There are currently some 340 recognised apprenticeship professions in Germany, in fields such as the crafts and skilled trades, manufacturing, services, agriculture and public service, as well as with doctors, pharmacies, lawyers and tax advisers.
In an apprenticeship, you are trained in Rhineland-Palatinate businesses under uniform federal standards. The apprenticeship is a perfect starting point for a successful career, and also offers many different opportunities for further development. An apprenticeship is independent of school diploma. The training company makes the decision to accept an apprentice.
There is a strong need for new workers in Rhineland-Palatinate. The chances of an apprenticeship in a Rhineland-Palatinate company are therefore high.
Where can I find out about apprenticeship professions?
You should explore the requirements and prospects of the various professions and compare them with your own strengths and expectations well before making your choice. You will find an overview of the professions at the following portals:
At IHK-Lehrstellenbörse you can test out which IHK profession suits you and then immediately look for open apprenticeship positions.
On the homepage http://www.handwerkskammer.de/service/lehrstellenboerse.html you can learn about the professions of the Crafts Chambers.
You can find career information centres in the employment offices (Berufsinformationszentren) as well as career advisers who can help with orientation. It is easy to make contact with training companies at apprenticeship fairs.
You are not quite sure if the apprenticeship profession you have chosen is right for you? Then we recommend first doing an internship with a company to gain some initial experience in the field.