Germany leads the way in attitudes to careers
16 May 2013
There’s only one word for a trade, profession or career in German. That covers everything from car mechanic to brain surgeon. That word is Beruf. Its root “rufen” – to call, the same word also implies vocation or calling, in fact it applies to any job. Head of teaching union ASCL, Brian Lightman, draws on his experience of living in Germany.