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Poland as a great start of your career
It is a great choice to start your working experience in Poland. The Polish economy is becoming more competitive and socially responsible. Last year, twice as many foreign companies registered in Poland than five years ago, including investors from Silicon Valley. The Polish economy is rated as the 6th economy in the European Union. Since 1989 the country's GDP per capita has grown by 135%. Thanks to a strong economy, a wide range of investment incentives, and comprehensive government support, Poland has become one of the most attractive investment destinations where, according to calculations, profit from invested foreign capital can be three times higher than in other European countries. Poland became a home for such giants as CD Projekt, LPP (Cropp, Reserved, Sinsay, House, Mohito), Asseco, and Solaris Bus & Coach.
Studies - your first priority
You can technically work as much as you like if you do find a part-time job. There are no restrictions on that, not like in the other countries. But remember. You’re moving to Poland to study. And going to class, working on assignments, passing your courses – that’ll be your focus.
Can I work in Poland?
To be able to study in Poland, a non-EU/EEA students must demonstrate that they possess sufficient means to cover the costs of living in Poland. Still, some students may wish to combine studies with work. All full-time students who possess a student visa or a temporary residence permit (see VISA & APPLICATION ), EU/EEA citizens and holders of the Card of the Pole do not need a work permit at all.
How can I find a job?
There are many jobs that do not require the knowledge of Polish language, however, it is always better to have a basic understanding of this language.
Use the online job boards to find the job that could suit you:
Almost every university in Poland has a career office. The Career Development Office assists students and graduates in finding them a suitable place on the labour market. Feel free to contact them, usually they are very helpful!
Having an internship gives you experience in the career field you want to pursue. Not only does this give individuals an edge over other candidates when applying for jobs, it also prepares you for what to expect in their field and increases confidence in their work.
Most of the internships in Poland are paid. You can find internships on the exactly same job boards that we have shared before. There are some student organizations in Poland that could support you as well:
- AIESEC organizes internship placements in Poland. Visit your home country’s AIESEC site to learn about the application process.
- IAESTE arranges internships in engineering, natural sciences and other technical fields. Contact your home country’s local IAESTE committee for more info
- Erasmus + offers scholarships to students lasting up to 12 months per study cycle. But only a handful know that this period can be used for an internship, not only for a study exchange programme.
Our tips to find the job in Poland:
- Start early – some companies recruit interns a year in advance
- Create a killer CV
- Update your LinkedIn profile
- Contact your university’s career centre
- Email companies directly
- Expand your network
What to do after graduation?
As a graduate of a Polish higher education institution full-time program, you don’t need a permit to work here. Just make sure your temporary residence permit is in order.
You can read about the experience of our Digital Ambassador from Peru of looking for a job in Poland in this article
Good luck in the work search in Poland!