You have received a job application with a professional qualification obtained abroad but you do not know whether it is appropriate or sufficient. Or perhaps you already have employees with foreign professional qualifications and are wondering whether you could place them in a position better suited to their qualifications - and thus make optimal use of your available human resources.
The BQ Portal is there to help you resolve these issues. The website provides comprehensive information about foreign vocational training systems and professional qualifications to help you assess your international staff’s or a job applicant’s competences, skills and abilities. Additionally, the BQ Portal offers background information on assessment practices in Germany.
On the following pages, you will find guidelines on the following topics:
Supporting and benefiting from the assessment process: Here we outline the assessment procedure, the information the official assessment notification contains and how you can support your employees in the assessment process.
Evaluating foreign qualifications: The BQ-Portal helps you evaluate foreign qualifications in cases where no formal recognition is required. For this purpose, the portal provides you with information on vocational training systems and foreign professional training programs
Finding & integrating qualified international staff: Both in Germany and abroad, there are professionals with foreign qualifications who may be suitable for your company. Find out who can help you best tap this potential and how to integrate them fast and successfully into your company.
Diversity and a welcoming culture: Diversity can be decisive in positioning your company as an attractive employer when competing for the best talent. Find out here how a welcoming culture, diversity management and employer branding can contribute to your company’s success.
Recognition statistics: In this section the BQ-Portal provides an overview of the success rates of applications for professional recognition by professional groups, professions, regions and countries. In 97% of the cases processed in 2015 full or partial equivalence could be established. Those granted full equivalence make up 74 % of all applicants.