Everyone is looking for talent.
We have them.
Around half a million jobs are currently vacant in Germany. And the trend is rising: demographic change will intensify this trend in the coming years when the Baby Boomer generation retires.
In IT, medicine and teaching professions in particular, there is a shortage of skilled workers everywhere. With a new law and package of measures, the German government wants to counteract the shortage of skilled workers, primarily by facilitating immigration.
At the same time, the German economy has also come to realize that diverse teams are more successful. The need for qualified, multi-perspective personnel is therefore enormous.
Source: Bundesagentur für Arbeit, 2023.
The Female Talent Academy quickly trains Ukrainian talent for German tech companies. The participants are between 20 and 45 years old, Ukrainian citizens and live in Germany. You have a basic knowledge of and interest in IT and are highly motivated to familiarize yourself with a new field of work. They are self-organized and well-trained in other fields, but do not yet have sufficient experience and knowledge in the IT sector to be placed directly. They are our “hidden talents” and receive training in hard and soft skills at the Academy.
In our matching process, we first determine the applicants’ areas of development and then match them with the needs of German companies. The companies take on “sponsorships” for the Hidden Talents. This enables them to learn the IT skills they need in a short space of time in targeted training modules at our partner organizations. If required, we also offer German lessons (level B1). We also support the participants with career advice, communication and leadership training and networking opportunities. This gives the talents a deep insight into German corporate culture even before they start working for the company. In this way, we ensure that they fit the job and stay – because they know in advance what is important and what is expected of them.
"The Academy is responding to a challenge that currently exists. There is a lack of female role models, diversity and women in tech professions in German companies. The Federal Employment Agency therefore expressly supports the 'Femme Digitale' academy."
"FDA makes a huge difference for Ukrainians, who desire to be integrated into new/German society. My emigration was not planned in advance, and I found important help in this challenge. FDA provides not only workshops or connections with employers, they provide a bridge to a normal life for people who want to grow and develop."
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