Ausbildung in Germany

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Welcome to the website of Acaluna, your international recruitment agency that helps you to start your career in Germany. If you’re dreaming of working in Germany, we can help you make that dream come true. Here you will find all the information you need to apply for an Ausbildung (apprenticeship) in a German company.

What is an Ausbildung in Germany?

The Ausbildung also known as the dual education system, is a distinctive feature of the German education system. It combines practical, on-the-job training in a company with theoretical education in a Berufsschule (vocational school). This concept has been highly successful in preparing young people for a wide range of careers and has contributed significantly to Germany’s strong economy and low youth unemployment rates.

How will you benefit from an Ausbildung in Germany?

  • You will learn a high quality profession with excellent long term career possibilities

    Due to demographic change, there are already many vacancies in Germany and it is predicted that by the year 2035 the number of vacancies could grow up to 7 million! An Ausbildung offers excellent opportunities for long-term professional success in Germany, as almost any company has trouble finding enough skilled workers.

  • You will be paid and receive between €900 and €1200 per month

    The Ausbildung in Germany is paid. Your wage depends on the respective profession and, on average, is around 1,000 euros per month. The salary increases with each year of training.

  • You have the possibility to live permanently in Germany

    After the successful completion of your Ausbildung in Germany and a subsequent employment as a qualified worker for two years, it is possible to apply for a permanent residence permit.

  • You will get to know another culture, language and country

    Germany is one of the most popular countries in the world and was visited by over 450 million people in 2022. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to get to know the country and its culture.

  • You will develop personal and professional skills that help you in your career

    The German education system has a high reputation worldwide. The combination of theory and practice prepares apprentices perfectly for professional life.

  • You have the opportunity to specialize after graduating

    In Germany, education is of great importance. Even after your Ausbildung, there are many opportunities to further your knowledge (Techniker, Meister, berufsbegleitendes Studium etc.). In most cases your employer assists you financially!

How long will your Ausbildung in Germany take?

The duration of your Ausbildung can vary depending on the specific profession and the level of qualification being pursued. However, there are some general guidelines:

Three Years: A typical vocational Ausbildung in Germany lasts for three years. This duration is common for many skilled trades and professions, including areas like electricians, plumbers, carpenters, and industrial mechanics.

Three and a Half Years: Some Ausbildung programs extend to three and a half years. This longer duration often applies to professions that require a higher level of skill and specialization, such as mechatronics technicians or dental technicians.

Shorter Programs: In some cases, shorter Ausbildung programs of one to two years are available. These programs are usually designed for professions with less complex skill requirements, like office administrators, retail salespeople, or childcare workers.

Some programs may offer the option to shorten the Ausbildung through recognition of prior qualifications or through accelerated learning paths

What are your long-term Perspectives after an Ausbildung in Germany?

After completing professional training in Germany, you will have many opportunities for professional and personal growth:

  • You can work as a skilled worker in a German company or in any other European country

  • You can continue your professional training and specialize in your area

  • You can obtain a higher education at an university or technical school

  • You can start your own business or become a freelancer

  • You can apply for the German citizenship after 5 years

What type of Ausbildung can you do with Acaluna?

We work with many different companies from different branches to offer you the best type of Ausbildung. Currently we offer Ausbildungen in the following areas:

How will Acaluna assist you?

  • We will advise you on the professions and Ausbildung that is best suited to your profile

  • We will review your documents and your CV

  • We will help you to acquire the required German skills

Ausbildung in Germany
  • We will forward your application to German companies

  • We will help your to prepare for the interview

  • We will help you with the visa application and the booking of the flight

Why should you apply to Acaluna?

Acaluna is your reliable partner for your new career in Germany. We know that the process of learning a new language, applying for a new job, moving to another country with a new culture and people can be overwhelming. That’s why we don’t leave you alone
Every candidate that participates will be provided with a personal mentor that answers all your questions and helps you on your journey to GermanyDuring the application process we keep you updated and inform you about changes in the status of your application.

take care of all the bureaucratic hassle and apply for your visa. We support your onboarding in the new company and further assist you after your arrival in Germany. Because we understand that behind every application is a unique individual with dreams, aspirations, and potential. 

The Best of All: Our service is free of charge for you!

We provide our services free of charge for our candidates. Our services are fully paid for by your future employer. That way, we can offer the best service to you. 

What are the Requirements to participate?

You want to join us? Perfect! Have a look at our requirements and see if you are eligible to participate at a Ausbildung in Germany:

● You should have a high motivation to begin a new life in Germany and life there for a longer period of time
● You must have a basic school education
● You should speak at least level A2 of German and have an official language certificate
● Ideally you should be between 18 and 30 years old
● You should be interested in the respective Ausbildung and be able to explain, why you want to work especially in that area. 
● You should value German characteristics like punctuality, ambition and honesty
● You should be able to adapt to a new culture and language
● You must be without any criminal record

Don’t worry if you don’t speak German yet. We can give you tipps or redirect you to any of our partner language schools where you can easily learn German. The application deadline for an Ausbildung is the 31st of March every year. If you apply until then you can start the Ausbildung the same year in autumn (usually august or september). 

Are you ready to start your Career in Germany?
Apply now for your Ausbildung in Germany!