How I Changed Careers With a Bildungsgutschein!

12 April 2023 5:00 pm Online Career Change , UX Design
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Are you unemployed in Germany and thinking about a career change into tech?

Maybe you’ve always dreamt of a job that’s both creative and fulfilling.

If this sounds like you, check out this recording of a CareerFoundry live event.

We were joined by CareerFoundry UX design graduate Julian-Sebastian Gerdes who is now the Producer and Account Manager at digital branding agency TLGG.

Julian explained how he used the Bildungsgutschein* he received from the German government to become a fully-fledged UX designer free of charge in a matter of months!

Julian also shared his background in psychology, his experiences as a teacher and community manager, and how he eventually discovered his passion for film and photography.

Want to dip your toe into UX or UI design, web development, data analytics, digital marketing, or product management before making your decision?

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*A Bildungsgutschein is an educational voucher issued by the Agentur für Arbeit (the German job center). Once approved by the job center, the Bildungsgutschein enables unemployed residents of Germany to learn new, valuable, in-demand skills for free. You have to be a resident of Germany to receive a Bildungsgutschein.

Bildungsgutschein German Job Center

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Julian-Sebastian Gerders

Producer & Account Manager at TLGG

Julian is Film Producer & Account Manager with a background in the social sciences. Whether managing client relationships, supervising internal teams or organising campaigns, Julian’s greatest strength is his sense of empathy and his commitment to fostering genuine human connections and creating positive experiences.