Do you know that there are also TVET in Germany? It’s called the Ausbildung or Dual Vocational Training (DVT). The TVET in Germany is a 3-year apprenticeship programme where students will get on-the-job training as well as attending classes at a vocational school.
German companies are assured that graduates from this programme are both competent and experienced. Therefore, it’s not surprising that 50% of German students choose the DVT over studying at a university. In addition, this TVET in Germany is recognised not only in the EU, but also in Switzerland and Austria. That means you can work in the Switzerland and earn in Swiss Franc.
Best thing about this programme? You will get a monthly allowance starting from €950 in the first year and it can get up to €1150 in the third year. That’s enough to cover your living expenses and you will not need to worry about working part-time.
If you want to be a chef, or be in restaurants, events or hotel management, you should consider the TVET in Germany as you will gain an international experience and education while getting an allowance (instead of paying expensive tuition-fees!).
Graduates of this programme are in high demand and you should be able to find a job in Germany or in other European countries.
There are requirements which you will need to fulfil though. You will need to be fluent enough in German and have completed your secondary school education. That means you can apply to this programme after completing your SPM, IGCSE, Diploma, Foundation or UEC.
If you have yet to start learning German, then join German Educare’s preparation programme for culinary arts, events management and hotel management. More information below.
Trainees will spend about 70% of their time with a company for their hands-on training and 30% of their time studying at a vocational school.
Exams will be conducted twice yearly. Trainees who fail are allowed to repeat during the next available exam period.
Officially trainees are allowed to work part time up. For this particular programme, trainees can work part time after getting permission from their employers. However, the allowance they receive should be sufficient to cover their living expenses.
Yes, you can! Upon completion of the DVT programme, you will be required to work for at least 3 years before applying to further your studies and obtain your Bachelor’s Degree.
We’ll be hosting a webinar on the 27th February to share more about the Ausbildung in Germany as well as our Ausbildung preparation programme to help prepare you. Sign up now to learn more.
Yahya is from Morocco and is a trainee chef at the Possen Leisure and Relaxation Park.
He came to Germany alone and initially found it challenging to adapt to the culture and the German language.
He adapted well and now enjoys spending time with friends. Yahya hopes to one day open a German restaurant in Morocco.
Thao is from Vietnam and is a trainee at Sante Royale Hotel- & Gesundheitsresort.
She finds the programme beneficial and enjoyable.
One advice from Thao. If you are interested to train in Germany, you must be highly motivated to learn the language and a passion for learning new culture.