Step by Step

Applicant Selection

Together with their network partners, the ZAV are looking for suitable candidates in Europe for vacant vocational training positions in Germany.

Language Course in the Home Country

It all begins with a preparatory German course.

Language Course in Germany

When you have arrived in Germany, you can take a little time to get used to the country. During this time, you will participate in a language course during or before your internship.

Signing the Training Contract

If you appeal to your employer and your chosen occupation and company appeal to you, you will receive a training contract.

Vocational Training Begins

Your three-year vocational training usually begins in August or September. A contact partner will help you if you encounter any difficulties in your company, school or in your personal life.

Completing your Vocational Training

Your training usually ends after three or three-and-a-half years with a final qualified specialist exam. After passing it successfully, you can work in the profession in which you have trained.

We Support You

Your network can never be too big where vocational training and further training are concerned: find out more about the organisations that support you.


Top Jobs

There are about 350 different training occupations in Germany: From A as in audiologist and C as in chef to Z as in zookeeper.

Questions about the support programme?