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Political asylum in Germany. Work in Munich.

We help refugees find jobs

Are you recognized in Germany as an asylum-seeker or have you filed for political asylum? Even if you are still waiting for the final decision, you can start working now. This way, you can integrate far more quickly into local society and enjoy a new life in Germany.
Plant-a-Talent brings you into contact with companies in Munich that are looking for new employees. Our database already includes 500 highly motivated and qualified job-seekers and we are always searching for new talent.

Advantages for refugees at Plant-a-Talent:

  • We support and advise you personally, on a one-to-one basis.
  • We help you prepare a CV, take a photograph for your job application, and send these documents to companies.
  • We prepare you for your job search with programs and workshops on culture, integration, and basic computer skills.
  • We will enroll you in on of our mentoring programs.
  • We have already successfully placed over 100 people in jobs in Munich.
  • We are a not-for-profit-organization.
  • We do not charge you for any of the above. All of our services are free of charge.

Personal support – direct in Munich.

In a practical way, we help you find open job positions. It does not matter whether you want to start as an intern (paid or unpaid), an apprentice, or if you are looking for a part-time or full-time position or a “mini-job”. Simply visit us and we will help you.

We meet every Thursday from 3-5 p.m. Location: “Eine Welt Haus”, Schwanthalerstrasse 80 in Munich. You will find the room number written on the red display board at the entrance hall.

Please bring the following documents with you:

  • ID card
  • Work permit
  • CV, if you have one

If you are not able to visit us on this day, simply send us an email: info@plant-a-talent.org or call us straight away on 0157-307 590 38.

As soon as you are included in our Plant-a-Talent database, you can attend our training and preparation workshops. Participation in these workshops will depend on your training and qualifications and your knowledge of the German language. Once we have all of your documents together, we will seek interview dates for you and prepare you for them. If you are hired, we will remain in contact with you to make sure everything goes smoothly. And we believe that you will soon have an employment contract in your hands.

Help with your work permit

In general, anyone who has applied for political asylum in Germany will be granted a work permit within 3-4 months. Please note that the Foreigners’ Office must approve any part-time or full-time employment or a “mini-job”.
Finding your way around German agencies and authorities is not always easy. Processes differ from one city to the next. We will gladly help you in a personal meeting to get your work permit as quickly as possible.

Wir kennen die Wege durch die Ämter.

We know the way German government agencies and authorities work

Workshops that help you progress

This is what is special about Plant-a-Talent: All women and men who meet with us are personally interviewed and prepared intensively for their new job in Germany. You will meet only prospective employers who are looking for someone with your skillset.

As a Plant-a-Talent candidate you have to meet our general requirements in order to be included in our database. Our job-seekers are:

  • asylum seekers or persons granted political asylum
  • 18 years or older
  • in possession of a work permit
  • motivated, friendly, and reliable.

Once you are included in our database, we provide practical assistance to help you find your feet here and integrate.

The following support workshops are open to you:

Wir lernen die Menschen genau kennen, bevor wir Empfehlungen aussprechen.

We get to know each and every candidate

Registration and CV Workshop

New arrivals can prepare an application with our assistance free of charge. We support our candidates in preparing a professional CV, taking a professional CV photo and helping with the entire registration process. These documents are important for employers and their personnel managers.

Our registration workshop takes place every Thursday from 3-5 p.m. Location: “Eine Welt Haus”, Schwanthalerstrasse 80 in Munich. You will find the room number on the red display board at the entrance hall. Please bring the following documents along with you:

  • ID card or passport
  • Work permit
  • CV, if you have one

If you cannot attend on Thursdays, just send us an email:
info@plant-a-talent.org or call us at : 0157-307 590 38

Examples for CV photos of our candidates.

Find-a-Job Workshop

In this workshop, we support self-help. We teach job-seekers how to apply for jobs on their own. Which qualifications, skills, and knowledge are a must? How and where in Germany do I find job openings? How do I get an appointment for an interview? How do I present myself at an interview?

Computer Basics Workshop

Using several learning modules, we teach our candidates basic computer skills in one-on-one sessions: How to work with a laptop, introduction to operating systems, Microsoft Office programs, office applications, keyboard, mouse, how the Internet works, Internet security, e-mail, Google, etc. We also explain how to set up and use your own e-mail account. Afterwards, you will know how to send and receive business and private e-mails, open attachments, and manage a calendar with dates. You will also learn the basics of Excel and Word.

Intercultural Communications Workshop

This workshop addresses key cultural differences in interpersonal customs and communication. In the course of three days, you will learn German habits and customs and practice with in-depth exercises.

Advanced Programming Workshop

With our partner CodeDoor.org, Plant-a-Talent also offers an “Advanced Programming Course”. This workshop is for candidates/asylum seekers with knowledge of IT and provides the basic tools for finding a job as a programmer in the German job market.

Mentoring programs at Plant-a-Talent

Our mentoring programs are based on promoting cultural integration, education, and work. Contact to a mentor (a volunteer or a company staff volunteer) helps you to find a better way around everyday life and to find your new job. This program has many advantages for you. You can:

  • practice interviews;
  • lower cultural and linguistic barriers;
  • learn German faster and better;
  • gain access to social, sports and cultural activities;
  • get to know people in your local neighborhoods;
  • make new acquaintances and friendships.