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1 EURES: The European Employment Service Joe Bennett, EURES N.E.England

2 Working abroad An opportunity to: - meet new people - improve language and other skills - experience new cultures and a different working environment Can be a useful addition to your CV

3 Some examples of jobs abroad Graduates level jobs Temporary work Teaching English ….remember language skills will be important for the vast majority of jobs

4 Europe You have the freedom to live and work in the countries of the EEA European Economic Area (EEA) if you are an EEA national* The EEA is made of the 25 countries that from the EU (European Union) - plus Iceland, Norway, and Liechtenstein *Some restrictions apply for citizens of the new Member States that joined the EU on 1 May 2004

5 EEA(European Economic Area) member countries Austria Belgium Cyprus Czech Republic DenmarkEstonia Finland France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland IrelandLatviaLiechtenstein LithuaniaLuxembourgMalta NetherlandsNorwayPoland PortugalSlovakiaSlovenia SpainSwedenItaly United Kingdom Switzerland has a bilateral agreement with the EU on the free movement of persons

6 A map of the EEA

7 EURES European Employment Services

8 What is EURES? A network linking public employment services across Europe to provide an international jobcentre service Jobcentre Plus as the British public employment service is part of the EURES network Funded by the European Commission Launched in November 1994

9 EURES offers An easy way to find information on jobs and learning opportunities throughout the EEA Advice about living and working in EEA countries A human network of more than 700 EURES advisers across Europe The EURES job mobility portal

10 The EURES job mobility portal

11 Search for a job Living and working information EURES CV search Learning My EURES Links to public employment sites Contact details for EURES advisers

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13 Search for a job Search through the European vacancy database of over 900,000 vacancies Search by country/region, occupation and keywords The vacancies cover a wide range of occupations and include permanent and seasonal job opportunities. Each vacancy has information on how to apply and whom to contact.

14 Living and Working The database contains contains information on a number of important issues such as finding accommodation, finding a school, taxes, the cost of living, health, social legislation, and comparability of qualifications. You can also view Labour Market Information. This provides details on current trends on the European labour market by country, region and sector of activity.

15 EURES CV search An internet-based meeting place for employers and jobseekers Gives you the opportunity to post your CV and make it visible to EURES advisers and registered employers Takes about 30 minutes to register your CV details Currently has 309,488 CVs on line, and 16,575 employers

16 Learning This information comes from PLOTEUS, the Portal on Learning Opportunities Throughout Europe In addition to the Learning Opportunities that are available here in EURES, the PLOTEUS website contains information on national education and training systems, European exchange programmes and relevant contacts for further information.

17 My EURES My EURES provides a number of ways to personalise the services of the EURES Job Mobility Portal according to your personal needs You can create and store search profiles and receive alerts when jobs matching the profile become available. Provides access to EURES CV On Line,

18 Comparability of qualifications NARIC (National Recognition Information Centre) can provide comparability details for qualifications You should contact the NARIC in your destination country List of NARICs can be obtained from: socrates/adnaric_en.html

19 Europass “To make skills and qualifications clearly and easily understood in Europe” In the UK, it is supported by There are five parts to it

20 EURES graduates page Go to Click on “JOBSEEKERS” Click on “ARE YOU A GRADUATE?” Note: you will see a link to careers opportunities for graduates. On the right there is a link to “INFORMATION SERVICES FOR GRADUATES” and “JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR GRADUATES”

21 A couple of questions…. Voulez vous travailler en France? Os gustaria trabajar en Espana?

22 EURES N.E and the Universities Attendance at October Graduates fairs Vacancies sent to Job Shops. Recruitment for Disney Paris. Possible summer job vacancies from Spain and France.

23 Summer jobs in France and Spain EURES France and Spain to bring summer jobs. Stands to be set up in the Students Union. Application forms can be completed and returned on the day. EURES advisers to be on hand to give advice. Will need the support of the Unions, and Language faculties. The service will be free.

24 Any questions? Website: v.uk Tel:


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