Welcome to Berlin

You have come to Berlin to live in Germany. You want to learn German quickly and find a job or an apprenticeship.

Counselling and information are very important at this point. We would like to help you feel at home in Berlin as quickly as possible and have compiled some information about work and education for you here.

Preliminary information and advice can be found here:

Welcome centre Berlin
Counselling centre at the Berlin representation for integration
Berlins refugee policies
Federal Republic of Germany: Federal bureau for migration and refugees (BAMF)

Work and education

It is important to establish a vocation, either by starting an apprenticeship, studying or by finding a job.

Integration and language courses in Berlin

Learning German and growing accustomed to the new environment as soon as possible is vital in order to start your new life. German language and integration courses are offered in various educational institutes in Berlin.

Learn more about the opportunities here:

WDB Suchportal

Recognition of foreign diplomas, certificates and qualifications

If you have already completed some formal education, vocational training or an apprenticeship and want your qualifications to be regcognised in Germany, you can find out more about your opportunities here:

Berlin.de - Anerkennung
Anerkennung in Deutschland
HWK Berlin - Anerkennung


The Further Training Database Berlin -

Finding information and opportunities for vocational training in Berlin

As an independent source, the further training database’s website provides free comprehensive, unbiased information about further vocational training in Berlin.

The following information in particular could interest you:

Career and education counselling in Berlin

Addresses of free counselling centres, subsidised by the state of Berlin:

Bildungsberatung in Berlin

A selection of current support programmes

Information on nationwide support for vocational training programmes:

WDB Berlin - Förderprogramme

Demand for qualified workers in Berlin

Indications on the current developments and demands for qualified workers in Berlin:

WDB Berlin - Berliner Zukunftsfelder

Supporting instruments

The central aspect of the WDB is the range of further training courses in Berlin and Brandenburg offered in the search portal www.wdb-suchportal.de.

- more than 36 000 current further training and education opportunities
- more than 700 providers for all kinds of branches and jobs
- seminars offered at short notice
- E-learning modules with compulsory attendance periods
- long term retraining

Help is provided by the information office of the WDB Berlin or at Berlin counselling centres.
WDB-Hotline:  030 28384239, E-mail: info@wdb-berlin.de

The further training database Berlin is funded by the Senate Department for Labour, Social Services, Gender Equality, Integration, Diversity and Anti-Discrimination and is overseen by EUROPUBLIC GmbH Services.


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