Working as a horticulturist abroad

Als Gärtner ins Ausland

Young people place a high value on international experience. With vocational training as a horticulturist, the chances of getting an internship or job in another country are very good. The well-grounded technical knowledge acquired in vocational training as a horticulturist in Germany is respected worldwide. After completing their final exam, many horticulturists choose to work abroad. Opportunities to work abroad are also available during the apprenticeship itself. Other horticulturists combine acquiring the practical experience required as part of advanced training as a master or technician or university studies in horticulture or landscape architecture with new experiences in a different country. 

Support is available for horticulturists seeking to work abroad during or after their vocational apprenticeship. The following partner organisations can help with placement: 

  • Arbeitsgemeinschaft deutscher Junggärtner (AdJ) e.V. (German Federation of Young Horticulturists)
    Gießener Str. 47
    35305 Grünberg, Germany
    Phone: +49 (0)6401 / 91 01 79
    Internet: www.junggaertner.de

  • Schorlemer Stiftung des DBV e.V. (Schorlemer Foundation of the German Farmers' Association)
    Godesberger Allee 66
    53175 Bonn, Germany
    Phone: +49 (0)228 / 92657-21/22/23
    Internet: www.dbv-agrarpraktikum.de

  • Zentralstelle für Arbeitsvermittlung (ZAV) (Central Job Placement Office)
    Villemombler Straße 76
    53123 Bonn, Germany
    Phone: +49 (0)228 / 713 1313
    Internet: www.arbeitsagentur.de/zav

  • Stiftung für Begabtenförderung (Foundation for Talent Support)
    Godesberger Allee 66
    53175 Bonn, Germany
    Phone: +49 (0)228 / 65 720
    Internet: www.stiftung-begabtenfoerderung-agrar.de