In most preparatory courses, it's all about getting you up to speed regarding language skills. In principle, you must already have a specific language level (A2 / B1) to start with- during the course you will continue to learn German for everyday life, but you will also be taught work-related language skills. Meanwhile, you will also acquire the necessary information about the labour market and the education system in Germany.
Vocational Training: Orientation for Refugees
Who helps me find a vocational training position?
Finding a vocational training position is usually not easy. The trainees often have to meet different requirements such as sufficient knowledge of German language or prior internship experience in the field. Furthermore, one has to stand compared to other applicants during the application process and job interview. If you cannot compete with other applicants, it is not so easy to enter the training market.
Since many refugees often find it challenging to find a vocational training position, there are various organisations and initiatives in Germany that facilitate their access to the training positions by offering different types of support, ranging from preparatory courses and orientation assistance to coaching and mentoring.
What are my options?
Vocational Training Preparatory Courses ("Ausbildungsvorbereitung")
Training Coaching or Mentoring
Where can I find these services?
After finishing your vocational training, you are a skilled worker. Skilled skilled workers are wanted in Germany and receive more for their work than unskilled workers. Vocational training can also be an opportunity for you to obtain long-term residence rights in Germany.