A VBKI initiative

Einstieg zum Aufstieg


Einstieg zum Aufstieg gGmbH is a non-profit organisation that brings together forced migrants and companies in the greater Berlin area. Our goal is to give forced migrants in Berlin a perspective for the future and to offer them the opportunity to lead a self-determined life.


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EzA services are free of charge

We bring people together

Are you looking for employment?

Together with our large network of diverse companies, we support forced migrants in their job search in Berlin and Brandenburg.


You have vacancies to fill?

We help companies in Berlin and Brandenburg fill their vacancies, thereby strengthening diversity in the economy.


You would like to cooperate with us?

Do you advise people with forced migration experience or offer job coaching services? Take advantage of our good contacts with companies and organisations.


You would like to support us in our work?

You find our work important and would like to support us? Our services are free of charge and 100% privately funded. We thank you for your support.



We rely on our large network

We bring people with refugee and migration experience who are looking for a job, training or an internship together with companies in Berlin and Brandenburg. In this way, we also help to fill vacancies and strengthen diversity in the economy.

When it comes to career advancement, people with a refugee or migration background still find it comparatively difficult. That is why we use the network of our initiator, the Verein Berliner Kaufleute und Industrieller (VBKI), and beyond, to help them access the job market.

We are convinced that every person, regardless of their origin and residency status, has the right to a fulfilling life. By facilitating access to education, work and social integration, we want to support forced migrants develop their skills and talents while making a valuable contribution to German society.

Strong network

We use our network in Berlin’s business community and work closely with the social economy.


We organize numerous information events, for employers and those seeking advice.



We speak German, English, Ukrainian & Russian and have several years of experience with intercultural projects.



Be inspired by our projects

Here we would like to present our initiatives and programmes aimed at offering forced migrants a new perspective and support in Germany, their chosen country.

Together with our dedicated partners and supporters, we are proud to make a positive contribution to a better future.

Be inspired and learn more about successfully completed projects on our project page.

Yuliia L., Real Estate Management Intern Charité Facility Management

I would like to express my sincere thanks to Einstieg zum Aufstieg. It was no easy task to arrange this job opportunity for me at the Charité Facility Management. In this difficult time for Ukraine, your team is providing incredible support and invaluable assistance to us, Ukrainian forced migrants. It was a miracle for me to find a job in my profession in a foreign country without a good knowledge of German. Every time I go to work, I thank you for this opportunity. How much you responded with warmth, with persistence, with understanding, to get a positive answer for me from Charité Facility Management. This is clearly where your skills lie!

Maryna S., Executive Assistant at Singe Network

I am immensely grateful to the Einstieg zum Aufstieg project for its support and careful selection of positions.

They immediately offered me an interesting job, gave me effective recommendations for writing a resume and passing an interview. The result – a job with which I am very satisfied.


The entire MobiJob team works very closely and successfully with Einstieg zum Aufstieg (EzA).

Through the help of the EzA team, we have already been able to place many refugees in jobs and training.

MobiJob is funded by the Senate Department for Labor, Social Affairs, Equality, Integration, Diversity and Anti-Discrimination.

Oksana R. , Interior designer at Eurocres

I would like to thank the Einstieg zum Aufstieg project for helping me find a job. I am a refugee from Ukraine and it was quite difficult for me to cope with the issue of employment in Berlin by myself.

Einstieg zum Aufstieg has approached this issue in a very professional manner. They were constantly in touch, helping me with difficult issues and giving me useful advice. These are professionals in their field and I can confidently recommend this project from VBKI!

Kahadija Shandi

The Kurdish refugee from Afrin (Syria), 34 years old, previously worked as an accountant and office clerk. She had to interrupt her studies in business administration in Latakia (Syria) after 6 semesters due to the war.

After intensive language courses up to level C1, she completed an internship at Berliner Sparkasse. Since August 2019, she is a trainee bank clerk at Berliner Sparkasse.

Mahmoud M., Assistant Site Manager for Air Conditioning/Ventilation/Sanitary at UNDKrauss

EzA helped me find a job. They were so nice and gave tips on finding a job in Berlin. EzA shared my CV with companies in Berlin. However, they kept in touch with me until I had signed my contract.

I started working in May 2023.

Ahmed A., Building services technician Building services technician

EzA helped me find a job. They were so nice and gave tips on finding a job in Berlin. EzA shared my CV with companies in Berlin. However, they kept in touch with me until I had signed my contract.

I started working in May 2023.

Gleb S., sound engineer at Wintergarten Varieté

I did not find it difficult to feel at home in Berlin. Only the search for work proved difficult. I sent out several applications.

It wasn’t until Einstieg zum Aufstieg recommended me to Wintergarten Varieté as a sound engineer that I received positive feedback. I got a permanent position within two weeks and everything is going as I wanted.


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