Working in Warsaw
Updated 2018-09-17 13:39

Poland's vibrant capital is open towards foreign expertise. In this article, find out how to find a work in Warsaw and get useful tips on your job search.

Warsaw, the Polish capital city, is the country's most dynamic area. It has been attracting many expatriates over the years thanks to its open labour market and its developed and robust economy. If you intend to live and work in Warsaw, it's a good idea to enquire about the specifics of the labour market and where your skills will be most needed. Note, above all, that a good command of English and some knowledge of Polish will be your key assets besides your qualifications and skills.


Polish economy is ranked as the 8th largest economy in the EU and boasts the best results in economic growth among the countries of the former Communist states of Eastern and Central Europe. The World Bank defines Poland as a high-income economy placing it on the 23rd spot in terms of GDP worldwide ' and Warsaw is the city with the highest GDP in Poland and the lowest unemployment rate. With $43,200 GDP per capita, Poland's capital is one of the most prosperous cities in Central and Eastern Europe.

The city's economy primarily relies on service, financial and tourism sectors ' these also employ the majority of the city's population.

Labour market

As mentioned above, Warsaw boasts the lowest unemployment rates in the whole country ' 2.6%. This means that that the city has plenty of potential working opportunities for you to explore. Warsaw is home to a large number of international and multinational companies as well as the National Bank of Poland and Warsaw Stock Exchange.

Conveniently located in the heart of Europe, Warsaw attracts both large investments and small businesses, which, in turn, create additional working spaces. In fact, one of the world's largest recruitment firms, Michael Page, opened a branch in the city back in 2005. Most expatriate professionals in Warsaw are employed in the spheres of business and other services, finance, tourism, and education. English teaching, in particular, is very in demand at universities, colleges and private training centres in Warsaw and across the country.

Find a job

Warsaw hosts many Polish and international companies that are involved in different sectors. This creates plenty of opportunities for expatriates to build their careers in the city. You can start your job search by getting in touch with a recruitment agency and seeing how your skills fit into the job market. Alternatively, you can contact companies located in the Warsaw directly with your CV and cover letter. There are also plenty of job hunting websites, some aimed specifically at English-speaking job seekers.

With a large number of international companies having their branches in the capital, you could also enquire locally about the possibilities of working in Poland while employed by a company in your country.

Useful links:

Jobs in Warsaw for English speakers
Monster Polska
Careers in Poland

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