Working in Europe

Useful websites for information on living, working, volunteering, and studying overseas​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
EURES - The European Job Mobility Portal
Find out about the employment situation and living and working conditions in other European Economic Area (EEA) countries and access job vacancies. 
 
Your Europe
Practical tips to help you move around the EU. The Work & Retirement section includes: Working abroad; Finding a job abroad; Retiring abroad; Taxes; Unemployment and benefits. There is also information on Education and Health.
 
Country Profiles (Prospects)
Information, aimed at students and graduates, about working and studying in some 29 countries around the world, including the job market, visa requirements and sources of vacancies.
 
Work in another EU country (GOV.UK)
The UK Government website includes an overview of your rights when working in another EEA country, Health and insurance, and Tax. There’s also information for ‘Posted workers’, i.e. when your employer temporarily sends you from one EEA country to another.
 
Claiming benefits if you live, move or travel abroad (GOV.UK)
You may still be able to claim some benefits if you travel or move abroad, or if you’re already living abroad. What you’re entitled to depends on where you’re going and how long for.
 
PLOTEUS - the Portal on Learning Opportunities Throughout Europe
Includes information on moving to another European country to study, exchange programmes and grants, and the recognition of foreign diplomas and qualifications in European countries.

 

European Youth Portal

Information for young people on studying, working, volunteering and travelling in Europe. Includes portals with detailed information on about specific programmes and activities all over the world.

 
VOLUNTEERING OVERSEAS
Interested in learning new skills while helping others? Volunteering introduces you to new people and cultures, giving you invaluable experience that can enhance or influence your future career.
 
Everything is Possible
Based in Leeds, Everything is Possible offer volunteering and learning opportunities overseas for young people (aged 18 to 30) who usually have little or no chance to travel abroad.
 

Helps young people to volunteer abroad.
 
VSO – Voluntary Service Overseas
VSO volunteers work to fight poverty in the developing world and change the lives of thousands of people for the better.