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Why move to Germany?

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Stable economy

Germany has the strongest economy in Europe, and the fourth largest in the world! Unemployment is very low, and business is booming. German companies are always seeking skilled workers, and particularly in industries such as healthcare, engineering and IT.

Workers protection

When you get your job, you can be assured that you’ll be treated fairly. With fewer working hours than in the UK and generous parental leave, you’re also entitled to a minimum of 30 days paid leave, and if you’re laid off, statutory redundancy pay is one month for every year of service.

Transport and infrastructure

There’s some truth in the old cliché of German super-efficiency, and its never more prevalent in their transportation and infrastructure.  Top class public transportation is available in not only major cities, but even rural areas are served by excellent and very affordable bus routes. For longer journeys, the ICE high-speed train travels at 330 km/h, or motorists with a need for speed may prefer a trip on the autobahn – a motorway largely without speed limits!

Education

Whilst the school system in Germany is very good, most do not teach in English. There are plenty of opportunities for you and your family to learn the language (with classes taught regularly throughout the country), in the meantime there are many highly commended international schools, favoured by British expats. Germany is also home to many world-class universities, and fees are much, much cheaper than the UK.

Quality of life

Quality of life factors highly for Brits moving abroad, and Germany’s clean, safe cities with lots of green spaces, as well as a lower cost of living then UK all make it a fantastic destination for an international move.

Something for everyone

There’s so much diversity across Germany, from ultra-cool cities like Berlin to the old fashioned Bavarian charm of Munich, the rich abundance of countryside to the major business metropolises, any expat is sure to find the perfect place for them.

Food & drink

German cuisine hasn’t quite got the international reputation that the French or Italian enjoy, it’s becoming more widely appreciated. Beyond weiner-schnitzel and currywurst, there’s an emphasis on fresh seasonal produce, and every German bakery is filled with exceptional bread and delicious treats, sweet and savoury.