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Germany: Training and development

Original author: Karen Ullmann
Updating author: Dr Christian Ley


  • Save for certain exceptions, there is no statutory obligation on employers to provide or finance training for their employees. (See General)
  • A statutory apprenticeship system applies to most occupations. (See Apprenticeships)
  • Employers can offer practical training placements for a limited time to enable people to gain experience in a certain job. (See Practical training)