Working

Looking for a job? Thinking about starting a business? Or do you want to learn while you are working? The world is at your feet - find out how:

Jobs
  • Looking for a job but not sure where to start? Have a look at EURES. EURES is the site of the European Commission to access information on finding jobs abroad, and living and working conditions in other European countries. Not just the European Job Mobility Portal, it also has a network of more than 850 advisers in daily contact with jobseekers and employers across Europe.
  • Your first EURES Job: This initiative helps young people find a job in another EU country matching jobseekers’ skills with the employers’ offers and offering support and funding.
  • Make your skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood in Europe with the Europass CV or Language Passport
  • Show off your skills with YouRock - employability networking tools.
  • Working in hospitality or tourism? Check out the European Hospitality and Tourism Skills Passport.
  • Job and skill fairs are the best place to kick-start your career. With great options across the country you can find an event near you and showcase, enhance or discover your skills.
  • Preparing for a job interview? Watch these talks to get some advice from the experts. 
Start a Business
  • Is your inner entrepreneur dying to get out? Find out how to start your own business in another EU country
  • Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a cross-border exchange programme which gives new or aspiring entrepreneurs the chance to learn from experienced entrepreneurs running small businesses in other Participating Countries. The exchange of experience takes place during a stay with the experienced entrepreneur, which helps the new entrepreneur acquire the skills needed to run a small firm. The host benefits from fresh perspectives on his/her business and gets the opportunities to cooperate with foreign partners or learn about new markets.
    • Get inspired by Angela's story and her Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs stay in Malta! 
  • The Enterprise Europe Network is the world's largest support network for small and medium sized businesses (SMEs) with international ambitions. It has 3,000 experts across 600 member organisations in more than 60 countries. Member organisations include chambers of commerce and industry, technology centres, and research institutes.
  • You might want to check out the Passport to Trade 2.0 project that developed free online training materials to help European small or medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)  & students seeking work & placements abroad.
Work and Learn
  • Apprenticeships: According to Gov.uk apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. As an apprentice you’ll:
    • ​work alongside experienced staff
    • gain job-specific skills
    • earn a wage and get holiday pay
    • study towards a related qualification (usually one day a week)

Apprenticeships take 1 to 4 years to complete depending on their level.​​

For more information about apprenticeships check the specific websites for EnglandNorthern IrelandScotland and Wales

  • Internships and Traineeships

If you are interesed in internship or traineeship opportunities abroad, you might want to have a look at one of the following websites: 

  • Eurodesk Programme Database: information about the latest recurring European and international internships
  • Traineeships with EU institutions:
  • Internships and traineeships adversited on Drop'pin: Drop’pin is a new project from the European Commission that aims to connect young people with opportunities to boost their employability and skills across Europe. With apprenticeships, traineeships, training programmes, e-learning courses, language training, mentoring and coaching schemes, as well as various social services (e.g. help with housing), in a range of sectors.
  • Erasmusintern: provides an integrated market place that aims at bringing together internship providers and students seeking an internship opportunity abroad.
  • Interships listed on the Euractiv website. 
  • AIESEC: Interested in gaining working experience in economics and management abroad? This global student network provides you with international exchange opportunities and helps with applying for work placement in the country of your choice. 
  • If gaining some valuable work experience before finishing your studies sounds good to you, check Capcampus for internships in France and for exchange and work placement programmes in Europe and overseas.