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Jobs for English speakers in Poland
English is the most-spoken language in the world, and it can be found spread far and wide. While there’s no official, one language for the planet, English is often used to communicate across nations.
This is because of a number of historical factors, most notably the patterns of colonialism by English speakers. Did you know English is by far the world’s most studied language? And that 20% of the world speaks it! This makes it for native English speakers job hunt much easier – if, for example, they are moving with spouses from the UK to Eastern Europe.
As popular destinations such as Warsaw, Krakow, and Wroclaw are hotspots for ENGLISH LANGUAGE SPEAKERS employment. You’ll also enjoy a lower cost of living than most European countries, have the chance to learn a new language, and, thanks to Poland’s central location, experience the mix of the western and eastern European cultures.
There are plenty of jobs available for foreigners who are considering moving to Poland as a work destination – in fact, it’s become one of the largest business process outsourcing/shared services centres in Europe.
Although the majority of the country’s workforce is in the services sector, other industries include beverages, chemicals, coal mining, food processing, iron and steel, glass, machine building, shipbuilding, and textiles.
There are several multinationals based in Poland as well as major local companies, including for example:
- Poznan Volkswagen
- Toyota Motor Poland
- Asseco Group
- RBS Poland
- T-Mobile Polska
- PKO Bank Polski
Also, most workers apply for jobs from their home country, typically through a jobs portal. Alternatively, you could find work through a multinational company with offices in Poland.
As well as private recruitment agencies, those arriving from EU member states or the European Economic Area can make use of the services provided by Polish district labour offices for help with getting a job.
An easy way to job hunt from home is to use social media to search for opportunities – jobs are advertised on GoldenLine, Poland’s LinkedIn equivalent.
The European Job Mobility Portal (EURES) is another place for job seekers to find work in Poland.
Finding a job in Poland is not that different
Similar to the UK, if you’d like to work for a particular organization, you could send them a speculative application directly using a CV and cover letter. However, the majority of employers expect applications to be written in the Polish language unless it’s stated that English is acceptable.
You’ll also need to add a protection clause to the end of your CV, which gives employers permission to process your personal data. The clause is as follows:
Wyrażam zgodę na przetwarzanie moich danych osobowych dla potrzeb niezbędnych do realizacji procesu rekrutacji (zgodnie z Ustawą z dnia 29.08.1997 roku o Ochronie Danych Osobowych; (tekst jednolity: Dz.U. z 2015r., poz. 2135).
If you’re submitting an application in English, the clause translates to:
I hereby give consent for my personal data included in my application to be processed for the purposes of the recruitment process under the Personal Data Protection Act as of 29 August 1997, consolidated text: Journal of Laws 2015, item 2135 as amended.
Should you be invited for an interview, if you’re from a non-EU country it’s important to check whether you’ll first need a visa from your local Polish embassy before booking your travel.
If you’re a citizen of the European Union (EU), you can move to Poland and begin your hunt for work immediately, without the need for a work permit. However, as you’ll likely be working for more than three months, you’ll need to obtain a temporary residence permit, which lasts for up to three years. This can be arranged at your nearest Voivodeship Office.
EU nationals may also be entitled to have certain types of health and social security coverage transferred to the country in which they go to seek work. For country-specific information, see the European Commission.
For the most up-to-date visa information relating to UK nationals, see the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London.
In order to qualify for a work permit, non-EU workers will usually need an official employment offer from a Polish company.
Cheap Removals to Poland
If you moving to Poland consider checking our Instant Removal Quote. Just to give you a brief idea – for small removal from London to Warsaw or Kraków (5 cubic meters), it’s only £949. This quote includes the most recently introduced Customs Fees, which is £320 with VAT.