The Czech Republic, in Central Europe, is known for its ornate castles, native beers and long history.
History / Basics
Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, is bisected by the Vltava River. Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,”. The Czech Republic is a landlocked country in Central Europe and became a separate state in 1993 after Czechoslovakia split into two countries.
The most important sectors of the Czech Republic’s economy in 2014 were industry (32.6 %), wholesale and retail trade, transport, accommodation and food services (17.9 %) and public administration, defence, education, human health and social work activities (14.9 %).
The Czech Republic’s main export partners are Germany, Slovakia and Poland while its main import partners are Germany, Poland and Slovakia.
Emergency numbers: 112 – general emergency.
People: over 60% of the population is Czech national, with small minorities of Moravian, Slovaks, Poles and other immigrants.
Major religion: Roman Catholicism is the most common religion, although the majority of Czechs describe themselves as agnostic/atheist.
You do not need to be in the Czech Republic to apply for a job as advertisements are on websites. Applications are typically made using a CV and accompanying brief covering letter.
Job websites :
ec.europa.eu/eures– European Job Mobility Portal – maintained by the European Commission – provides information about job vacancies and a CV-posting service.
www.jobs.cz – Jobs in Czech and English.
www.jobsin.cz : The exciting job junction for multi-national, multi-lingual personnel in the Heart of Europe!
www.reed.co.uk : REED is seeking for an ETL/DWH developer for our client with one of the strongest name in a field of their business.
www.learn4good.com : Official Learn4Good Site: Free job posting site – Jobs in Czech Republic, work opportunities, job search for Americans. Tech jobs Czech Republic for foreigners.
Vacancies for EU/EEA and Swiss Citizens and Their Family Members
EU/EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members can find the job vacancies listing on webpage EURES.
Vacancies for Foreigners:
Foreigners – non EU-citizens can search for job offers in the Czech Republic in the vacancies database. The database includes information from all Employment Offices in the Czech Republic. This search is set up to automatically display job offers that are suitable for foreigners, i.e. where the employer is authorised and is willing to employ foreigners.
Accommodation / Mobile / Tax / General
Cost of living: Study in the Czech Republic states that the costs to cover food, accommodation and public transport for students ranges from around £200 – £450 per month. Prague remains slightly cheaper than most European capital cities for things like food and transport. But luxury goods continue to be higher than elsewhere. You can get discounts on transport, restaurants and more with an International Student Identity Card (ISIC). You may visit following websites to find a apartment in Czech Republic.
Do I need a work permit or visa?
If you want to stay for longer than three months, you must apply for a certificate of temporary residence or a permanent residence permit. To do so you will need a valid passport, proof of health insurance and a document that proves the intention of your stay. This may be work, study, economic activities or family membership. See Ministry of the Interior for details.
Tax rates: foreign residents are only taxed on earnings from within the Czech Republic. The stipulated tax rate for nationals and non-nationals is set at 15%. Don’t forget to check your UK tax and National Insurance position with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) to ensure you’re not losing any UK pension rights.
Mobile and Internet :
There are four mobile operators providing mobile telephone services in the Czech Republic: Telefónica O2, T-Mobile, Vodafone and U:fon.
There is a large range of Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the Czech Republic. If you need a reliable high speed connection, ADSL is a good choice. Telefónica O2, which has recently taken over Ceský Telecom, offers ADSL connections in many parts of the Czech Republic.