If you want to spend the summer months in France and have time to explore a new culture, summer work might be the perfect option for you. It is a good chance to earn money whilst learning a new language and exploring a new country. You can find seasonal jobs in France in lots of different ways. If you are interested in seasonal work in France, then you have come to the right place as I am about to tell you how to apply for a seasonal job.

What Is Seasonal Work ?

If you’re reading this article, you’re probably wondering ‘what is seasonal work ?’.Seasonal work is work which doesn’t happen all year round. Certain types of jobs are only available at certain times of year. Seasonal jobs are short term and temporary and often take place over certain months during the summer. You must be at least 18 years old and have a valid visa to work in France.

The Definition Of Seasonal Work

A seasonal worker is someone who deals with the seasonal rise in demand in certain sectors. For example lots of employers in France hire extra staff over the summer period to deal with the tourist season. The type of seasonal work available may depend on the location that you are in.

What Kind Of Job Contracts Do Seasonal Jobs Have ?

If you apply for a seasonal job in France, you pass the interview stage and then you are successful in getting that job, you will probably be given a CDD instead of a CDI. CDD means Contrat à Durée Déterminée. This means that it is a fixed term contract, so it will last for the specific length of the employment. The contract can only be renewed twice and it can last up to 9 or 24 months. The contract has to be written in French and has to say when the period of work will start and end. You cannot have a CDD if you’re working for a job which is dangerous.

If you find a seasonal job through an employment agency, you may also be given a Contrat de Travail Temporaire ou d’Intérim. The contract gives the same rights as a CDD but it is signed by the employee, the employer and the agency.

What Different Kinds Of Seasonal Work Is There in France ?

If you want to come to France for a short term job or to improve your French, there are lots of different sectors where you could find a seasonal job. Lots of English speakers like to find jobs in the tourist industry, where they can use their English to talk to tourists in France. It will also help you improve your French. There are lots of different jobs in the tourist industry, such as in bars, restaurants or hotels. There are lots of these jobs in areas where there are many English speaking tourists like Paris.You could also work as a tour guide for the summer months for foreign visitors. I will also give you advice on how to apply for jobs in festivals or campsites. Some big campsite companies like Eurocamp offer many seasonal job posts. Campsites like this might be able to offer you board and lodging.

You could also work in the retail industry over the Christmas and holiday season when shops are typically busier.

The other main type of seasonal job you can get in France is in the agricultural sector. You can do vegetable and fruit picking, such as for grapes and olives. You could also do tractor driving and help with the harvest. Farm labour can be difficult and tiring but you will get time off to go and explore France. You might be paid hourly or by the amount of grapes that you manage to pick. Also, some vineyards and farms could give you accommodation.

Where Can You Apply For Seasonal Work in France ?

If you would like to apply for a seasonal or summer job in France, the best place to search for a job is online. You can look on different job sites like Indeed or social media , where jobs might be advertised. You could also look on the websites of big companies such as Eurocamp and Disney or other holiday companies to search for their jobs. If you would like to work in a bar, hotel or restaurant, you could send a lettre de motivation and your CV directly, explaining that you are applying for a temporary seasonal job and telling them why your experience would make you a good fit for the position. You can list your different skills and experiences on your CV to make the employer interested in you. Depending on the job, you might be asked for a phone or Skype interview, so that you’re ready to start the job when you arrive in France.

Other Places To Work For Anglophones in France

If you are a native or fluent English speaker who is looking for a job in France, babysitting with Babylangues could be the perfect job for you. You can teach English and share your culture with French children. You can improve your French by spending your time with a French family and use your skills in English to help them learn your own language. Your sessions will be fun and interactive. Babylangues offers lots of great benefits to its instructors who are looking for a teaching job in France, such as flexible hours, social events and support to help you make the most of your time in France.