Find Short-Term Minijobs for English-Speakers

Finding a minijob in English has never been this easy in Germany. Download the Zenjob app and find short-term minijobs in English from a wide range of industries. Register once and book a shift whenever it suits you best.

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The Zenjob app features minijobs in food service. In this image, a young woman is taking a break from working in a café..
A close-up view of the Zenjob job app.

Please note that we only offer short-term minijobs (kurzfristige Minijobs) in the Zenjob app. We do NOT offer minijobs with an earnings limit (€520 minijobs). How does that benefit you? You can earn as much as you want and freely plan your shifts as you wish.

Find English minijobs via app

In the Zenjob app, you never have to worry about whether a job requires German skills or not. We automatically match you with minijobs in your preferred language (English or German). All you need to do is choose the shift you like best and book it with just a few clicks.

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Restock shelves in shops

Are you looking for simple but active minijobs? Then working as a stock clerk should be ideal for you. Large drugstores, organic markets and well-known supermarket chains are constantly looking for hard-working temps to stock shelves and keep the sales floor tidy. These temporary minijobs are ideal for beginners.

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Minijobs come in all sizes and shapes. In this image, a young woman is stocking the shelves in a supermarket.

Work in restaurants

In our app, you will find many short-term minijobs in the food service industry that don’t require any German skills. Working as a kitchen helper is one of our most popular minijobs in this sector. It involves keeping the kitchen tidy and doing some food prep work to ensure smooth service.

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One of the more popular minijobs in the Zenjob app is working as a kitchen helper. The photo shows a young woman working in a kitchen.

What exactly is a minijob in Germany?

There are very precise regulations in Germany that determine what counts as a minijob. According to the Minijob-Zentrale, a minijob is a marginal part-time employment which either has an earnings limit (€520 per month) or is only carried out for a limited period of time, i.e. so-called “€520 minijobs” or short-term minijobs (kurzfristige Beschäftigung).

At Zenjob, you will only find short-term minijobs (kurzfristige Beschäftigung). The biggest advantage of this type of employment is that there is no income limit. You can earn as much money as you want and are only limited by the total number of work days. Once you’ve reached 70 work days in a calendar year, you have to take a two-month break from short-term employment.

For your short-term employment at Zenjob, we need your income tax card (Lohnsteuerkarte) and a social security number (Sozialversicherungsnummer). You can register with Zenjob if you are a full-time student at an officially recognised university in Europe or if you have a main job that is subject to social insurance contributions. You must also have a place of residence in Germany, speak good English or German, and have a German ID (Personalausweis) or a passport with a valid work permit in Germany.

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Jobs near you

You can find suitable minijobs in major German cities like Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Frankfurt, and Cologne or in smaller towns like Heidelberg, Freiburg, and Leipzig. Sign up and find jobs near you in over 39 German cities.

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