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English speaking jobs in Germany

Germany has always been known for its robust job market and its great living standards. This makes Germany a great place to relocate to. One distinct advantage for international job seekers is the growing amount of jobs in Germany for English speakers. This is especially due to the demographic changes of the last few years opening opportunities for international talents.  Consequently, English speakers are in high demand, not only in international corporations but also in medium-sized enterprises across various industries. 

Where can you find English speaking jobs in Germany?

In this blog post, we will take a look at English-speaking jobs across various industries in Germany. We will take a look at the following industries:

  • Technology and IT
  • Finances
  • Automotive and Engineering:
  • Pharmaceutical and Healthcare:
  • E-commerce and Digital Startups:
  • Aerospace and Aviation:
  • Energy and Renewable Resources
  • Language Education and Services:
  • Consulting and professional services


💻 Technology and IT

Germany’s technology sector, known for innovation and cutting-edge developments, is the best place to find jobs as an English speaker. There are various companies you can look out for, not only corporates but especially in the startup scene. Companies such as SAP, headquartered in Walldorf, and Siemens in Munich actively seek English speakers for roles ranging from software development to project management. But you will also find companies like Da Vinci Engineering, Kion Group, MBition, etc. Using job portals like de.indeed.com and filtering for English or platforms like careerbee.de/jobs will be of great help here. Make sure to also check out Startups especially in Berlin for great opportunities.


 📈 Finances

Frankfurt, Germany’s financial hub, hosts various international banks and financial institutions. Many of these companies prioritize English proficiency. Companies like Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank regularly hire English speakers for roles in finance, risk management, and investment banking. But also companies like Mabanaft, Taxfix, Talixo, and Audible have open jobs for finance professionals who do not speak German yet. You can also focus on Startups in the fin-tech area, as they offer various interesting jobs with no German fluency required.


🚗 Automotive and Engineering

If Germany is known for anything, it is its engineering and automotive industry. There are various renowned automotive companies like Volkswagen, BMW, and Daimler. The engineering and manufacturing sectors in Germany offer various opportunities for English-speaking professionals. Positions in research and development, engineering, and project management often require strong English communication skills. However, make sure to carefully read the job ads, as some companies will still require German fluency or advanced levels. Examples of companies offering jobs for English speakers in Germany are MBA Automation, Tesla, Magazino, and DaVinci Engineering.


💊 Pharmaceutical and Healthcare

Major pharmaceutical companies such as Bayer, Roche, and Merck operate globally, making English a crucial language within their organizations. English speakers with expertise in pharmaceuticals, healthcare management, and research find rewarding opportunities in this sector. One tip, go to the career pages of Freudenberg, Beiersdorf, BASF, and other companies in the industry and set job alerts so you can always be the first one to apply. 


🛒 E-commerce and Digital Startups

The rise of e-commerce and digital startups in Germany has created a very strong ecosystem for English-speaking professionals. Companies like Zalando, Delivery Hero, HelloFresh, and SoundCloud actively look for talents in marketing, data analysis, and software development. There also also many startups in this sector especially in Berlin, Hamburg, and Munich that you should look out for. Create a list of companies and regularly check in on their career pages.


✈️ Aerospace and Aviation

Germany’s aerospace industry, with companies like Airbus and Lufthansa Technik, welcomes English speakers in roles related to aircraft manufacturing, engineering, and aviation technology. English is often the working language in this dynamic sector. However, keep in mind that competition is high, so ensure you have very strong application documents to ensure you move along in the recruiting process. If you want to learn how to make your CV stand out, make sure to read our blog post on the topic.


⚡️Energy and Renewable Resources

Green jobs are definitely in a boom looking at the job market. The energy sector in Germany, including companies like E.ON, Infineon, Siemens Energy, and RWE, is open for international talents. Mostly in the areas of renewable energy, sustainability, and environmental management. As the country focuses on green initiatives, opportunities for English speakers continue to grow. You can also look for smaller players who are also open to international talents such as Entrix Energy, Enpal, Mabanaft, and many more.


📖 Language Education and Services

English teaching opportunities abound in language schools and institutions like Berlitz and the Goethe-Institut. Moreover, companies offering language services, translation, and content creation actively seek English-speaking professionals. These include companies such as DeepL, Duolingo, and Babbel.


🤝 Consulting and Professional Services

Consulting firms in Germany, including global players like Deloitte and Boston Consulting Group (BCG), heavily rely on English as the language of business. These firms tend to have open jobs for international consultants and analysts, whereas German is just nice to have. However, make sure to read the job ads to ensure they do not require German. Many consulting companies also offer networking events, make sure to attend those to further increase your chances of landing a job via your network.


More jobs in Germany for English speakers

As Germany’s economy needs many talents, the demand for English speakers within its job market continues to rise. International professionals seeking opportunities in Germany can explore a wide range of industries, from technology and finance to healthcare and energy. There are various corporate, medium- and small-sized companies with interesting opportunities. So make sure to keep an eye out for open jobs there. However, keep in mind that learning German will still be important as it helps you stand out from others and will make your integration into the job market much easier. 

Looking for support to find a job in Germany as an English speaker? We add weekly new English-speaking job ads to our job portal careerbee.de/jobs and have a LinkedIn community, where we share our top jobs. Make sure to join our community here.

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Laura Villafuerte

HR expert & Career Coach

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