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Farming jobs in Poland? I've studied animal science in university, plenty of experience


anticuy    
30 Sep 2013  #1
hi everyone, im new here but traveling to Poland has been on my plans for quite a long time. im a young Peruvian working in New Zealand since the last year and I've got one more year to go. So I could say that I have plenty of experience in the area. I also studied animal science in university for 5 years...

it would be great if some of you guys can tell me some info about how possible could it be to work for a farm in Poland and stay 1 or 2 years... I don't speak polish but I learn very quick and my English is very fluent. thanks a lot guys!
Monitor 14 | 1,821    
1 Oct 2013  #2
You would have to know Polish and work illegally, because only high payed jobs can give you visa.
Astoria - | 155    
1 Oct 2013  #3
12.9% of Polish labor force is employed in agriculture producing miniscule 4% of GDP. Any additional employment in agriculture (especially foreign) is highly discouraged by the government.
Harry    
2 Oct 2013  #4
Any additional employment in agriculture (especially foreign) is highly discouraged by the government.

You sure about that? There are certainly more than a few Ukrainians and Belarussians working in the agricultural sector on those jobs that don't require work permits (i.e. the ones which are done by citizens of countries which border Poland and are for no more than six months in any 12-month period). I thought that that exception had been brought in specifically for the agricultural sector after so many of the farm labour upped sticks and headed to the UK.
f stop 25 | 2,514    
2 Oct 2013  #5
seasonal jobs might not be that hard to find. Google farm jobs in Poland.
A duration of a year or two - much harder.
Astoria - | 155    
2 Oct 2013  #6
You sure about that?

Seems logical. The government doesn't encourage Ukrainians to work on Polish farms. It's the farmers who want cheaper foreign labor. The farmer has to prove that he can't find Polish fruit and vegetable pickers - which is easy, despite high unemployment, because Poles don't want to do these jobs for wages paid to Ukrainians. Same story with Poles in Germany and UK. Ukrainians usually pick fruits and vegetables, and anticuy would easily find legal or illegal employment doing that, but jobs like that are seasonal. To work for 2 years on a Polish farm he would probably have to work with animals, for which he's qualified, but these jobs are full time, pay better, and have Poles doing them,so there's no need for foreigners.
Harry    
2 Oct 2013  #7
The government doesn't encourage Ukrainians to work on Polish farms.

So why do they exempt Ukrainians from the need to get work permits?

The farmer has to prove that he can't find Polish fruit and vegetable pickers

No, he only has to file a declaration, not an application.
Astoria - | 155    
2 Oct 2013  #8
So why do they exempt Ukrainians from the need to get work permits?

You answered it yourself: because these jobs are seasonal. And they are specific: simple, manual jobs mostly in agriculture and construction. Work permits are for steady jobs all year round; any jobs.

No, he only has to file a declaration, not an application.

The farmer has to declare that he can't find Polish pickers. Then his declaration is checked in the regional unemployment office if it is true. At least in theory, because in practice everyone knows that there are not many Poles willing to do seasonal work in agriculture in Poland. The government has to approve most of farmers' declarations because there would be a shortage of some 200,000 seasonal workers in agriculture. But it doesn't mean that the government is encouraging Ukrainians to work on Polish farms. The government would prefer Poles doing low paying seasonal jobs to lower unemployment or to discourage many of them from taking early retirement and working off the books.
Monitor 14 | 1,821    
  2 Oct 2013  #9
The farmer has to declare that he can't find Polish pickers. Then his declaration is checked in the regional unemployment office if it is true.

You're not right and Harry is correct.

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