Where to look for English-speaking jobs

Most of these websites come from our related guide, Where to look for jobs in Berlin?

Industries that hire English speakers in Berlin

The tourism industry needs English-speaking tour guides, hostel staff, counsellors and so on.

Tech companies and startups usually have English-speaking offices. If you can code, it should be easy to find a job in Berlin, even if you don't speak German. Most software developers in Berlin work in English. These companies often have customer service jobs too.

Food delivery companies like Lieferando don't require delivery employees to speak German.

Some bars, coffee shops and restaurants hire employees who don't speak German. This is not the norm, but it's more and more common.

Customer service jobs usually require you to speak one or more language, but not necessarily German. Many call centres are looking for English, French and Spanish-speaking employees in Berlin. You can also look for customer support jobs at startups, since many of them offer customer support in English.

Social media and writing jobs are also an option if you have a good grasp of the English language. Companies of all sizes are looking for people who can manage their media presence and write content for their website.

Teaching English in Berlin

The market for English teachers in Berlin is saturated. Finding a job will be very hard if you are not certified, or if you don't speak fluent German1.

ELTABB is the local English teachers' association. Their website has a job board and many useful resources.

Freelancing in English in Berlin

If you are a freelancer, you can work for clients in other countries. You can find work in English-speaking countries and work from Berlin. There are also many companies that hire English-speaking freelancers, especially for IT work.

If you need a freelance visa to work in Germany, you still need to have German clients. If you don't have clients in Germany, you do not qualify for the freelance visa. You can read more about the freelance visa requirements here.