Vocational training

What training occupations are there?

There are currently 330 training occupations in Germany. If you are still not quite sure what profession suits you, you can visit the local Employment Agency’s Vocational Information Centre. You could also visit the website of the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

How do I find a trainee position?

You can seek advice from the Chambers of Craft, the Chamber of Industry and Commerce or the Employment Agency, or you can look on the Internet yourself.

Once you have found a trainee position that interests you, you should check the Work section of our website for practical tips regarding your application documents and job interview.

How does training usually progress in Germany?

Training usually takes three years and is based on a dual system whereby the trainee gains practical experience in a training company and learns about the theory at a vocational college.