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Opportunity to start your career in Germany with the help of EURES. Top professional qualification in the hotel and catering sector through German Vocational Training

You can be part of the Dual Vocational Training Project of EURES Bulgaria and the German Federal Employment Agency. Our partners are dedicated companies in attractive regions of Germany, who are looking for motivated apprentices from Bulgaria for following qualifications:

  • Chefs / Cooks
  • Restaurant and Hotel Specialists
  • System Catering Experts
  • Butchers
  • Specialized Food Sales Assistant for Butcher Shops

During the German Dual Vocational Training you’ll receive both: sound theoretical knowledge at school as well as practical instruction in the company and receive a monthly apprenticeship salary. Generally, these trainings take 3 years and lead to a worldwide highly recognized qualification certificate, which is the ideal basis for your professional career in the hospitality industry.

You can participate in this project, if you

  • are at least 18 years of age
  • are an European citizen
  • have German language knowledge at least at level A1 / A2
  • are interested in a high standard qualification in hospitality industry or in butchery

The training starts every year on August 1st or September 1st.

During the training you’ll receive:

  • Minimum 450 Euro net/month with no further deductions
  • A free furnished single room/apartment close to your work place
  • On workdays at least one free meal
  • Social insurance is included (health, unemployment and pension scheme)
  • At least 4 weeks leave per year

This enables you to live independently in Germany.

EURES can also support you to learn German without any costs for you! If you already have a good German language level (B2) you can start the vocational training right away. If not, we can finance a language course up to level B1 in your home country - Bulgaria. You can continue up to level B2 during a 3 months’ part time internship from May-July (again without any costs for you) and then start with the regular training.

Applicants who apply after January 1st 2022 with less than B1 German knowledge will not be able to start training in September 2022. The next possibility to start a dual vocational training will be in February / March 2023 and later in September 2023 as these are fixed dates for all dual vocational trainings  in Germany.

If you want to learn more about the project, please contact us!

You can contact the team of EURES Bulgaria for further details and taking part in the project at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The next step for the candidate is to send a CV and letter of motivation to EURES Bulgaria at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. in Bulgarian or English language.  More information about the project can also be found at www.zav.de/hospitality-training.

Date of publishing: 6th December 2021

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