Make it in Germany

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13.12.2019 - Article

Make it in Germany is the official multilingual website for international qualified professionals. It informs people interested in migrating to Germany how to successfully plan their move – from the preparations in their home country right through to their arrival and first steps in Germany.

Concrete & reliable information: Make it in Germany provides extensive information about immigration and visa procedures, job-hunting and everyday life in Germany. Entrepreneurs and researchers can find information specific to their field about their career chances in Germany. The site also points out the advantages of training or studying in Germany.

A one-stop shop for job hunters: The Make it in Germany job listings help qualified professionals search for suitable vacancies and find out which sectors and regions lack qualified staff.

A partner for businesses: Employers in Germany can find out about the possibilities of recruiting and integrating international qualified professionals. Employers recount their real-life experiences of recruiting and integrating international qualified professionals and encourage others to do the same.

Competent & personalised advice: On the Make it in Germany site, people interested in migrating can get customised advice on issues such as job-hunting, getting professional qualifications recognised, visas and settling into Germany – via email, hotline or Web chat.

What is it for?

The portal’s objective is to make qualified professionals all over the world enthusiastic about a career in Germany. Underlying it is a “welcoming culture” in politics, society, administration and enterprise which invites migrants to stay in Germany. This is why Make it in Germany is much more than a simple information portal – it is the expression of a welcoming culture and a business card for Germany: it portrays Germany as a modern, diverse society and helps convey the friendly, cosmopolitan nature of the country.

Who is it for?

Make it in Germany addresses qualified professionals and people abroad who are interested in studying or training, as well as those who wish to do research or set up a business in Germany.

Make it in Germany has a separate section for German employers at www.make-it-in-germany.com/en/for-businesses. Here, businesses can find out more detailed information about recruiting and integrating international qualified professionals, as well as examples of best business practices.

How does it work?

The Make it in Germany was set up in 2012. Its central feature is the www.make-it-in-germany.com portal, which is available in German, English, Spanish and French. The content is continuously updated and new elements are added. As the portal evolves, the needs of the target group and requests are taken into account. Constant collaboration with the public bodies concerned ensures that the information provided is up-to-date and reliable at all times. Make it in Germany is intended to be a central hub for all questions about migrating to Germany, and bundles all the relevant information. Information is also available in brief in other foreign languages, for example on the country pages for India, Russia and Turkey. In addition to this, “Make it in Germany” is present at trade shows and events. Ideas and suggestions as to how to develop the Make it in Germany Web site are always welcome and will be taken into account where possible.

Who is behind it?

Make it in Germany is carried out by the Cologne Institute for Economic Research on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy. Make it in Germany is backed up by a range of personalised advisory services. These are offered by the International and Specialized Services (ZAV) of the Federal Employment Agency of Germany (BA), the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) and the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB).

The Make it in Germany team welcomes questions and suggestions about the portal. Contact us via our email address: make-it(at)iwkoeln(dot)de.

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