Help finding an English speaking job in Stuttgart

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Hey all,

I wondered if any one knew of any English speaking companies within Stuttgart that I could apply to for work - even as an intern or unpaid work ex.

 

I have a degree in Fashion Marketing but my main experience lies within teaching assisting, I have also worked as a PA and within shops. So a variety of jobs would suit me.

 

I have looked into teaching English here but the good courses (CELTA) are very expensive and it would take me a long time of working to even start to see any profit, in the long term I may consider it but short term I don’t think its worth it.

 

I have applied to some Kindergartens as an English-speaking classroom assistant – if any one knows of any English speaking Kindergartens please let me know, or Kindergartens who are looking for English speaking assistants.

 

I have A1 German and plan to continue the course to C2 so am looking for a basic job to cover the rent while I learn.

 

I am an EU citizen and have started the process of paperwork to register myself for work so this is not a problem.

 

Look forward to hearing from you,

Regards,

Louise

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Hey Louise,

 

You and me both! I'm moving to Stuttgart in September too! Anyway just wondering, do you have a particular reason for moving to Stuttgart or Germany? Just because? I'm curious! I'm moving there to teach Business English.

 

Okay so, I've posted about this before but:

 

I would suggest you use the TT search box because there have been multiple threads about English jobs: Clickie! English jobs for native English speakers I can think of are language trainers, tutors, au pairs, etc.

 

I don't know what the laws are in regards to EU citizens, but in order to get a work visa for Germany for a non-EU citizen, I had to supply a draft copy of my employment contract and a letter of intent to hire. Anyway, keep that in mind.

 

Also, you can check out multiple job postings on TT, and if you have friends in the area, ask around. Use your connections and network a little.

 

From another previous post about ESL:

 

I'm in a similar situation as you...one year of teaching experience in Korea, and I plan on working in Germany to teach ESL. You really have to do your research. I started researching ESL late last fall, read through lots of threads on TT, and then did some reading up on language companies. Then, I printed out a big map of Germany and then researched cities including population, universities, language schools, economy, etc. and started eliminating and choosing my desired locations. After that, I contacted several language companies, and sent out a cover letter and a German-style CV. Then, I set up interviews with companies, flew over in January, met with schools for interviews, and then got job offers there in person. As you can see, it's a long process that can only happen if you do the research, the work, and are able to take the initiative to plan and execute. Good luck!

 

BUT I also have friends from America who moved to Munich, found jobs with language schools, AND THEN got their work visa, resident permit, etc. all set up AFTER they got there. If you're the type of person who can just 'go with the flow' then give it a shot. :P Good luck.

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A job as an intern or unpaid work experience will NOT cover the high rent in Stuttgart. Internships are merely offered to students as this is regulated in Germany with a code of conduct. A1 German is NOT good enough to get a job in a shop. I mean you will not be able to deal with customers, especially not when they speak with their Schwedish, I mean Swabian accent. For PA you need good German as well since you will be making local appointments, etc.

 

Focus on English teaching, but the competition is very high and you deal with people who have proper qualifications.

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hey, here is a website with English language jobs in Germany:

http://germany.xpatjobs.com/jobs.aspx?areas=6&job_type=&pagenum=1&keyword=stuttgart&ref=&language=English&region=&order=1

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Hey thanks every one for all your help.

Kmlcook I moved to Stuttgart as my partner is working here.

 

I have also learnt the hard way that only students can work internships in Germany! Its a bit different in England, so I was hoping I would be able to do an internship but no.

 

I also know that I will not be able to work in a shop until not only me German has improved but I can understand the Swabian accent - I have researched a few English speaking companies in the area so I will try them.

 

I have been offered some childminding so I think I will go down this route and see if I can get a job in a Kindergarten or regular childminding.

 

Thanks for all the links!

Lou

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Hello everybody ,

 

I'm also moving to Stuttgart in September , Í was thinking about finding a Job in a factory Like Mercedes or Bosch , does anyone here have an experience in such places?

 

Regrads,

Ahmed

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As a non-EU national, you will have a hard time (read: it will be well-nigh impossible) finding a job, as a prospective employer has to prove that a Germans or EU national can't do the job. Read this Wiki page for more information on residence and work permits.

 

Having said that, if you have specialist skills (e.g. engineering or IT) that are in demand, that would probably interest a prospective employer enough to make him go through the work permit process for you. What are your qualifications?

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You do NOT have to have special qualifications to teach English at many of the schools around Stuttgart. The pay varies widely, so be sure to ask before signing anything. Make sure to bring certified copies of any certificates and/or degrees you have. Just search for language schools in Stuttgart on Google and you'll find plenty of places.

 

There are also lots of English-speaking/ bilingual kindergartens, but you sometimes need to be certified with the German childcare authority to get one. That's not always the case, though, so happy searching!

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Hello,

 

if you are looking for a teaching position and have a CELTA or TESOL or equivalent, Wall Street Institute in Stuttgart is currently seeking teachers. If you are interested, please contact us on teach@wallstreetinstitute.de or through our WSI Germany website (www.wallstreetinstitute.de)

 

thanks,

 

Carolyn

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Good morning,

 

There are several schools in Stuttgart where you could work as an English teacher. You could even come and work for our school. We offer in-centre training and also in-company courses in the Stuttgart area. We offer excellent rates too, so if you are interested, get in touch: ben.griffiths@anglokom.com or see our job advertisment here: http://bit.ly/anglokom

 

We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Ben

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Hi everyone,
So I've posted this before and you may have seen it already but I moved to Germany from Australia in 2015 and began working for Phorms Education as an English teacher - Phorms helped me with my visa/relocation/finding apartment etc. No German skills necessary, 

I wish someone would have told me more about Phorms when I first came, so I'm trying to give back and help others who may be searching for Jobs in the Heilbronn area with little to no German language skills. We are currently expanding our team and have multiple vacancies. 

If you're interested, send me an email to  taylor.banting@phorms.de :) 

Taylor

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