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Welcome to studierendenWERK BERLIN

There are around 180,000 students in Berlin, meaning that providing good study-related services is a vital public duty. With over 1,100 employees, we at studierendenWERK BERLIN seek to provide a high-quality and flexible range of services. We are a team of dedicated people. Get involved! Join up with studierendenWERK BERLIN.

Petra Mai-Hartung 

Job offers at the studierendenWERK BERLIN

Our job advertisements and application system are only available in German.


The workforce at studierendenWERK BERLIN is characterised by a high degree of diversity. And we’re proud of this. Here, you will find:

  • People with 50 different professions
  • From over 40 different countries
  • From every age group from 17 to those close to retirement


We Offer You

  • Job security and graded pay as a public service employee
  • Reliable monthly pay according to the TVöD STW BERLIN scale
  • Annual holidays: 30 days (plus day off on 24 Dec and 31 Dec)
  • Flexibility through range of flexitime models
  • Asset-creating services and annual extra payment
  • Occupational pension
  • Anniversary and performance bonuses
  • Staff development
  • Occupational health management
  • Special insurance conditions for public servants
  • Compatibility of work and family

studierendenWERK BERLIN is responsible for the students of Berlin and is geared towards their needs. The target group is young, academically educated, and has a high affinity for modern communication technology. The proportion of international students (with whom English must be spoken at times) is about one-fifth. Every semester, a new generation reaches the campus. This means that studierendenWERK BERLIN couldn’t be said to have a group of “regular customers.” 


studierendenWERK BERLIN is decentralised and its 102 facilities are spread all over the city. They are located close to the 20 cooperating universities. The central administration is based in Charlottenburg, directly adjacent to the University of the Arts and the Technical University.

There are numerous working time arrangements at the studierendenWERK BERLIN. For those in full-time employment, the working week is 39 hours long.

For most office jobs, flexible working hours of 06:00 AM to 08:00 PM are in place, with a core time of 3 to 4.5 hours. In some departments, the core time can be prolonged due to walk-in consultation hours. 

The working hours in the canteens, cafeterias and day-care centres are regulated by shift plans.

Shifts at the weekend are rare, but possible in principle.

Remuneration of studierendenWERK BERLIN employees is based on the “Tarifvertrag zur Übernahme des TVöD für das Studentenwerk Berlin”. This is a statutory pay scale which has been specially created for the studierendenWERK.

There are no large open offices at the studierendenWERK BERLIN. Our offices are occupied by 1-3 employees and are equipped with ergonomic work tools. These include perfectly fitting office chairs, partially height-adjustable desks and proper lighting.

The workers in the kitchens receive work clothes, and studierendenWERK takes care of cleaning them.

We have equipped our kitchens with air-conditioning systems, ventilation systems and state-of-the-art technology. Ergonomic working aids – such as lifting trucks – make everyday work easier for employees.

Additional meeting rooms ensure that working groups and committees can share ideas without interruption.

Many co-workers commit their time to honorary posts within the organisation. This means that with us, you can be active as an instructor, first aider, fire protection assistant or security officer. We also provide training for these roles.

I enjoy working for studierendenWERK because...

"...I think the service we provide for the students of the city is a good thing. My field of work is very varied, every day brings new challenges. The positive feedback I get is additional motivation for me. Furthermore, my boss is always there for me, my colleagues are very friendly and helpful. The flexitime arrangement enables me to reconcile my family and professional situation. I enjoy coming to work every day".

Sylvia Böhm, employee HR department

"...there is a great working atmosphere among the colleagues here (day care center at the UdK) and also a lot is done for the employees, e.g. the offer of regular massages. Working with children is a positive challenge every day. No two days are the same. I like to observe the developmental steps of the children. When I finally discharge them into school, it is a good feeling to know that I have made a contribution to their development. That makes me very proud."

Fabian Grimm, educator

"...I daily cook with fresh regional products in our canteen with a focus on sustainability. New trends and changes are proactively established, e.g. with the opening of the first vegan canteen in Berlin. A family-friendly working atmosphere also applies to me as a superior here. In addition, I am not only challenged with my tasks, but also supported. I like the young canteen guests that are interested in nutrition. Their positive resonance motivates me day after day".

Andreas Hoffmann, Head of the Mensa at the HWR