Have you as an Australian ever wanted to go to Greece and work there? Then your dreams are about to come true. A bilateral agreement has now been signed for the working holiday visa between both the countries. So, a Greek working holiday visa will be implemented for Australians from 1st July, 2019.
There are a limited number of seats that have been allotted to the working holiday visa program. Now, 43 countries are a part of the working holiday program. There are only 500 applicants from Australia who will be chosen for this visa to Greece. Initially, this visa will be given for 12 months. The age prescribed for this visa is between 18 and 30 years. You can also pursue a course in Greece during this period, the duration of which cant be more than 4 months. A visa aspirant for the Greek Working Holiday visa must have pursued atleast 24 months of college studies. There are restrictions on work as far as this visa is concerned which implies that, the candidate cant work for more than 360 days with a single employer. You will be entitled to apply for this visa once you get the letter of support from the Central Secretariat of the Greek government. You have 30 days to apply for this visa after getting this letter.
The candidates will be chosen and the required invitations sent to them two times in a year. This visa will have its seats open from 1st July to 30th June of every year. So, right now, this the correct time for you to apply. Australians also need to know a certain level of English to be eligible for this program.
Opportunities present in Greece
Greece has many employment opportunities available here. You can teach English to young children. Apart from that, you can also live in a countryside hotel during your Greek sojourn. You will be mentoring students in getting a better English level by holding conversations with them. You can explore the idyllic rural side of Greece in this program. However, a TEFL(Teaching English as a Foreign Language ) certification is required to provide such training. This certification requires 200 hours of training. You can also work as a technical manager in Greece.
You can also work as a receptionist. This is an excellent job which improves your communication skills. The job involves sending responses to the client’s emails and phone calls. The salary is also decent for this job equal to 500 Euros. You also get accommodation and food.
Greece also has job opportunities for cooks who can cook meals. You can also work as a waitress to get funds for your working holiday. However, you need to know English for you to be hired for this job.
Jobs are also present as a maintenance worker for hotels. Since Greece has a vast tourism sector, a lot of hotels are present here and it’s easy to find jobs.