Frequently Asked Questions

Healthcare professions at the Charité

Can I enjoy a healthy balance between family life and career if I work at the Charité?

The Charité has been certified as a family-friendly company since 2007 already. We support parents with regular and flexible childcare, with care in emergencies, overtime or if their child is ill as well as during the holidays. There is a family-friendly pool for employees in the healthcare professions who wish to reduce their working hours or make them more flexible. Find out more here: 

Will I receive structured further training while working at the Charité as a healthcare professional?

Employees enjoy free access to tailored offerings. These include practice manager certifications, grants for further academic training, access to specialist symposia, trainee programmes and coaching and mentoring opportunities. 

Is there any special compensation for healthcare professionals working high-pressure shifts at the Charité?

Those working understaffed shifts or with new colleagues or experiencing particularly stressful situations at work receive what are known as Charité relief points (Charité Entlastungspunkte/CHEPs). These CHEPs can later be exchanged for time off, money, and much more. Find out more

Is it also possible to work part time?

Generally, we also offer the option to work part time. The best way to determine whether and how you can do this is to speak directly with your respective contact person.

How will I be compensated?

If you work for us, you will be compensated fairly and transparently in accordance with the applicable labor agreement – and that includes 30 days of annual leave. You can find our labor agreements and salary scales here.

Starting a career and the application process

How do I start a career in the health care professions at the Charité?

The Charité offers a range of trainings and degree courses to allow people to start out on a career in one of the exciting, diverse health care professions. You can find more information here.

What opportunities do you offer for people changing career?

The Charité offers a wide range of interesting careers in the healthcare field, but also in the areas of research and teaching. Depending on your previous experience, we will recommend a training course or a corresponding degree course in the respective area that interests you. Let’s talk so we work find the right path for you! You can contact us by telephone (+49 (0) 30 450 577122) or by e-mail (

What opportunities do you offer for people rejoining careers in the health care sector?

We also warmly welcome people who have taken an extended break from their chosen profession or who have not worked in the hospital sector for a long time. We will work with them to find a way back to work that is tailored to suit their individual needs.

I did not complete my training in Germany and would like to work as a healthcare professional at the Charité. Can I do that?

Yes – we have people from over 100 nations working with us at the Charité. We will be pleased to advise and support you in getting the necessary papers ready so that you can quickly and easily start working with us. You can find information about this process here.

What is the application process like?

As soon as you have submitted your documents, we will check them and contact you. If you fulfil the criteria for the role in question, we will invite you to attend a digital or in-person interview, depending on your preference. One-day shadowing sessions are also possible on request, and are mandatory in some cases. You can expect to receive a definitive response to your application around one week after the interview (and the shadowing session where relevant).

There are currently no positions advertised that are suitable for me. Can I submit an unsolicited application?

Even if we are not yet advertising the perfect job for you, our vacant positions can change quickly. Therefore, we always welcome unsolicited applications.

If you are interested in employment aside from the health professions, please email your unsolicited application to the applicable facility.

I have more questions, who can I contact?

If you still have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us directly.

Phone: 030 450 577122