Live, Work & Travel in France

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Employment in France Continued...

Employers, Agencies & Placement Services

Ski-Val - An independent family business specialising in skiing holidays to Courchevel and Val d'Isere.

Snowbizz - A small independent family specialist operating in Puy St Vincent. Their child care programme includes a children's ski school.

Stanford Skiing - A small family run company based in Megeve for 17 years. They employ 13 staff in resort ranging from managers to chalet girls. Current vacancies are advertised on their site.

Translation Central - French language translations. They employ translators too.

t4Nanny - Nannies are recruited to go to ski holidaymakers' chalet apartments or hotels and take their children out on an adventure.

YSE Limited - YSE is the biggest specialist chalet operator in Val d'Isère, France requiring a team of qualified chefs, keen cooks and assistants to run chalets from 4 to 60 guests, from November to May. Ski 6 days a week. British passport holders only.

Employment Resources for Finding Work in France

Advice, Expat Info & Useful Sites for Finding Work

Chamonix.net - French ski resort. Includes information about the local bar scene including addresses and telephone numbers.

Chamonix - Resort information.

Courchevel - Ski resort.

FUSAC - A bi weekly contact magazine for the English speaking community in Paris and surrounding area known for having ads about housing and employment. The site provides a map of the magazine's distribution points.

International Centre of Excellence for Snowsport Instructors (ICE) - For Gap ski instructor courses in Val d'isere. BASI grade 3 qualifications in 10 weeks.

Jooble - Search for jobs in France. In French.

keljob.com - Search engine (in French) of over 160 job sites.

Meribel - Ski resort.

Meribel - Resort information.

Meribel-Unplugged - A complete and independent guide to skiing and boarding in Meribel and the three Valleys. Written by local seasonaires.

Ski Jobs France - An Australian site that supports young travellers looking for a working holiday or seasonal work in the French Alps.

Sports-hiver.com - A ski portal in France. One of the forums, I'm told, is dedicated to jobs in French ski resorts. In French.

TEFL Paris - A teacher training school located in one of Europe's most romantic and popular cities.

TEFL Toulouse - Four week TEFL Certificate courses in the South of France.

Val d'Isere - Ski resort.

Valdinet.com - Resort information for Val d'Isere. Includes a small jobs section.

Verbinet.com - Resort information for Verbier. Includes a small jobs section.

Well Seasoned - A chalet cookery course which takes place in the summer months in Tignes, France. The course is a week long residential where you learn to cook in a real chalet environment, and make the most of the activities on offer in resort such as skiing on the glacier, hiking, mountain biking, tennis, basketball and volleyball.

Gap Year & Voluntary Work in France

Unpaid Positions & Adventure

Amis de Chevreaux Chatel - A three week international workcamp revolving around the restoration of the medieval castle at Chevreaux. A small fee towards registration and insurance is required.

Base Camp - Ski and snowboard instructor courses in Meribel, Whistler and Verbier. The courses include freestyle, racing and freeride training as well as first aid courses, avalanche courses and ski and snowboard tuning clinics. Base Camp aim their courses at those looking for a career change, on a gap year or taking time out from work.

Brigitte Bardot Foundation - Become a volunteer inspector checking for mistreatment of animals.

Challenge Educational Services - Challenge offers a wide range of French Language programmes based in France.  These vary from Academic Year / Semester programmes at the Sorbonne, to A Level revision courses in Bordeaux. Also offers adult and under 18 programmes.

Club du Vieux Manoir - Since 1952 the Club du Vieux Manoir has grouped together young people who want to spend some of their spare time doing rescue and restoration work on ancient monuments and sites. Accommodation, under canvas, food costs and a small membership and insurance fee is required.

La Giraudiere - Offers an inexpensive study in France programme, property sales, gite holidays and a working holiday.

SnowCrazy - Chalet host cookery course. Everything you need to know about running a successful chalet in the Alps with style and the minimum of fuss. Also some recruimtent information.

WWOOF France - Discover France by volunteering on organic farms.

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