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Newsletter no. 4/2018: Special edition: Make it in Germany is now the official German government information portal for qualified professionals from around the world.
Dear Reader, 
 
                                                                    

Welcome to this special edition of the Make it in Germany newsletter. Make it in Germany has been redesigned and, from this point on, now serves as the official German government information portal for qualified professionals from around the world. Your Make it in Germany team wishes you an enjoyable read!

This edition contains: 
  • In the spotlight: Make it in Germany has been redesigned and now serves as the official German government information portal for qualified professionals from around the world.
  • Figure of the month: Number of visitors to the Make it in Germany website
  • New features on Make it in Germany:
    • Federal Economic Affairs Minister, Mr Peter Altmaier, gives a message of welcome to qualified professionals from abroad
    • Calendar of events
    • Media library
    • WebGIS: Important contacts in Germany

In the spotlight

Make it in Germany has been redesigned and now serves as the official German government information portal for qualified professionals from around the world

Speaking about Make it in Germany, Federal Economic Affairs Minister, Mr Peter Altmaier, summed up the overall concept and the specific mission of the initiative’s website as follows: “Anyone who wants to win the competition for sought-after international specialists must provide up-to-date, accurate and comprehensive information about the opportunities and chances in the country.”  Mr Detlef Scheele, Chairman of the Board of the Federal Employment Agency, attests that the website is already opening doors to employers seeking to recruit qualified professionals from abroad. From November 2018, Make it in Germany is stepping out as the official Federal Government website for qualified professionals from abroad. To mark the occasion, the website has been given a new look incorporating modern designs, and provides numerous new attractive and user-friendly features.

The website provides qualified professionals with all the information they need and offers personally tailored advice about working, studying and living in Germany – all in one place. At the same time, employers can obtain support with looking for and recruiting the right specialists from abroad. There are also applicant listings showing qualified professionals who are available to be placed immediately.

The website can be viewed in four different languages – German, English, Spanish and French. It offers comprehensive information on accessing the German labour market, on relevant visa regulations, and on the process for getting foreign qualifications recognised in Germany. Qualified professionals can use the helpful Quick- Check function to research opportunities for migrating to Germany, can access the job listings which display vacancies in occupations with skills shortages, and can scroll over a world map showing all of the relevant contact points at home and abroad.

Make it in Germany also provides information about learning German and on opportunities to study and train in Germany. Migrants to Germany are able to find out about important topics such as registering their address on arrival, as well as social security and childcare. 

The redesigned website also offers a whole range of multimedia: visitors to the site can access a media library containing videos that document the experiences and success stories of international qualified professionals in Germany. They can also link to social media and become involved themselves.

For those interested in migrating to Germany, experts from the Federal Employment Agency and the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) are on hand to provide personalised advice on job hunting, on having professional occupations recognised in Germany, on visas, and on learning German. They can be contacted via the website's contact form, hotline or by chat.

Come and check out the new Make it in Germany website at www.make-it-in-germany.com

Figure of the month


Since June 2012, the Make it in Germany website has been visited by some 16,800,000 people from right around the world.
@makeitingermany now has 11,800 followers on Twitter.




New features on Make it in Germany

Minister Altmaier welcomes international qualified professionals to Germany  

In his message of greeting, Minister Altmaier welcomes qualified professionals from abroad to Germany, saying: “Germany's economy is growing, which is why we need qualified professionals like you who’d like to live and work here." See the greeting video.   

Calendar of events on Make it in Germany

Would you like to learn more about working, living or studying in Germany? You’ll find a list of workshops, seminars and current events being hosted by Make it in Germany and our partners in our new calendar of events. Check out all current events. 

Media library: All of our videos, all in one place  

German companies employ many qualified professionals from abroad. In our media library videos, qualified professionals and employers in Germany talk about how each side has much to gain from the other. Be amazed and inspired by their stories about living and working in Germany, their experiences, and their tips for getting alongside people from different countries. To access the media library, please click on the following link.

WebGIS: How to find important contacts in Germany


Newcomers to Germany need a lot of information and support in the first few days after arrival. The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees operates an online information service called WebGIS where qualified professionals can find out which advisory centres are responsible for helping them where they are. This service is now available on the Make it in Germany website.

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