Working in Germany

Germany 

Many LSE students and graduates choose to either live, work or study in Germany after graduation. If you are considering working in Germany after completing your course there are a few things that you need to be aware of.

German recruiters will typically expect applicants to have a relevant degree and work experience as well as a grasp of the language to give you the best chance.  You will also be expected to show a commitment to working in Germany, above simply having language skills.

Having professional experience in a German business environment is really helpful.  You should also be aware that some occupations are regulated so you would need to confirm whether your qualifications will have to be validated. Recognition Finder involves an equivalency review in which foreign qualifications are compared with a corresponding German qualification.

Getting started

  • Job Hunting in Germany
    From TARGET Jobs. Includes information on the German job market, applying for jobs and getting work experience.
  • Make it in Germany
    Practical information for people looking to start their career in Germany
  • Going Global
    LSE subscription site. Includes job search resources, information on employment trends and advice on making applications.
  • Job Mobility Portal
    Links to the European job mobility portal with information for jobseekers on living and working in Germany.

Visas

EU Citizens have the right to work in other European countries without a work permit.  However non EU-nationals may be required to have a visa. Check with the German embassy for information on the visas and permits you may require.

Language

Try the LSE Language Centre if you want to learn or improve speaking German.

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