Living and working in Germany

The population in Germany is 91.5 percent German, with Turkish being the second largest ethnic group at 2.4 percent. Because of good job chances Germany is more and more becoming an immigration country. In big cities like Berlin, Hamburg or Munich you’ll meet people from all over Europe and overseas.
 
Germans give high priority on structure, privacy and punctuality. German people embrace values like discipline and reliability. Generally Germans are seeking perfectionism and precision in all aspects of their lives – but there are exceptions. At first their attitude may not seem cordially, but there is a keen sense of community and social conscience. There is also a typical type of German humor.
 
See here for more information about German tradition and lifestyle:
http://www.livescience.com/44007-german-culture.html
 

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Work in Germany

With the fourth largest economy in the world and a population of over 80million, Germany belongs to the largest countries in the European Union (EU). Good  jobs opportunities and a healthy economy makes working in Germany appealing. Germany has a wide range of job prospects as well for young talents and experienced experts. According to recent figures by Eurostat Germany has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the EU.
 

Job market Germany

The German economy is the largest in Europe. The job market is generally strong and skilled workers from abroad have excellent job chances, specifically in engineering, manufacturing and the IT sectors.
 
Industry companies are the foundation of the German economy. While German-based multinational companies, such as Allianz, BMW, Siemens, Adidas and Volkswagen employ thousands of people, small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) are Germany’s economic backbone. They are accountable for the success of german products and services worldwide - German economy is strongly export orientated. Many occupations are in demand. “Old economy”- Sectors as well as the IT and Media Business need skilled workers.
 

Language requirements

The majority of well-educated Germans have a strong knowledge level of English and can speak the language fluently. for finding a good job, you will in many cases be expected to have a good knowledge of German, both spoken and written.
 
See here for more information working in Germany:
http://www.prospects.ac.uk/work_in_germany.htm

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