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After graduation – skilled workers are welcome!

And after graduation? Saxony also offers the best prospects for a good job in business or science. Many companies are looking forward to having well-trained skilled workers in the coming years – not only the big players, but also the strong SME sector in Saxony. The portal A home for skilled workers introduces skilled workers and great companies that make Saxony a good location for skilled workers. The Saxony Economic Development Corporation (Wirtschaftsförderung Sachsen) provides more facts about the labour market in Saxony

Robust sectors

The backbone of Saxony as a business location is its uniquely entrenched industrial tradition. The industrial age began in Saxony in the 18th century with the founding of the first mechanical engineering companies. The region was thus a pioneer in continental Europe. The first locomotive designed in Germany, the first six-cylinder engine, the centrally positioned gear lever in cars – all innovations from Saxony.

The most important industrial sector is the automotive industry, with a turnover share of 24.9 percent. This is followed by the metal production and electrical engineering/microelectronics sectors at 13 and 12.6 percent respectively, and mechanical engineering at 11.5 percent of Saxony's industrial turnover. The Saxony Economic Development Corporation provides an accurate insight into Saxony's economically strong sectors: Industry-sectors.

Automotive industry

780 industry suppliers

"Autoland Sachsen" is one of Germany's top locations, with five vehicle and engine plants belonging to Volkswagen, BMW and Porsche, as well as around 780 industry suppliers, equipment manufacturers and service providers. Roughly one in eight cars built in Germany comes from Saxony.

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Entering the working world

The Career Service Centres at the universities can help you get started in the working world:

If you're drawn to research, you'll find a concentration of non-university research opportunities in Saxony: With its 14 institutes and facilities, the Fraunhofer Society is the most frequently represented organisation. The Leibniz Association comes a close second with its eight institutes and two branch offices. Research is also being driven forward by six institutes of the Max Planck Society, two Helmholtz centres, two Helmholtz institutes, eight state-funded research institutions and the United Nations University, UNU Flores, in Dresden.

A total of around 50 non-university research institutions in Saxony focus on a wide range of topics, such as microelectronics and nanoelectronics, materials science, production technologies, energy, environmental sciences, biotechnology, natural sciences, medicine and many more.

You can find more information about Saxony as a research location here: Publications Saxony.

And for those who want to become self-employed – they too receive the necessary start-up assistance. For example, via networks such as "SAXEED", the start-up portal "Dresden exists", or via the Saxony Economic Development Corporation.