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We help asylum seekers and all immigrants find a job in Munich

Are you recognized in Germany as an asylum-seeker or have you filed for political asylum? Even if you are still waiting for a final decision, you can start working now. This way, you can integrate far more quickly into local society and enjoy your new life in Germany.

If you have a migrant or immigrant background or are an under-privileged person, you are encouraged to register with us today so you can use our job preparation and job search services. We can help you find your way around the German labor market.  Moreover, we offer you computer courses, a basic finance course  and a mentoring program.

Plant-a-Talent brings you in contact with companies in Munich that are looking for new employees.

Advantages for our candidates (asylum seekers, immigrants and under-privileged persons) at Plant-a-Talent:

  • We personally support and advise you with consideration and empathy 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 match you with a personal mentor.
  • We have already helped over 220 of our candidates find successful employment 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 – right here 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 , an apprentice, or if you are looking for a part-time or full-time position.  Simply come register with us and we will gladly help you.

To become a Plant-a-Talent candidate, you have to meet the following requirements.

You are:

  • An asylum seeker,  have been political asylum, or awaiting an appeal decision,
  • A person with an immigration background
  • A Person with an under-privileged background
  • 16 years or older
  • In possession of a work permit. If you do not have one, we can help you obtain one.
  • Motivated, friendly, and reliable.

Once you are registered and included in our database, we will give you individual  support  to help you find your feet here and prepare you for your job search.

Please make an appointment with us for a personal meeting, in which we will get to know each other, add your information in our data base and create a official CV for you.

We will meet in “Eine Welt Haus”, Schwanthalerstrasse 80 in Munich.

Please bring the following documents with you:

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

For your personal appointment, please get in touch via email: isa@plant-a-talent.org.

We will be happy to assist you!

As soon as you are registered  n our Plant-a-Talent database, you can attend our training and preparation workshops. Participation in these workshops will depend on your education and skill set as well as your knowledge of the German language. Once we have all of your documents together, we will assist you in selecting relevant companies and organize interview dates for you.  If you receive a job offer and an employment contract, we will remain  in contact with you to make sure everything runs smoothly – even after you start working at your new job.

What is unique about Plant-a-Talent?

All women and men who meet with us are personally interviewed and prepared intensively for their new future in Germany.  The majority of our team has an immigrant background and so we can empathize with your situation.  We have been working with candidates since April 2016 and have accumulated the know-how and expertise to help you. Together with our large network of volunteers and sponsors, we have the resources to carry out our work – quickly and effectively.

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

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

All newcomers, immigrants and under-privileged individuals can register at Plant-a-Talent free of charge. During the registration process, we interview you personally and draft an initial comprehensive CV on this day. We assess your needs and interests and tell you about our helpful workshops and programs as described below. We even organize a professional photo for your CV folder.

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 with you:

  • ID card or passport
  • Work permit.  If you do not have one, we can help apply for one.
  • 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.  We can arrange an individual appointment for you.

Examples for CV photos of our candidates.

Intercultural Communications Workshop

This workshop addresses key cultural differences in interpersonal customs and verbal communication. Over the course of three days, you will learn German customs and traditions and perform in-depth practice exercises. We encourage an exchange of cross-cultural information to learn from each other during this workshop.

Job Preparation and Job Search Workshop

Together with goetzpartners consultants, our pro-bono cooperation partner, we have organized a comprehensive job preparation and job search (self-help) workshop for you. The workshop guides you through the process of building the ultimate professional CV while receiving individual career counselling and assessment. Together with several volunteers, we advise you on a one to one basis on your CV- application package and help them improve your interview skills with intense interview simulation sessions.

In this workshop, we focus on self-help. We familiarize job-seekers with the practical knowledge necessary to apply for jobs themselves. This workshop answers: What qualifications, skills, and knowledge are required? How and where do I find job vacancies online and via networking?

Basic Finance and Financial Empowerment for Women Workshops

These two workshops will cover the following topics:  how to plan a household budget, including a savings plan; how to open a bank account; how to evaluate  insurance options, and how to  to understand and make decisions on personal finance/investments.  The Basic Finance Workshop will be available to all our candidates, an emphasis on marketing the course to women of all backgrounds aged 16 and older.  There will be in-class exercises and homework.  Individual mentoring for special situations will  be made available by the PaT Team.

The Financial Empowerment for Women Workshop will be marketed to women of all backgrounds who have a bachelors’ degree or higher.

  1. German Politics, the Economy and Traditions

With this new workshop, participants will receive a basic understanding of:

  • German politics covering the various political parties and their current strategies and core themes,
  • a  short overview of the German constitution and its branches of government, and
  •  Germany’s most important historical milestones since becoming a republic along with an overview of the EU and Germany’s position as a member.

Computer Basics Workshop (Computer Basic Literacy – BCL Program)

During this 8 to 12 week class, all participants learn necessary skills to be considered for many jobs with advancement possibilities. Tutors are available during the entire program to help each participant individually. Topics include: Understanding how to work with a laptop, introduction to operating systems, programs, office applications, keyboard, mouse, how the Internet works, Internet security, e mail, Google, etc. We also teach our candidates how to set up and use an e-mail account so that they are able to send and receive business and private e-mails, open attachments, and manage a calendar with dates. Participants also learn the basics of Excel and Word.

Intermediate Computer Course
This computer course is for all candidates that have completed the BCL program and wish to deepen their knowledge and skill set with Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

Advanced Programming Workshops

Via our partners, RediSchool and codedoor.org, Plant-a-Talent can recommend candidates for these two“Advanced Programming Courses”. RediSchool holds workshops for candidates that have a more than basic IT knowledge. These intense workshops prepare the candidate to become a programmer in the German IT sector.

Mentoring programs at Plant-a-Talent

Our mentoring programs focus on the topics: cultural integration, education, and employment. Contact with a mentor (a volunteer or a company staff volunteer) makes it easier forour candidates  to find their way around everyday life and at their new workplace. .

Our mentoring programs have many advantages as  our candidates can:

  • Practice her/his interviews skills with simulation exercises
  • Lower cultural and linguistic barriers
  • Learn German faster and attain proficiency
  • Gain access to social and cultural activities
  • Meet new people in their local community
  • Make and develop new friendships.