Expat-U is a recruitment agency dedicated to French speakers. We are based in Lisbon and offer positions in the most attractive cities in Europe: Portugal, Greece, Spain, Malta, Bulgaria, Czech Republic and many more to come.
Expat-U est aussi une équipe de passionnés de voyage, tous expatriés en Europe.
Tout comme vous, futurs expatriés, nous avons recherché un job à l’étranger sans savoir comment préparer son expatriation.
En 2022 nous avons accompagné plus de 400 candidats à travers 6 pays différents autour du monde européen.
With Expat-U you are not just a CV. As expatriates, we are aware of the lack of information on expatriation and job opportunities abroad and being able to live in Europe.
That is why we take into account your career and your project in order to accompany you as soon as you are ready to leave.
We work with a selection of companies in Europe that we choose to offer a variety of job offers abroad: permanent, fixed-term in the office and telecommuting under certain conditions.
The Expat-U agency accompanies all French speakers, wherever you are. It doesn’t matter where you start. If you already live in one of the following European countries Portugal, Greece, Spain, Malta, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, you can also contact us.
No, there is no charge for this service for candidates. Check out our job offers!
Yes, we have job opportunities for English speakers looking to work remotely. Our partners are looking for qualified remote candidates, click here to access these jobs or book a slot to apply and speak to an Expat-U recruiter.
Our job offers are updated according to the needs of our partner companies with vacancies in Europe, and we are always looking for qualified profiles for both permanent and temporary positions. You can submit your CV here for the job you are interested in and sign up for job alerts to stay informed of new positions for English-speaking expats in Europe.
If you are already an expatriate in one of the European countries in which we offer jobs for English speakers, we will be delighted to hear from you and, above all, you will be contributing to the project of future expatriates who have questions of all kinds. If you are not yet an expatriate, the professional experience you will have abroad has both positive and less positive points, depending on your own experience. Generally speaking, the work experience abroad will be an opportunity for you to discover the other side of the coin. You will have to live according to the codes of a different culture in different countries.
When you are an expatriate in a European country and you are also an expatriate, the administrative procedures are not complex.
Our partner companies will take care of securing your tax situation in the country, as well as taking out a company health insurance policy. You will also be guided in opening a bank account if necessary.
This information is given during your interviews and the partner companies make sure that your documents are complete in order to proceed with the procedures.
If necessary, you will be able to contact a dedicated department in your company that will assist you with any questions you may have. Together with our partner companies, we want to ensure that your integration takes place under the best possible conditions in order to facilitate your project.
The common factor you will share with your future colleagues in the professional world will be the search for an experience abroad to boost your career, change environment, lifestyle or improve your skills.
The average age of expatriates is 25 and you will be immersed in an environment of over 30 different languages.
The downsides will be different for everyone, so we want to be realistic in our advice. We recommend that you have your own experience and make the most of it.
The job offers abroad that we propose cover various professions:
The choice of the field of activity and the position is made during the motivation interview with the recruiter of the partner company according to your profile and your expectations.
Your preferences and/or interests are also taken into account in order to match as much as possible
Our partner companies have several types of jobs in Europe for French speakers. Here is a non-exhaustive list:
Note that for each position there are several levels depending on experience and professional skills. You should also take into account the possibilities for development during your experience.
You will be required to attend one or more training courses during the first few months in the partner company to prepare you for all aspects of your future position.
Training is an integral part of the integration and talent management process to build a professional environment for all departments.
You will also have in-house training throughout your contract period, which will be designed to help you develop your skills through the deployment of this training.
The partner companies are aware of the need to support you professionally and to do this they encourage the implementation of educational training.
Expat-U’s job offers are open to beginners, young graduates and people with no experience.
One of the reasons why Expat-U was founded was to be an actor in the professional integration abroad for English speakers.
We are aware that the job market is closed for certain fields of activity but we have proven to companies that students with no experience or senior profiles in retraining are talents to be considered.
Partner companies promote from within to provide opportunities for all.
Evolution is possible after a few months, growth is organic and your career evolves according to your merit and performance.
The determination of this duration will depend on your profile and your various professional and interpersonal skills but also on the needs of the company.
Our partner companies only offer full-time jobs for a minimum of 6 months.
However, our Expat-U agency can help you if you are looking for an experience abroad to validate your degree.
You can search for job offers in the section Our offers and apply for positions that match your profile and your expatriation project.
Our Expat-U recruiters will contact you if your profile matches a vacancy in one of our partner companies. The recruitment process continues with the analysis of your CV.
After analysing your CV, if your profile meets the requirements, we will contact you to set up a presentation call. New offers arrive on our site, check again to apply for those that match your qualifications and interests.
The following prerequisites are necessary to be able to continue the recruitment process with Expat-U. We want to guarantee the best conditions for our candidates but also for our partner companies.
We therefore appreciate it when candidates do a self-check of these requirements before applying for a position requiring them.
To sign an employment contract in a European country, you need either a European nationality or a work permit from the country in question, issued by the local authorities.
If you are not European, we recommend that you contact the Embassy, the Consulate or the Aliens Department to obtain one of the above-mentioned documents.
For obvious reasons, none of our partners will undertake to do this for you, nor to provide you with a work contract or promise of employment.
Nevertheless, we wish you all the best in your search and/or procedures.
There may be several reasons for this. It may be that the job you applied for does not match your profile and/or the requirements listed above.
We recommend that you keep your CV up to date and continue your search on our site to find the job that matches your skills, qualifications and interests.
At Expat-U the introductory call is dedicated to you. We discuss your project, your expectations and your professional interests in order to answer your questions and guide you.
We will present you with one or more offers and the partner company.
You will get professional recruitment support to ensure that you are the talent that our
to ensure you are the talent our clients are looking for.
We also send you a summary by email with the terms and conditions of the offer.
After your application has been accepted by the Expat-U recruiter during the introductory call, you will be asked to complete a series of skills assessment tests to :
assess your level of French and English
assess your email writing skills
We will contact you to give you feedback on the results. If the results are positive, we will inform you of the date of the motivation interview with the partner company.
We will help you to prepare for the interview. This can take place either by telephone or by video conference.
We recommend that you check your junk mail: spam. If you cannot find the e-mail, please contact your Expat-U recruiter as soon as possible at the following e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
All interviewed candidates are contacted by Expat-U to inform you about the next steps. If the partner company does not contact you, please let us know at the following e-mail address: email@example.com. We would like to ensure that you are hired in the best possible conditions and timeframe to help you prepare for your project.
As soon as you are selected, your Expat-U recruiter will send you the job offer by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
This includes additional information as well as the list of documents to finalise your employment and prepare your arrival. You will be in contact with the recruiter of the partner company if necessary.
For job offers that include accommodation, this is valid for the duration of your employment contract.
The accommodation is in shared flats, which you share only with employees of the same company. You will have a private, individual room. The flats are rented by the company from private individuals and are furnished with the necessary equipment. The rent is paid directly by the company including the various charges. Special requests: Women can submit a request when recruiting with Expat-U to be housed in a women-only flat. The company will intervene at your request for any repairs and/or replacement of equipment. All requests will be directed to a dedicated department within your company.
In Greece and Bulgaria the partner companies guarantee your accommodation for an average of two weeks to one month: in hotels or Airbnb.
The partner company can accompany you by putting you in touch with real estate agencies. Please note that the visits will be made by yourself.