Potential of Workforce

Qualified and Motivated Employees

Strengths for Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

Both the network of regional universities and research institutes as well as company training contribute to the high standard of workforce performance in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Mecklenburg-Vorpommern provides a high proportion of MINT courses (mathematics, IT, sciences and technology). The engineers and scientists of tomorrow are being educated here. This potential is a key contributor in promoting valuable employment opportunities in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

In addition, there are also some 24,000 apprentices in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. When recruiting employees, however, the approx. 74,000 commuters are also a major factor. Many of the professionals who commute from here to another federal state to work are keen on finding work near to their home.

Forschung und Fachkräfte in MV

The Optimum Work-Life Balance

For years now, family-friendliness has been of the utmost importance in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. A large number of nurseries throughout the region have cared for approximately 96% of all girls and boys between three and six years of age. More and more companies are becoming enthused by the benefits and are deciding on Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, not least because of the availability of specialized human resources. Five state colleges and universities in Rostock, Greifswald, Neubrandenburg, Stralsund and Wismar offer many opportunities, such as added value through research centres located close to universities and productive, innovative companies. You too can benefit from a modern and family-friendly infrastructure! In their off hours, our residents enjoy magnificent natural surroundings with peaceful, wide-open spaces – a newly discovered luxury that attracts holidaymakers to the region year after year. The Baltic Sea and the pristine nature of our lake regions, forests, and nature parks offer innumerable opportunities for rest and relaxation.

Recruitment possibilities in the state



  • The return agency for highly qualified, "emigrated" professionals covering all of Germany – over 10,000 users are currently registered

Employment agencies in MV

  • Have a database containing qualified personnel
  • Services:
    • Establishing contact to professionals and apprentices
    • Access to the nationwide applicant pool
    • Free publication of job vacancies in the online job exchanges and regional print media
    • Qualification consultancy

Basic and further training


bfw - Berufsfortbildungswerk (vocational training organisation)

  • Nationwide provider of retraining / further training
  • The Berufsfortbildungswerk GmbH company (bfw) has been based in Rostock since 1990
  • Areas of focus: metal, electrical technology, aviation as well as plastics technology, warehousing/logistics and transportation


BZF - Berufsförderungszentrum e.V. Ueckermünde (vocational assistance centre)

  • Further training in welding

Gesellschaft für Schweißtechnik International (welding technology training and research institute)

  • Qualified welding personnel, laser & electron beam welding, training courses in magnetic particle / ultrasonic / penetration testing, visual inspection, as well as materials & construction

TFA Trainings- und Fortbildungsakademie (training and further training academy)

  • Career-integrated training and master craftsman training in Anklam and Neubrandenburg, example: foreman in the field of electrical engineering or metal working

AFZ Aus- und Fortbildungszentrum Rostock (training and further training academy)

  • Technical vocational training, offshore safety training, marine mechanic

SAZ - Schweriner Ausbildungszentrum (training centre)

  • Recognised and certified training provider – particularly for companies in the plastics, electrical and metal industries. Areas of focus: vocational orientation, collaborative (network) training and further training

Food Academy

  • Specialists for the food industry
  • A nationwide basic and further training initiative
  • Provider and coordinator of training and further training measures in cooperation with schools, colleges, universities and training centres
  • Communication and information platform for developing networks and partnerships