Dear translators, teachers, drivers, humanities professionals, legal experts and social scientists, secretaries and colleagues, Over 200,000 Berlin residents work in the public service sector.
The police service, judiciary system, fire service, teaching, finance and Berlin Administration – the State of Berlin is the city’s largest employer. The public service sector needs more professions than is first apparent – including veterinary nurses, gardeners and cooks.
As an IT system electronics technician, for example, you have the option of working for one of Berlin’s twelve health authorities. While geomatics experts can work in the Senate department for urban development and the environment.
IT specialists, scientists, biologists and chemists can find employment in the police service information and communication department or the forensic competence centre of the Regional Office of Criminal Investigation. Psychologists and social workers are needed in the psychological and/or socio-medical service – and specialists in pediatric and adolescent medicine, internal medicine or orthopedics in Berlin’s health authorities, for example.
Those wanting to work in the public service sector will find information about a wide range of job opportunities on the Berlin Administration careers portal.
A big advantage in the public service sector is that all employers encourage an excellent work-life balance – flexible working time models, flexitime and working from home are part of the working structure. In addition, a wide-ranging occupational health management system has been established in recent years. And above all, public service jobs are secure. Begin your job search now! It will be worth your while.
Study and training opportunities in the Public Service sector
The State of Berlin is also an attractive employer for the next generation. Hundreds of young adults begin their training in the capital every year. Be it in health & social care, police & justice, administration or forestry – Berlin’s district authorities offer an interesting selection of training opportunities.
Another public service training option is a sandwich degree course. In collaboration with the Berlin School of Economics and Law (HWR) or the Fachhochschule für Finanzen (FHF), aspiring court officials, tax collectors, police officers or detective superintendent candidates and even civil engineers are prepared and trained for their professional career every year.
Study and training opportunities in public service & administration
- HWR Berlin: Public Administration course
- HWR Berlin: Public Administration Informatics course
- HWR Berlin: Higher Police Service course
- Dual studies in Berlin: accountancy degree (German only)
- Dual studies in Berlin: accountancy apprenticeship (German only)
- HU Berlin: administrative officer apprenticeship (German only)
- Administrative officer apprenticeship with Berlin’s local government (German only)