Vocational training

The vocational training in Germany has a very good international reputation. Many professions or jobs for which studies are required in other countries can be learned in Germany through vocational training. The Wetteraukreis also offers a lot of vocational training options.

  • Vocational training in Germany

Dual vocational training usually lasts three years and ends with a final exam. Many professional courses are "dual training courses". This means that the trainees learn directly in the company and attend a vocational school/college on certain days. However, there are also school-based training courses which take place mainly at vocational schools. Öffnet externen Link in neuem FensterClick here for further information on vocational training in Germany.

  • Find the vocational training suitable for you

You can find most of the companies which offer a vocational training online. All you have to do is to enter your postal code to find something near the place where you live. You can find vocational training places for craft trades on the "Öffnet externen Link in neuem FensterLehrstellenradar" of the chamber of crafts (Handwerkskammer). You can find vocational training places for most sectors (except craft trades and agriculture) through the chamber of industry and commerce (Öffnet externen Link in neuem FensterIndustrie- und Handelskammer.)

General information on occupations with vocational training

The following pages provide general information about vocational training courses:

Training for refugees and immigrants

Special information is available for refugees and immigrants, which is often offered in several languages.

  • Finding work in Germany - tips from refugees for refugees (German & Arabic)

Öffnet externen Link in neuem FensterThe guidebook for starting a career has been developed on the basis of numerous interviews with refugees and explains the basic steps towards a successful career start.

  • Basic words about employment law in 13 languages

From Amharic to Somali - the collection “employment law basic vocabulary” helps everybody understand some terms of employment law - even without German as their mother tongue.Öffnet externen Link in neuem Fenster The information brochures be ordered or downloaded free of charge.

  • Explanatory videos on your residency status

Öffnet externen Link in neuem FensterIn short videos, the different residence permits and their effect on employment are explained. In addition, information is provided on the “Ausbildungsduldung” (Tolerated Stay for the Purpose of Vocational Training) (the “3+2 regulation”).

Information for companies

Many companies are desperately looking for trainees for vocational training and for employees. Therefore it is becoming more and more attractive for many companies in the Wetterau region to integrate immigrants into the company.Many of them bring great motivation, new skills and ideas into the company.

The Öffnet externen Link in neuem FensterNetzwerk Unternehmen integrieren Flüchtlinge (“Network of companies integrating refugees”) supports companies of all sizes and from all sectors that employ refugees or plan to do so. On their website they provide comprehensive and clear information about legal questions, funding opportunities and support options.