Dual Vocational Training
Study and work in Germany.
Study and work in Germany
Dual Vocational Training (DVT)
In Germany, there are two pathways for students to enter the workforce – graduating from a university or completing an apprenticeship program. The apprenticeship program is known as the Dual Vocational Training or DVT for short.
In the Dual Vocational Training program, students will be attached to a company. Students will not just be exposed to the company’s culture, they will also receive an allowance from the company to cover their living expenses.
Depending on the occupation, the Dual Vocational Training will take between two and three-and-a-half years to complete.
There is a high demand for qualified professionals from the technical and healthcare industries and as a result, the Dual Vocational Training will remain a good option for students who want to work in Germany.
70% Practical Training in a Company
30% Theoretical Classes in a Vocational School
Hands on training in a company
In general, you will work in a company for three to four days weekly. There, you will learn by doing for your chosen role, including specific technical skills. You will also get to discover the working culture at your company and learn important skills such as teamwork and dealing with your managers and colleagues.
Studying in a vocational school
For the rest of the week (one to two days weekly), you will attend a vocational school where you will study the theoretical knowledge needed for you to thrive in your job. Theoretical knowledge are taught at par with the skills being used in your training to improve relevance and application of knowledge.
Germany has Europe’s second lowest youth unemployment rate with only 5.8% and enjoys an excellent reputation resulting from the dual system of vocational education and training.
Source: Germany Trade and Invest
Why should you select the Dual Vocational Training
GOOD JOB PROSPECT
Graduates from the Dual Vocational Training program are highly sought after in Germany. In fact, up to two thirds of German school-leavers will enrol to a Dual Vocational Training program.
Source: Clean Energy Wire
BE JOB READY
On-the-job training within the company and classroom lessons provided by the vocational school prepares students well for the job market.
The curriculum for Dual Vocational Training programs across different companies in Germany are standardized. Therefore, the qualifications are recognised by other companies in Germany and not tied to the company you train with.
Curriculum are updated to keep up with the latest technology and new developments in the industry.
Instructors are required to sit for a specialised exam to test both their professional and teaching skills.
Not only the instructors, there are also guidelines for companies to follow to ensure that trainees will receive quality training.
Most countries in the European Union recognise the qualification of trainees from this program.
Your career choices
What options are available?
Below are just some examples of DVT positions available. Do share with us during your consultation session what you would like to pursue and we will advise accordingly.
Process mechanic for plastic and rubber technology
The Dual Vocational Training Pathway
Work in Germany
You will need to complete an equivalent to one of the following with sufficiently good results: