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For employees

Service and processes

How does the entire process work, from application to hiring?

First, you need to create a profile. Fill out your profile as completely as possible so employers can get a good impression of you and your skills. Then look for suitable positions and submit your application. The employers will receive your application and can then invite you to an initial video interview. If this interview is successful for both sides, an appointment will be made for trial work on site. After this trial, a decision will be made whether a contract is signed.

How long does the application process take?

It usually takes about 1-3 months from sending your application to starting in the paint shop. The duration of the process also depends on your availability. The workshops are generally looking for someone to start immediately. Of course, we and the workshops also know that you may need some time to leave your old job and particularly your old home.

Who can I contact during the entire process?

If you have any questions, you can send us a message or call us. We are available Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Telephone number: +49 (0) 1607465412

What does the trial work comprise?

We will send you an individual trial work plan before the trial work in the workshop in Germany. This plan includes a rough schedule of the trial workdays and information on the most important things for you to keep in mind when preparing for the trial.

Is the trial period paid?

The trial workdays are a chance for you and the workshop to get to know each other and are therefore unpaid. However, we will cover all of your travel and accommodation costs. The only costs you have to cover during the trial workdays in Germany are those for food.

How will my trips be organized?

We make a distinction between two types of trips: the trip to the 3-day trial work and the trip for the final move to the city of your new employer. We will organize your trip for the trial work. We will cover the travel costs and give you an individual travelplan for your trip.

What are the current COVID-19 regulations?

The situation and the regulations in Germany change on a regular basis. A current overview can be found here:

I do not speak German or English. Is that a problem?

No, this is not a problem. We will help you overcome the language barrier and support you with the translation of documents, such as the employment contract. We will also give you tips on how you can communicate during the trial despite the language barrier.

Jobs in Germany and salaries

Which professions do you offer jobs for?

We refer automotive painters, panel beaters, industrial painters and automotive mechatronics technicians because we have a large network of automotive workshops and high levels of expertise in the automotive and paint sectors.

How high is the salary in Germany?

That depends on your profession. Average gross salaries in Germany for the professions we offer:

As an automotive painter, you will receive a gross salary between € 2,500 and € 3,500 in Germany. This amounts to about € 1,700 – € 2,200 net (after taxes) depending on the workshop, region andexperience of the employee.  

As a panel beater, you will receive a gross salary between € 2,300 and € 3,300 in Germany. This amounts to about €1,550 – € 2,150 net (after taxes) depending on the workshop, region andexperience of the employee.  

As an industrial painter, you will receive a gross salary between € 2,500 and € 3,200 in Germany. This amounts to about € 1,700 – € 2,200 net (after taxes) depending on the workshop, region andexperience of the employee.

As an automotive mechatronics technician, you will receive a gross salary between € 2,200 and € 3,500 in Germany. This amounts to about € 1,500 – € 2,100 net (after taxes) depending on the workshop, region and experience of the employee.

What does gross / net mean? How do I calculate my net salary?

In Germany, you have to pay income tax. The salary before taxation is called the gross salary. The salary you receive in your bank account (after taxes are deducted) is your net salary. The tax rates vary from 14 % to 42 %. As a general rule, the higher your taxable income, the higher the tax rate.  

Start and living in Germany

How expensive is living in Germany?

There is no general answer to this question. In general, rent is higher in cities than in rural areas. The following map provides a first idea of price per square meter.

Please keep in mind that a difference is made between rent without utility costs (Kaltmiete) and rent with utility costs (Warmmiete) in Germany:  

How can I learn German?

The German government offers economic immigrants the opportunity of taking German lessons paid for by the government (a total of up to 600 hours). This gives you the ideal opportunity to learn German. The application is available here:

How can I prepare for my stay?

Check the validity of your identity card beforehand.
Also carefully read your travel plan and schedule, which we will provide in advance.

Can I withdraw money with my debit card in Germany?

Yes, you can withdraw money with your debit card in Germany and use it to pay in a store. But depending on your bank, you may be charged a fee for this.

How is the weather in Germany?

The weather in Germany varies depending on the season. On average, temperatures vary per season as follows:

Winter: -3 to 6 degrees Celsius
Spring / fall: 6 to 17 degrees Celsius
Summer: 17 to 30 degrees Celsius

Do I need a visa for Germany?

No, as an EU citizen who wants to work in Germany, you can enter the country and live in Germany without a visa. All you need to enter the country is a valid identification card or similar proof of identity.

For employers

Do I have a personal contact person at PAJOO?

As soon as you need support or personal consultation, our PAJOO team is here for you. You can reach us in the following ways:

Phone: +49 (0) 1607465412

and via the chat.

Will I receive support in setting up the profile and placing my job advertisements?

We will gladly assist you if you have problems setting everything up. You can reach us in the following ways:

Phone: +49 (0) 1607465412

and via the chat.

How does communication with the applicants work?

At first you communicate with your applicants using our PAJOO app. You can have a video phone call with the applicants to get to know them better and get an impression of them. You can also use the chat function to write to the applicant.

Does PAJOO support me with integration / bureaucracy?

Yes! We will support the applicant with integration tasks such as learning German, looking for an apartment and many other organizational and bureaucratic processes.  

What does “Prequalification of applicants” mean?

Every applicant has the option of filling in a skill questionnaire on their field of work. This allows you to see the applicants’ experience in job-specific tasks at a glance. You can also get a first impression of the application via a video phone call before the applicant comes to Germany for the trial work. This saves time and money!

Does PAJOO arrange an apartment for the applicant?

We take care of accommodations for the applicant during the three-day trial period and cover the costs. If the applicant is hired, we help them search for an apartment, which is then paid for by the employee themselves.

I do not speak the applicant’s language. How can PAJOO help me here?

PAJOO provides you with a glossary of terminology that is specific to the profession. We also recommend installing a translation app.

What happens if I do not want to hire the applicant after the trial work or the applicant leaves?

If, for any reason, you or the applicant decide not to work together after the trial period, do not worry! In this case, the mediation costs will not be billed. Tell us why it did not work out. Try again with another applicant!

This is not a form of temporary employment, is it?

No! We clearly distance ourselves from temporary employment. Our focus is always on the person!

How long does the entire process take (from the application to trial work / hiring)?

We estimate about three months for the process. Trial work will take place after about four weeks.

How can I digitally sign the mediation contract?

We will send you a PDF which can be signed directly on the computer. 

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