As we mentioned in our previous blog, Germany has a thriving job market. However, it also has an ageing population, leading to shortages of workers in some key sectors. This ageing population is partly responsible for shortfalls in the healthcare sector. Current figures suggest that Germany needs 5,000 additional doctors; it also urgently requires nursing professionals to meet the growing demand to avoid the crisis looming in the healthcare sector.
Despite Germany’s excellent vocational training, skilled foreign workers are also in demand in many other leading industries. Germany prides itself on being at the forefront of innovations in technology and engineering. To sustain its position as a global leader in these markets, Germany is searching for international talent to add to its homegrown skills. Prospects for IT professionals are excellent, as are those of qualified engineers in a wide range of disciplines ranging from automotive and aerospace to electronics and optics.
If your particular skills lie elsewhere, they may still have a home in Germany. SMEs form the backbone of the German economy, accounting for more than 99% of German companies, providing over 60% of all jobs and contributing a large portion of the country’s economic output. The Mittelstand, as it’s known, values long-term relationships with its employees, customers, and suppliers and offers a vast range of career opportunities. It’s projected to provide 250,000 new jobs in 2014, many of which could go to qualified foreign professionals.
Remember, whatever your profession, you will integrate much more quickly if you take lessons before your move, and Private German Lessons are the ideal choice.