Germany leads the way in attitudes to careers

16 May 2013


There’s only one word for a trade, profession or career in German.

That covers everything from car mechanic to brain surgeon. That word is Beruf. Its root “rufen” – to call, the same word also implies vocation or calling, in fact it applies to any job. Head of teaching union ASCL, Brian Lightman, draws on experiences of living in Germany.

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