Doing a vocational training in Germany


Vocational training in Germany - how does it work?

Vocational training ("Ausbildung") in Germany is provided on the job and in vocational training schools ("Berufsschule"). That's why it's called "dual system".  While the practical training is given at work, the school is responsible for communicating the theoretical parts as well as general education. The trainees usually attend the vocational training schools on one or two days a week and spend the rest of the working week in the company.

Further information:

>> Make it in Germany: vocational Training
>> Dual training at a glance
>> Glossary of Vocational Training Terms


The mobility program "The Job of my Life"

Logo MobiPro-EUThe Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) and the Federal Employment Agency (BA) are making an offer: The Job of my Life promotes projects that qualify and provide assistance for young people from Europe so they can successfully complete dual vocational education and training in Germany.


Who can benefit?

Young people who

  • are between 18 and 27 years old (at the beginning of the program),
  • have completed school,
  • are citizens of the European Union or the EEA (evidence by passport).

Further information:

The Job of my Life - Official program website
Promotion guideline - Official program website
Official broschure in 7 languages
Tips for immigrant parents: vocational training in Germany
Terminology of European education ans training policy (European Union)

Language Courses:

>> Find German language classes in Germany
>> Find German language classes in your home country
>> List of official institutes for "Integrationskurse"