Get work experience while studying
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 Italy 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.
Working and living in Italy
As one of the biggest economies in Europe, Italy can be an interesting market to keep in mind for your search for part-time jobs. While the country has been hit hard by the European debt crisis, university degrees are highly valued in Italy and certain sectors have managed to remain stable despite economic turmoil.
Italy has fewer large multinational companies compared to other EU members - still, quite a few Italian employers that offer part-time jobs have internationally recognized brands (e.g. Fiat, UniCredit, Ferrero, Gucci or Ferrari). Most of the industrial sector (as well as international banks) are located in the Northwestern part of Italy around the city Milan. In the south of the country is dominated by agriculture and the tourism sector, with most public and governmental organisations located in the capital Rome.
Despite being a large worldwide exporter, the Italian labour market is fairly localised - therefore, speaking Italian will broaden your options immensely in your search for part-time jobs.
Tip: Be aware that the requirements for job applications in Italy 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.