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Employment advice

I was wondering if there was anyone who could point me in the right direction with regards to job hunting in Switzerland.

I am moving out to Lausanne over the summer and looking for employment from September. I have 8 years secondary school teaching experience and I am currently Head of Design and Technology in the UK. I am interested in continuing to teach but I think that I am too late in looking for the next school year now so I am open to looking to try something different for a year or so in the meantime.

I'd be grateful if anyone can suggest any good recruitment agencies who might be able to connect me with work in a different field, or if anyone has any other suggestions of people/companies to contact to get me started.

Thank you in advance for any advice you might have.
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Old 24.04.2017, 21:53
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Re: Employment advice

You might want to look up the stickie on "english-speaking companies"? You could also contact recruitment companies.

Or do you speak French/German/Italian fluently?
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Old 24.04.2017, 22:07
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Re: Employment advice

Thanks Roegner.

I haven't used French since I was at school but I have enrolled on a 3 week French course at Lausanne University in July so hopefully I will be able to speak/understand a bit more after that. I dont speak Italian or German at all so I understand this might limit me somewhat.

Can you recommend any good recruitment agencies?
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Old 25.04.2017, 02:41
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Re: Employment advice

Not quite sure how you imagined to teach without speaking a local language - this would be kind of like the blind leading the blind. School-level French from years ago plus a few weeks of a summer course won't do. Classes are of course taught in the local language and even if you were to teach English, you'd still need a very decent grasp of French as obviously your students will be French-speaking.

The only option you have with English only are international schools. So best to start there, there are a few here and there in Lausanne.

For non-teaching English jobs, see roegner's reference above and a large number of threads in the forum on the same topic.
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What are you looking to teach?

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Ideally Design (product, resistant materials, graphics etc) but open to other subjects.

Thank you for your reply Samarie. I am only considering English speaking Internatiinal schools for those reasons.

I can search the internet for recruitment agencies but I was hoping for someone to be able to recommend ones that they have found particually good so if you know of any in Lausanne I'd be grateful for a recommendation.

Thanks again for your help Samarie

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Old 25.04.2017, 14:40
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Sorry, the recruiters I use are often specialized in Finance. You can try the obvious one like MP, Adecco etc
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Basel is the city with the most artistic and industrial design skills. Why do you choose Lausanne?
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Re: Employment advice

If you want to try teaching you could check out the College du Leman in Versoix. They have summer camps (I worked there in summer 2012), might be a good way to get your foot in the door. I have some names of people there if you want to PM me I can tell you to whom to direct your contact. Its probably too late - they usually find their teachers by February - but you never know, maybe someone dropped out.
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Re: Employment advice

I am confused. Do you have a residence permit?
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Re: Employment advice

In the process of arranging one. Thank you everyone for your advice.
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How are you arranging a permit without a job? Are you getting married?
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Re: Employment advice

EU national, no problem.

Still you can't arrange one until you actually move here. Until you can present a rental contract - and an employment contract too if you have one by then - to the cantonal migration office you can't get a permit, simple as that.
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Re: Employment advice

No job, no permit. But often, no permit, no job.
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Re: Employment advice

What are you guys talking about???

She's an EU citizen. She doesn't need a job to get a permit.
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Re: Employment advice

I don't know if this would fall under design (I'm sorry I don't know much about your field), but I saw a posting at the Ecolint looking for a Teacher of Art https://www.ecolint.ch/job/teacher-art Some of the international schools do recruit locally a little bit later than might be expected. My husband was hired last year in the summer (to start in september). I would look directly on the international school websites (I made myself a list if you would like it, I can write it here)
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She's an EU citizen. She doesn't need a job to get a permit.
And what permit would that be, with no job?
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An L job seekers permit. Come on! This is beginner stuff.
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An L job seekers permit. Come on! This is beginner stuff.
Ah ok, I didn't think a permit was necessary as I thought one could come and look for work without one.
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Re: Employment advice

f you’re a national from an ‘EU-25’ country or EFTA state – Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Poland or Portugal – you can enjoy full freedom of movement and are free to move to Switzerland to live and work. However, you will still need to get a residence permit for stays of longer than three months.
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