Work in Toulouse


Toulouse is the capital of Haute-Garonne and the broader Occitane region, and is rich with history. It is home to world heritage sites and is known as 'the Pink City' thanks to the pink coloured bricks many of the buildings were originally constructed from. It is also a popular choice for those trying a find a job in a technological field, especially aeronautics, thanks to the location of Airbus headquarters in the city.

Promising fields in Toulouse

Toulouse is a popular choice for those keen to work in aeronautics in France, as well as the broader technology sector (including electronics and biotechnology), as well as engineering (Airbus has several assembly lines in Toulouse).

However, there are other active industry sectors in Toulouse:

  • business services
  • personal services
  • transportation
  • trade
  • hospitality


Eurocentre, which is located in the North of Toulouse, is a described as being a “multimodal” pole and a major economic hub where both big name companies and smaller enterprises are located. It is indeed an important employment pool which you should definitely visit during your stay in the area.

Aside from Eurocentre, Toulouse also hosts many very small enterprises known as Très Petites Entreprises (TPE). These are also quite promising in terms of employment. You can find all the details about these companies online.

Find a job

It is recommended that you begin your job search online in your home country before you even depart for France. This will give you a better idea of what is available at the time and what skills are most in demand, so you can adapt your CV and cover letters as necessary. Both social networks advertising vacancies and specialised job sites will keep you in the loop with the latest job openings.

Upon your arrival in France, make sure to register with Pôle Emploi which will provide you with personalised resources for your job hunt. You may want to register with temporary recruitment agencies in the meantime. In some cases, temporary jobs can turn into permanent employment.

You will also find many job offers in local newspapers. Make sure to update your resume and cover letter according to French standards and consider sending impromptu applications to big name companies.

 Useful links:

Enquête Besoins en Main-d'Œuvre 2015 – Toulouse
Mairie de Toulouse
La Depêche
Monster Toulouse
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In addition to it's impressive scenery, Lyon is also one of France's major economic hubs, making it ideal for expat job-seekers.
Located in the Pas-de-Calais region, Lille is very welcoming towards expatriates. It provides various career prospects for highly-skilled job-seekers.
Bordeaux is a scenic city in the Gironde region with a large student population. There are also employment opportunities in various fields.

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