Germany offers overseas youngsters generous package to study and work

by Ray Clancy on June 5, 2013

Germany offers overseas youngsters generous package to study and work

Germany offers overseas youngsters generous package to study and work

Young people in Europe are being offered the chance to serve apprenticeships in Germany which has a severe skills gap in certain sectors. The £120 million scheme, backed by the German government, is offering generous packages to people aged 18 to 35 which include all their expenses paid for the three year duration of the apprenticeships.

Germany may by the European Union’s most prosperous economy where youth unemployment is just 7.5% compared with 20% in the UK for example, but there are not enough youngsters to fill skilled positions. The apprenticeships will be with leading German firms and according to Wulf Schroeter, of the International Business Academy which is running the scheme in the UK, the hope is that many recruits will stay permanently in the country.

Those applying need to have A levels and will be given 170 hours of free language lessons. They can expect to be paid wages of £700 a month after tax. This compares to £345 a month for youngsters under 19 in the UK or £785 for those aged over 21. The package covers 300 occupations in fields such as engineering and healthcare and also includes relocation costs, and two paid visits back to the UK per year. Their training will be undertaken at Germany’s highly regarded vocational schools.

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‘This is a great offer for young Britons to get top flight training in Germany. We hope many of those who come over will like the life, maybe meet a German partner, and stay for good,’ said Bob Bischof of the German British Chamber of Industry and Commerce.

Germany has a shortage of occupations for which there are numerous job opportunities, especially for technicians and engineers, hotel and catering jobs and doctors and healthcare professionals. ‘For these occupations trained specialists are needed. In these and in more than 300 other professions, apprenticeships can be offered,’ explained Schroeter.

IBA is part of the FuU Group, a training institute based in Heidelberg appointed to run the UK scheme within an EU wide framework called Mobi-Pro EU that promotes young and unemployed professionals within Europe. ‘Only organisations that are recognised by the German Federal Ministry of Social Affairs may place young professionals in to German companies,’ added Schroeter.

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Maulik Barot June 20, 2013 at 3:42 pm

I would be interested to know more about such system of getting work at Germany at getting a opportunity to learn as well as earn there.

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ray June 20, 2013 at 6:24 pm

I am european and would like to know as where to make an application for apprenticeship in Germany
thanks

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