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Old Jun 1st 2021, 7:08 am
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I have dual citizenship (German and British) and I am looking for a job in Germany. How to find a cross-border job, for example working for a British company in Germany? I am in engineering / non-destructive-testing, thats a bit special and few jobs advertised. Do you know of any agencies, which are specialising in this field? Does anybody have a register of British companies, which are active in Germany? Just loading up my CV with the appropriate key words hasent done the trick.
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Hi folks
I have dual citizenship (German and British) and I am looking for a job in Germany. How to find a cross-border job, for example working for a British company in Germany? I am in engineering / non-destructive-testing, thats a bit special and few jobs advertised. Do you know of any agencies, which are specialising in this field? Does anybody have a register of British companies, which are active in Germany? Just loading up my CV with the appropriate key words hasent done the trick.
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Sorry I can't help with your enquiry, but I'm wondering about the expression "cross-border". Do you mean you'd like to work for a British company in Germany, yet live in another country and commute? With German citizenship, you could do this from an EU country, but you'd have to research whether Brexit has affected "cross-border" workers who live in the UK and would like to work (i.e. weren't employed before 1st January 2021) for a British company in the EU.
If you can explain what you mean by "cross-border", some one in-the-know will come along to advise.
Meanwhile these links might help:

https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizen...htm#shortcut-0
https://europa.eu/youreurope/citizen...y/index_en.htm

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Some companies have production in several countries and require inspection of the products and monitoring of quality in several countries to the same standard. Usually they have a design office at the headquarter and have an NDT inspector travelling from time to time to the production sites abroad to implement the same standard and for monitoring and inspection. Due to brexit, these companies are cut off their production in Europe / Britain.
Example: British car industry procures safety relevant parts from a German supplier. They are obliged to make sure, that quality control and testing of the parts are done to the appropriate standards and procedures. Usually they send one of their engineers (quality engineer) to the supplier to verify that everything is OK.
With dual citizenship I can work in both UK and EU, that might be interesting for a company with sites in several countries or who are buying parts from other countries.
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Originally Posted by Mutabornomine View Post
Some companies have production in several countries and require inspection of the products and monitoring of quality in several countries to the same standard. Usually they have a design office at the headquarter and have an NDT inspector travelling from time to time to the production sites abroad to implement the same standard and for monitoring and inspection. Due to brexit, these companies are cut off their production in Europe / Britain.
Example: British car industry procures safety relevant parts from a German supplier. They are obliged to make sure, that quality control and testing of the parts are done to the appropriate standards and procedures. Usually they send one of their engineers (quality engineer) to the supplier to verify that everything is OK.
With dual citizenship I can work in both UK and EU, that might be interesting for a company with sites in several countries or who are buying parts from other countries.
Fair enough, but however much such an engineer travels, he/she must be resident somewhere. Do you want to be resident in the UK and be a "cross-border worker" for a company in Germany? If so, you must research to see whether this is possible post-Brexit.
Could you consider being resident in Germany, working for a company in Germany, and travelling to the UK or elsewhere, whenever your services are needed there?
Sorry I can't help more. I don't live in Germany, but have family there.
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Originally Posted by Mutabornomine View Post
Hi folks
I have dual citizenship (German and British) and I am looking for a job in Germany. How to find a cross-border job, for example working for a British company in Germany? I am in engineering / non-destructive-testing, thats a bit special and few jobs advertised. Do you know of any agencies, which are specialising in this field? Does anybody have a register of British companies, which are active in Germany? Just loading up my CV with the appropriate key words hasent done the trick.
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Where have you uploaded the CV? Does that mean you are expecting employers to contact you?

Is that CV in a German style and does it make clear that you are a German national?

Do you speak/read/write German?

Agencies are a lot less common in Germany than the UK.

Have you researched some big German companies that require staff with your skills? Have you checked their websites for job adverts or sent an unsolicited application?

Have you checked the big employment platforms and replied to some job ads?

Applying in Germany is different from the UK. You need a more detailed cover letter, usually a good application picture is still needed, and German employers expect copies of all your certificates starting with school leaving certificates like A-Levels, university degrees, all the way to the participation certificate for the most recent three-day seminary on data protection you attended.
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Where have you uploaded the CV? Does that mean you are expecting employers to contact you?

Is that CV in a German style and does it make clear that you are a German national?

Do you speak/read/write German?

Agencies are a lot less common in Germany than the UK.

Have you researched some big German companies that require staff with your skills? Have you checked their websites for job adverts or sent an unsolicited application?

Have you checked the big employment platforms and replied to some job ads?

Applying in Germany is different from the UK. You need a more detailed cover letter, usually a good application picture is still needed, and German employers expect copies of all your certificates starting with school leaving certificates like A-Levels, university degrees, all the way to the participation certificate for the most recent three-day seminary on data protection you attended.

I wouldn't consider even looking in Germany unless I had a personal reason / or family. The job market is far to complicated and bureaucratic, plus German employers are always complaining for not getting the right candidates, but never seem to understand why this is the case and they are part of the problem. Also a decent salary is not that easy anymore in Germany. 20 years ago, Germany was a good choice, nowadays I wouldn't be so sure anymore.
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Aircraft and Automotive industries are both prominent in Germany so probably a good place to start looking for jobs.
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Originally Posted by sternchen View Post
Where have you uploaded the CV? Does that mean you are expecting employers to contact you?

Is that CV in a German style and does it make clear that you are a German national?

Do you speak/read/write German?

Agencies are a lot less common in Germany than the UK.

Have you researched some big German companies that require staff with your skills? Have you checked their websites for job adverts or sent an unsolicited application?

Have you checked the big employment platforms and replied to some job ads?

Applying in Germany is different from the UK. You need a more detailed cover letter, usually a good application picture is still needed, and German employers expect copies of all your certificates starting with school leaving certificates like A-Levels, university degrees, all the way to the participation certificate for the most recent three-day seminary on data protection you attended.
I see more and more job offers where employers explicitly say cover letters are not required. I never ever had to show my school leaving certificate. But certificates are important. If you are applying for a engineering position you need to show that you possess the required knowledge. That's done in Germany with showing the right certificate.
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