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Job opportunities in Poland for a foreigner? (other than a teacher)

1 Feb 2007 /  #31
hi there, this is really funny i am british and my girlfriend is a native polish woman she has lived in paignton in devon for two years and has had enough of living here, she comes from rzeszow (hour away from) we have just returned from poland a month ago and again have come to the conclusion that we want to return to poland but like you i am not a speaker of polish and do find it difficult to speak their language, aneta really wants to go back and i dont want to lose her so i really do not have any choice so i am going to relocate and we are going to make a go of things, its funny, name a few things that you dont find in poland? english people, many jobs, but it is a much nicer place to be and the people are really friendly and welcoming, please if you can would you be able to contact me, my name is Adam im 31 :)
7 Feb 2007 /  #32
Hi I have just moved to Poland about 10 months ago and I am trying to find a job in Bielsko-Biala. I cannot speak polish. I tried a job as a teacher (native speaker of english) and found it very scary- stood infront of a class of teenagers. I have more administration experience and would prefer employment in a company. I was quite interested in what one person suggested which was proof-reading. How do I find out more
Sparky359 6 | 46  
7 Feb 2007 /  #33
Hi Vix,

Just wandered about your circumstances. Did you initially go to Poland 10 months ago to teach english? Why Bielsko-Biala? I am thinking along the same lines as you, try and find a company rather than the teaching route.

7 Feb 2007 /  #34
I did not come to Poland to teach because I am not a teacher-I was a Clerical Officer in a hospital in England. I have family around Bielsko-Biala

I live in Bielsko-Biala
Sparky359 6 | 46  
7 Feb 2007 /  #35
Hi Vix

Thought that might be the case.

I am an Office Manager in the UK with a lot of family in Poland too, I thought about the teaching route, but like you I am looking to just find a company to work for, but its not easy. Do you find being in Poland itself makes it easier to find opportunities?
daffy 23 | 1,508  
7 Feb 2007 /  #36
mmm, i could learn basic polsih and teach english so? :P and im a trainee accountant with a business degree! lol

oh i wish i could make a life in there, support a home and family. its very expensive here in ireland.
7 Feb 2007 /  #37
No not really. I did come with my parent but unfortunately they died within the past year so I am trying to start a new life. I usually look on the internet for ideas
daffy 23 | 1,508  
7 Feb 2007 /  #38
yea i use the internet too. I am earning below average industrial wage in ireland and live with parents at the moment (i am 24) I am nearly finished my degree in Business and half way with my proffessional Accountancy (ACCA for interested parties)

I just really want to raise a family with my girlfriend, living in a beautiful place (not meaning big house, but a lovely part of the world)

is it so much to ask?
Sparky359 6 | 46  
7 Feb 2007 /  #39
Hi Vix

Sorry to here about your parent.

I know the feeling about trying to start a new life, thats my main objective, in Poland hopefully.

Yeah, I surf the internet everyday looking for a break, best chance I see is trying to find an international company.

What do you to keep yourself busy each day?
7 Feb 2007 /  #40
To keep myself busy - I have a new house - which requires quite a bit of work but I also keep an eye out for any jobs that may arise - I want to go out to work
9 Feb 2007 /  #41
I work in the communications field and have for 30 years. I work on all kinds of daxes and have experience in satalite as well. I currently work with a large company in the united states but want to move to Poland. My wife is from there and she is a nurse.

Does any one know if we would be alble to get a job in those fields????
15 Feb 2007 /  #42
hello everybody,
i'm lebanese holder of a german MBA degree , have a banking experience,speaks 5 languages and intending to move to poland to continue my studies at SGH , i'm going for a executive finance master degree. what r my chances to find a decent job after 2 years in poland?
RazZ 1 | 180  
17 Feb 2007 /  #43
how is the export and import or cargo business in poland? right now im working for an Air line representative company ( cargo related). and we are thinking of opening a branch in poland.
19 Feb 2007 /  #44
Hi Adam,
I understand your dilemma. I myself am half Polish half British and often can't make up my mind where I want to be.
Re. looking for a job - would you be interested in a relatively well paid job with an international corporation, doing technical writing - basically writing manuals for users of specific computer applications. We are looking for:

- native English speakers (or close to native level)
- computer-literate or a bit more than just literate, knowledge of networking concepts an asset,
- willing to re-locate to or near Gdansk area
- some knowledge of Polish a definite asset but not a must.
If you are interested, I will send you more details. Definite advantages of this job would be that work practices and the general atmosphere are that of a Western company.

Wojtek Jarosz
Senior Technical Writer
Gdansk, Poland
23 Feb 2007 /  #45
Hello wojtek-

Is it possible to get more information on the job opportunity you described? I have family in Gdynia, and want to move my family to the Gdynia or Gdansk area. I'm from the US, and I speak Polish. There wasn't any contact info for you on the Compuware website.
26 Feb 2007 /  #46
czesc wojtek, i am from England but my wife is from Gdansk and we both want to move to Gdansk with our 3 year old daughter, we have all our Polish family living there.

I dont speak much Polish but am learning, i can speak broken Polish.
I would like to recieve information regarding the job vacancy please, my E-mail adress is

Please reply to me, thank you very much.
P.S if you have any other vacancies for a english speaking person then could you please contact me, i will be visiting Gdansk again this summer in July.

kind regards from Matthew Burgess.
3 Mar 2007 /  #47
hello i read the message looking for native english speakers in poland to teach the 'callan method'. i am very interested in what you have to offer and also what i have to offer you. i am a uk citizen travelling in europe, currently unemployed ( i quit my job in a music store to travel). i am very open to any new and exciting opportunities that present themselves, this may be one such opportunity. i am also learning polish.

can you please email me with details of what qualifications are needed and also the period of tenure. thank you very much, dziekuje, danny - irregulardan@hotmail
4 Mar 2007 /  #48
Hi every body
I am Egyptian and i live now in poland in gdynia in the north
can any one help by information about translation agencies.cause i am looking for a job and i knocked all doors for job even for teaching Arabic .if you could help I would appreciate it
5 Mar 2007 /  #49
Hi I'm Bankole muritala from Nigeria ,i came to Poland about 4 months Ago ,i dont speak polish but speaking English fluently and life isn't easy at all, i lived in warsaw with my girlfriend hoping to get married soon though she's the one taken responsiblity of my life and hers too,I'm feeling too poor about this cos cos i'm not a man enough not to take care of myself talking less of my home,Pls can i anyone helped me out cos i'm looking for Job in any part of warsaw.

I will really appreciate if anyone can contact me soonest.
my nbr - 516986402
email address - manshallah007@yahoo :)
5 Mar 2007 /  #50
as a student in warsaw can u really a nice job,u can use in taking care of urself
9 Mar 2007 /  #51
Czesc Wojtek
thank you very much for your reply, yes that would be great if you could send to me some information about a new future.
My little polish girlfriend ( soon to be wife ) is itching to get back to her way of life and it
reminds me just how different 3000 miles can make between east and west, i myself love poland and if i could invent a earpiece that would act as instant translator then all

my troubles would be solved, though i think sometimes my girlfriend wouldnt speak so much in her native tounge if she knew that i could understand what she was saying to

her girlfrinds who are mostly laughing whilst looking at me!!!
my email address is- look forward to hear from you. pozdrawiam. Adam
10 Mar 2007 /  #52
hi am dazang dung from nigeria,am living with my parents. if wishes were horses i wud want to relocate to europe and poland for instance, i strongly believe i can make it even if i cu get a job to be a cleaner or anything else,just for me to get settled,i am ready,i cud also work as a baby sitter. my email address is

thank you and may God bless you
10 Mar 2007 /  #53
try to have master degree at least
11 Mar 2007 /  #54
Hi! I read a lot about british, but I'm italian and I'm looking for job opportunities in Krakow, Warsawa or Czestochowa (my wife is from Czesto). Are there companies interested in italian language and/or abilities in environmental monitoring, EMS (environmental management system - EMAS, ISO14001), protected area management?

17 Mar 2007 /  #55
hi there, im an australian currently in poland. did u have to marry a pole to live and work here? ive only read on the net that aussies can stay on visiting visa. any info on staying here would help.

Michal - | 1,865  
18 Mar 2007 /  #56
In England we have 600,000 Polish loking for work as there is nothing in Poland. If you are looking for work in Poland besides from teaching English I would imagine that there would be almost no openings unless you have some very special skill such as a famous footballer or an excellent chef but even then as a a teacher of English you willl need to be able to translate grammar and meaning so you will be a useless teacher without a knowledge of Polish. the Polish are very practicle and do almost all jobs themselves from mending shoes to building houses so your skill will need to be something really special. i think that on the whole we are a little spoilt in the West and are used to relying on other people-that is why we have plumbers who come to our homes and charge £80 call out fee to change a washer on a tap! No such chance of this in Poland.
krysia 23 | 3,057  
18 Mar 2007 /  #57
we have plumbers who come to our homes and charge £80 call out fee to change a washer on a tap! No such chance of this in Poland.

How true!
The same in the US. Plumbers and electricians have one of the better paying jobs. So one would not do good in Poland.
So the only job in the whole world for an American in Poland is teaching english. :)
18 Mar 2007 /  #58
Job scene in Poland far as I can see here is ... Lot of big firms meanly international big names all coming here so English speaker do and can get job on then ,even if you dont know polish working language in these big firms is english . thing is the wages will be lower then in places like London ... so if you want to come and dont really want teach there are other stuff to do dont give up the fight .
Michal - | 1,865  
18 Mar 2007 /  #59
Best of all would be if you have a professional job such as a civil engineer or an accountant and you may be able to work in Poland for an international company with an interest in that area of the world. English Language teaching is all right for a while if you are young but it is not a career path for a family man.
19 Mar 2007 /  #60
I think the great thing about Europe, especially for contractors, is the possibility to be based in one country and to be able to work throught the Union. So live in Poland with cheaper living cost and earn abroad. love it.

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