Job opportunities for nurses in Germany - Intensive care in Stuttgart
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I.5 Practical tips for travelling to Germany

Karina Kaul-Niechoj

“Every new morning is a new beginning of our live” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

If you decide to come to Germany for work, start learning German at an early stage. You will not obtain a German certificate, unless you prove that you can speak German. You will also have to speak the language in everyday life and at work.

If you have submitted your documents to respiro, we will take care of your diploma acknowledgement procedure. It takes time. If you already have a certificate, all you need to do is sign an employment contract and come to Germany. At the beginning we can provide you with accommodation. You will need to attend intensive training courses and get to know your patients at the same time.

We will have you registered with a health insurance institution. You will receive your first wages on around the 10th of the following month. If you are facing financial difficulties, we help you with a salary advance as a payment towards the first month.

You will improve your German language skills by speaking with your colleagues, patients and their families, or attending a German language course.

The probationary period is half a year. In the meantime, you should consider whether you stay here alone and you commute home or you wish to bring your family here. We will help you find an accommodation, as well as day-care facilities for your children. You will meet respiro colleagues who have a similar experience and see for yourself that others have already managed to adapt and settle in. Experience has shown that you will have settled in after about a year.

We expect you to learn German, work with enthusiasm and commitment and get actively integrated into the new environment.