Jobs in Germany

There are so many reasons you might want to work abroad in Germany including world famous cities, an interesting culture, friendly locals, great working conditions and also generous salaries on offer. Our guide to working in Germany includes information about recruiters offering paid positions to internationals including seasonal, summer, winter and professional roles. 


Seasonal, Summer & Year Round Jobs in Germany

View jobs in Germany for foreigners and English speakers.


Work in Germany 

Germany Jobs

Germany is one of the most popular countries to work in Europe, with spectacular cities, friendly locals and a range of different positions available. There are very high salaries in Germany compared to other worldwide destinations, long holidays (around 40 days in totaly) whilst most companies also offer competative benefits and also a 35 hour working week. If you would like to work abroad then you should definately consider Germany as your destination.


Where to Seek Employment

Jobs for Foreigners in Germany

Most foreigners find work in the larger cities including:

  • Berlin
  • Cologne
  • Hamburg
  • Munich
  • Frankfurt
  • Essen
  • Stuttgart
  • Dortmund
  • Dusseldorf
  • Bremen


Popular Industries to Work in Germany

Work in Germany

  • Au Pair
  • Education/Teaching
  • Engineering
  • Healthcare
  • IT
  • Language/Multilingual
  • Management
  • Marketing/PR
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Retail
  • Sales
  • Software Development
  • Teaching
  • Translation
  • Voluntary Work


Top Tips to Landing a Dream Job

  • Make a short list of companies and locations which appeal to you
  • Practise, learn or improve your German language skills, not knowing the local language will really hold you back in your job hunt. You could book a German language course in Germany which is highly recommended
  • Consider interning in Germany to gain experience in the German workforce
  • Put together a strong CV and application to every job you are interested in
  • Research interview tips
  • Network 



If you are arriving from an EU country you do not need a visa to work in Germany. There are also special agreements in place with Switzerland and EEAA countries allowing residents of these countries to also work freely. Non EU nations need to obtain a residence and work permit to qualify for employment. Working illegally in Germany is not recommended as you will likely be removed from the country.


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