Work in St Petersburg


If St Petersburg is your dream city, find out in this article how to proceed to find a job there.

Being one of the major Russian cities, St Petersburg has been attracting foreigners from all around the world over the years. To date, the Federal Immigration Service has registered some 16,920,805 foreigners in this city. In fact, St Petersburg offers various opportunities to young graduates and professionals seeking employment prospects in Russia due to its developed and prosperous economy.


St Petersburg is known for hosting the country's biggest trade port, thus facilitating trade and communication between the city and the rest of the world. Other fields such as information and communication technology, as well as industry, also make a significant contribution to the city's Gross Domestic Product (GDP). Among these, you will find, namely, Scania, Continental AG, General Motors, Rothman, Unilever, Japan Tobacco, SEB, Gillette, Coca-Cola, Wrigley, LMZ, etc.

The city also specializes in other fields such as shipbuilding, machine tools, electronics designed for aerospace and aviation, the construction of nuclear submarines and icebreakers. Moreover, St Petersburg hosts the famous Baltika, which is a property of Carlsberg and Scottish & Newcastle, Russia's biggest and the whole of Europe's second most important brewery.

If you are looking for a job in St Petersburg, consider sending spontaneous applications to one of these firms if you are qualified in these particular fields. However, there is a sort of scarcity of jobs in this Russian city for a few years. But you can still try your luck.

Find a job

Inter-company transfers remain the best way of finding a job in Russia. Hence, you may apply for a job if your company has or intends to open a subsidiary in St Petersburg. Otherwise, word of mouth could help if you have friends or contacts in the city.

You may as well check out classified ads in local newspapers and check out job offers on the internet.

Finally, registering with a recruitment agency may help you find a job which matches your profile more easily.

 Useful links: – Job offers in Saint Petersburg 
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