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New to Switzerland

Hi guys and thank you for taking the time,
I am a UK citizen new to Switzerland (and to the forum) and in the process of registering to the L permit.
Does any of you know if I get any help from the state in finding a job? I understand they have here an office called RAF (?) parallel to the UK's Job Centre (?) in which they offer free German courses and help with job finding.
Will I be entitled to get help from the RAF once I register?

Many thanks
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Old 08.10.2015, 11:25
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Does any of you know if I get any help from the state in finding a job? I understand they have here an office called RAF (?) parallel to the UK's Job Centre (?) in which they offer free German courses and help with job finding.
Will I be entitled to get help from the RAF once I register?
"RAV"

No you won't. It is the Swiss unemployment agency, so a bit like the job centre... but more strict. You have to have paid into the AHV system for 12 months then be made unemployed to benefit from unemployment payments and free courses.
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Re: New to Switzerland

Auslandschweizer-Organisation has a page on its website called "How to find a job in Switzerland". Might be useful:

http://aso.ch/en/consultation/back-t...-to-find-a-job

Also, "All EC/EFTA nationals looking for a job can claim the grant of an L EC/EFTA authorization for the duration of 3 months. This permit does not give the right to social insurance services".

http://www.migraweb.ch/en/themen/aus...verlaengerung/
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Re: New to Switzerland

Welcome to the forum. What type of work are you going to be looking for? If you're highly skilled/experienced then German may not be so vital as upper level jobs can be found with only English necessary, though speaking a Swiss language will obviously be a bonus. But if you're looking for the lower areas: construction labourer, factory worker, etc, then some German will be needed so you can understand instructions. Plus most of the various contracts - rental, phone, insurance, etc - will probably be in German, not English.
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Re: New to Switzerland

Thank you all for the quick replies,

In the UK I was working as a technician, but I don't expect to find something in this field, at least not before I learn some German. So I am willing to do any kind of job for now.

Where is the best place for me to look for one or what would be the best thing for me to do?

Thanks again
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Re: New to Switzerland

Learn some basic German asap. Getting a non-skilled job will almost guarantee that you need this.

Why have you moved here? Especially without any pre-preparation as it were. It's difficult to just turn up and find employment if you don't speak a Swiss language.
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We were initially living in London but recently moved here and living with her. So less to worry about these German forms for now I guess

... she's local born in Basel

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Ah well, that'll help. Translator and language teacher all in one.
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