Most students work part-time jobs alongside their studies. By doing so, they boost their income and gain their first experiences of working life.
Kiel offers many opportunities for part-time work alongside studies or for gaining first insights into working life through work experience placements. There are lots of cafés, restaurants and shops, Kieler Woche as a major annual event, the Landtag (regional parliament) and other political establishments, agencies and many interesting companies.
Opportunities for part-time work
- as a student trainee
- as a low income earner (mini job or €450 job)
- as a temporary employee, e.g. job during the semester break
- a midi job
- as a freelancer
Please note: additional earnings affect your tax and social security contributions and if you receive BAföG (Student Financial Assistance Programme), any average monthly income over €450 will be deducted from your BAföG rate. More information on this is provided by the student welfare organisation Studentenwerk Schleswig-Holstein.
Students are subject to the same statutory regulations under employment law as all other employees:
- minimum wage
- right to a written contract of employment
- six weeks of continued pay in the event of sickness
- right to paid holiday leave on a pro rata basis
- adherence to notice periods
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