Where do I want do go? In which industry would I like to work? What do I want to learn? There are several possibilities for finding a training placement.

Either you already know exactly which job or which industry you'd like to enter, or you know the region in which you'd like to search for offers. You'll find numerous starting points and employment websites on the Internet with information on training placements in Bavaria. Here are the most important contacts for getting started.

Two young women look at a laptop together.
The Internet provides numerous opportunities for gathering information about training placements, and also for discovering the best methods for applying. © shutterstock.com/Eugenia-Petrenko

Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit)

Competent, neutral, personalised and free of charge: The Federal Employment Agency provides assistance in selecting a profession and in searching for training and job placement. Here, you'll find information on more than 350 skilled occupations and their requirements, as well as tips on available funding opportunities.

Contact

You can schedule an appointment with the Vocational Information Centre (Berufsinformationszentrum – BiZ), in your area. Either by contacting the Employment Agency in your area directly, or by calling:

01801/555 111*

(* charge for calls from landlines 3.9c/min.; calls from mobile phones max. 42c/min.)

The Bavarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce

The Chamber of Industry and Commerce (BIHK) provides a central training placement board (website in German) with information on various professions. There, you'll also find the most recent offers for training placements all over Germany.

You can also make use of a "talent check" to discover which professions best match your skills.

Employers' Associations for the Bavarian Metalworking and Electrical Industries

The Employers' Associations for the Bavarian Metalworking and Electrical Industries want to promote young talented individuals, which is why they've launched the "Training Offensive Bavaria" ("Ausbildungsoffensive Bayern"- website in German).

Under the category "profession-check(me)" (berufs-check(me) - website in German), people searching for a training placement can check which profession is the right one for them, and then use the training placement board (website in German) to find free positions in the skilled professions of the metalworking and electrical industries.

The Bavarian Chambers of Crafts and Trades

Whether construction, woodworking, metal/electrical, clothing, nutrition, health, glass or paper - there are over 120 skilled professions to choose in various industries. The perspectives in skilled trades are promising, regardless of the certification with which you are applying. A master or specialist certificate in an industry or trade opens doors for Bavarian institutions of higher learning and for taking a step toward one's own company.

The Bavarian Chambers of Crafts and Trades provide information about the diverse training opportunities and skilled professions. For example, the programme "Doers Wanted" ("Macher gesucht"- website in German).

Decision-making assistance for which of the 120 skilled trades could fit you best is provided by the "Profession Check" (Berufe-Checker - website in German). Each region also has its own training placement board (website in German).

 

"The Job of my Life"

The German federal government's special programme "The Job of My Life" provides funding for young people in Europe who are interested in undertaking in-company vocational training in Germany, or in taking up qualified employment in one of the occupations experiencing a temporary or general shortage of skilled personnel. Funding is available for, among other things, financing German language courses, travel costs and living expenses while training in Germany.

Those looking for training placement may not request funding until they have found a company in Germany to provide the training.

You have already received a specific offer for training placement? Then contact the Federal Employment Agency's Internal Placement Service (ZAV, Zentrale Auslands- und Fachvermittlung).

Tips when searching for a training placement

  • Do not leave the search for a training placement to chance, and plan your future carefully.
  • Perform your search for a training placement 1 to 1.5 years prior to starting training. That is how you can be sure that you can begin your training at the time you've planned.
  • Use the time to inform yourself about professional perspectives, to consider the opportunities available and to find alternatives.