Bridge Internship

Build bridges into German job market for refugees and asylum seekers.


CLUSTER: Innovative services and organisations focusing on migrants’ employability and work integration

START DATE: November 2015

website

CONTACTS

http://media.daimler.com/marsMediaSite/ko/en/9920072;

oliver.wihofszki@daimler.com


KEY WORDS
industry, internship, language, training
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Bridge Internship

whereMercedesstraße 137 70327 Stuttgart, Germany.

who

PROMOTERS:
Daimler and the German government’s Federal Employment Agency.

BENEFICIARIES:
Refugees and asylum seekers.

what

BENEFICIARY NEEDS:
Job integration.

SOLUTION:
The program runs for 14 weeks and consists of a practical part in production operations and an accompanying German class, where the participants also practice for job interviews and prepare job applications. At the end of the program,participants get offers from temporary employment agencies for continued employment in the industry or in a particular trade or craft businesses.

why it is
interesting

The program provides practical lessons and initial qualifications that enable the participants to immerse into the job market as well as connect with employers.

IMPACT:
In total over 900 refugees and asylum seekers have completed internships and entry-level trainings since 2015. Furthermore more than 100 refugees and asylum seekers have been employed at Daimler since 2015, as well.