Interested in working abroad?
Check out our suggestions below and start your international career!
The purpose of EURES is to provide information, advice and recruitment/placement (job-matching) services for the benefit of workers and employers as well as any citizen wishing to benefit from the principle of the free movement of persons. Other than a Job Mobility Portal, it has a human network of more than 850 advisers that are in daily contact with jobseeker and employers across Europe.Find specific information for:
Study, Work, Create: this British Council website highlights several opportunities for you to work or volunteer abroad. It's definitely worth having a look at if you are interested in teaching abroad.
European Voluntary Service: Did you know you can volunteer abroad for up to a year with the European Voluntary Service? Open to those aged 17-30, it allows you to volunteer in any EU member country and some neighbouring countries. It's free to take part in EVS, but you may need to contribute a little bit towards your travel costs and have some funds for spending money during your placement. But the majority of costs however are covered by the Erasmus+ funding programme!
European Solidarity Corps: Or you can register for the European Solidarity Corps. The Corps is the new European Union initiative which creates opportunities for young people to volunteer or work in projects in their own country or abroad that benefit communities and people around Europe.You can register when you are 17 years old, but you cannot start your project until you are over 18. The Corps will function as a pool of young people who register their interest to take part in solidarity-related projects. When you register, your details will be held in the European Solidarity Corps system, which will allow organisations to search the database for young people for their projects.
What is Europass?
Five documents to make your skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood in Europe:
- Two documents freely accessible, completed by European citizens:
- the Curriculum Vitae helps you present your skills and qualifications effectively and clearly. You can create your CV online using tutorials or download the template, examples and instructions.
- the Language Passport is a self-assessment tool for language skills and qualifications. You can create your Language Passport online using tutorials or download the template, examples and instructions.
- Three documents issued by education and training authorities:
- the Europass Mobility records the knowledge and skills acquired in another European country;
- the Certificate Supplement describes the knowledge and skills acquired by holders of vocational education and training certificates;
YouRock is a free, multi-language, employability networking tool designed to support young people in their search for employment. It helps users to:
- Identify their professional work skills;
- Build a dynamic profile showing their primary skill groups;
- Create a portfolio of online content showing their skills.
It helps employers to:
- Identify proactive new employees with specific skills;
- See international candidates in any of the system languages.
Tools like these are excellent for taking stock of what you’re good at. You may think you have great communication skills, but do you have any experience to back that up? Maybe you didn’t realise that you’re Saturday night sewing club projects are helping you to develop organisational skills. YouRock can help you phrase your hobbies, interests and personality traits in an employer-friendly way. You’ll be ticking interview boxes in no time!
Ready to hit the job market but not much experience? Get started with a traineeship or internship to learn the necessary skills.
Erasmusintern: is part of the STORY project by the Erasmus Student Network (ESN). ESN is a non-profit international student organisation which mission is to represent international students by providing opportunities for cultural understanding and self-development under the principle of Students Helping Students. The STORY project aims at improving the accessibility and quality of international internships, as well as at increasing the awareness on the existence of such opportunities for youth. In order to achieve this, a research on the subject was committed, and this online platform is being developed in order to enhance students’ international opportunities on the European job market. ErasmusIntern.org provides a place where companies and organisations can publish their internship offers and search for interns, and where students that want to do an internship abroad can have their profiles, search and apply for internships vacancies.
EU traineeships: multiple times a year you will be able to apply for a traineeship in one of the European Insitutions. Check when these opportunities will become available and find out more about the different opportunities.
Erasmus in School is a portal where you can find language teaching assistant jobs at schools worldwide, either for summer term or a full academic year. Depending on the project, schools may offer free local language classes, teaching certificates and accommodation. A Language Assistant, Conversation Assistant or Teaching Assistant is a native speaker who offers language support in the classroom, teaching their native language or another language with which they have advanced knowledge of (certified C1). The majority of Teaching Assistants are students or recent graduates, who help with the teaching of the language whilst sharing their culture. The opportunities are being posted on an ongoing basis, so you can browse the offers and apply anytime.
Your Europe: provides information on the rights of EU citizens. If you have any questions about travel, work & retirement, vehicles, residence formalities, education & youth, health, family or consumers, Your Europe is the place to go.