Work in Austria

Work in Austria Work abroad in Austria by TRAILSOURCE.COM

This article was written by Global Graduates, published on 14th June 2011 and has been read 3995 times.

Fast facts Surface area: 83,870 km²Population: 8.2 MillionLargest cities: Vienna, Graz, Linz, Salzburg, InnsbruckUnemployment rate: 4.2% (Apr 2011)

Average Costs

50 m² flat: €300 - 600 per month
Loaf of bread: €2
Cinema: €8
Meal in a local restaurant: €10

Where are the jobs?

Real Estate
Tourism (skiing etc)
Social work

Major Austrian companies

Spar Österreich group - retail
Strabag Societas Europa - construction
Trenkwalder International AG - management consultancy and recruitment
ÖBB - Austrian railway company
Siemens Austria - telecommunications and technology

Tips and advice

- As a young person looking to work in Austria, you will probably be quite a bit younger than your academic peers. However, this can work against you - be sure to apply with relevant experience if you’re looking to get into engineering, technology etc.
- It can prove quite difficult to land a job in some sectors if you have a general degree (Arts and Social Sciences). Despite this, you are at an advantage if you hold a good level of German and English - look for jobs in teaching, international companies and tourism.

Austrian job sites


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