Cooperation partners are service institutions of the City of Hamburg that support the Hamburg network partners with their Dual Career Service. Dual career couples can take advantage of the services offered by our cooperation partners by contacting our cooperation partner associates either via their institution’s designated contact person or directly.
Federal Employment Agency
In case of questions: Sybille Ahlborn (in German only)
Advising and placement services, benefits/aid, further education advice and funding
Office locations (in German only) (agency and job center)
- support for returning to work
- range of services for both the unemployed and the employed
- advice on transitioning from studying/training into professional life
- expert advice available from our employer service
- enhancement of professional continuing education
- bringing job seekers and those seeking staff together
International and Specialized Services (Zentralstelle für Arbietsvermittlung, ZAV) assists finding operational and executive talent for:
- board of directors, management
- unit, chief departmental, and departmental leadership
- workshop and operations management
- team leadership
- management with an interest in self-employment
- clients are predominantly medium-sized companies, but also include large companies and public institutions, research institutions, clinics, foundations, and associations
Services for applicants:
- Assessment and advice on application strategies and on developments in the relevant job market
- timely publication of the application for advertised positions
- advice on becoming self-employed
Services for employers:
- prompt and customized presentation of candidate profiles
- advice on the current situation and developments in the management staff market
- advice on addressing individual markets
The International Placement Service (IPS) provides advice to managers from abroad on:
- employment and training opportunities
- living and working conditions
- possibilities under the German social security system
and assists in:
- looking for a job in Germany, particularly for in-demand professions
- the application process
- questions on work permit eligibility or recognition of professional experience
The Federal Government Portal for International Executives
- further education, changing career, back to work
- placement for senior executives
Arbeit und Leben Hamburg (Work and Life Hamburg)
In case of questions: Fanny Jouvenelle
The ESF project “your way: make it in Hamburg” is aimed at international job seekers and university graduates or trainees who would like to work and live in Hamburg, as well as at refugees with professional qualifications. At the same time, “your way: make it in Hamburg” turns to companies who are seeking well-qualified skilled workers. The goal is to bring these companies and qualified international job-seekers together, and to foster a comprehensive welcoming culture. The project team assists with the job search, by forming contacts with Hamburg employers and with career-related questions. In addition to integrating skilled workers into the workforce, “your way: make it in Hamburg” also supports their full integration into daily life.
your way: make it in Hamburg provides information on:
- opportunities in the job market
- study opportunities
- the education system
- opportunities for further education
- application strategies
In addition, “your way: make it in Hamburg” offers individual support in preparing your application documents and preparing for interviews as well as telephone and application training in small groups.
To make an appointment for a personal consultation, fill out the online form.
Further information on our free seminars.
All information services and seminars are free of charge. “your way: make it in Hamburg” is a Arbeit und Leben Hamburg project in cooperation with the Hamburg Welcome Center, W.I.R. Work and Integration for Refugees, the Free Movement for Workers unit, the “Faire–Integration” project, and the Department of Migration and Diversity at Arbeit und Leben Hamburg, funded by the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg and the European Social Fund (ESF).
In case of questions: Monique Kutz(monique.kutz"AT"soziales.hamburg.de)
- workplace integration (academia) for international migrants (see the your way: make it in Hamburg project) and advice on the recognition of international degrees (central office for qualification recognition [Zentrale Anlaufstelle Anerkennung, ZAA])
- Hamburg Welcome Center in German and English and advice from the Newcomer’s Service
- overview of first steps for newcomers
- Regular information events on topics relevant to newcomers, announced regularly by newsletter. You can subscribe to the newsletter at newcomers"AT"welcome.hamburg.de (soon also via the Hamburg Welcome Portal).
Hamburg Authority for Science, Research, Equality and Districts
In case of questions: Klaus von Lepel(klaus.vonlepel"AT"bwfgb.hamburg.de)
Hamburg Research Academy
In case of questions: Dr. Kerstin Lange – Managing Director, International Affairs
- central point of contact for 9 Hamburg higher education institutions: Universität Hamburg; Hamburg University of Applied Sciences; Hamburg University of Technology; HafenCity University Hamburg; Helmet Schmidt University—University of the Federal Armed Forces; Hamburg University of Music and Drama; Hochschule für Bildene Künste Hamburg; Bucerius Law School; Kühne Logistics University for doctoral students, post-doctoral researchers, and junior professors.
- Help desk: first consultation, information and referral to contact persons and service providers in Hamburg
- Spotlight Information Events on subjects to do with doctoral studies and the post-doctoral phase (e.g., career paths, applications, the German academic system, etc.) — open to everyone
- public evening events and networking opportunities
- Newsletter: registration by email(office"AT"hra-hamburg.de)
- social media: Twitter or Facebook
Koordinierungsstelle Weiterbildung und Beschäftigung, e.V. (Foundation for the coordination of continuing education and employment)
In case of questions: Ines Voß (ines.voss"AT"kwb.de)
Advice (in German only) on returning to the workforce after parental leave
Supports women who are looking to return to the workforce after being out of the workplace for at least one year for family-related reasons, whether child care or caring for a dependent family member.
The project offers systematic coaching, advice, and qualification services (both online and in-person). Advice for members of this target group is free thanks to funding from the European Social Fund.
Worklife advises mothers and fathers before and during their parental leave, as well as after their return to work on all matters of professional development (including planning parental leave), continuing education and job search, and provides specific assistance for the return to the workplace.
The project is funded by the European Social Fund and the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg. Project home page (in German only)
Upon request we would be happy to send flyers and brochures with information on our cooperation partners.