Apprenticeship in Germany

Nursing apprenticeship in Germany:

Nursing education is a crucial step for those aspiring to pursue a fulfilling career in the German healthcare system. Nursing education is a professional training program that imparts aspiring healthcare professionals with the necessary knowledge and skills to ensure high-quality healthcare. This includes patient care, medication administration, performing medical procedures, and providing psychosocial support to individuals across different age groups and health conditions. Typically, the generalist nursing education program in Germany lasts for three years.

Career opportunities and prospects

The prospects for nursing professionals in Germany are excellent. With the demographic shift, there is a continuous increase in the demand for qualified nursing professionals. Graduates of nursing education can work in various sectors, including:


Nurses play a key role in patient care and collaborate closely with doctors and other healthcare providers.

Home Care

Nurses working in home care support patients in their own homes.

Nursing homes and long-term care facilities

Here, nurses provide care to the elderly and those with long-term health issues.

Outpatient Care

They offer mobile nursing services for individuals who do not require inpatient care.

Integration, support and job placement

Our mission is to bridge the gap in the care sector by connecting world-class professionals from different parts of the world with German healthcare facilities. We understand that the integration of new nurses is an important step. Our team will assist you with administrative tasks and guide you through the integration process to ensure you feel comfortable in your team and community.

This is your chance to gain exciting professional experience in Germany.

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1. application

You submit your application documents using the online application form on our website. Our team of experts carefully examines the applications and makes an initial pre-selection based on the qualifications, experience and personal interests of the applicants.

2. Matching with care facilities

As soon as a care facility wants to get to know you as an applicant, an online interview takes place. In this conversation you get to know each other and clarify open questions.

3. Document review

We take care of checking various documents, such as references, certificates, employment contracts and other relevant documents. This allows us to ensure that all required documents are translated correctly and precisely.

4. visa

We offer comprehensive support in applying for and obtaining your visa. Our experienced team accompanies you through the application process, prepares all the necessary documents and is at your side if you have any questions or anything is unclear.

5. Welcome Weeks

The PflegeXperts Welcome Weeks are a specially designed introductory phase aimed at giving foreign trainees a smooth start in Germany. During these weeks we provide full support and guidance to ensure all trainees feel welcome from the start and are well integrated into their new work environment.

6. Integration

Our work does not end with mediation. We support the trainees in their integration into the nursing facility and promote open communication and cooperation with the nursing staff and other colleagues.

Our apprenticeship options

In Germany, nursing education is divided into two parts:

Training at a Nursing School

Nursing students learn theoretical concepts about nursing care at a nursing school.

Practical Apprenticeship

Nursing students work part-time at a healthcare facility to apply the knowledge gained in the nursing school into practical settings.

I decide to do an apprenticeship in Germany

I learn German (at least B2 level)

Application process including a video call

Visa application, entry into Germany as well as moving into an apartment and start of the integration process

Beginning of the apprenticeship

After about 4 years, you’ve done it! You are a state-approved nurse in Germany.

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Our Partner

Together with Lernwerkstatt Pflege, we accompany you during your apprenticeship and offer you everything you need to get started as a nurse in Germany.

Apply now online and for free and start your new life.

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Contact us today and let’s make your dreams come true together! We look forward to helping you on your journey to success and laying the foundation for a fulfilling career in nursing.