Difficulties of starting an Ausbildung

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From this site;

http://www.azubi-azubine.de/berufe-datenbank/berufe/baecker.html

 

Roughly, depending on various circumstances, max 400 in the first year to 600 in the third year.

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I know it's been about a year since this topic was started but just for information sake, I wanted to give a bit of input.  I am an American who left the US for an appnreticeship in Germany as a pastry chef about 5 years ago.  I didn't speak German and I was 21 years old.  It is definitely possible and no body turned me away because I was too old.  In fact, it was my age and interest in the profession that was encouraged.  

Anyways, I'm the author of the blog Baking My Way Through Germany and since then I've written a book in English about the German apprenticeship program called, The German Ausbildung.  Check it out if you're interested.

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Baking Through Germany said:

no body turned me away because I was too old.

You were 21 and they said you were too old??

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Hello. Sorry to try and revive an old topic. I searched on the Forum about Ausbildung and here I am.

I would like to say, my English is not so good. I have a reason to say this. A few days ago some people had negative comments about my English saying it is bad and so. My attitude is strong even though I felt so bad and thought of leaving the forum (I’m a newbie) .I know Germans are direct but please don’t be harsh. I’m glad some are still polite. Maybe it is! I didn’t go to the best schools and have good teachers like some of you. But please, read my ideas. Thank you!

Here are my questions regarding Ausbildung:

I know it’s a long time since @Pamelin posted the question. Well:

1. I read it on the “make it in Germany” website. It said something like the maximum age for ausbildung is 25. Is it strict? (Am 23). Was it right?

2. What could be an average fee paid for the ausbildung program? Like tuition fee..

3. If I apply for ausbildung, do I have to prove having sufficient funds with a blocked account or something? For instance with a student visa you need to show that you have atleast 10,000€

4. I did secondary school, then High school (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics). I’m now at university doing a Bachelor’s degree in statistics and am expecting to graduate in September 2021. 

5. Are the applications open throughout the year? Could I start applying as early as this time? I’m wishing to start at the last quarter of next year (after graduating uni)

6. When is the best time to file the applications and to apply?

 

Maybe Some could be wondering why I’ll be a uni graduand and still go for an ausbildung. There is where my passion is- Electrical engineering. I like dealing with electricity. It’s a thing I like and feel alive with.

The reason I did a statistics degree was my love for Maths and what I thought how electrical engineering studies are like here- Less practical oriented.

Ps: I’m doing German A1 classes so far. 

Danke😊

 

 

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@milsa can you be of any assistance since you work there?😊

 

Hey @katheliz I like your comment. We need people like you. It was meant for pamelin but deep in me I’m encouraged. Thank you.

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Just now, Rommie said:

Thank you @karin_brenig for the links. I hope will check it out. Unfortunately everything is in German. 

that is one of the prerequisites for the "typical" German Ausbildung - you need to speak German at a pretty high level, especially for technical jobs like that one you are interested in.

 

Use these websites as an excercise for your language skills.

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2 hours ago, karin_brenig said:

you need to speak German at a pretty high level, especially for technical jobs like that one you are interested in.

 

Use these websites as an excercise for your language skills.

I think I will have attained the required level (B2) until I can apply (Sept, 2021).

I’m doing German language course at ‘Goethe Institut’ in my country so far. Plus self studying. Currently about to complete A1. 😊

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Greetings to everyone! I have started my ausbildung in the year 2020 October as a so called "Pflegefachfrau". In the year 2018 I have attended an integration course,therefore my german level is B1 . Yes, I do have problem in speaking but I could understand and interpret the lessons well that were being taught. Age is not a matter at all because I have colleagues starting from age 17 to 50 years. If you are really determined about something then you will definitely complete it. The maximum level of german that any company will consider is upto C1 and minimum is B2. There will be practical ,oral  ,written exams and project work.  But the working hours are really harsh and strenuous. I have to wake up as early as 4am so that I could be punctual and start my shift at 6am. But I know that the end would be worth it. 

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