Student jobs are normally part-time, entry-level positions with pay, dedicated to individuals undertaking a higher education degree. However, this can vary much from country to country. We have aggregated a list of part-time positions in Austria below.
With a workweek spanning from 10-30 hours, these positions can be occupied for as long as one is a student. Student jobs form an attractive option for students that wish to improve their employability skills in connection to their academic profile.
Student jobs are great ways to get your foot in the door at your favourite company. If you start as a student, and show that you add great value to the company, odds are that you will already have a head start when you graduate, in relation to landing a full-time position. You have already learned the ropes, required only limited additional training, and you already know the organisation.
The Federal Republic of Austria counts over 8.5 million inhabitants and belongs to one of the wealthiest nations in the European Union - thus, offering a variety of part-time job opportunities for students and recent graduates.
The 4 biggest cities in the Alpine nation are its capital Vienna (“Wien” in German), as well as the local federal capitals Linz, St. Pölten and Graz. For most international and bigger local corporations, Vienna is an important European hub, especially because of its vicinity and connections to trade partners in Eastern Europe. However, the country’s most important export partner its neighbour to the north, Germany. You should also note that German is the main spoken language in Austria (though the accents vary heavily in the different regions).
Yet, keeping an eye on the smaller towns in Austria may also yield some interesting part-time job options for students and graduates, as several internationally known companies are located outside the larger urban areas. The drinks company Red Bull in Fuschl am See or the jewelry producer Swarovski located in Wattens are just 2 examples. Besides the industrial sector, leisure and tourism is an important part of the Austrian economy, offering a wide range of part-time jobs for students and recent graduates.
Tip: Be aware that the requirements for job applications in Austria may be different from what you are used to. Check the points where you can adapt your CV, cover letter, and communication with employers to local standards.