How to find a job in Poland
Updated 2018-09-17 13:06

Looking for work in Poznan? Here are some tips to help you in your search.

Poznan is one of Poland's largest cities and a popular expat destination thanks to its rich historical heritage paired with modern infrastructure and a vibrant night life. If you are looking for a job in Poland, you will find no shortage of opportunities in both local and international companies.


The capital city of the Wielkopolska region, Poznan is one of Poland's key trade centres and is also considered one of the country's most prosperous cities. The city's favourable economic landscape as well a developed road network have attracted a number of international investors, specifically in industries like logistics, transportation, manufacturing, food and beverage, and others. Innovation investments have also strengthened the city's progressive economic reputation leading to the rapid development of engineering and IT industries.

Labour market

Poznan has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country and is also a popular choice for branch offices of international companies like Ikea, Volkswagen, Nordea Bank, and a number of others. These, together with local companies, provide a variety of job opportunities to locals as well as expats. The most in-demand areas of expertise currently include IT, marketing and advertising, food and beverage industry, as well as various manufacturing sectors.

Plentiful job opportunities, relatively low cost of living as well as expat-friendly culture and dynamic lifestyle make Poznan a popular destination for expat professionals.

Find a job

Looking for a job in Poland is pretty straightforward. As mentioned above, you will have a better chance of landing a good position in the city if you specialise in one of the in-demand areas such as IT, food and beverage, marketing, manufacturing, etc. Speaking some Polish would be of great help in your job search and a good knowledge of English is a definite must.

You can start be going through the classifieds in local newspapers as well as browsing job offers online ' luckily, there are a number of job hunting websites available English. Linkedin and other professional social media can be useful sources as well.

Alternatively, you can get in touch with a headhunting agency ' this should speed things up and help you navigate through job offers from local as well as international companies.


Thanks to the city's developed transportation network, you won't have to worry about finding an apartment that is necessarily close to your place of work. With that, it's a good idea to scan through the city's neighbourhoods to see which one fits you best. Old Town (or Stare Miasto) is the city's cultural centre and a nice residential area ' but also the one where the rental prices tend to be on the high side. Lawica is the city's greenest district with an abundance of parks and gardens ' it is also praised as one of the cleanest areas in Poznan. Rataje is a great neighbourhood to settle with kids as it features a very child-friendly infrastructure. Winogrady and Winiary are also often recommended as quiet and convenient residential districts.

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