Working in Italy
Surface area: 301,341 km²
Population: 59.8 million
Largest cities: Rome, Milan, Naples, Turin, Palermo, Genoa, Bologna, Florence.
Unemployment rate: 11.9% (7.9% in the North and 20.2% in the South) (Nov '15).
1. Average Costs
- 50 m² flat: €500 - 800 per month
- Loaf of bread: €3
- Cinema: €6
- Meal in a local restaurant: €10-20
2. Where are the jobs?
- Media and Communications
- International business
3. Major Italian companies
- AssItalia - Large insurance firm
- Esselunga, Coca Cola - Consumer goods
- Perugina - Chocolate factory
- Fiat - Car manufacturer
- Benetton - Retail
- AlItalia - Tourism
- ENEL - Energy supplier
- Tiscali - Internet provider
- Mediaset - Media company
4. Tips and advice
- As a young person going out, you will probably have more experience than your Italian contemporaries, as they tend to finish their degrees later on (late twenties to early thirties).
- It can be quite difficult to land a Marketing or Advertising position if you have not studied these at uni, as most Italians generally tend to look more favourably at qualifications in a particular field rather than experience.
- You will have a strong advantage if you speak English, whether you’re looking to work in international business or as a teacher, as it remains a much sought-after language.
- Network with people as Italians value face to face contact.
5. Italian job sites
For more tailored information and help, visit eures.europa.eu.