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In general, skilled workers who completed a formal training can work in any trade. However, there is a specifically high demand for jobs in the industrial-technical realm, like in metalworking, electrical engineering and toolmaking. But also the hotel and catering industry as well as the sector of warehousing and logistics have a high demand for skilled workers. Also in demand are Nursery school teachers/educators, but they would need a German language skills level of at least B2. Important: Please note that there are different immigration procedures for occupational fields on the White List and for university graduates. For these professions, there will be no access via PuMa.

Immigration channels outside PuMa – summarised

Immigration channel White List:

  • The so-called White List for bottleneck jobs offers immigration possibilities to people with a completed vocational training. Non-European skilled workers who have completed a formal vocational training recognised in Germany in occupational fields identified in the so called White List are allowed work in Germany. At the moment, more than 130 jobs, especially in the field of health and nursing, mechatronics and electrical engineering, building and supply engineering, as well as jobs in transport and logistics are being listed by the Federal Employment Agency (BA) on the basis of a bottleneck analysis. The Positive List is updated regularly and can be viewed here.

Immigration channel for university graduates: Blue Card

  • Highly qualified professionals can enter the German labour market in an uncomplicated way with the Blue Card of the EU. Among other things, a precondition for the Blue Card EU is a university degree recognised in Germany or comparable to a German university degree – and a minimum annual income. For a sub-group of defined bottleneck graduate professions, there are conditions still less complicated, especially since the minimum annual income is lower. More information on the possibilities for highly skilled professionals can be found on the portal Make it in Germany.

Access for people of the so-called Western-Balkans.

  • For citizens of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, new legal regulations (PDF, 1.5 MB) for entering the German labour market apply since 1.1.2016. However, skilled workers from these countries are also eligible to apply for PuMa. Please find information in different national languages here.

For more information, please visit the website www.make-it-in-germany.com.

For our employers in Baden-Württemberg (Southern Germany), we are seeking

Painters and varnishers (m/f)

Activities:
Coating and lining interior walls, ceilings, floors and façades of buildings Maintaining structural elements made of a wide range of materials Designing new surfaces with coloured coatings

Painters and varnishers are employed, for example,

  • at companies in the painting and varnishing trade
  • in the plastering trade
  • at building construction companies

Requirements and conditions:
Completed vocational training is required in the desired occupational field Manual dexterity, ability to work under pressure, readiness to work, diligence At least A2 German

We offer:
Full-time employment contract Assistance with finding a room and with visits to the authorities Pay: collectively agreed gross basic remuneration of approx. €1,403 to €3,160 (per month)

Chefs (m/f)

Activities:
Preparing and serving a variety of dishes
Organising workflows in the kitchen
Creating menus
Purchasing ingredients and storing them correctly

Chefs are primarily employed

  • in the kitchens of restaurants, hotels, canteens, hospitals, care homes and catering firms

Requirements and conditions:
Completed vocational training is required in the desired occupational field
Manual dexterity, ability to work under pressure, readiness to work, diligence
Willingness to work at weekends and on public holidays
At least A2 German

We offer:
Full-time employment contract
Assistance with finding a room and with visits to the authorities
Pay: collectively agreed gross basic remuneration of approx. €1,654 to €2,922 (per month)

Horticulturists (m/f) Specialising in landscaping

Activities:
Landscape design according to plans prepared by landscape architects: building, maintaining, refurbishing and planting outdoor areas, especially various types of green areas
Creating various types of outdoor areas (domestic gardens, patios and parks or playgrounds, sports fields and traffic islands)
Creating greenery on traffic routes and in pedestrianised areas

Horticulturalists are employed

  • at specialist companies in the fields of horticulture, landscaping and sports ground construction
  • at urban nurseries

Requirements and conditions:
Completed vocational training is required in the desired occupational field
Manual dexterity, readiness to work, diligence
At least A2 German

We offer:
Full-time employment contract
Assistance with finding a room and with visits to the authorities
Pay: collectively agreed gross basic remuneration of approx. €1,784 to €3,200 (per month)

Butchers (m/f)

Activities:
Producing sausage, meat and delicatessen products, canned goods, and a variety of dishes
Presenting and selling products and advising customers in butchers’ shops

Butchers are primarily employed

  • at companies in the butchery trade
  • in the sausage and meat products industry
  • at retail businesses
  • at wholesale meat markets
  • at slaughterhouses and meat processing plants

Requirements and conditions:
Completed vocational training is required in the desired occupational field
Manual dexterity, ability to work under pressure, diligence
At least A2 German

We offer:
Full-time employment contract
Assistance with finding a room and with visits to the authorities
Pay: collectively agreed gross basic remuneration of approx. €1,730 to €2,735 (per month)

Bakers (m/f)

Activities:
Producing bread, biscuits, pastries, cakes and desserts, as well as pastry snacks
Weighing and portioning out ingredients, e.g. flour, milk, eggs, yeast, spices and sugar
Mixing ingredients according to a recipe
Monitoring dough formation and fermentation processes
Glazing or garnishing products

Bakers are employed

  • at traditional bakeries
  • at large-scale industrial bakeries
  • at specialist businesses such as special and diet bakeries
  • at restaurants or in the catering sector

Requirements and conditions:
Completed vocational training is required in the desired occupational field
Ability to work under pressure, readiness to work, diligence
At least A2 German

We offer:
Full-time employment contract
Assistance with finding a room and with visits to the authorities
Pay: collectively agreed gross basic remuneration of approx. €1,340 to €2,589 (per month)

Drywall installers (m/f)

Activities:
Building drywall constructions, e.g. light partition walls, for indoor and outdoor applications, taking account of protection against heat, cold, noise, fire and radiation
Covering walls and ceilings, e.g. with plasterboard or wood, and installing insulating materials

Drywall installers are employed

  • at drywall construction and plastering companies
  • at specialist companies for acoustic construction and the interior finishing of properties
  • at building construction companies

Requirements and conditions:
Completed vocational training is required in the desired occupational field
Ability to work under pressure, physical strength, head for heights, ability to work independently, readiness to work, manual dexterity, ability to work in a team
At least A2 German

We offer:
Full-time employment contract
Assistance with finding a room and with visits to the authorities
Pay: collectively agreed gross basic remuneration of approx. €17.48 (per hour)

Plasterers (m/f)

Activities:
Plastering the inside and outside of building shells
Incorporation of light sources, roller shutters and ventilation equipment
Assembly of drywall components
Design or restoration of historic façades and decorative plasterwork

Plasterers are primarily employed

  • at companies in the plastering trade
  • at industrial finishing-work companies
  • in façade and drywall construction

Requirements and conditions:
Completed vocational training is required in the desired occupational field
Ability to work under pressure, physical strength, head for heights, ability to work independently, readiness to work, manual dexterity
At least A2 German

We offer:
Full-time employment contract
Assistance with finding a room and with visits to the authorities
Pay: collectively agreed gross basic remuneration of approx. €19.70 (per hour)

Professional drivers (m/f)

Activities:
Freight or passenger transport
Freight transport using all classes of HGV
In passenger transportation: driving scheduled bus services and coaches

Professional drivers are primarily employed

  • at freight transport companies, e.g. freight forwarders
  • at passenger transport companies, e.g. municipal transport authorities or coach travel companies

Requirements and conditions:
Completed vocational training is required in the desired occupational field
Ability to work under pressure, sense of responsibility, concentration, physical strength
Valid driving licence for the relevant class of vehicle
At least A2 German

We offer:
Full-time employment contract
Assistance with finding a room and with visits to the authorities
Pay: collectively agreed gross basic remuneration of approx. €2,135 (per month) for full-time work

Restaurateurs (m/f)

Activities:
Serving guests in catering establishments
Advising on the selection of food and drinks
Waiting on guests and taking payment
Preparing for large events
Providing room service in hotels

Restaurateurs are primarily employed

  • at restaurants, hotels, guest houses and bed and breakfasts

Requirements and conditions:
Completed vocational training is required in the desired occupational field
Friendly manner, service orientation, ability to work under pressure, readiness to work, diligence
At least A2 German

We offer:
Full-time employment contract
Assistance with finding a room and with visits to the authorities
Pay: collectively agreed gross basic remuneration of approx. €1,607 to €2,922 (per month)

Masons (m/f)

Activities:
Building walls from bricks
Installation of prefabricated components and assembly work
Building bare brickwork for residential and office buildings
Pouring concrete for foundations, then laying bricks or pouring concrete for exterior and interior walls or assembling prefabricated components
In some cases, plastering walls and laying screed flooring

Masons are employed

  • at building construction companies, concrete construction companies
  • at renovation and refurbishment companies
  • in prefabricated house construction

Requirements and conditions:
Completed vocational training is required in the desired occupational field
Ability to work under pressure, physical strength, head for heights, ability to work independently, readiness to work, manual dexterity
At least A2 German

We offer:
Full-time employment contract
Assistance with finding a room and with visits to the authorities
Pay: collectively agreed gross basic remuneration of approx. €19.09 (per hour)

Concrete and reinforced concrete workers (m/f)

Activities:
Producing structural elements using concrete or reinforced concrete
Formwork, reinforcement and assembly of structural elements
Refurbishment of damp or damaged concrete walls, ceilings, pillars or beams

Concrete and reinforced concrete workers are employed

  • at construction or precast construction companies
  • at bridge construction and tunneling companies
  • in the production of concrete and precast concrete parts

Requirements and conditions:
Completed vocational training is required in the desired occupational field
Ability to work under pressure, physical strength, head for heights, ability to work independently, readiness to work, manual dexterity, ability to work in a team
At least A2 German

We offer:
Full-time employment contract
Assistance with finding a room and with visits to the authorities
Pay: collectively agreed gross basic remuneration of approx. €19.09 (per hour)

Roofers (m/f)

Activities:
Covering roofs of buildings with roofing materials
Cladding outside walls and caulking surfaces on roofs and buildings
Implementing structural energy-saving measures
Assembling roof windows, guttering and lightning protection systems
Installing solar systems

Roofers are employed at companies in the roofing trade and other roofing companies.

Requirements and conditions:
Completed vocational training is required in the desired occupational field
Ability to work under pressure, physical strength, head for heights, ability to work independently, readiness to work, manual dexterity, ability to work in a team
At least A2 German

We offer:
Full-time employment contract
Assistance with finding a room and with visits to the authorities
Pay: collectively agreed gross basic remuneration of approx. €19.58 (per hour)

Carpenters (m/f)

Activities:
Building all kinds of timber constructions and/or timber structures
Installing prefabricated components, insulating materials and structural elements
Refurbishing and restoring roof timbering and other building parts made of wood

Carpenters are primarily employed

  • at carpentry firms
  • at timber engineering companies

Requirements and conditions:
Completed vocational training is required in the desired occupational field
Physical strength, head for heights, ability to work under pressure, manual dexterity, diligence, ability to work independently
At least A2 German

We offer:
Full-time employment contract
Assistance with finding a room and with visits to the authorities
Pay: collectively agreed gross basic remuneration of approx. €19.09 (per hour)

Tile, plate and mosaic setters (m/f)

Activities:
Covering walls, floors and façades with tiles made of ceramics, glass and natural or artificial stone
Installing new coverings and refurbishing old and/or damaged coverings
Advising customers on the selection of suitable floor and wall coverings, e.g. for bathrooms, kitchens, patios, house façades, swimming pools and laboratories
Preparing material calculations

Tile, plate and mosaic setters are employed

  • at companies in the interior finishing trade
  • in façade construction
  • in civil engineering

Requirements and conditions:
Completed vocational training is required in the desired occupational field
Manual dexterity, ability to work under pressure, readiness to work, diligence
At least A2 German

We offer:
Full-time employment contract
Assistance with finding a room and with visits to the authorities
Pay: collectively agreed gross basic remuneration of approx. €19.70 per hour

Hairstylists (m/f)

Activities:
Washing, conditioning, cutting, dyeing and styling hair
Advising customers individually on questions regarding hairdressing, hair care and hair styling
Manicuring, fingernails, make-up
Selling cosmetics or hair care products

Hairstylists are employed

  • at specialist companies in the hairdressing trade
  • at spa hotels
  • in film and theater productions

Requirements and conditions:
Completed vocational training is required in the desired occupational field
Manual dexterity, ability to work under pressure, readiness to work, diligence, customer and service orientation
At least A2 German

We offer:
Full-time employment contract
Assistance with finding a room and with visits to the authorities
Pay: collectively agreed gross basic remuneration of approx. €1,599 to €2,042 (per month)