The benefits of working abroad
Here at EURES, we specialise in job mobility. Working abroad has many benefits: it can help you gain new perspectives, learn a new language and improve your communication skills, and expand your professional network internationally. For young people in particular, working abroad offers an opportunity to gain valuable work experience in an international environment. Whether you decide to stay living and working in your new country or return home with more experience on your CV, spending time abroad can help you kick-start your career.
Useful reading on the European Youth Portal
If you are a young person interested in working abroad in the EU, the European Youth Portal is a useful online hub of resources. It offers European and country level information about opportunities and initiatives that are of interest to young people who are living, learning and working in Europe. In particular, the Working page on the “Go abroad” section of the website contains lots of great reading material. It includes links to information about other working opportunities in different EU countries and inspiring stories of other young Europeans who have lived and worked abroad. This section features links to helpful articles on topics such as getting your skills recognised abroad. It also covers more specific topics such as working as an au pair abroadand mobility opportunities for artists.
Other useful resources: Check the EYY2022 website
If you are interested in finding out more about opportunities for young people in the EU, read our previous articles on traineeships and volunteering. The European Youth Portal also has useful sections on studying, travelling and school and youth exchanges. By using these helpful resources for young jobseekers, alongside those available right here on the EURES portal, you can find all the help and support you need to start a career abroad in Europe. Alongside the European Youth Portal, there is also a dedicated EYY2022 website, which includes information about activities taking place in Europe in the context of the EYY2022, links to various EU programmes and funded opportunities for youth, and inspiring articles and stories written by young Europeans. Take a look today and be inspired.
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- Publication date
- 22 July 2022
- European Labour Authority | Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion
- EU toolbox for mobilityHints and tipsLabour market news / mobility newsYouth
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