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

Ed Wood, contributor to the CareerFoundry blog

Now more than ever, people qualified in data analytics, web design, and web development are currently in extremely high demand in Germany. In order to help people get back into work, CareerFoundry works with the Bundesagentur für Arbeit (Job Center) as an approved partner to train people in the areas of UX and UI design, web development, data analytics, and digital marketing.

If you’re out of work, or soon to be out of work, and eligible for a Bildungsgutschein (training voucher), you can get the course entirely paid for by the Job Center. The courses last as little as 4 months full-time or 12 months part-time (course lengths can vary depending on your chosen course) and are carried out remotely, which means it doesn’t matter whether you’re in the heart of Berlin or the outer realms of Buxtehude.

We boast an excellent success rate for getting our students into careers they love. Over 90% of CareerFoundry graduates get a job within 180 days of course completion, and those aren’t just any jobs: our graduates have gone on to work in companies like Ebay, Visa, Mercedes Benz and Google. To find out more about each of the courses we offer in conjunction with the Job Center, check out the links below:

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 questions you might have if you’re unemployed in Germany.

Am I smart enough to become a UX or UI designer?

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 courses 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 whether you’re doing the course part-time or full-time.

And why should I study with CareerFoundry?

CareerFoundry excels in a number of key areas:

  • You can learn whenever and wherever you want, fitting your studies around other commitments. This is the big advantage of online learning, and of how CareerFoundry’s courses are arranged. The course content is in English.
  • We pride ourselves on our service: every student who signs up for a course 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.
  • Our expert team of Instructional Designers works closely with Mentors and industry professionals to ensure our courses are completely up-to-date with current trends and technologies in UX and UI design. The courses 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.
  • 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 course. Once you’re 50% through the course, our Career Advisors 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.

If you might be more interested in learning about Data Science with us, here Will gives you the lowdown on what to expect:

So what’s the next step?

All you need to do is request a Bildungsgutschein for one of our courses, and if you’re eligible, the course fee will be completely covered by the Job Center.

You can find further information about how to do this in our Application Guides for the UX Design Course, the UI Design Course. Your eligibility is determined in an appointment at your local Job Center. Once you’ve secured your Bildungsgutschein, get in touch with us for your chosen course under the following links:

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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