, recognition of educational qualifications and learning German.

Languages: German / English

Jobkraftwerk - Labour market access for refugees

The "Jobkraftwerk" online portal is targeted specifically at refugees in the district of Reutlingen. You can register on this platform when you have come to Metzingen as a refugee and are now looking for a job. Jobkraftwerk allows you to create CVs for your application, record your skills and establish contact with companies in the region.

Jobkraftwerk is available in four languages:  German, English, Arabic and Farsi (the language can be selected at the start of the page).