You don’t have to wait until you win the lottery or retire in order to relocate permanenlty to France – you can pay your way just like any French person does by working in France.
2006 is the European Year of Workers’ Mobility so you needn’t let an accident of birth stop you from choosing where you want to live and work. You don’t need a work permit to work in France.
Jobcentre Plus has 22 full-time European Employment Services (EURES) advisors who can give you advice and guidance on finding work in France – there will be at least one advisor in your region. EURES advisors work with advisors in France, helping employers to recruit people by organising jobs fairs and interviews. They also hold seminars and recruitment days. You can call the International Jobsearch Advice Team on 0113 307 8090
You can also visit www.eures.europa.eu which contains thousands of job vacancies in all countries in the European Economic Area. You can search by typing in the type of job you are looking for or just scroll through all the vacancies and see what is on offer.
You can also put your CV online for employers to consider – you could be the ideal person a French employer is looking for!
Other websites to try include: