Careers Service

Europe

Europe

Europe

Advice

  • GoinGlobal – worldwide country guides covering everything from job search resources and CV guidelines, to cultural advice and visa information
  • TARGETjobs – advice on working in Europe, including country profiles for various European countries
  • Prospects: Working abroad – profiles for various European countries
  • Graduate Jobs in Europe – a website showing graduate employer league tables by country (voted by home students) and live economic data
  • European Youth Portal – links to resources about working, volunteering and studying within Europe
  • Europass – present competences, skills and qualifications in a clear way when looking for work across Europe 
  • GradLink Central & Eastern Europe – vacancies, graduate profiles, employer contacts and advice

Convention de Stage

When applying for internships in France employers may ask you to submit a Convention de Stage, also known as Convenio de Colaboración in Spain. This document is an internship agreement between the employer, student and the university. It covers how the internship fits into your studies and explains how you'll be evaluated. Ask the employer if they need a Convention de Stage to hire you before applying for an internship in these countries.

Newcastle University can legally only provide a Convention de Stage if your course includes a work placement. If it does, speak to your placement officer about signing a Convention de Stage.

If you're a graduate, or a student whose course does not contain a work placement the university legally cannot provide you with a Convention de Stage. Consider asking the employer if they can hire you separately from the Convention de Stage Internship scheme. Employers can receive benefits when hiring under the Convention de Stage, so this may be something they will not consider.

Finding Jobs

Europe:

Use the following resources to find advertised vacancies.

Vacancy websites for specific countries 

Use these websites in addition to those listed above. 

Denmark:

France:

  • pole-emploi - national employment agency, includes jobs and advice 
  • APEC - jobs targeted at new graduates 
  • L’Etudiant - entry level jobs and internships 
  • Jobted - vacancy website for France
  • XPATJobs - jobs board

Germany:

Ireland:

Italy:

The Netherlands:

Norway:

  • Work in Norway - official Norwegian employment service website, includes vacancies and advice 
  • Finn Job - job search engine 

Spain:

Sweden:

Switzerland:

Finding Companies

Not all jobs are advertised. You could also approach organisations or find work through networking in the industry.

Find organisations that interest you and get in touch, always with a named contact. Be specific about why you are writing to them and what you’re looking for.

Show your enthusiasm for the sector and highlight any relevant skills. Don’t give up if you don’t get a reply – follow up with a phone call or email to show that you’re keen.

Try the following sites to find companies to approach:

  • GoinGlobal – search under ‘employer directory’ and in the ‘professional and personal networking section’ in the individual country guides
  • LinkedIn Find Alumni tool - see where Newcastle University graduates are working for inspiration
  • GTI Media Graduate Jobs in Europe - search by country to find league tables of top employers and current economic data
  • Glassdoor – search for businesses across Europe
  • Chambers of Commerce – search for Chambers of Commerce between the UK and other countries. They often include jobs and lists of member companies on their websites.