GIZ – an award-winning employer

GIZ is fair, family-friendly and a popular employer among young professionals. Here are some of the awards we have received.


Young Professional Barometer 2016

With around 10,000 participants, the trendence 2016 Young Professional Barometer is the largest German survey of its kind. From May to July 2016, the young professionals answered a range of career-related questions. The survey focused on employer preferences, satisfaction with current employers, respondents' willingness to switch companies and the hallmarks of attractive employers. GIZ was ranked 24th this year.

Graduate Barometer Law Edition 2016

How do law graduates want to be approached by potential employers? What role do ethical issues play when they choose their future employer? What does ‘professional success’ mean for them? These were some of the many questions trendence asked in its annual Graduate Barometer survey among law graduates in 2016. This year, more than 2,000 law students as well as trainee lawyers and judges were interviewed about their preferences and expectations regarding their future employers. In the Law Edition 2016, young legal professionals ranked GIZ in 17th place as their employer of choice.


2016: GIZ once again among Germany’s top 100 employers

What company would you most like to work for? Market research institute trendence runs its study annually between September and February. 37,000 students, primarily enrolled in economics courses, took part. Many of the students who participated in the Berlin-based institute’s ‘Graduate Barometer 2016’ named GIZ as their employer of choice. The company occupied fiftieth position in this year's German Business Edition of the study.

GIZ makes students’ TOP 10

In a database survey run by online recruitment portal in cooperation with university magazine audimax, 1,074 students from different higher education institutions answered questions on their employer of choice. The study’s main aim was to find out which criteria today’s students use when choosing their employers. The result: social factors such as flexible working hours (78 per cent), childcare support (69 per cent) and a commitment to ensuring a healthy working environment (68 per cent) matter most to the young professionals. Of the 361companies from widely ranging sectors that were named as desirable employers, GIZ occupied fourth position.


Top 100

GIZ has also been ranked one of the top 100 most attractive employers of 2016 in the Universum Student Survey 2016. Conducted between October 2015 and March 2016, the survey asked a total of 45,114 students from 215 universities in Germany about their career goals, how they perceived different employers, and how appealing they found the prospect of working for them. GIZ was ranked 43rd in the Natural Sciences category.

A family-friendly company.

Family-friendly GIZ

We were awarded an ‘audit berufundfamilie®’ certificate in 2006 and re-certified in November 2009. The certificate was awarded in recognition of our successful family-friendly policies and activities.

GIZ is a fair company. © GIZ

A fair company

GIZ has been classed a ‘fair company’ by the initiative and Handelsblatt. This award is given to companies that embrace ethical business practices and give graduates a fair chance.

We are fully committed to the five rules that set fair companies apart:

  1. We do not replace full-time posts with internships.
  2. University graduates who have applied for a full-time job are not offered internships instead.
  3. We do not try to attract interns with vague promises that this will lead to full-time employment.
  4. We offer internships primarily to help young people decide where their future career lies while they are studying.
  5. We provide appropriate remuneration for interns.