Working in Europe

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Presentation given by EURES at CDEC, University of Sussex, on 24th February 2009

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  • Working in Europe

    1. 1. EURES and Jobcentre Plus Working in Europe
    2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Why work abroad? </li></ul><ul><li>EURES Service </li></ul><ul><li>- help finding a job </li></ul><ul><li>- advice about living abroad </li></ul><ul><li>Qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>Working for EU institutions </li></ul>
    3. 3. Why work abroad? <ul><li>Improve language skills </li></ul><ul><li>Gain professional experience </li></ul><ul><li>Find ideal job </li></ul><ul><li>Free mobility in EU </li></ul>
    4. 4. What is EURES? <ul><li>A network of Public Employment Services (PES) and partners within the European Economic Area (EEA) – Jobcentre Plus is part of the EURES network </li></ul><ul><li>Over 700 specially trained advisers (EURES advisers) throughout the EEA </li></ul><ul><li>There are 20 EURES advisers in the UK, at least one per region, with 2 in the South East </li></ul><ul><li>A database of vacancies and information </li></ul><ul><li>htttp://eures.europa.eu </li></ul>
    5. 5. EURES Advisers in EU <ul><li>Jobseekers can contact advisers in other member states directly for more information </li></ul><ul><li>Contact details for advisers on EURES website </li></ul><ul><li>Local knowledge of labour market and living and working conditions </li></ul><ul><li>CV Advice </li></ul>
    6. 6. The European Job Mobility Portal <ul><li>www.eures.europa.eu </li></ul><ul><li>Information on EURES and a labour market overview </li></ul><ul><li>Living and working conditions in each EEA country </li></ul><ul><li>Job-search and CV On-line service </li></ul><ul><li>Search for learning opportunities http://ec.europa.eu/ploteus/ </li></ul>
    7. 7. EURES website <ul><li>Living and Working information </li></ul><ul><li>accommodation and taxes </li></ul><ul><li>cost of living </li></ul><ul><li>health, education and social information </li></ul><ul><li>comparing qualifications. </li></ul><ul><li>labour market information - by country and region </li></ul><ul><li>Learning </li></ul><ul><li>education and training opportunities in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>universities and colleges </li></ul>
    8. 8. The European Job Mobility Portal
    9. 9. Qualifications and degrees <ul><li>Qualifications can differ in each European country </li></ul><ul><li>Some qualifications are recognised across Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Some professional people must apply for recognition </li></ul><ul><li>The National Academic Recognition Information Centre, NARIC can compare your qualifications. You will need to pay for this service. </li></ul><ul><li>www.naric.org.uk </li></ul>
    10. 10. Working for a European Institution <ul><li>Necessary to speak another EU language </li></ul><ul><li>Vacancies can be found on EURES website </li></ul><ul><li>European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) http://europa.eu.int/epso </li></ul><ul><li>Involve written tests </li></ul><ul><li>Consider all institutions eg European Central Bank, European Commission </li></ul>
    11. 11. European Health Insurance Card <ul><li>European Health Insurance Card ( EHIC ) – entitles you to receive state-provided healthcare in the EEA. </li></ul><ul><li>Replacement for Form E111 </li></ul><ul><li>www.ehic.org.uk/Internet/home.do </li></ul>
    12. 12. <ul><li>Any questions? </li></ul><ul><li>Maria Turner </li></ul><ul><li>Brighton Jobcentre Plus </li></ul><ul><li>Tel: 01273 647577 </li></ul><ul><li>Email: [email_address] </li></ul>

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