Germany Training Program

General information

The country unites 16 federal states into one republic with nearly 80 million inhabitants and is an active member of the European Union. Its economy is stable, well-developed and the biggest in Europe. Germany is the centre of business, manufacturing technologies, industry, metallurgy, agriculture and transport.

Highly developed socialism in this democratic state ensures its own and foreign citizens (with permanent residency) an adequate social protection in terms of healthcare and social services.

Such a high-growth and widely developed economy naturally requires a great deal of skilled labour force and seasonal workers to maintain the operation and functioning of all manufacturing facilities. That is why a lot of immigrants seek to work or at least do some practical training in Germany rather than anywhere else. About 1.22 million immigrants from third countries entered Germany in 2017 alone.

Types of production

PIG FARMS

Your main responsibility will be feeding and taking care of the pigs-insemination, castration and other. Normally working hours from 7 am to 16 pm, where you will have 2 brakes during the day

DAIRY FARMS

Your main responsibility will be feeding and milking the cows and small calves. All farms are equipped with modern milking systems, that include automatized machines. The program includes 3 milkings per day.

POULTRY

Your main responsibility will be feeding, taking care of chickens, collect and sort the eggs. All farms are equipped with modern stables. Working hours are from 7 am to 16 pm with 2 brakes during the day

VISA APPLICATION

Germany welcomes university students of agricultural higher educational for on-the-job training in the agricultural sector.

It is a great chance to see developed, technological and modernized facilities, firms and organizations from the inside and gain very valuable experience in your profession. Agriculture and tourism are the most accessible sectors for practical training in Germany.

VISA REQUIREMENTS
DOCUMENTS FOR VISA

REGISTRATION IN GERMANY

If you work officially more than 3 months and pay taxes, the government provides you with all social rights and protection. In particular, you have the right to free medical care which is very developed in Germany

Residents Registration
After arriving in Germany, you must register at the local Residents' registration office (Einwohnermeldeamt) within the first 2 weeks!

• Work permission and COPY
• Employment contract and COPY
• Registration certificate (EU residence document)
• Original passport/ID card and its COPY
• Proof of your address in Germany and its COPY

Health Insurance and social Security

Your host will register you in the German health insurance and social security agencies (Krankenversicherung & Sozialversicherung) through their accountancy – Please ask your host for the details

Bank Account

To open a bank account, go to the local bank with your passport, registration certificate and employment certificate (Reisepass, Meldebestätigung and Beschäftigungsnachweiss) - ask your host for advice and help, and possibly which bank they are using (it can be to your advantage to use the same bank as your host)

Some German banks with good coverage throughout the country are:

·       Commerzbank (we have good experience with the customer service of this bank)

·       Deutsche Bank (the largest bank in Germany)

·       DZ Bank

WORKING CONDITIONS

LIFE IN GERMANY

When you will arrive to Germany, the host-family will meet you at the airport and drive you to the house/apartment and will help you to accommodate there. The accommodation price is 200-250€ per month

Cell phone

When you are coming to Germany for longer period of time, it is always a good idea to get a German number – of course if operator from your country is not offering something better. The cheapest option is Lebara operator or Mytello

Transportation

If you would like to travel around in your free time, the best option are buses and trains. You can see the schedules and prices on www.dsb.dk. You can also look at the possibilities of discount cards for buses and trains here: www.bahn.com

Shopping

The five discount supermarkets that you want to look for are Aldi, Lidl, Primark, Netto, Penny Markt, and Metro. These supermarkets are the best choice for daily shopping as well as for their special offers (always look for a sign Angebot– discount). Every week you can find different special offers in each shop