You will find some pointers below to help you find a work experience placement. Unfortunately, it is currently not easy to find a placement in Freiburg itself because of high demand from local young people and a shortage of placements. You might need to look elsewhere in Germany.
Commercially arranged work experience placements:
Halsbury Travel Ltd organise work experience placements for 16-18 year-olds in various European countries, including Germany. Please note that while our Education Liaison Committee Member, in his former life as a schoolteacher, used the company’s services more than once and was very pleased with them, neither he nor any member of the GTA can accept any liability for the company or its services.
In 2020 Halsbury are organising placements in Hamburg from 4 – 11 April, in Dortmund from 11 – 18 July, and in a further German location, yet to be decided, from 21 – 31 October.
Adult supervision/support is provided for each group of placements. Accommodation is in A&O hotels/hostels, and the current fee for participation including transport is £759 per person.
There is extensive information on their website, www.workexperienceabroad.co.uk and they say they are happy to discuss individual needs with teachers and parents.
Arrangements through school contacts
The German-British Chamber of Industry and Commerce in London, see: https://grossbritannien.ahk.de/en/ may have more information.
The UK German Connection website: https://ukgermanconnection.org/yp/ has information on German summer language courses, youth seminars and scholarships, and offers an extensive programme of events and resources for teachers and students.
The German Embassy Careers Fair, “Making German Work for You”, will be held at the German Embassy in London on Wednesday 11 March from 10am until 4pm. See their website: Making German work for you. Prior registration is necessary, but the event is free and suitable for students from Year 10 and above.
Note: neither the Goethe Institut in London nor the central Goethe Institut information centre in Germany can help or offer any advice regarding work experience.