If you are curious whether working in Germany as a consultant would be something for you, I have a couple of recommendations.
Most importantly, you don’t need to speak German. DHL Consulting is one of the few companies belonging to the largest corporations of Germany that does not require any knowledge of German. The work environment is so international with every single colleague speaking and switching to English so easily that I always feel part of it.
As regards my actual relocation DHL Consulting provided me with all the support I needed, which made my life so much easier since they guide you through all the bureaucratic requirements to register in Germany as well as all the important things you need to settle in (internet contracts, visit flats, guide tour in the city,…)
For me, the 2 most difficult topics were getting it right with the health insurance system and finding a flat, so for that I leave you more specific advice. My first piece of advice is to ask your DHL Consulting colleagues about health insurance – talking things through is very helpful as the way it works in Germany is very different to Portugal and Spain. My second piece of advice is to search intensively for your living accommodation – DHL Consulting provides a place to stay until you find your own home, but bear in mind that the market is highly competitive so you need to be ready to put in extra effort. My decision was to settle into life in Cologne, with 1 million inhabitants the 4th biggest city of Germany. It is a great city with a lot of things to do! My favorites are exploring the city, going to flea markets on Sundays, and trying new restaurants.