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1 Engineer Recruitment in Portugal Haugesund & Stavanger 5 th & 6 th September 2012

2 Main topics The Country & the Labour Market The Educational System Recruitment Services European Job Days 2012 Why should you recruit from Portugal?

3 The Country Area: 92,412 km 2 Territorial organization: 5 regions in the Mainland, 2 Autonomous regions (Azores & Madeira archipelagos) Capital: Lisboa (Lisbon) Population: 10.561.614 (Census 2011) Currency: Euro Official language: Portuguese Minimum Wage: 485,00 Euros / month (2012) Unemployment Rate: 15% (2 semester 2012)

4 Source: Recommended annual taught time in full-time compulsory education in Europe, 2011/12 Eurydice

5 The Labour Market

6 Labour Market Surpluses of engineers: Civil (construction) Agronomists Electronics and telecommunications IT (computer system designers / programmers) Mechanical Chemical Electrical Others (such as Environmental) (*Registered in our Job Centres)

7 Educational System

8 Educational System Pre-School Education Pre-School Education Basic Education Secondary Education Secondary Education Higher Education Post- Secondary Education Post- Secondary Education Ages Schooling Years 1 st cycle 2 nd cycle 3 rd cycle 3 45 kindergarten Courses: Scientific-Humanistic Technological Specialised Artistic Professional Courses: Scientific-Humanistic Technological Specialised Artistic Professional 6 9 10 1112 14 15 Technological Specialisation Courses 1 st, 2 nd 3 rd 4 th 5 th 6 th 7 th 8 th 9 th 10 th 11 th 12 th 171819 1 st 2 nd 18 … 1 st 2 nd 3 rd Graduate 20 Compulsory Education Master Doctor 21 22 1 st 2 nd University Education Polytechnics Education Graduate Master …

9 Educational System Explanation of Degrees: Before Bologna 5 years – Degree (‘Licenciatura’) 3 years – Bachelor 7 years – Master 7 years + … - PhD After Bologna 3 years - Bachelor (Bacharelato) 5 years – Master (‘Mestrado’) 8 years – PhD (‘Doutoramento’)

10 Educational System Engineering studies Language competencies Students start learning English no later than age 11. There is an extensive use of English in many universities and polytechnic Engineering Departments Erasmus exchange programmes: The majority of the coursebooks are in English. Portugal’s tertiary institutions aim to deliver on an international standard and therefore English is almost used daily.

11 Educational System Engineering studies Language competencies There is access to learning Norwegian in Portugal, through some language schools and language materials. A few engineers have already begun to learn Norwegian in Portugal: - Internet & CDs - Classes: Centro de cursos livres (CCL) and Follium Forlag

12 Educational System Engineering studies Accreditation System Scale: 0 - 20 values >10 = get a degree 12 – 14 = good 15 - 16 =very good Since the Bologna process the majority of universities are able to give an English diploma.

13 Educational System Engineering studies Included in international rankings: FEP (Engineering faculty) – Porto University FEC (Engineering faculty) – Coimbra University IST (Higher Technical institute) – Lisbon Technical University FCT (Science and Technology Faculty) – Lisbon New University FE (Engineering Faculty) – Portuguese Catholic university Other recognised Engineering schools: Aveiro University Minho University (in Braga & Guimarães) ISEL (Lisbon Institute of Engineering) ISEP (Porto Institute of Engineering) ISEC (Coimbra Institute of Engineering)

14 Educational System Types of engineering studies available: Civil (Construction / Structures / Urban Planning) Mechanical (Maintenance / Energy / Production / Industrial Automation / Mechatronics / Welding) Electro (Telecom, Energy Systems, Automation & Electronics, Electro-mechanics, Instrumentation & Metrology) IT / Computer (Computation, Software, Networks, Information Systems Analysis, Programming, Multimedia, E-Commerce) Chemical (Polymer) Biochemical / Biomedical / Biotechnology

15 Educational System Types of engineering studies available: Industrial Engineering & Management (Process, Automation) Materials / Metallurgical Environmental (Renewable Energies, Territorial Planning, Environmental Impact, Sanitary Systems) Geosciences (Geotechnical, Geological, Mining) Automotive Naval Architecture / Engineering (Construction & Maintenance) Micro & Nanotechnologies NB: Many Polytechnics have an internship or project period.

16 Recruitment Services

17 Advertise job vacancies Collect job search applications Job Centres, SMSs / e-mails for PES jobseekers’ database, national websites, newspapers, universities and other partners Information, pre-selection, application handling Recruitment Services

18 Recruitment Process Evaluation of the Recruitment Process Sessions, workshops, individual interviews, logistic support, support to employers during the interviews, reference checking (when required) Follow-up with employers / EURES advisers / jobseekers (expect info about the results) Recruitment Services

19 Recruitment Activities Very good cooperation with Universities: Organized several events in Engineering Universities Participation in University job fairs / job shops in Lisbon and the North and Centre of Portugal Promoting vacancies (present and former students) The universities contact ALUMNI student associations when advertising our vacancies and events.

20 Recruitment Activities North Porto University – Engineering College (FEUP)Porto University – Engineering College Minho University – Engineering School Porto Higher Engineering Institute (ISEP)Porto Higher Engineering Institute Centre Coimbra University Aveiro University Coimbra Higher Engineering Institute (ISEC)Coimbra Higher Engineering Institute Lisbon area Lisbon Higher Engineering Institute (ISEL)Lisbon Higher Engineering Institute Lisbon Higher Technical Institute (IST )Lisbon Higher Technical Institute

21 Recruitment Activities Possible to organize: Open fairs (in cooperation with universities) Closed fairs (in IEFP facilities, subject to previous registration / selection) Next events in Lisbon: European Job Days 2012 - 25 th and 26 th October Engineers Mobility Days 2013 – March

22 European Job Days 2012 What we will provide you? The possibility of having: a Stand (2x3m 2 ) a Presentation (30 minutes) an Interview booth (3x3m 2 - full day or 4-hour slots) Suggested participation model (for Eng & IT companies) 25 th Oct: open day, including stand and presentation(s) 26 th Oct: only recruitment interviews

23 The stand (2x3m 2 ) Includes: Company identification 1 table + 2 chairs 1 bookshelf Electricity power Wireless access to the Internet Cleaning services European Job Days 2012 What we will provide you?

24 The interview booth (3x3m 2 ) Includes: Walls all around 1 table + 4 chairs Electricity power Wireless access to the Internet Access to printing facilities Cleaning services European Job Days 2012 What we will provide you?

25 Opening Hours: from 12 a.m. to 8 p.m. (last admission at 7 p.m.)  Exhibition area and Programme w/ presentations only accessible to visitors during the opening hours  Interview booths can be used from 8.30 a.m. onwards (preferably only on the 26 th October) European Job Days 2012 What we will provide you?

26 The participation fee (in Euros, no VAT) Suggested participation model for Engineering & IT recruiting companies Stand 25 th Oct (open day) Presentation 25 th Oct Interview Booth -One 4h slot on the 25 th -Full day on the 26 th Euros 150 100 80 240 European Job Days 2012 What we will provide you?

27 What you can expect from us?  Previous company and job profiles advertising in the event website: - up to 6 weeks before  Practical info on hotels and accessibility to the venue  A EURES Adviser to help you prepare your participation  Upon request and previous negotiation, applicants pre-selection & interview booking can be arranged by EURES Advisers  EURES / PES staff support during the event, namely w/ candidate referral to interviews  Access to printing and copying facilities  Refreshments (light lunch + coffee break) during both days European Job Days 2012

28 European Job Days 2012 Deadlines 14 th September: online registration, specifying your participation model 24 th September: submission to your contact EURES Adviser of detailed and complete information on the job vacancies to be advertised in advance 30 th September: participation fee After the event: clear feedback on the event results for your company, namely regarding candidates’ selection & hiring and other qualitative information

29 Why should you recruit from Portugal? 29

30 Why recruit from Portugal? Mobility of engineers Since we began promoting Norway (2007) we realised that Engineers are quite open to mobility. Due to: University transnational projects / Erasmus & others English being the working language Size of Portuguese companies offering limited career progression Portuguese workers are: – Generally reserved – Tolerant to difference and enjoy new challenges

31 Why recruit from Portugal? Recognised skills: Good command of the English language Good level of academic qualifications Ability to solve new problems / Adaptability Long term perspective to stay in Norway (some with families) Having in mind integration into Norwegian society An added value is the Portuguese language Useful in overseas operations in Brazil & Portuguese speaking African countries

32 Expectations From Norway: New life and professional experience Better working and living conditions (a good balance between professional and private life) From Norwegian employers: Support their mobility process (main aspect: helping finding accommodation) Why recruit from Portugal?

33 In Portugal: 8 working hours /day (in reality more hours) Typical salary.Graduate: 800-1000€/monthly (14 months) With 3-5 years experience: 1 250-1 500€ Formal dress and manners. It is common to use people’s titles, such Engenheiro/a (Engineer) to preserve the hierarchy Stressful working enviroment A challenge for a Portuguese person could be the weather and the food/ lunch break (in the beginning) Why recruit from Portugal?

34 Why recruit from Portugal? Due to our bilateral recruitment project more than 500 engineers have been contracted to work in Norway. Following the last fair (Engineers Mobility Days, May 2012), 45 engineers have already received a proposal to work in Norway. Key success factors: Knowledge & integration Face-to-face contact English as a working language Follow-up Good partners Good cooperation with EURES Norway

35 Recruitment Activities Around 3.000 engineers 40 employers from 5 countries: Norway Belgium United Kingdom Denmark Sweden



38 Thank YOU! Takk! Thank YOU! Takk! Looking forward to meeting you in LISBON!

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