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Australian living in Poland - fire protection / construction field jobs?


kosiek 1 | 4
11 Nov 2013 #1
Hi everyone I have recently moved to Lesko in Poland from Australia as I have lots of family here and I really love the culture so I decided to give it a try.

I am looking for some advice reguarding employment here. At home in Australia I have been working in the fire protection field ( fitting fire sprinkler systems) all my working life am 27 years old.

I have skills in most forms of construction also.

I am currently learning Polish but at the moment only know the basics.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,455
11 Nov 2013 #2
I have recently moved to Lesko

I am looking for some advice reguarding employment here.

There isn't exactly much employment in Bieszczady outside of the tourist industry, and that is incredibly seasonal. Did your relatives not explain to you that Lesko and the surrounding area isn't exactly a great place for someone who doesn't speak the language?

Do you have capital to start a business? That's about your only chance there.
OP kosiek 1 | 4
11 Nov 2013 #3
Yes my family explained to me the difficulties in finding a job here but i decided to give it a shot anyway i love the place and you only live once.

What kind of business do you think would be viable here?
delphiandomine 88 | 18,455
11 Nov 2013 #4
Yes my family explained to me the difficulties in finding a job here but i decided to give it a shot anyway i love the place and you only live once.

Lesko isn't particularly wealthy in that region (it's not as bad as some other areas, but it has those rather poor housing estates on the road to Cisna) - and employment is hard to come by for locals, let alone foreigners who don't speak the language.

What kind of business do you think would be viable here?

In Lesko, very little - it's simply not a tourist destination as everyone is driving through.

If I were in your shoes, I'd be looking at starting a business in Cisna. It's the most well-run out of all the villages there, and has the most potential to expand further. But you'll need significant capital to even start there.

More to the point, on what basis are you staying in Poland? Do you have a valid residence permit, or an EU passport?
OP kosiek 1 | 4
11 Nov 2013 #5
So your basically saying i have no chance of finding employment here i mean i don't mind travelling for work.
delphiandomine 88 | 18,455
11 Nov 2013 #6
As an Australian, you require a work permit - and there's no chance of you getting one when the province is poor and suffers from high unemployment as it is.

What kind of work do you think you can do without Polish skills?
OP kosiek 1 | 4
11 Nov 2013 #7
I have polish citizenship
jon357 69 | 18,445
11 Nov 2013 #8
Really there aren't many options. A grocery shop might be your best bet, but you'll need plenty of capital and absolutely the ideal location. And a lot of hard work (plus a Polish-speaking staff).
harryashi - | 12
11 Nov 2013 #9
kosiek

i work in construction and have started a construction company in Poland. I've been building concrete skateparks in the summer and home renos during the winter months. let me know if your interested
OP kosiek 1 | 4
12 Nov 2013 #10
Harryashi I am very interested I have sent you a private message.
Markjhill 1 | 10
13 Mar 2014 #11
Hi harryashi, I really hope it's not to late to post a reply to you here.
I live in krakow I'm English and I will travel anywhere to work.ive worked in fire safety and construction(plumbing) for 7 years in the uk. Do you have any opportunities for me or maybe you know somebody who might be interested. Any feedback will be appreciated.


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