English-speaking jobs in the Karlsruhe area

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I am planning to move to Karlsruhe area as soon as I find a job.. I am a 26yr old native English speaker with intermediate German skills. I have applied to a few agencies in UK and Germany but am having real trouble getting any positive response. I work in Travel at the mo but would really consider anything - Admin, Call Centre, Hospitality etc

 

Please can anyone point me in the right direction? Know of any British/Amercian companies I can apply to or any other ideas? Am willing to travel anywhere in BW.

Would it be better to look for work once I've made the move? (a bit risky!)

Also - what will I need to take up a position - I've heard about the tax card, how long does that take to come through?

 

And as an ex pat is it easy to make friends and get involved in the local community in your opinion?

 

Thanks!

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Hi there guys,

 

I was just reading your text. I lived in Germany for a while and have plenty of experience from what you are talking about. Firsty, do you speak fluent German? The Germans like it when English people speak German. Jobs are not easy to come by due to their employment system and educational backgrounds. I have a few places in a mind where you can work but it would have to be in Baden Wurtenburg? Ulm? I know some places where you can work as they need English and German speakers.

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Hey all,

 

I am looking for work at the moment, I am an Australian and degree qualified OHS/SHE/EHS/safety/environment consultant (Fachkraft für Arbeitssicherheit und Umweltschutz) with about 4 years experience and have found it quite difficult finding much around Germany that would suit me. Problems being that my German is perfectly ok for general conversation etc but with regard to work it does not cut the mustard yet, further more the firms with English as the firm language (eg Siemens) are really looking for senior managers.

 

So I am looking for any tips that people may have or if you know of anything going then that would be super.

 

Cheers

Greg

 

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You could try here: https://lnjobs.army.mil/vacancy/vacancy_lis...&country=DE

 

The US Army hires local nationals (this would include you if you have residency and a work permit) and would probably be interested in you as a native English speaker and assuming you are fluent in the German rules for safety etc. Not sure if they have any openings - you'll have to check that yourself. Only drawback is that there is a very high chance the bases in Heidelberg/Mannheim will close but some others like Wiesbaden and Stuttgart should remain.

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Cheers greatly appreicated nothing there as yet bu i shall get in contact with them and have a chat.

 

Greg

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Hello,

 

I don't know if this link is still valid as it was made in 2007. But I will give it a go.

 

I want to know if anyone can help me with advice on finding work in Karlsruhe for an English speaker. I can speak basic German and understand the language quite good, but I still have some way to go.

 

I currently have a job in Rastatt, but its only part time and a 25 minute drive for me to get there, so I would love to be able to find a job a little closer to home. I have done a lot of searching on job sites for a while now, but I can't seem to find anything suitable.

 

My main goal at the moment is just to learn the language. So I am happy to do anything really, some ideas of jobs would be cleaning, teaching, working behind a bar, waitressing or anything in the hospitality or customer service areas.

 

I'm just wanting some extra work in addition to my current part time job, or even a full time job in Karlsruhe would be perfect if I could be ever so lucky.

 

If anyone knows someone who needs the help of an English speaker, or any information that could help me, I would really appreciate it!

 

Thank you so, so much

 

Angela

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Hi everyone,

 

I`m Razvan and I`m looking for moving to Karlsruhe.

Can you tell me how can I find an English speaking job, because I`m beginner in German and still have lots to catch up.

I`m also interested about the living costs - rent for a house, food and so on.

Could you give me a piece of advice of where I should post a CV or some companies (websites/e-mails) which have English jobs?

 

I could really use your help.

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Hi everyone,

 

I`m Razvan and I`m looking for moving to Karlsruhe.

Can you tell me how can I find an English speaking job, because I`m beginner in German and still have lots to catch up.

I`m also interested about the living costs - rent for a house, food and so on.

Could you give me a piece of advice of where I should post a CV or some companies (websites/e-mails) which have English jobs?

 

I could really use your help.

 

 

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@ Razvan: There aren't all that many English-speaking jobs around, and many will require special skills and degrees. Actually, unless you have a degree and find a job in your field, you cannot be employed here until January. It is not legally possible.

 

What jobs do you think you could do in Germany? Keep in mind that you cannot work at temp agencies until January.

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Hi All

Im new to this site so dont know if this thread is still active but i will give it a go.

Click to edit summaryI am a self motivated individual looking for opportunities in South West Germany where I now live. I have over 30 years experience in Sales, Marketing and Customer Care. I have basic German language skils ( to B1 level ) so would make an ideal Sales or Customer Care Manager for your English speaking clientbase

Any advice would be welcome

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Hey all,

 

This year I am looking to move to Karlsruhe or Heidelberg, basically that sort of area because for years I have wanted to live in Germany and I love the language and culture. I am finishing my Open University degree in German & Spanish and want to work as a translator. I have emailed a few translation agencies and only one in Karlsruhe replied saying I needed a translation qualification. Therefore I have researched and I will sign up with AKAD (Distance learner) to study "Staatlich geprüfter Übersetzer Englisch". It takes 2 years to complete. My language is pretty good but I feel I need a bit of time to improve vocab and get more confident speaking. My friends who live in the Karlsruhe area have told me within 6 months they think I will be fine. Seeing as I can't do translation straight away, I was looking for another job where I could use English possibly and then move over into translation once completed. A lot of these translation agencies aren't replying to me which I presume means they are not interested. For the two years I would take any job but I would like an office type job rather than bar work etc!! Where could I find a job?

 

Thanks everyone

 

Luke

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Although it's certainly helpful to have one, you don't need a "translation qualification". Put together a proper German-style CV and cover letter and offer to do a test Translation. Also be sure to include any area of Expertise you have other than general language skills, e.g., legal translation. Also try agencies in the UK.

 

You can also look for General Office work. Try the temp agencies (job agencies). At a lot of workplaces here, you will be asked to do translations even though it will not be a part of the General Job description.

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1 hour ago, Lukeh17 said:

want to work as a translator. I have emailed a few translation agencies and only one in Karlsruhe replied saying I needed a translation qualification.

 

Most translation work in Germany is freelance and unless you can serve a niche market, it is becoming increasingly difficult to earn enough from it. On the other hand, certified translations are much more profitable and full-time employee contracts (although rare) usually pay well. Use the search function, we've discussed this before.

 

1 hour ago, Lukeh17 said:

I would take any job but I would like an office type job rather than bar work etc!! Where could I find a job?

 

 

Try EuroLondon; they specialise in multilingual office staff. You can also try government jobs on interamt.de.

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there's quite a few english jobs in areas like Rastatt or Buhl, in the areas of sales and marketing.  I know because i always think, maybe i can apply? But then i remember how bad i am at Sales. 

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Thanks for the answers guys, appreciate it. 

 

I have been told to apply to the company where I asked about Translation. I also hold a TEFL Certificate so they have said I can apply as a Sprachtrainer and then after two years of studying with AKAD as a translator I could transfer across. The company does translation as well as different levels and kinds of language teaching. I am going to give this a shot I think. 

 

Thanks again

 

Luke

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Hello is there anyone here looking for freelance english teaching work in heilbronn?

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