English Speaking Jobs In Frankfurt

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I am African,Kenyan to be precious.

Do you have dual nationality, i.e. Kenyan and EU country passport? If not, then it will be extremely difficult (read: impossible) for you to find work, as a prospective employer would need to prove that there is no German or EU national that can do the job. Please read this Wiki page for more information on residence and work permits. Should you have specialist skills, for example in engineering or IT, employers will more readily be willing to go through the work permit process for you - however, this does not seem the case in your situation.

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Just to add to this as a general post, organisations such as ECB (European Central Bank - Frankfurt), EUMETSAT (Darmstadt), ESA (European Space Agency - Darmstadt), EMBL (European Molecular Biology Laboratory - Heidelberg)all have English as their main language. You can check their websites for available jobs. Obviously they are quite specialised areas, but they also need admin people, secretaries, cleaners, whatever. There are plenty of recruiting agencies aswell in the Rhein-Main area. Off the top of my head, there is Euro London, EPOS, Page Personnel, DIS AG, Adesta, Amicus, Amadeus Fire, Adecco, Manpower. But there are loads more. They invariably have English speakers there who can talk to you and help you and occasionally get jobs coming in where German is not required, although they naturally don't get flooded with them, given that we are in fact based in Germany :)

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From what I understand, Nintendo are looking for temps. Not quite the same as "hiring". Ability to speak German (and ideall other languages on top) also preferred. But certainly an prospect for a lot of non-German speakers to try I'd have thought.

 

Being that I was a former employee by Nintendo, it is not as easy as it looks even to become a tester to get a job there. Nintey-percent of the jobs there are obtained through temp agencies (Zeitarbeit). Upon apply using the German CV format, you will take an English test consisting of examples of text that you should correct. Any additonal language you may know are of great asset to the company. Especially, Spanish, Italian and Japanese.

 

In most circumstances, an English speaker is no longer needed after a project is finished because the market is over-flooded with native speakers. But if you do speak another language, after a few months you can try to talk with the Alexander Kuhl and if you demonstate attentiveness, reliability ect. You have a possibility to ditch the Temp. Agency and work directly for Nintendo with a much better pay.

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I spent 8 weeks applying for jobs whether they said you had to speak German or not and my German is terrible! After 8 weeks I had a job and still have it, not the job I applied for, but they liked my CV and made up a job for me, plus they wanted more of their staff to learn to speak better English just by having an English guy around! Chances are that there's a lack of skills in most sectors out here as I learned from a lot of people, as in a company looking for a candidate put the job ad out, interview a lot of people and most either look good on paper (because they lied or otherwise), had really bad interpersonal skills or were asking for too much money!

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Hi Everyone,

 

I moved to Langen from the UK to start a new life with my German partner and now looking for work near or around Frankfurt. I can speak basic German (can order something in a restaurant and ask for directions) but ideally I'd be looking for an English speaking position. I realise this is a disadvantage but I'm optimistic that there is a job out there and would consider doing anything skilled or unskilled. If you know of a position or how I could find suitable work please don't hesitate to contact me. It would be gladly appreciated.

 

I have background in quality manufacturing and stock control/logistics.

 

Benny.

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Hi,

I am looking for some private house cleaning, housekeeping, cooking and ironing jobs in Frankfurt am Main. If you need any help around your house please send me a message.

Thank you :)

Reka

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Hi. I am an intern / Praktikant at Opel (yes it is alive and kicking) and I will be leaving Germany soon (in a month) so my position will be vacant. Looking for a replacement. German is not required, but excellent English is a must. If you are a student and you are interested, please check out: http://www.stepstone.de/stellenangebote--Praktikum-Internship-Business-Administration-Marketing-Ruesselsheim-Adam-Opel-AG--2268733-inline.html

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Hi all! I'm in a similar situation as Sarah and wanted to see if anyone had any suggestions. I'm am American in my early 30s moving to Frankfurt next summer (most likely mid-July). I'll be working at the US Consulate, and my employer (US Gov't) will be relocating me.

 

My girlfriend is increasingly interested in coming along and joining me in Germany, but she is very hesitant to quit a great job to do so unless she can find a job there. She is a Facility Management specialist with about 14-15 years of experience in her field. Her focus these past few years has been on space planning for large offices - her current employer is a small local company, but she has worked with a number of high-profile clients. She previously worked at an architecture firm, is a CAD guru and has experience with a number of facility-management software packages.

 

There are a limited number of positions at the Consulate open to family members, but they're simple, unskilled jobs (cashiers, escorts, receptionists, etc) that she doesn't seem interested in - she'd rather find something more intellectually stimulating and challenging. Her German is pretty limited at the moment, but I'm working on getting her some training materials - hopefully she'll be a bit more skilled by this time next year :)

 

Any thoughts on where we can start? I know we're facing a pretty difficult challenge, but fortunately we have a little under a year before I leave the US to get a head start. Thanks!

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Hi everyone,

 

I am about to move to Germany in roughly a months time, and have already enrolled myself in an intensive german course so that I can learn the language etc, I was hoping that someone could help me with information on how to get a waitressing job or a job at a bar anything along those lines?

Just to make some extra income until I start studying.

 

thanks

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Hi everybody!

I am looking for a room (2 persone)to rent in Frankfurt am Main , if you know somewhere please let me know.

 

Thank you.

Reka

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Hello everyone. I am new in Germany and I am still learning german atm. What my question is if there is a chance to find a job in the IT industry. I have a bachelors degree but sadly no experience aside from my 3 month(full time) intership. I am 28 years old and have german pass. 

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On 21.03.2017, 21:25:19, Valkur said:

Hello everyone. I am new in Germany and I am still learning german atm. What my question is if there is a chance to find a job in the IT industry. I have a bachelors degree but sadly no experience aside from my 3 month(full time) intership. I am 28 years old and have german pass. 

 

Hi @Valkur, I think this should be possible, althought it might take you some time and effort to do so.

 

Probably the first question you will be asked before even being invited to an interview is if you speak German (and once they find out you're still learning they'll be really [and honestly] surprised you don't speak fluently yet ;-). Anyway, don't get discouraged just keep looking - I think there are many companies for which that is still OK, you just need to find them (actually, you just need to find one... ;-).

 

There are many job offers online, you can set up your profile on xing.de, you can go to meetups for IT people, there are sometimes recruiters there.

 

Of course, you might need to lower your salary expectations a bit, but I think it might just let you put your foot in the door, and once you learn good German, you'll have more possibilities.

 

all the best,

Slawek

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Topics merged by admin

 

Hello all, 

I'm sure that this topic has been covered many times but I need my own info. I will be moving to Frankfurt at the end of the summer to live with my girlfriend, the only problem is that I don't speak German and learning is going pretty slowly.

My question is though, what opportunities are there for non German speaking people? Any information would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Mark

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I wouldn't say unskilled. 6 years in hospitality, 2 years in retail, a BA in Ceramics and other art qualifications. 
I have worked various other random jobs over the years.

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1 hour ago, sparkymark said:

I wouldn't say unskilled. 6 years in hospitality, 2 years in retail, a BA in Ceramics and other art qualifications. 
I have worked various other random jobs over the years.

 

As you say a qualification and experience that doesnt match together with "random jobs".  That is going to make life hard for you, the only real plus being that as a brit (at least until brexit happens) you are allowed to take on work in cafe/bar/etc without a work permit.  Not speaking german however might exclude you from most service roles.  Id guess you are looking at something like making burgers at Burger King or McD.  A lot of those are going to be 450 euro jobs so not enough  to live on.

 

You could try english teaching, that seems to be the default for people who cant do anything else here (no disrespect to english teachers, I understand there is a differnce between a good professional teacher and someone doing it because its their last chance).  Or a call center.

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Get your GF to collect a list of employment agencies for you and get her to help set up contact with them. 
She doesn't have to hold your hand or go along with you (I would advise against that) but she can find out the number etc.

 

However as said above, without German your opportunities may be limited. That isn't to say you wont find something, but you are not as flexible as a person who can speak German.

 

Also get your GF to look in to if you can find any work in your BA area.

I did a lot of this myself when I had to but I had been here 18 months so could kind of get by with the language.
Be prepared to work for little money and start up a ladder that not only requires experience in what you are doing but also requires you to improve your language skills.

Don't let that put you off though, and good luck!

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hi there @sparkymark - my advice is don't waste any time, register yourself as resident at the Buergeramt, then head immediately for the Arbeitsamt and sign up for an employment consultancy appointment. Take any training / job opportunities they offer and look around proactively yourself. Oh, and start learning German ASAP! Get the Michel Thomas CDs and start with those, and a couple of books / apps or whatever gets the job done.

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