Ideal Job Prospects Combined with a High Quality of Life

Whoever goes looking for work in the region of Rostock will find attractive conditions. Companies here offer qualified professionals good job prospects, whether in the tourism or services branches, whether in industry or in research. Living and working at the Baltic Sea are a combination that epitomises a high standard of life. Furthermore, the region believes in family friendliness, providing all the opportunity you could need for an effective work-life balance.


With its seaport, the region of Rostock has the most active and deep harbour on the German Baltic Sea. Innovative shipping companies, shipyards, and their supply companies in addition to maritime tourism characterize the port sector and count among the largest employers in the region. The region can boast even more industrial competences in the fields of offshore technology in addition to medical and environmental technology. The central location of the region within Europe and its good infrastructure are attractive forces for logistic and trading companies such as automotive enterprises. Naturally, the tourism and healthcare sectors are also firmly anchored in the region.

Job Search

Qualified professionals can find good prospects in the region of Rostock as the times of high unemployment rates are over. Try using our network, available job portals online, or contact us directly for your job search as we know in which branches skilled workers are being sought and will gladly advise you.

Education & Studying

The prospects of a rewarding education and good career start are ideal in the region. Rostock University is the oldest in the Baltic Sea area world renowned for its research and teaching. This and other technical colleges and educational institutions in the area are preparing the workforce of tomorrow.

Further Training & Qualifications

Constantly engaging in further developing skills and attaining more current qualifications raises the attractiveness of employees on the employment market. Further education is an investment in the future that improves a person’s individual life and working chances. In the region of Rostock, you will find numerous suppliers who can help you on this path.

KURSNET is the information portal on professional development of the Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit, BA). 

Another database providing information on professional development can be found on the following website:

Job Market Approval & Qualification Recognition

When issuing a work permit in Germany, the country of origin plays a decisive role in the process. While citizens of the European economic area (which, in addition to EU members, includes Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) have free access to the German job market, other third-country nationals (non-EU citizens) require permission for a long-term stay.

In order to increase your chances of a place on the German job market, qualified professionals from abroad should ensure they have any completed training programs, school leavers certificates, and other relevant certificates or qualifications recognised.

Job Market Approval

You will find a complete overview on the topic of labour market admission on the website of the Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit, BA). Further information on the topic "Learning and working in Germany" can be obtained under Zentralen Auslands - und Fachvermittlung (ZAV) der Bundesagentur für Arbeit.


Qualification Recognition:

  • Migra e.V.
  • IQ- Network
    The IQ service point "Labour market admission and qualification" at Migra e.V. provides consultation and information on the recognition process of your foreign training qualifications. Furthermore, you will be supported in identifying new opportunities for your personal career in order to facilitate successful labour market integration.
  • IHK- Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Rostock
  • State Office of health and social affairs Mecklenburg-West Pomerania
  • On website of the state office for health and social affairs in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania you will find a variety of imformation about the topic qualification recognition of foreign professional qualifications in health and social affairs.

Language and Integration Opportunities

Participating in a language course and having your current language level recognised are significant requirements for entering the world of work successfully. Rostock provides many such opportunities to those who move to the region in order to better operate in day-to-day life and feel more confident.

KURSNET is the information portal on professional development of the Federal Employment Agency (Bundesagentur für Arbeit, BA). You will find various provider of languages and integration courses.

The training database of the Federal State of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern offers further extensive information.

The University of Rostock offers a "tandemprogram" for those are interested in language, with the aim of promoting language exchange and make it easier to arrive. Here you can find the Link: 


Region of Rostock

Further contacts

Starting a Business

If you would like to start you own business in the region of Rostock, numerous options are available that provide help and support and help you achieve your dream.