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.


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