Your way to work in Germany - language qualifications during the Au Pair year

Come to Germany as an Au Pair and acquire your B2 German Certificate with the support of a host family! Your advantages:
  • pocket money, free board and accommodation
  • attend a German course, which is partially paid by the host family
  • Au Pair insurance
  • smooth familiarisation with your new life in Germany
  • getting to know local employers (hospitals, nursing homes)
  • employment contract as a medical professional directly after the Au Pair year
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You are a trained nurse and want to work in Germany? Once you will have reached the B1 or B2 language level, you can start looking for a job as a nurse.

You do not speak German well yet? Then you have two options:
Option 1) Acquire the language certificates B1/B2 in your home country. As soon as you have reached B1, we will start looking for a suitable job. Your job interviews will take place via video phone calls.

Option 2) Become an Au Pair in Germany and learn German in a more relaxed way!
You will live with a host family for one year, look after their children, attend a language course and speak German daily. This makes learning German easy and you will make rapid progress.
You will reach the B1 language level after about 8 months, after which we will start looking for a job. Since you will already be in Germany, you will be able to introduce yourself to the employers personally and look at the job offers.

The Au Pair program

Requirements for the Au Pair application:
  • You are between 18 and 26 years old. (EU citizens: 17 - 30 years)
  • You have never been to Germany as an Au Pair before, because the Au Pair visa is only issued once in a lifetime.
  • You are single and have no children of your own.
  • You have German language skills, at least at A1 level. To achieve this, about 90 hours of German lessons are enough.
  • Are you looking for a German course? We can recommend reasonably priced online courses. Please contact us!
  • You can provide evidence of experience in childcare (e.g. internship in a kindergarten, in a children's unit), as a youth worker or through regular babysitting.
  • You are willing to live as an Au Pair in a German host family for one year.

What are the expectations as an Au Pair?

As an Au Pair you will live with a German host family and you will take care of their children for 30 hours per week. You will also help in smaller household chores and be welcomed like a member of the family. The family will give you enough time to attend a language course (approx. 6 hours/week) From the family, you will also receive:
  • free board and your own room
  • pocket money: 280,- Euro/ month
  • financial support for the language course: 50,- Euro/ month
  • proportionate reimbursement of travel expenses: 25,- Euro/month for Au Pairs from overseas
  • monthly ticket to the language school
  • insurance coverage
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Find more information about the Au Pair program in Germany here:

Our Au Pair agency will look after you throughout the year and support you in achieving your professional goals in Germany.


How do I become an Au Pair and then a nurse in Germany?
  1. Check whether you meet the requirements for becoming an Au Pair.
  2. Register as an Au Pair with the agency Multikultur, the application is free of charge for you.  
    MultiKultur is a full-service agency specialised in Au Pair placements in Germany and places around 400 Au Pairs in German host families every year. The agency finds a suitable Au Pair family for you, supports you with the formalities, helps you to settle in and looks after you throughout the year in Germany. MultiKultur gives you the assurance that your career plans will become reality.
  3. Learn as much German as possible before you leave home.
  4. The agency MultiKultur will introduce you to host families and you make your choice.
  5. You will receive an invitation and an Au Pair contract. MultiKultur will explain how to apply for an Au Pair visa. You apply for the visa at the German Embassy.
  6. Your Au Pair visa is granted.  You travel to Germany and your new family welcomes you. MultiKultur is always at your side during the Au Pair year. /a part here has been removed/
  7. You will start your German course with the aim of passing the B1 language exam after 8 months.
  8. After 6 months in Germany you can register on and prepare all necessary documents for the placement as a qualified professional.
  9. After about 8 months you should have passed the B1 exam. At this point TraWoX can start the process of recognition of your professional and academic qualifications. TraWoX will then also start the job search.
  10. You will be invited to job interviews in clinics and nursing homes. You will sign an employment contract.
  11. We will prepare everything for your working visa and we will help you through the accommodation research.
  12. You acquire the B2 German certificate. When your Au Pair year is over, you move into your new home and start working as a nurse or geriatric nurse.
  13. During your first year as a nurse, we will support you in every situation and ensure that your admission procedure is completed.

Working and living in Germany - what are the advantages?

Germany is the fourth largest economy in the world and the strongest country in Europe from an economic point of view. It is an important point of reference for research and development, and in the medical field people work at the highest technological level. Germany also offers employees a comprehensive social security system with statutory health insurance, pension insurance and unemployment insurance.

Germany offers a high quality of life, is a stable democracy and one of the safest and freest countries in the world.

There is much to discover when travelling around the country: The sea in the north and the mountains in the south, vibrant cities like Berlin, Hamburg, Munich or Dresden. 46 sites in Germany have been awarded the title of "World Heritage Site" by UNESCO up until 2019 inclusive.

Germany is also a good starting point for trips to all other countries in the culturally varied European Union.

Due to a declining number of young people and a growing number of older people, Germany is increasingly in need of skilled workers from abroad. For this reason, the Skilled Worker Immigration Act (Fachkräfteeinwanderungsgesetz) came into force in March 2020. It enables certain occupational groups to take up qualified work in Germany and settle here on a long-term basis. This particularly affects skilled workers in the medical and nursing field.

Here you will find detailed information about living and working in Germany.