Bixter is a Danish recruitment company with over 15 years of experience in providing qualified employees and international trainees for Agriculture, Food technology and Hospitality to Denmark, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, and Iceland. Throughout our experience, we have solved an impressive number of challenges that our clients were facing with regards to the recruitment process, and we know how hard it can be to source the right employees for businesses in our sectors of proficiency. Now, we can confidently say that we have the required competency to support employers looking for the suitable workers based on the criteria they set, especially in the agriculture industry.
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Bixter operates on a legal basis by connecting host-employers in need of well-educated, motivated, affordable, and stable employees with young professionals who have completed relevant Bachelor’s degrees and are eager to gain on-the-job training in Germany.
Bixter makes it safer for the host-employer by 1-month of guarantee, within which the replacement of the trainee is possible out of charge in case of mismatch with previously agreed recruitment criteria, low performance of trainee or misuse of drugs/alcohol by trainee.
Notion of “Trainee” comprises profile of the person in the age range 20-35 y.o., with completed Bachelor’s degree in the specialization, related to the “Traineeship place”, from the higher educational institutions, recognized and accredited by the Ministry of Education in Germany.
Many may confuse “Trainee” from Non-EU with an average employee or university intern, but in fact it requires a deeper look from the side of Migration service requirements, as well as benefits for the employer willing to accept Non-EU trainees.
German Migration service has developed a visa category for Non-EU nationals as work and residence permit, which is outlined in § 16a AufenthG (Weiterbildung) + § 8 Abs. 1 BeschV (Betriebliche Aus- und Weiterbildung. These regulations in the Skilled Immigration Act allow graduates from Non-EU countries to receive further in-company training in Germany with a duration of 1 year.
This option is intended for professionals with a university degree to gain further on-hand experience in their field of expertise.
Hereby, Bixter promotes this opportunity with the help of international agents and ocular visits to the top-selected universities in Non-EU countries and encourages graduates to participate.
It is important to note that the average waiting period for the arrival of trainees is typically around one and a half months. This is primarily due to the mandatory visa processing time.
As a result, it is crucial for companies to plan ahead and account for this waiting period when organizing their recruitment process. By taking a pragmatic approach and considering the necessary visa processing time, companies can ensure that they are able to receive qualified trainees in a timely manner, while also adhering to all relevant regulations and procedures.
According to the industry standards, international trainees are expected to work for a typical duration of 40 hours per week.
At Bixter, we recognize that hosting an overseas trainee offers an exceptional opportunity for cultural exchange. It also requires that rules set by local Immigration services are respected by both parties.
Please note that trainees can only begin working once their work and residence permit has been attached to the host employer’s business. Compliance with this requirement is crucial to meet legal obligations and ensure a smooth recruitment process.Our experts will offer detailed guidance regarding the updated migration legislation and will keep you updated if any changes are implemented.
Bixter follows the rules and guidelines set by the German Immigration Services for all traineeship programs for overseas students and graduates. We understand the importance of having a comprehensive and up-to-date training plan on file for each of our candidates. Our training plan is like a syllabus that outlines the skills that the trainees will get by completing the daily tasks set by the host-employers.
With Bixter, you can expect a well-structured training plan that includes a clear description of the candidate’s role, specific tasks and activities to be completed, specific goals and objectives, and the knowledge, skills, or techniques to be applied.
Our team of experts ensures that the training plan meets the standards set by the Migration Services in Germany. We have compiled a list of basic and commonly learned skills for each program, as well as skills created and defined by hosts who describe specialized training opportunities.
We understand that hosting an overseas trainee is a big commitment, and that’s why we provide placement advice that sets realistic expectations for both the trainee and the host-employer regarding the daily tasks and responsibilities assigned to the trainee. We encourage constant contact between the Bixter team and trainees during the placement process so that any questions may be answered.
With Bixter, you can trust that our comprehensive and structured training plans will provide you with the most qualified trainees for your business.
At Bixter, we understand how complicated and time consuming the recruitment and registration process of foreign trainees can get. This is why our professional team will be glad to assist you at every step of this way. Prior to trainees’ arrival to Germany, our offices and global agents take care of the majority of their issues, including visa application completion, travel arrangements, sharing important information about registration procedures and visa validation.
At Bixter, we know how important it is to focus on the most important processes of the business. This is why we are ready to take over the recruitment processes, while the employer can focus on other important activities and grow their businesses.
Here is a breakdown of the operations that Bixter is managing for employers and host-employers:
– recruitment and pre screening of applicants according to criteria of the employer/host-employer and migration service regulations,
– sharing important information about the tasks and responsibilities assigned to the trainee to make sure he/she has realistic expectations,
– conducting required paperwork for visa application and following up with responsible migration institutions involved,
– managing arrival of trainees, sharing informative booklets on the registration process – for a smooth integration process
– providing support for both employer/host-employer and trainee within the validity of the contract
In order to host Non-EU trainees, adequate living conditions need to be provided by host-employers for a monthly rent. The rent needs to be affordable for the trainees, as they will be paying it from their monthly allowance.
Here is a list of requirements that need to be fulfilled: