Many 100s of really top-jobs in transportation-business, all sacked / fired (ferry-)crew-members, ferry-staff etc. welcome also, no conditions !


In the last years many seafarers, crew-members and ferry-staff has lost their jobs f.ex. on P&O ferries, Tallink-Silja and other ferry-companies.
I can not offer the same jobs onboard - but instead really much better, more interesting and much easier more comfortable 100s jobs than to work f.ex. as kitchen-help without daylight on a ferry or in a loud noisy machinery-oil-smelling-room without daylight or to marshalling and lash trucks on decks of ferries and often without sleeping daily at home in the night. And also to clean the toilets and cabins onboard of a ferry daily is / was a job - but i think "my" jobs are much better. Maybe for Norwegians not so interesting because the salaries in Norway are much higher - but i give the link from other shipping-pages / forums to here because there it is often not possible to post such a long posts. It is also welcome and allowed to copy this post and publish it everywhere f.ex. in Facebook-groups etc. .

So you (and your friends / family) have / has jobs and are happy with their jobs ? Then stop reading here now please.
You are one of the sacked crew-members or just without job (other reasons) or you have any other job anywhere - but you are not really happy with this job ? Then print out my super long posted pages here and take you much time for reading - it can be really your very important step into a much better new life in future than you have it actually !

Where are these many 100s top-jobs ? - In Germany. So, yes, you have to move, but don`t worry, i will give you here all links, help and tips what you need. Germany is today a modern high-standard-country with very cheap living-costs, good doctors, hospitals, fast roads and trains, many airports, best social network - so if you move from the most European countries to Germany it will be a step forward.

You don`t speak German ? No problem, in Germany are actually 1,7 Mio. open jobs available, they take normally really everybody from all countries. So the language will be really no problem - you will have also normally no contact to customers in these 100s top-jobs.

Any other conditions needed ? No, they take really 99 from 100 women / man / divers from circa 20 to 60 years old. You was before seller in a supermarket, nurse, hairdresser, nail designer girl, kindergarden-teacher, cleaning-women or working in machinery-room on a ship etc. - everybody will get these driver-jobs and people from all other professions are welcome also. You have not finished school ? Also really no problem ! You are from UK, Norway or other countries outside from EU ? No problem - they take really from all countries normally !

What are these 100s free available "top-jobs" in transportation-business ?
It is tram-driver ! Driving a tram, streetcar, city-train trough a nice German city !

In Germany are modern tram-networks in more than 50 cities and normally all these tram-transportation-companies are searching always new tram-drivers ! And this job is really super-easy and super comfortable:
- you have your own private driver-cabin with your own air-condition and heating and a super-comfortable driver-seat, much better than every office-chair.
- the really easy work is just to push the joy-stick forward = the tram goes faster // and to push the joy-stick backyards = the tram brakes, then doors open - doors close (automatically) and if turning indicator left / right, if raining windshield-wipers on etc. - no more is to do ! Super-easy, super-comfortable !
- this you have to learn in the "tram-driver-school" in ca. 8 - 12 weeks, new courses starting every 3, 4, 5, 6 month - depending of the size of the network.
- the costs for you are 0, nothing ! But they will pay you the full driver-salary from the 1st. day in tram-driver-school !
- normally they have 2 shifts, so you start in the early morning with a tram in the depot driving some round-trips on one of the routes, after ca. 40, 50, 60 min driving always 10, 15 min break at the last station ! And ca. between 13:30 - 15:00 is shift-change, what means in most cities that another driver will replace you in the central-place in downtown. This late-shift ends then in the evening with driving the tram back into the depot. Normally circa 5 days working a ca. 8 hours = 40 hours / week. F.ex. one or two weeks early-shift - then one or two weeks late-shift.
- There is a "drivers-lounge" in the depot where you can meet other drivers and the standby-drivers always, also change of shifts is possible if you want to go f.ex. in football-stadium during your planned shift. In some cities you can directly say "i want free all 2 weeks saturday afternoon"... .

- There is no boss, no chief, no master, no captain behind you ! You are alone in the driver-cabin all the day.
- You and your family has normally free travel 365 days 24/7 on all tram-routes and all city-buses.
- Health- and Pensioners- insurance is automatically included in your monthly salary.

- The monthly salary for this really very easy and super comfortable work is CIRCA 3000,- - 4000,- . Normally you get this 13-times every year also - yes, get 13 month-salaries for working 12-month ! And furthermore 30 days holidays ! And in most cities you tell the shift-timetable-disponent which days you want to have free (f.ex. for to go in a football-stadium) - and then will you have free these days. This is very very good, just remember, you need really nothing for this job, no school, no university, no learning, no language, no knowledge etc. . And in Germany nearly everything is (much) cheaper than in the most other countries. Football-Bundesliga-stadium-ticket 14,- (in UK maybe 90,-), 20 beer-bottles half-liter 5% 5,99, 1 l fresh milk 0,95, 1,5 l bottled mineral-water 0,25, bottle vodka 0,7 l 4,99, public-transport and trains (nearly) free in the complete country also (Deutschlandticket), butter 250g 1,35, cheap restaurants, cheap bars, cheap cafes etc. .

- And the job is 100% safe ! Never again sacked, kicked out or dissmissed !The tram-companies are city-owned (= state-owned) and it is always monopoly. So you will get your money also in next bad crisis times and also sacking / firering is not possible normally. Only if you drink alcohol in the driver-cabin or before driving f.ex. - then it will be a big problem. For accidents you will be secured by the tram-company - and if you should have every month an accident you will move as "depot-driver"... - driving empty trams into the washing-machine, into the maintenance-hall etc. .
- mostly the tram-companies has own sport-clubs / groups etc. also - so maybe you can play football with other tram-drivers against policemen or firefighters or garbish-collecting-teams f.ex. .
- It is a really funny and interesting job, normally you have daily another route, so you see always as first if there is anywhere a new building under construction or renovation, a new store or a new restaurant anywhere in the city.

Here now some videos that you get a feeling how it is as tram-driver in Germany:
1 day tram-driver / driving-school in MANNHEIM - they have there 1200 tram-drivers only in this city !
Most cities has no simulator - but here first 30min in simulator - then directly on the roads with the driving-teacher beside ! Enjoy - the driver is the boss like the pilot in a plane, if the tram is full it can be 180 people onboard also ! Ring the bell and push the joystick ! Normally they have small learning-groups, 4, 6 or 8 "new-beginners" and 1 driving-teacher. They take also students etc. . It is 1 company for all tram-routes in Heidelberg, Mannheim and Ludwigshafen, you can wish in which city you want to drive daily, in each city is 1 depot for a couple of routes.

Here new-beginners (was before butcher, bakery-seller-women and roof-worker) are telling how it is in WÜRZBURG to work as tram-driver. They can tell 6 weeks in advance which days they want to have free (f.ex. for a family-event, football-game, music-concert etc.) and then they will have free on these days.

Now in DÜSSELDORF a driver explains how the job works, also with break at the last station and simulated health-problem and stand-by replacement driver brought very fast by a "funk-radio-car".

In KARLSRUHE a 12-year-old boy is learning first in simulator and from minute 19:00 he drive self a new tram incl. emergency-stop !

In smaller cities all is similar - but they have mostly no simulator - here example tram-driving in COTTBUS explained with a driving girl.

And here with the tram driving-school in GERA learning driving fast also.

A hairdresser has changed to be a tram-driver in ESSEN:

There are videos from the most tram-cities on youtube, also seen from the driver-cabin, here example GÖRLITZ, route 1:

Or also seen from outside on central places in the city, here example KREFELD:
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More videos from many other German cities you can find self in youtube f.ex. from "Tramchris" or "Tramagic" or just search "Tram + name of the city".
So you can look the cities from home now first - choose self between smaller cities, midsize-cities or very big cities.
Routes mostly on the roads mixed with cars - or mostly on own tracks - also in pedestrian zones or maybe also with 3, 4, 5 underground-stations in downtown as in many west-cities. Some cities has also a very long route out in the countryside, as f.ex. Halle, Gotha, Darmstadt, Karlsruhe.

Which city or region in Germany is the best especially for you ?
Germany has 16 autonom regions with own parliament, own law, own rules, own school-system, own police-system etc. - and the people living there are also very different. So we forget the 16 regions, it`s too much here - but we can divide it realistic in ca. 4, 5, 6 big parts / regions of Germany which a lot of different daily living-points. So it can be a big difference where are you living in Germany, maybe you will be very happy in region X - but no so happy in region Y - so take you time and better check first what points and things are important especially for you ?

(A) - Must it be a very very big million city ? Then you can choose between Berlin, München (Munich) and Köln (Cologne) only. Hamburg has only a Metro-Underground. You like living nearby a metropole-city, but driving is better in a smaller city nearby ? Potsdam, Brandenburg an der Havel and Frankfurt an der Oder are nearby Berlin - maybe a good solution also.
(B) - Then there are a lot of bigger tram-cities with some 100.000 people, Krefeld, Düsseldorf, Dortmund, Essen-Mülheim-Oberhausen, Duisburg, Leipzig, Dresden, Chemnitz, Halle, Rostock, Hannover, Bonn, Bochum-Gelsenkirchen, Mainz, Darmstadt, Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg, Karlsruhe, Freiburg, Augsburg, Würzburg, Nürnberg, Bremen, Bielefeld, Braunschweig, Kassel, Magdeburg, Erfurt, Stuttgart, Frankfurt, Potsdam
(C) - And also a number of tram-cities with only around 100.000 or less people but minimum 2, 3 or 4 routes.
Ulm, Schwerin, Cottbus, Görlitz, Zwickau, Plauen, Gera, Jena, Gotha, Frankfurt an der Oder, Brandenburg an der Havel, Nordhausen.
(D) - Mini-Tram-cities, only 1 small route - i think too small for to apply coming from other countries. Think over also that it would be the next 10, 20, 30 years daily always the same small 1 route only... in Naumburg, Strausberg, Dessau, Woltersdorf, Schöneiche, Halberstadt, Bad Schandau, Saarbrücken.

Italic-cursive cities has a few underground-stations in downtown for the trams. So the trams are going 80-90% on the streets - but then before downtown-city-center they go via a ramp in underground and behind the downtown again up to the streets. This means much more learning about the tunnel-signals and more technical- and safety-systems also and you are driving every day partly through darkness. So for me all this italic-cursive cities with tunnel-stations would be 2nd choice only. But maybe you like it more than to drive slowly through pedestrian zones and narrow historic streets in city-centers instead ? So this is your personally decision what you would prefer.

So there are mainly the (C) and (B) cities for you - and sure, you can also apply in the 3 biggest (A) cities:
The (C) group
has the big advantage, that there are normally apartments, flats and houses much much cheaper to rent or to buy than in bigger cities. Also it is much more quite and calm there - no demonstrations on the street, no drunken loud football-fans, much less "problem" passenger, much less cars, bicycles, scooters etc. on the roads. So the workday in these cities will be normally much more stress-less and relaxing than in bigger cities.
The (B) cities are much bigger and offers often also special infrastructure (f.ex. airport, zoo-animal-park or Bundesliga-football-club) and the tram-route-network is bigger, so it will take longer until you drive the same route again. Often also more shopping-center, more bars, clubs, sport-halls etc. than in the little bit smaller (C) cities.

Then - think over - which region in Germany would be the best socially for you (and your family) ?
I will bring some examples so that you can see how really different living in Germany is in different regions:

1) Southwest "green" cities in the political "green" country "Baden-Württemberg", f.ex. Freiburg, Karlsruhe, Heidelberg (and also Darmstadt and Frankfurt) are political greener than other areas in Germany. There you will find a lot of Tesla-cars, cargo-bicycles, bicycles with trailer for kids, a lot of bio-supermarkets, veggie-restaurants and a very "international flair", f.ex. if you arrive with train from Swiss short before Freiburg-trainstation is a 15 m big XXXL slogan to see "support refugees" painted on walls. On many / most leading positions are Womens, on kids-play-grounds in the city you can see a lot of fathers playing with kids - but the mothers are hard working anywhere at the same time. In schoolbooks (each of the 16 German countries has a complete other education-system, other kindergarden, other schools, other universities !) the kids are learning there are 3 possibilities on the same level to choose between, a normal family has mother and father, father and father or mother and mother. All the country-roads in Baden-Württemberg has speed-control-cams, in cities is often very less space for cars, speedlimit 30km/h etc. and there are after many years "green (-conservative)" government a lot of things in daily life really very different from other regions in Germany. So if you f.ex. like rainbows, house-man and working women, bicycles, vegetarian food, electric cars, greenest (but very expensive) heating in your house etc. you will be very happy in Freiburg - most or many neighbors and colleagues will be thinking and living similar there. But if you f.ex. like driving fast with car or motorbike and making meat-barbecue on your balcony or terrace often in summer, it can be difficult and expensive to find parking-space and maybe some neighbors will look not friendly to you... .

2) Southeast, cities in the conservative country Bayern (bavaria). Here the most people are thinking complete different, the conservative (CSU), very conservative (FW) and ultra-conservative-national-far-right (AFD) parties have together with the Bayern-Party (they want the Bayern-Exit from Germany) circa 65% of the votes of the people. So here you will see mostly only mothers with kids on playgrounds, the regional government pays extra-money for house-wives, no speed-cams on roads, many people like it to drive with 200km/h or more on motorways, most people like to eat meat-mountains and drinking very much beer, in school-books father, mother, kids is explained as normal family, generally teacher, judges etc. are stronger, the complete country is much more conservative, also more with traditionell clothes etc. . Bayern is the richest country in Germany, in most points leading (f.ex. the kids has more school-knowledge than in all the 15 other German countries, nearly no jobless people etc.) but mostly also with high prices for apartments, flats, houses.

3) North-West and especially Bremen with Bremerhaven and the "Ruhrgebiet" (Krefeld, Duisburg, Essen, Mülheim, Oberhausen, Gelsenkirchen, Bochum, Dortmund, also Düsseldorf, Köln, Bonn similar). Here the social-democratic party was / is normally often the strongest in classic (former) worker-areas. Bremen and Bremerhaven is the poorest country in Germany, last place in many things (f.ex. most jobless people, last place in school-knowledge-test from kids etc.) but if you like a feeling as if a workers-union is the government and with a lot of red-green political things (f.ex. delete of many parking-places for cars in the city in Bremen, change from normal roads in bicycle-roads, tolerate drugs-selling in public city parks) you will be very happy in the big tram-city Bremen. In the Ruhrgebiet now it is more mixed also with the middle-conservative-party - it feels more normal there, often easy f.ex. to find a parking-place, no speed cams, normal restaurants and supermarkets etc. - football is very important for the people, many German pubs etc. . "Green" things are normally not to see, so f.ex. if a cargo-bicycle would be parked at a supermarket than many people would smile about it - but f.ex. in the "green" Freiburg these cargo-bikes are often to see. Flats and apartments are cheaper and more easy to find in these cities here. Other traditionell more "red" tram-cities are Braunschweig, Kassel and Hannover f.ex. .

4) East-Germany, now 33 years after the end of the east-German-communistic-republic the most cities and infrastructures are today modern renovated and normal / nice again. Görlitz f.ex. is today one of the most beautiful cities in Germany, but f.ex. also Dresden, Leipzig and Erfurt has nice renovated corners and places. Especially in the south-east of East-Germany the ultra-conservative-national-far-right-party is very strong - and all "green" is super-small. So here it will be more difficult to find vegetarian restaurants, Bio etc. and the flair is generally less international. So it is also more conservative and also more normal (f.ex. also no speed-cams on roads, you can find parking-places etc. - most East-Germans don`t like it if the state make too much rules) than in some other German regions, but some points are different as in Bayern also, f.ex. in the east most women are working also and the kids are in kinder-garden mostly.

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So i can not explain here every city with all differences in detail - and also inside the regions are different smaller areas also. But i link you here a political map where you can see in colors which party is the biggest actually in which city or region. F.ex. if you look in the southwest you see the 3 "green" tram-cities and also the "super-red" Bremen and Bremerhaven and the complete conservative Bayern and south-east region:
And also the 16 different countries with votings and opinion-polls:
- just 2 examples: The greenes Grüne in south-west Baden-Württemberg 28% - but in Thüringen f.ex. only 6%. And the AFD far-right-ultra conservative national-party in all 4 east-countries 24-28% but in Bremen 0 and in Hamburg only 6%. Similar with the communistic "Linke", 11% in the "red" Bremen but in many other countries not in Parliament (you need always 5% minimum, 4,99% = 0 seats). So there are really 1000s very big differences between the people, political decisions, rules, laws, life-feeling in the different regions and countries. Every of these 16 countries has a lot of money, a lot of power to decide important things, many own ministries, own presidents etc. .

Just a short summary - your new life in Germany will be really much much more easier if you choose a region or city where many people (your neighbors, your colleagues, your new friends etc.) are thinking in socially and political things similar as you. Also work in region X and living in region Y is possible. F.ex. tram-driver in the "green" beautiful Heidelberg and living nearby in the more conservative beautiful Speyer (Rheinland-Pfalz) is possible - similar Tram-driver in Ulm (green Baden-Württemberg) - but living directly beside in the conservative Neu-Ulm in Bayern is possible.

Then check also - which other points f.ex. in infrastructure are really important for you ? Maybe you want to go in a Bundesliga-football-stadium every (2) week(s) ? In the west and south are the most clubs. It can also be a tram-city nearby, f.ex. if you are tram-driver in Zwickau, Gera, Jena, Halle, Dresden or Chemnitz - it is very easy to go in the stadium in Leipzig. Tram driver in Heidelberg, Mannheim, Ludwigshafen can easy go watching Bundesliga in Darmstadt, Mainz, Frankfurt, Hoffenheim or Stuttgart. Tram-driver in Krefeld or Essen can go to Mönchengladbach, Dortmund, Bochum, Köln, or Leverkusen.
You like a big modern shopping-center - with air-condition in summer and heating in winter ? Is in the most cities - but not in all, f.ex. Freiburg is very beautiful - but shopping is only possible in the overloaded narrow downtown-city. And what are your plans in 10, 20, 30 years ? The tram-traffic-rules "BoStrab" are the same in every German city - but moving anytime later in another tram-city is complicated. Every tram-city has his own operation-rules, own tracks, own company-rules etc. - so best is to take now before the start a little bit more time for to find out really which city is especially for you (and maybe your family also) the best.

Apply at many tram-cities parallel - minimum ca. 15-20 ! Not all cities are maybe just now in this / next 1, 2, 3 month interested in recruiting new tram-drivers. F.ex. if you apply in 20 cities maybe from 15 you will get an answer only. And from this 15 maybe 9 are interested really - and 6 actually maybe not. So then you travel there to these 9 cities for a first meeting and ask for details from the company (shift-plans, salary etc.) - and check all other points (how much costs apartments, how long is the way to the depot etc.). So maybe from the 9 companies 2 says that you need first a "crash-course" in basic German language and 2 other companies or cities you don`t really like - then there are still only 5 to choose between. So therefore you must apply in a lot of cities parallel at the same time !

So you need a Curriculum vitae "Lebenslauf" and certificates from your last year in school and from your companies where you have worked before.
1) Search in Google "Lebenslauf Muster" or "Lebenslauf Vorlage" how it should look. No graphic nonsense ! Just a nice friendly looking picture and a listing what you have done in which years - choose a simple clear design ! You want to start as tram-driver and not as graphic-design-star !

2) Then you need a "Bewerbungs-Anschreiben" letter. Similar as a normal letter, right above corner your name, adress, tel., Email (no social media ! Forget here tiktok, Facebook, whatsapp etc. !) , left side the adress of the tram-company "Personalabteilung". Explain in some short words who you are, why you want to change your profession (f. ex. you was sacked by shipping-company XY - or standing all day as seller / haidresser / waiter is not perfect longterm and you has heard from other people that tram-driver (seating always) is a good job and in Germany / city XY they are needed, your dream was already as kid to be driver of a bus, tram or train, you like the German culture, food, beer, you like driving something generally etc., you like it to be responsible for so many other persons (= the passenger of your tram, people crossing the way of the tram !), you like it to wake up early etc. . Would be good if you can find 3, 4, 5 well sounding real reasons for why you apply just in this tram-city ! Maybe also 1 point about the city, f.ex. Dortmund: You was always impressed by the big stadium and the football there - so this city is your dream / first choice... . Example Cottbus: It is nearby "Tropical Islands" and you like this former air-ship-hall very much. Example Rostock / Bremen: You like ships and ferries and the sea, so Rostock / Bremen is your dream. The smaller cities in the east: You want out of the big-city trouble in a little bit smaller / mid-size-city where it is a little bit more quite, calm... . If you have a wife/man - tell them, that your partner like Germany also very much, so now is the time to move there... .
Write this paper not too short and not too long - best is between 10 and 20 text-rows on a normal DIN A4 paper.

Then take the wind out the sails from eventually problems BEFORE they could named - be well prepared to thinkable questions:
- You are super-flexible, you can start next week, next month or also in 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 month or anytime later. This is very important, some companies maybe are starting tram-driver-school only 1, 2, 3, 4 - times a year... .
- you have already checked the flat-/apartment-market and it is no problem for you to find one apartment or flat (just for info, if you have your work-contract from the tram-company, you will be 1st choice for all landlords because they know that 99 of 100 tram-drivers will never be fired (only drunken drivers, drivers who are coming often too late for the start of working). And the tram company is city-owned = so they can NOT go insolvency)
- if they want more German basic language-words (you must f.ex. explain via the wireless-radio in driver-cabin if you have an accident and that you need police f.ex.) - then you can sure do very fast a crash-course in German language, in Germany "at every corner" possible because so many new refugees every year are arriving.
- you want to stay and life very very long-term in just this city in Germany (they take f. ex. mostly no Ukrainians because they want return back mostly !), this is very important, if you answer "i just want to earn money 1, 2, 3 years" - they will not take you !
- you are flexible with working-times, early in the morning - no problem, late evening - no problem, sat./sund. - no problem (don`t worry - working on these days you will be get a lot more money) !

Write and send all papers in German ! ((But Certificates stays in original-language !)) Don´t worry - use the big "Google Übersetzer" (for long texts) - i have tested it, it is 99% correct, what is very good ! The most Germans con only write maybe 95, 96, 97% correct !
Then - if you travel to personally meetings with the personal-departments of the tram-companies - if you nearly are speaking no German: Then explain, that you are learning it already and you will do it more intensively also until your start as driver. Don`t worry - really many drivers are from 1000 countries and most of them are speaking nearly no or only very few German... . Read a German newspaper daily, watch German TV, then it will go faster and more easy. And if you can explain in German f.ex. a basic technical problem via radio to the traffic-central of the tram-company "door number 3 is not closing - i can not go further with the tram" - than it is ok normally for to start working as tram-driver.

So summary what you need for to apply:
1) Look a lot of videos that you can get a feeling for the different tram-cities, if you put in Google-search or Youtube "Tram Name of the city" (f.ex. "Tram Magdeburg") - then you will find often nice videos of the routes, the different types of streetcars, you can see how are the tracks, how nice is the city etc. .
2) Choose "your" favorite preferred cities, minimum ca. 15, better ca. 20 or more !
3) Find out the official website of the tram-company and check the "Bewerbungsseite" / "Karriere" / "offene Stellen Fahrdienst" / "Bewerbungsverfahren" / "Strassenbahnfahrer".
Look at the right side in the table - there you can see with the red tram-symbol in which cities are trams running (and with U where are Metro-routes also).
Most companies has it today online with upload of your papers (and 1 picture). If not - send it in an envelope via Post to the officially post-adress (in Impressum on the website normally - not to kontakt, kontakt is for customers who have problems with timetables, lost things in the tram etc.)!
Send your apply in each case ! Also if you can not find "Strassenbahnfahrer gesucht" on the website. Maybe the page is not actually or you have just it not seen - believe me - normally all companies are searching always tram-drivers !
Your E-mail-adress must be serious also, f.ex. john.smith ad is ok - but f.ex. Mr.Bean3000 ad is not ok... .
4) Normally they want 1 "Bewerbungs-Anschreiben", 1 "Lebenslauf" with nice friendly looking face-picture (without necktie / headlock, this is overdressed in Germany !) and your certificates, last school-certificate, certificates from your former companies - and a copy of your normal car-driver-license also.

Most companies want it today online with upload of your papers (and 1 picture). If not - send it in an envelope via Post to the officially post-adress (in Impressum on the website normally - not to kontakt, kontakt is for customers who have problems with timetables, lost things in the tram etc.)!
Alternativ send it in an E-Mail to the name / e-mail-adress there. In Mannheim f.ex. they offer both ways - and extra also for "Quereinsteiger" = working before as waiter, hairdresser, kitchen-help, seafarer, cleaning-women etc. . And WAIT - they are writing extra that it can takes a couple of month until they will take you ! ((I think they collect a number of apply-people and if they have 5, 6, 7, 8 - then they start with these people together the next tram-driver-school)).

Send your apply in each case ! Also if you can not find "Strassenbahnfahrer gesucht" on the website. Maybe the page is not actually or you have just it not seen - believe me - normally all companies are searching always tram-drivers !
Your E-mail-adress must be serious also, f.ex. john.smith ad is ok - but f.ex. Mr.Bean3000 ad is not ok... .

Smaller cities are waiting for "Initiativbewerbung" often - so just send anytime your papers via E-Mail, this system i have seen f.ex. in Görlitz.
In Brandenburg an der Havel f.ex. you can send your papers via E-Mail or also in an envelope via Airmail, they have extra ads-photo with an asian driver... . There (as in many other cities too) also part-time is possible, maybe you want work full-time and your wife halftime only ?
In Magdeburg f.ex. they are searching also students, housewives, jobless etc. as part-time-driver ("Aushilfsfahrer"). They can not write "we take everybody" - but in fact exactly this it is ! Start now and in 10 weeks you drive biggest modern 40 m trams with up to 241 people on 8 routes !

Send your apply in each case ! Also if you can not find "Strassenbahnfahrer gesucht" on the website. Maybe the page is not actually or you have just it not seen - believe me - normally all companies are searching always tram-drivers ! Then send your "Initiativbewerbung Strassenbahnfahrer Vollzeit". Your E-mail-adress must be serious also, f.ex. john.smith @ is ok - but f.ex. Mr.Bean @ not... . Popular german mail-adresses are with and .

There is in Germany a special law that the company must pay the travel-costs for the first meeting - but your post-adress is in another country ?
Ok - but i think they will not pay your travel-costs from anywhere in Europe to a city anywhere in Germany... . There are in each city really a lot of tram-drivers from many many foreign countries - but i think that they have had any German adress... .
So find any post-adress central in the middle nearby of some of your favourite cities. This can be a small cheap Hotel f.ex. or an airbnb / Fewo-direkt apartment.
Example: Hotel Yans in Oberhausen, contact the owner direct that you will probably stay there some weeks in sept./oct. - but today you don`t know exactly the dates. But in case that maybe post is coming for you he shall contact you please short (f.ex. via E-Mail or WhatsApp). Than you take this adress as your (temporary) German adress "John Smith / Penny Walker, Hotel Yans, Saarstr. 48, 46045 Oberhausen". This is very central in the west and you can go easy there to meetings in Krefeld, Duisburg, Essen, Bochum, Dortmund, Düsseldorf, Bielefeld, Köln etc. . Then if you get the meeting-dates you travel there and stay there some days or weeks also. Very cheap from 25,- per night, in other regions maybe 30,- 40,- per night - but usually no problem also for some weeks - if you start with your tram-driver-school you will get 3000,- - 4000,- per month directly from the 1st day. So also 30 days in a hotel for 40,- per night is only 1200,- .
Or f.ex. Hotel Dessauer Hof in Halle (an der Saale) costs 40,- per night. From here you can very easy go to meetings in Halle, Leipzig, Dresden, Görlitz, Dessau, Chemnitz, Zwickau, Gera, Jena, Erfurt, Gotha and Magdeburg also. So for all these east-cities you take this hotel-adress in Halle (or any Airbnb / fewo-direkt - adress) as your temporary post-adress, for cities in Bayern f.ex. Hotel Diez in Oberdachstetten, 38,- per night (16.9.-30.9.) - there you can easy go to Augsburg, Nürnberg, Würzburg, München, Ulm. Or in southwest f.ex. Hotel Niederröder Hof in Frankfurt via only 33,- or Motel24 in Mannheim only 36,- - easy traveling to Frankfurt, Darmstadt, Heidelberg, Karlsruhe, Freiburg, Stuttgart, Mainz, Kassel.
SO BE CAREFUL WITH THE ADRESSES ! Take always a adress not more than ca. 200 km away from the city where you want to get a meeting.

Time-example: You apply now in june/july, they will answer you maybe in aug./sept. for 1st meeting in sept./oct. .
Without car you can very very cheap travel around in complete Germany with all regional trains, trams, metros and buses for 49,- per month only. The ticket-name is Deutschlandticket and you get in on or in every city in Reisezentrum-ticket-office nearby trainstation. For to find then later all the trains for this very cheap ticket you must set a cross X in "Nur Nahverkehr" when you are searching train connections. Yes it is cheap, only 1,63 per day.

Other job-alternatives:
Modern Trams are in most other countries also, but i don`t know the conditions there in detail and if tram-driver there are needed urgent also.
F.ex. in German-language-cities Wien, Graz, Innsbruck and Linz in Austria, and in Zürich, Bern and Basel in Swiss etc. . From Wien and Zürich i have found videos that they also are searching urgent tram-drivers and it looks as they are taking also everybody from every country... - in Wien they have also specials as 1 or 2 very easy routes for beginners who are not the best in driving... .

Or maybe you like dark tunnels ? Real big Metro-Underground-systems are in Berlin, München, Nürnberg and Hamburg, then apply there, they need also always drivers urgent. Or maybe you like the "Schwebebahn in Wuppertal" (hanging metro) ? Some cities in west has a bigger tram-system and a separated smaller metro-/ "Stadtbahn-"system also, f.ex. Bochum, Frankfurt, Essen, Bonn.

Some cities need also urgent bus-drivers and give you for free the driver-license for biggest buses ! F.ex. in Bremen this is possible, you learn in 4 month only bus-driving and get it full paid from the 1st day in driving-school. Then also many other cities without trams are possible, f.ex. Lübeck, Kiel, Regensburg, Ingolstadt, Münster, Göttingen, Oldenburg, Hamm, Hagen, Solingen, Recklinghausen, Leverkusen, Aachen, Koblenz, Wiesbaden etc. .

Also all more than 50 different private train-companies and the "Deutsche Bahn" in Germany are always searching train-drivers. But i think tram is much more attractive than train. With trains you have often long waiting-times anywhere in front of a red light, f.ex. with a cargo-train, 1 hour drive, 1 hour waiting, 30min drive, 2 hours waiting, 1 hour drive, 15 min waiting, 1 hour drive is a possible work-day - and waiting is not in a nice driver-lounge, cafe etc. - but looking to the red signal in the loco-cabin in nowhere in the countryside..., no guarantee to sleep daily at home, working also in the middle of the night is possible, maybe long walking in darkness raining fog from your car to the locomotive, daily are people jumping before a train (suizid), some hundred deadly accidents every year - often with the result that the train-driver has psychological problems then and can not work further, to learn train-driving takes much more longer time than learning tram-driving etc. .

PART 5 will follow !
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So take you time for thinking, planning, choose the regions, cities etc. - and then apply with full concentration and wait for the invitations for 1st meetings. If you have any questions - you can write me here "secretly" a private massage or ask "open" for all here in the forum.

If you have got your working-contract book for the first 1, 2, 3 month the cheapest hotel nearby "your" city for 30,- / 40,- per night ( - is no problem to pay a cheap hotel for the first couple of weeks if you get your monthly salary !
Then take you time for to find a nice flat or apartment or house online in "immobilienscout24", "immonet" or "immowelt".
Older landlords are always announcing their flats in local printed newspapers only, this is my "secret-tip" - because most other searching- people are looking only online ! There are really very big price-differences between the cities - in some cities in the east and west you will get a very big flat or house rented for the same price of 1 room only in München... . Easy possible to find a nice flat with balcony in many "unknown" cities for some hundred Euros monthly only - but in München-downtown maybe it costs 1500,- - 2500,- . And so more you go far away from downtown to the countryside, so cheaper will be the flats always. So if you have a car, maybe living in a village nearby a tram-city is a good solution. Normally all tram-companies has big free parking-places for the cars of the tram-drivers directly in or beside the depots. Price-Examples (middle) for flat-renting Euro per squaremeter and month: München circa 20,-, Freiburg, Darmstadt circa 15,50, Hamburg, Stuttgart, Frankfurt 13,- , Berlin, Köln, Düsseldorf 11,-, Hannover, Nürnberg, Bremen ca. 9,- . Chemnitz, Halle an der Saale, Gera, Zwickau, Dessau etc. only CIRCA 5,- - 6,-, other tram-cities in East-Germany mostly only 6,- - 7,- Leipzig, Dresden. Or in the West: Duisburg, Gelsenkirchen, Bochum 6,-, Essen, Dortmund 7,-. So you can self choose between a small flat in an expensive city or a big flat / house in a cheap city.

Other links, the first 3 month living in Germany are no problem also if you are from UK, and then you will get an "Aufenthaltstitel" (a paper for long-term-living in Germany) if you have got your job-contract. People from EU-countries need nothing, you can work and live in 27 countries where you want and so long as you want. I have f.ex. German passport but i am living in Spain since 10 years.

Here some examples more - Braunschweig seen from the driver-cab, around the historic city (similar f.ex. Heidelberg, Magdeburg, Frankfurt):

Similar in the east, Chemnitz (and Leipzig):

Just random seen: Also f.ex. Dresden is urgent taking everybody and give you 31 days (!) holiday and working-time is only 38 hours / week !
Means in reality: Ca. 10,5 month working only per year for 13 monthly salaries ! ((The holidays - days you need only for weekdays, so 30 holidays = 6 weeks free ! And you get 31, if you take the holidays f.ex. over Eastern (friday and monday is no working then) then you have 33 days = nearby 7 free weeks ! - And sure you can split also, f.ex. 2 weeks in april, 2-3 weeks in july and 2 weeks in oct.))
Drivers Fred and Christoph show you how it works to drive the brand-new biggest trams through Dresden passing the famous Christmas-market, he is soooo proud to drive this new some millions-expensive tram as an Astronaut in his rocket... :)

Augsburg - also in pedestrian zone operating through the historic city (similar f.ex. Würzburg, Kassel, Freiburg, Darmstadt, Potsdam, Rostock):

Similar in the east also Erfurt, very very long trams there:

Bochum - with a few tunnel-stations under the city-center-downtown (similar Gelsenkirchen, Essen, Duisburg, Dortmund, Bielefeld etc.):
If you prefer the west in NRW but do not like tunnels then apply in Krefeld, Düsseldorf, Bonn.

Last forgotten points:
- in most cities you will get for free an uniform, an especially driver-outfit !
Only if the uniform is very conservative as in Dresden f.ex. you can - if you like it - also go to the meeting with necktie / headlock. But as said - in most other cities it is overdressed in Germany, also CEOs of biggest companies are walking around "modern" without necktie / headlock... .
- tram-driver are winking always each other if they passing, so you are feeling like if you has some hundred new friends from the 1st day... .
- Many cities offers also a long big school "Fachkraft Fahrbetrieb" preferred for younger people with a lot of more theoretic leaning also, takes 2 - 3 years... start driving with passengers is not possible before the 21. birthday, so they start learning with 18/19 years old after school - but i think to apply as older "Quereinsteiger" is much better and goes much faster, only 8-12 weeks. Pensions-age is 67 now, so also if you are now 60 years old you can drive 6-7 years. So from 20 to 60 years you can start as "Quereinsteiger"... .

New found: Tram-driving-school in Nordhausen with emergency-breaking learning:
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Are you, or have been, a sailor?
Since you seem to find sailors' jobs so mundane, I need to ask.
I think a lot of sailors will disagree with your assessments.
If your answer is 'no', you sure have some nerve to post this.