Working abroad – what you should know

Working abroad – what you should know

Contract for professionals: permanent employment contract with a foreign company.

Working hours: ca. 162 hours per month (8 hours per day). Possibility to work overtime.

Remuneration: paid monthly by bank transfer to the candidate’s account. If the candidate does not have a bank account in the country where he/she works, he/she should set it up or open a foreign currency account.
The amount of remuneration depends on the place of work, profession, qualifications and skills of the candidate.

Foreign languages: they are necessary (Germany, Austria, Switzerland – knowledge of German; Belgium, the Netherlands, Scandinavia – at least basic knowledge of English).

Travel to work: provided by the candidate – no costs are reimbursed for fuel/ticket (except for guardians – nursing home/German company covers the travel costs).

CV: required in German (work in DE, AT, SUI) or English (BE, NL, Scandinavia). However, we offer advice and assistance to all candidates who have problems with creating such a CV on their own.

Workplace: for work in Germany – mostly western and southern regions of the country.
Most offers in Austria are in the Tyrol region.
For Switzerland, we recruit employees to German-speaking cantons in northern Switzerland.
For Belgium, it is mainly West Flanders, while for the Netherlands, it is mainly central and south-western regions.
You are expected to be ready to work in the place indicated by your employer. Candidates should be prepared to move around – an order may last 2 weeks, 3 months or a year.

Polish coordinator: in each case and for each offer there is a possibility to discuss details in Polish.

Accommodation: provided by a foreign company. In some cases it is paid by a foreign company and in some by the candidate. Most often these are guesthouses or employee hotels (German-speaking countries) or rooms in detached houses and terraced houses (Belgium, the Netherlands).

Depending on the employer and the offer, these can be single (most often) or double rooms. Occasionally, these can be 3- or 4-bed rooms. The candidate always receives such information before he/she goes to work and has the opportunity to make a decision.

Travel from the place of accommodation to work: usually provided by the candidate. If you do not have your own car, you can use public transport or, by agreement with one of your colleagues, drive together in one car. Some companies in Belgium and Denmark allow you to rent and use a company car for a small fee.

Social benefits: employees are legally employed under an employment contract. You can read about the benefits of this type of employment HERE.

First day: travel to the accommodation usually takes place on Sunday, then on Monday you should go to the office of your German employer to sign the contract. Then the employees receive the address of the workplace and they take up work on Tuesday. There are different possibilities depending on the availability of the candidate.


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