How to work as a civil engineer in France
March 10, 2012 1:57 AM Subscribe
Australian civil engineer wanting to work over in france, and possibly stay - is there anyway this will work?
posted by parryb to Work & Money (5 answers total)
I am currently working as a civil engineer in Australia although still a recent graduate so not yet a chartered member of Engineers Australia. When i was studying i did my end of studies project over in France (Grenoble) and managed to pick up the language pretty fluently and now I want to go back to work (and live) but i dont know how or even if it is possible.
My grandfather was Welsh which i believe lets me get at least a UK 5 yr ancestry visa (not sure if it extends to the EU though), so if i applied for that and headed over to the UK would it make it easier to transition across to France?
Also in terms of work, how likely is it that a French engineering company will hire/sponsor me to head over and work for them? I've heard its fairly easy to go to the UK and work, will it be similar in France.
Has anyone done anything similar or know anyone who has - I would really love any kind of guidance