Coming to Estonia as an accompanying spouse, you might lack a support network and information on your new environment. Work in Estonia offers you just that, in a programme packed with professional networking and ways for you to evolve professionally in Estonia.
UPDATE! Registration to the May/June group is now closed. Thank you for your interest! You will receive a response from our partners whether you were accepted to the group or not. The next group is scheduled to happen after summer, so stay posted. If you wish to get informed in advance about the next group, fill the registration form below.
In spring 2019, Work in Estonia initiated two pilot project groups of international spouses in Estonia for them to re-invent themselves professionally. Shortly after completion of the programme, one-third of the participants had found a job, while all participants recommend the programme 100%.
Moving to a new country together with your partner can be quite challenging. Often as the accompanying spouse, you have to leave behind your career – thus setting your professional goals and path in a new environment can be rather complicated.
Questions like “Can I even work here without knowing the language?”, “What are my options for working?”, “Where to find professional contacts?” or “How to set up a company or find volunteering opportunities?” are common. And without having a network of people around you, it is hard to answer them.
The 4-week programme aims at making this transition a lot easier, through the following:
- Training sessions for adjusting in Estonia, inventing your career in a new environment, presenting yourself at the labour market, learning about business networking and local business culture or setting up your own company.
- Networking meetings with local professionals, HR managers and recruiters to understand the labor market in Estonia and to create individual business contacts.
- Individual career and networking consultations from Töötukassa (Public Employment Service) consultants and program managers to each participant to help you plan your career and establish business contacts and open doors to target companies based on your interests and field of activities.
The 2021 programmes are organized by Work in Estonia in cooperation with Estonian Unemployment Insurance Fund and MoveMyTalent. The events will be held in English and the program is free of charge. The program will take place within the period of 24.05-16.06. Participants are expected to attend all sessions.
During 2021, we will open 4 groups:
- May 2021 (second half)
- September 2021
- October 2021
- November 2021
NB! Registration to this program is only available to spouses already residing in Estonia.
‘I commend the Estonian government for sponsoring and approving this program, it significantly shows how welcoming and assisting the state really is. I also commend the organizers of this program for doing a great job by helping us (the participants) in our career pursuit.‘ – 1st group programme participant
Register for more information
Currently the registration is closed, but we will open new courses in autumn 2021. If you wish to receive more information, do fill in the following form: