Relocating to Germany

Germany is the financial ‘heart’ of Europe, the strongest economy of the European Union, with 83 million inhabitants. It is centrally located, with direct flight connections to most countries in the world. It is a safe country to live in and the professional standards are very high. You will also find opportunities to learn and improve your skills in all sectors.

As an expat, it is fairly easy to relocate to Germany, as long as you speak German on level at least B1. Language requirements may differ from job to job, but sufficient language level is essential.

Employment opportunities

Being the biggest economy in Europe and one of the leading economies in the world, Germany offers vast job opportunities in all sectors. Top companies are always looking for qualified people to join their teams.

Work and social benefits

Quality of life in Germany are one of the highest in the world. Fair wages, generous social benefits and low unemployment rates speak for themselves. As long as you put an effort into your professional growth, results can be very rewarding.


Germany also maintains high security standards, public servants are trustworthy and helpful whenever help is required.

  • Medical
  • Technical - Coming soon!
  • IT - Coming soon!


As a Medical Practitioner working in Germany, you are required to meet the following minimum requirements:

Health Care Assistant

To be able to work as a HCA / Caregiver in Germany, you will need to have completed a Nursing Degree and demonstrate a language proficiency of B1.


To be able working in a German Hospital, you need to be a Registered Nurse [BSc. Nursing level] and pass the 'Anerkennung'. This is the process that you will have to go through to get your education level recognized in Germany. To do this, you will need to be able to communicate in German at B2 level.

However, to allow you come to Germany, you need level B1 and then during the next 6 months you are given German lessons to reach level B2.


To be able working in a German Hospital, you need to be a Registered Doctor and pass the 'Anerkennung' as well. Your language level must be C1.


Health Care Assistant

Elderly carer: 2085 euro, assistant carer 1939 euro per month .

Registered Nurse

Registered Nurse: starting salary 2.325-2.635 euro per month but this can grow to 4.057 euro per month.


The process is described in more detail on the candidate's page. For Germany, the process for medical applicants is as follows:

Register with I Work Overseas.

Let us know you want to work in Germany. You can do this by filling in the Application Form online, contact one of our recruiters near you or by sending us an email to You can also reach out to us on Messenger / WhatsApp / IG / LinkedIn.

Let's Get Started!

Our Job Coach will welcome you aboard! Before we proceed, we would like to get to know you and explain the process in more detail, explain the documents you need to submit and discuss what is it you are looking for, where would you like to relocate to and how you see professional development in the future.

Based on the information you have provided and the discussions we have had, the Job Coach will prepare your Career Profile, an essential part of the recruiting process. Your Career Profile is at the core of the application process. This is what Clients will see and how they will decide whom to consider.

A solid Career Profile increases your chances of being hired!

A professional portfolio is a great way to showcase your talents and achievements. For Employers, your Career Profile is like a window into you, your work, skills and experience.

Your Job Coach will help you with building your professional portfolio highlighting your most essential skills and increasing your chances of getting noticed by the right employer. Let’s make your experience and skills look impressive at the first glance!

Part of this stage may be an additional interview with one of our Senior Recruiters to dot the i's and cross the t's.

Let's get you ready for your Job Interviews!

You may already have gained some experience with Interviews, but solid preparation and practice is what it takes to get you successfully through the Job Interviews with Employers. Your Job Coach will assist you with preparations for those interviews.

Finding your perfect new position!

We help you through the Employer's selection process and when you are both happy to take it to the next level, the Employer issues a written offer for you to review.

If you need any help with these formalities or have questions, we are at your side. Once you are happy with the conditions offered, you can sign the Employment Contract and you are on your way to a new future!

Relocating to Germany to start your new life!

With your Contract signed, it is time to get ready to move! With our help, all paperwork has to be put in order, Visa applied for and tickets arranged. You are good to go!

Relocating is not a simple thing, this is going to be a massive change for you, we know! That is why we want to make this transition as easy as possible!

When you arrive at the airport, we will be there to take you to your new accommodation, assist you with settling in and introduce you to your new Employer.

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German Handbook

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