Working in Germany

Hotline Working and Living in Germany

Our hotline offers personalised information and advice, in German or English, on the following topics:

The hotline is available from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CET, Monday through Friday, under the telephone number +49 30 1815-1111.

  • Job search, work and careers
  • Recognition of foreign vocational qualifications
  • Entry and residence
  • Learning German

The hotline is available from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. CET, Monday through Friday, under the telephone number +49 30 1815-1111. We look forward to hearing from you!

Calls from a landline in Germany are subject to the normal charges. Charges for mobile telephone calls may differ. Calls from abroad are subject to the international charges applicable under your plan.

Find the website here.


Professional recognition in Germany

The Federal Ministry of Education and Research has launched an initiative to help you get started with working in Germany. You can find the website with a lot of useful information about how to learn, study and work here:

A recognition finder can help you find the information and counselling you need:

„You have foreign qualifications and wish to have them recognized in Germany. The Recognition Finder will navigate you quickly to the appropriate authority responsible for your case. You also have access to all the information you need about the recognition procedure.

Please answer the following questions
Why do you wish to have your qualifications recognized?

The recognition finder will show you how to get your qualifications recognised in Germany, no matter if school education, job qualification or academic qualifications are concerned.

Information in German:

Rahmenbedingungen des Arbeitsmarktzugangs von Flüchtlingen
Barbara Weiser Informationsverbund Asyl und Migration e. V.

Find a job as a refugee

There are websites that can help you find a job:

Here you can find jobs for refugees and publish a profile online so employers can find you.


Initiatives in Castrop-Rauxel


Mohamed Moussa has founded „BASIS“, an initiative to help refugees and migrations – especially in the fields of integration, qualification and work:

Lange Straße 62 A
44579 Castrop-Rauxel

Telefon: 02305 309 57 75
E-Mail: info [at]


PerF-Projekt – Perspektiven für Flüchtlinge

The project „PERF project – prospects for refugees“ (Agora, Castrop-Rauxel/Ickern) aims at integrating asylum seekers and tolerated people into the labor marketas soon as possible. The measure is specifically aimed at the needs of this population and will identify potentials and skillsin particular. To make sure to work close to the market, the project analyses the professional expertise of refugees in practical training.
Participants will also receive assistance in recognition of the educational and professional qualifications they acquired abroad, receive German lessons and application training. Our team consists of experienced social workers, lawyers and special trainers.
Opening times:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 08:00 to 17:00

Contact Person:
Christiana Braesch, graduate social worker (Kolping training centers Ruhr gem. GmbH)
Contact: 02305 92304-0

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