Seasonal work in Europe


Seasonal work in Europe for Ukrainians is provided in many countries. The main requirement is a work visa, a work permit and an invitation from the employer. For people of different ages and specialties, hobbies and abilities, with knowledge of the language and without it – there is a corresponding vacancy.

Seasonal work in Europe will be an excellent option for those who do not have a permanent place of work, as well as students. Abroad you can earn well and get acquainted with the mentality of other countries.

Registration of a work visa for Ukrainians

Getting a job in Europe for Ukrainians is quite real. This requires opening a work visa. On the websites of the embassy or the visa center of the necessary country there is a list of necessary documents. As a rule, the following list of documents is required:

  • Ukrainian and foreign passport + their photocopies;
  • an invitation from the employer;
  • the original and a copy of the medical certificate;
  • Photo;
  • A completed application form;
  • certificate of good conduct;
  • Marriage certificate.

Depending on the period of stay abroad, visa processing is required from 7 to 60 days. The cost of registration is 30-80 euros.

Often a visa is opened for the period of the employment contract or longer, depending on the chosen country. All the questions concerning visa registration, necessary documents can be asked in online mode at the visa center or directly at the consulates.

In which countries do you provide seasonal work?


One of the loyal countries to immigrants. The most common work is harvesting berries: currants, blueberries, cowberries. As a rule, confirmation of the employer for such work is not required. Having shown zeal, for a season from July till September it is possible to receive 3-4 thousand euro.


The most popular seasonal work in France is harvesting grapes. Depending on the province, harvesting dates range from May to October. Also recruited workers to collect strawberries, corn, cherries. The salary fluctuates within 1000-1500 dollars a month.


The most popular seasonal works in Poland are:

  • maids, hotel administrators;
  • waiters, helpers in the kitchen, dishwashers, cooks;
  • sellers in summer cafes;
  • cleaners;
  • workers at meat processing plants;
  • builders, subsidiary workers;
  • collection of fruits and vegetables, work in greenhouses.

The amount of wages is negotiated with the employer and ranges from 13,000 to 18,000 UAH. per month.


For seasonal work in Norway, work on the processing of fruit and vegetable fields or on livestock farms is offered. Also there is an opportunity to get a job at a fish factory. For example, a fish ripper or perform work on salting and packing. For this kind of work, a lot of qualification is not required. On oil platforms among low-skilled workers, such specialties as painters, builders, laborers are popular. The salary varies from 13 to 15 euros per hour.


This country is good for work because there is no need for a visa to Turkey. But it’s better to apply for a work permit at the embassy. This is necessary in order to protect themselves from all sorts of problems. The most common vacancies are:

  • guide;
  • waiter;
  • animator;
  • bartender;
  • dancer;
  • receptionists at the hotel.

The salary varies between 300-1000 dollars per month, depending on the vacancy chosen.

Seasonal work lasts mainly from May to October. The working day and working conditions are set by the employer and stipulated in the employment contract.

The first Ukrainian department of labor migration offers its services in employment abroad:

  • in the countries of Europe
  • USA
  • Canada.

We collect all necessary documents in the shortest possible time. Our staff will help you find the desired vacancy and help you successfully pass the interview.

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