As a Hairdresser (Friseur) you will be style and trend consultant, creative professional, craftsman and entrepreneur in one person. The desires of your customers will always guide you. Along with charisma and communicative abilities, this job definitely requires a solid training.
To know what is “in” – or even better: to be a small step ahead – will be your daily challenge. Whether classy and elegant or modern and avant-garde, each hairstyle must fit the person and be adequate for the occasion.
As a Beautician (Kosmetiker) you will specialise in skin and body care, massage and make-up. You will be able to plan, apply and market face, body, feet and hand treatments as well as make-up. In addition you provide colour and style consultancy, conduct skin checks, assess the customers' bodies and offer advice for the selection and application of care products. For all this you will require knowledge in the areas of hygiene, anatomy and physiology as well as skin histology. As a professional in the cosmetic field you have to know the composition of care products in order to ensure the best treatment possible for your customers. Consulting on skin care requires knowledge in nutritional science and in the importance of sports, skin condition and hygiene.
At the World Championship of Professions the place of the Confectioners
(Konditor) is one of the biggest audience magnets of the competition.
As a confectioner you produce pralines, ice cream, cakes, desserts and marzipan figures as well as artistically designed chocolate and sugar showpieces. In this process you are also responsible for selecting the ingredients and for measuring and weighing them. You will process the ingredients either manually or with the help of tools, machines and forms. Another field of activity is the presentation of the products as well as sales and consulting to your customers.
Cooks (Köche) are not only responsible for preparing and arranging dishes but also for establishing the menu, planning the purchase of the food and ingredients as well as their storage. In the kitchen you must be able to organise the work such that the dishes will be served to the guests in time and in the right order. Depending on the size of the business (restaurant, hotel, canteen, catering company, etc.) you will either prepare all dishes yourself or be responsible for the preparation of certain dishes (e.g. salads, fish, meat, side dishes).
Restaurant Operations Specialists
(Restaurantfachkräfte) work in guest and accommodation facilities, such as inns, restaurants, coffee houses, bars, hotels or in service businesses such as catering services or party services. As a restaurant operations specialist you will responsible for serving your guests. This ranges from advising them on the selection of food and drinks to the organisation of banquets and receptions to professional waiting (flambeing, filleting, carving, etc.), laying tables and cashing up.
Your tasks and activities are distinguished depending on the type and size of the business and on your position in the business, such as wine waiter and bartender, Chef de Rang (department manager), Maître d’hôtel (head waiter), Chef de Service (service manager) or banquet coordinator. The main part of your job is in any case the serving of food and drinks.
Health and Social Care
Health and Social Support (e.g. a Registered Nurse
(Gesundheits- und Krankenpfleger)) stands for a wide range of skills and activities related to health, physical and psychosocial wellbeing, support of growth and development as well as care and rehabilitation.
As a worker in the health sector you will perform a number of supporting activities for the growth and development of people and must know a wide range of medical conditions and the respective treatments. You are also expected to support people in need of care to take up food and drink. This is based on the development of nutrition plans for those who may need a special diet due to their medical condition.