Qualifications and diplomas are important in Germany. If you have certificates from your home country, you can have them translated and recognised. If you have no qualifications, take advantage of the opportunity to take part in qualification courses! Our interactive Map provides an overview on counseling opportunities.
In most jobs you earn at least 9,82 € / hour gross. That is the minimum wage in Germany. There are exceptions, for example, in the area of agriculture, as well as with newspaper/packet delivery companies.
All companies are legally obliged to register their employees with the authorities. Otherwise there is a risk of high penalties. The company needs the employee to provide among other things: Identity card / passport, registration, tax-ID, health insurance – if available.
A written employment contract must be signed between the company and the employee within the shortest possible time. In any case, the contract must contain information about the duration of the employment and the salary.