Have you been thinking about making the move and working abroad? You're not alone, increasing numbers of students and graduates deciding to work abroad to broaden their horizons and gain invaluable experience. If you're thinking about heading over without finding work beforehand, or even if you have already found a job, it's always useful to know a little more about different contract types and their titles to avoid any confusion on arrival.
Of course, contracts are never exactly the same, but we’ve made a list of the closest equivalents in 4 other European countries: France, Germany, Italy and Spain. We also decided to give you a short overview of each country, taking into account the unemployment rate, gross minimum wage per hour, companies currently hiring and the number of Brits currently living there.
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Gross minimum wage
(SMIC): €9.61 per hour
Number of Brits living in France
Companies currently hiring in France
: Mondelez International
and many others
Gross minimum wage
: €8.50, but varies depending on sector and region, find out more information here
Number of Brits living in Germany
Companies currently hiring in Germany
and Crédit Agricole
There is no minimum wage in Italy
, the amount is agreed upon through collective bargaining agreements on a job to job basis
Number of Brits living in Italy
Companies currently hiring in Italy
: 24.45%, the second highest of all EU states.
Minimum gross wage
(SMI): €5.08 per hour
Number of Brits living in Spain
Companies currently hiring in Spain
, Hilton Worldwide
There you go, no more excuses! :) Remember, you can find a variety of job opportunities in these 5 countries, including internships, placements, graduates jobs and more, by creating an account on Wizbii for free. Good luck! Bon courage! Buona fortuna! Viel Erfolg! Buena suerte!
Source: Statista, Wage Indicator, Statslife