Working in Europe: Companies, contract types & useful facts

Working in Europe: Companies, contract types & useful facts
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. 

Contract types

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France

Unemployment rate: 10.29% Gross minimum wage (SMIC): €9.61 per hour Number of Brits living in France: 172,806 Companies currently hiring in France: Mondelez International, Nestlé, Accorhotels, Thales, Lidl, BDO and many others. paris, work abroad, contract types, contract, european contract, cdi, cdd, stage, full-time, part-time, internship, alternance, graduate job, student job, student, graduate

Germany

Unemployment rate: 5.01% Gross minimum wage: €8.50, but varies depending on sector and region, find out more information here. Number of Brits living in Germany: 96,938 Companies currently hiring in Germany: Accorhotels, Atos, Nestlé, Thales and Crédit Agricole. germany, paris, work abroad, contract types, contract, european contract, cdi, cdd, stage, full-time, part-time, internship, alternance, graduate job, student job, student, graduate

Italy

Unemployment rate: 12.64% 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: 72,234 Companies currently hiring in Italy: Gucci, LVMHPirelli, Calzedonia, Deloitte, Siemens, Marriott. italy. paris, work abroad, contract types, contract, european contract, cdi, cdd, stage, full-time, part-time, internship, alternance, graduate job, student job, student, graduate

Spain

Unemployment rate: 24.45%, the second highest of all EU states. Minimum gross wage (SMI): €5.08 per hour Number of Brits living in Spain: 381,025 Companies currently hiring in Spain: AccentureAirbusDell, Deloitte, Gucci, LVMH, Hilton Worldwide. spain, barcelona, gaudi, paris, work abroad, contract types, contract, european contract, cdi, cdd, stage, full-time, part-time, internship, alternance, graduate job, student job, student, graduate 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!  find job or internship wizbii Source: StatistaWage IndicatorStatslife