The working time of a full-time job in Germany is usually 40 hours per week. In nursing and health care, people usually work in shifts (early, late or night shift) 5 days a week. How your shift schedule is structured depends on the respective employer, who draws up the shift plans and makes them available to you at an early stage. The holiday entitlement also varies depending on the employment contract. On average, however, leave entitlement is approximately four weeks per year. In Germany, a probationary period of six months is also common, during which you must prove yourself.