VHR recruit engineers, project managers and technical specialists from all around the world. But no matter where we’re recruiting from, one of the questions we’re always asked is: ‘How can I work in the EU?’
The European Union is attractive for a variety of reasons: a multi-cultural hub of different countries and traditions, a great place to network and make business connections, and most importantly for our candidates, lots of jobs.
Checklist for Getting Work in the EU
- Passport – First things first, you need to make sure you have a valid passport to travel internationally. It must have a valid, in-date picture of you, and must be valid for up to three months after the date you plan to leave the EU. If you’re getting one for the first time, or renewing your current passport, they can take several weeks to be processed and sent to you, so start well before you plan to move.
- Starter Job – Next you’ll need to have a job secured and lined up for you to start in the country you want to move to. If you use an international recruitment company like VHR, they may be able to secure a work visa for you. This is also known as a Blue Card, and is only for university-educated professionals or people with five years’ experience in their field.
Read the rest of the guide on how to work in the EU here: