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Need a job in Berlin? CareerFoundry has the answer.

Just a quick walk through any given Kiez is proof that many in Berlin are out of work. Sterni-drinking before noon. Erdnussflips turned crunchy breakfast, then lunch. What is money, and how do you make it?

Unfortunately for all of us Peter Pans, if we want to live in Berlin and keep up with the rents, the ever-rising beer prices, and the wild nightlife, we need jobs. That’s that.

A career change might just be the answer to your problems.

CareerFoundry offers training for jobs Berlin actually needs (the ones that pay).

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Think of the jobs you see on any given job posting. UX Design. UI Design. Things you need training for, right? Things that require a career change.

CareerFoundry joins forces with the German job centre — offering courses that train people in skills that are currently in high demand. (And Berlin Loves You readers get a discount. Check it out here — and keep reading for more info.)

This involves three to five months of flexible training in a high-demand tech specialization. At the end of the course? You are guaranteed an industry job.

Plus, if you register at the job centre, they could pay for your training.

After you sign up for CareerFoundry, they assign you a real team of people for your training.

Your CareerFoundry team consists of the following:

  1. A Senior UX/UI Designer with at least five years’ experience
  2. A tutor to help with your day-to-day tasks
  3. A student advisor
  4. A career coach.

Career Foundry UX courses Berlin loves you

And, because this is becoming a bit of a thing in Berlin, there’s a growing community of designers and developers in Berlin who support and encourage one another.

These mentor-led courses give you the kind of skills that’ll get you a job in the tech industry. Implementing the Design Thinking process? Designing apps? You’ll be able to do exactly what the nerdy guy in your old office seemed to do with ease.

You won’t lose your unemployment benefits, and they’ll even pay for the course.

Like we said, if you’re currently registered with the Agentur für Arbeit, they will pay your way to your new career. All you need to do is choose your course and follow the ‘How to Apply’ instructions:

Become a UX Designer – there are currently thousands of open positions in Germany with starting salaries ranging from €25,000 to €50,000.

Become a UI Designer – there are currently thousands of open positions in Germany with starting salaries ranging from €25,000 to €50,000.

The ‘Bildungsgutschein’ (training voucher) mentioned on their site is what you’ll receive from the Arbeitsamt. It entitles you to join a CareerFoundry course for free. And you will still receive your unemployment benefits.

Careerfoundry training courses Berlin Loves You

What if I already have a job?

A job in Berlin? Are you a unicorn?

Don’t worry. You’re allowed a career change, just as much as the next person yearning to yank themselves up by their proverbial bootstraps and demand a better life. Take a class as a private student alongside your current job. And if you do, CareerFoundry puts their money where their mouth is: 

If you don’t get a job within six months of graduating, you get a full refund.

Courses cost around 5500EUR with the prospect of paying monthly, and Berlin Loves You readers also get 5% off the course price. Just follow this link to a new career in tech, courtesy of Berlin Loves You.

The courses, which can be done from the comfort of your bedroom desk, come complete with all the support you need to pass, build an impressive portfolio and join Berlin’s ever-burgeoning tech bubble. The classes fit around your schedule, so you won’t have to miss out on that all-important Tuesday afternoon darts tournament down your local Eck-Kneipe or the opening of that new feminist, pro-Israel döner laden.

Free Bildungsgutschein courses:

Become a UX Designer
Become a UI Designer

Save 5% off all paid-for courses:
Click this link to find your course.
More info:
A layman’s guide to the difference between UX and UI design.

What is Design Thinking? Everything you need to know to get started.

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