Together with the Cologne Institute for Economic Research, the Association for German Engineers (VDI) closely monitors the engineering labor market in Germany on a quarterly basis.
Germany has a central role on the European engineering labour market and is therefore sought-after amongst highly skilled migrants from all across the globe. A recent study found that every seventh economically active engineer in Germany has an immigration background. Most foreign engineers originate from Russia and Eastern Europe, China, India, and Iran.
Professional mobility and career without borders: starting immediately, the engineerING card, the professional card for engineers, is recognised in nine European countries. After Germany and the Netherlands, Portugal, Ireland, the Czech Republic, Slovenia, Poland, Croatia and Luxembourg have also recently introduced the engineerING card. To this end, the engineering organisations in these countries have signed a corresponding agreement with the European Federation of National Engineering Associations (FEANI), the umbrella organization of European engineering organisations, to which the VDI belongs.
The report 2014 - Engineers at a Glance provides an overview of the most important facts regarding the German engineering labor market. It includes information regarding regional economic activity, regional education, research and development concentrations, migration of skilled engineers from foreign countries, studying abroad, and value creation through engineering.
The European Engineering Report commissioned by VDI (The Association of German Engineers) and developed by the Cologne Institute for Economic Research IW Köln, aims at providing a comprehensive overview of the most important indicators with respect to the European labour market for engineers and their education. The data allow a comparison across 31 European countries and relevant conditions that engineers face there.
Is my salary adequate? How should my salary expectations in an applications look like? Answers to these and other questions are provided by two studies dealing with salary for engineers in Germany.
The labor market information in the monitorING data base provides you with many selection criteria to conduct indivudual research on the German labor market for engineers. Unfortunately, the data base itself is only available in German language.
The engineerING card serves as a proof of professional qualifications and thus facilitates recognition of qualifications across Europe.
The following link will provide you with a comprehensive list of resources where information regarding the engineering labor market worldwide can be found.
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