Skilled Crafts and Trades in Berlin

Handwerk in Berlin
© Jörn Buchheim,

Dear bricklayers, painters, beauticians, hairdressers, construction workers, car mechanics, fitters, tailors and colleagues, There are around 30,000 skilled crafts and trades businesses in Berlin. Of these, 12,000 companies can be assigned to the finishing trades and 6,500 provide personal services, while the other firms specialise in the following:

  • Mainstream construction
  • Commercial needs
  • Motor trade
  • The food industry
  • Healthcare

Berlin’s skilled crafts and trades industry is extremely diverse. This economic sector includes traditional occupations such as instrument makers and engravers on the one hand, and numerous key apprentice-based professions on the other, which are essential in a major city such as Berlin. Be it plumbers, fitters or mechanics – 3.72 million residents and the large number of industrial firms mean that skilled crafts and trades services are in high demand. The corporate landscape mainly consists of SMEs, which train around 10,000 young people in 120 different skilled crafts and trades. 

Hand-made products and professional services are becoming increasingly popular among the capital’s residents. This is benefitting the sector’s approximately 180,000 workers. Kaiserhonig, Christian Klünder Buchbinderei and vanille & marille Eismanufaktur are just a few examples of successful companies whose products and services are appreciated by Berlin’s residents. Skilled crafts and trades professions are always in demand in an urban environment. Begin your job search now! It will be worth your while.


Handwerkskammer Berlin
BMW Werk Berlin
DAT Deutsche Aufzugstechnik GmbH
DAT Deutsche Aufzugstechnik GmbH
immo-magic gmbh
PROJECT PM Generalplanung
ERHA Personal-Service GmbH
CROSSTEC design solution GmbH
Typräma Gebr. Matthes GmbH
Axel Springer Services & Immobilien GmbH
JuwelKerze JewelCandle GmbH
F. LIST Germany GmbH
Celltainer Biosolutions GmbH
Ping Rechenzentrumsreinigung GmbH
Optiker Schäfers Söhne KG
Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG
effexx Berlin GmbH
Egerter CNC Fertigungs GmbH
Friseur Isigan
Merci Maman
Axelio GmbH
robert obermeyer consulting GmbH
Motionlab ML GmbH
effexx Unternehmensgruppe
motogadget GmbH
effexx Berlin GmbH
Scherpe Maschinenbau GmbH
Kein Schmetterling
MELAG Medizintechnik oHG
Kleinschmidt Gewerbekühlung GmbH
hans timm fensterbau gmbh & co. kg
Bachner Elektro GmbH & Co. KG
effexx Berlin GmbH
Unternehmensgruppe Gegenbauer
JuwelKerze JewelCandle GmbH
TSE AG · Technik und Service für Events AG
Moments cosmetics & more
gepe Gebäudedienste Peterhoff GmbH
INBAS GmbH - Institut für berufliche Bildung, Arbeitsmarkt- und Sozialpolitik
Pro Potsdam
Inge Gerner Glasgravur
CHRONEXT Service Germany GmbH
berolina elektronik gmbh
S&F Elektro
Personalmanagement Gramm
System 180 GmbH
Ehrig GmbH
profine GmbH
effexx Berlin GmbH
stocubo GmbH
Professor Dr. Berg & Kiessling GmbH
MYKITA Holding GmbH
Marador human resources GmbH