Unemployed in Germany? We’ll Get You a Job in Tech

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Now more than ever, people qualified in data analytics, web design, web development, product management, and digital marketing are currently very popular in Germany. This is because they’re all qualified to work in some of the most in-demand jobs in Germany right now.

What if we told you it was possible to train in these areas for free? We can help you out! Here’s just how:

In order to help people get back into work, CareerFoundry works with the Bundesagentur für Arbeit (Jobcenter) as an approved partner to train people in the areas of UX and UI design, web development, product management, data analytics, and digital marketing.

The ideal way to train for an in-demand job in Germany

If you’re out of work, or soon to be out of work, and eligible for a Bildungsgutschein (training voucher), you can get one of our career-change programs entirely paid for by the Jobcenter.

Here’s why thousands of people across Germany are choose to study with CareerFoundry:

Program length: Our tech programs last as little as 4 months full-time or 12 months part-time (program lengths can vary depending on your chosen program).

Remote study: On top of that, CareerFoundry programs are carried out remotely, which means it doesn’t matter whether you’re in the heart of Berlin or the outer realms of Buxtehude.

Years of success: We boast an excellent success rate for getting our students into careers they love. Our students graduate qualified to start working in the most in-demand jobs in Germany: tech jobs. In fact those aren’t just any old tech jobs: our graduates have gone on to work in companies like Ebay, Visa, Mercedes Benz and Google.

Where to learn more: To find out more information about each of the programs we offer in conjunction with the Jobcenter, check out these links:

Common career-change questions

Obviously, you’ll think that all sounds great, but you’ve got more than a few questions first. Here, we’ll take you through a few of the queries you might have if you’re unemployed and want to get an in-demand job in Germany.

Am I smart enough to work in tech?

This is the most frequent question we’re asked by prospective students. And our response? Absolutely!

We’ve trained people from all walks of life. The programs are structured to facilitate adult learning and require no previous experience—just a laptop, an internet connection, and between 15 and 40 hours/week, depending on whether you’re doing the program part-time or full-time.

Why should I study with CareerFoundry?

CareerFoundry excels in a number of key areas. Let’s go through some of them:

Learn wherever and wherever you want

With our flexible programs, you can fit your studies around other commitments. This is the big advantage of online learning, and of how CareerFoundry’s programs are arranged. The program content is in English.

A professional support system

We pride ourselves on our service: every student who signs up for a program is assigned a dedicated Mentor (who has 5+ years experience in the industry), a Tutor, and a Student Advisor.

They’ll keep you on the straight and narrow, ensure you’re motivated and making good progress, and assist heavily in preparing you for your new job.

A cutting edge curriculum designed for in-demand tech jobs in Germany

Our expert team of Instructional Designers works closely with Mentors and industry professionals to ensure our programs are completely up-to-date with current trends and technologies.

The programs are constructed around the project-based learning format, which means you work on real-world tasks and receive regular feedback from your Mentor and Tutor.

A learning infrastructure designed to get you job-ready

The project-based learning format, experienced Student and Career Advisor teams, and our extensive network of Mentors and Alumni give you the best possible chance of getting a job you love on completion of your program.

Once you’re 50% through the program, our Career Specialists will help you add some shine to your portfolio and prepare your resumé and job applications. We’ll match your commitment to getting a job every step of the way.

What’s the next step to training for an in-demand job in Germany?

All you need to do is request a Bildungsgutschein for one of our programs, and if you’re eligible, the program fee will be completely covered by the Jobcenter.

You can find further information about how to do this in these application guides for each program:

Your eligibility is determined in an appointment at your local Jobcenter. Once you’ve secured your Bildungsgutschein, get in touch with us for your chosen program under the following links:

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

What is CareerFoundry?

CareerFoundry is an online school for people looking to switch to a rewarding career in tech. Select a program, get paired with an expert mentor and tutor, and become a job-ready designer, developer, or analyst from scratch, or your money back.

Learn more about our programs