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6 reasons why automotive engineers should work in Slovakia
The automotive industry in Central Europe is entering an exciting phase of investment and growth, with Slovakia in particular seen as a ‘tiger economy’ thanks to its rise in living standards and continued popularity as a place to live and work.
The automotive sector has become a driving force of the Slovak economy over the last 20 years and has helped the country become one of the leading car producers in the world thanks to world-class car manufacturers such as Volkswagen, Peugeot/Citroen and Kia choosing to locate large arms of their manufacturing operations here. Most recently, Jaguar Landrover (JLR) announced that their newest plant will be located near Nitra in Slovakia creating an anticipated 2,834 jobs by the end of 2020. Alongside this, educational institutions such as Slovak Technical University in Bratislava are researching and developing new vehicle technologies including biomass fuels and gearing optimisation in hybrid drive vehicles.
If you work in the automotive industry, and are within the 49% of engineers who would like to work abroad at some point in their career (Matchtech Voice of the Workforce report 2017), you might consider Slovakia as your destination of choice. Exciting projects and an abundance of opportunities for automotive engineers are just two reasons why Slovakia is a great choice. Here are six more reasons why Slovakia is a great place to live and work:
1. A life of leisure
Slovakia has a wealth of leisure opportunities to enjoy in winter and summer with football and ice hockey being the most popular activities for the locals. Basketball, tennis, cycling, golf and kayaking are also popular as is running which is gaining popularity amongst Slovaks with regular running events being arranged across the country.
Winter sports such as downhill and cross-country skiing are hugely popular in a country which boasts outstanding ski resorts in the Tatra Mountains. Slovakia also offers nature lovers beautiful hiking trails through stunning national parks where a variety of interesting wildlife can be seen.
2. The cultural life
3. Breath taking scenery
Slovakia is rich in natural beauty with five national parks that are home to a variety of native wildlife and offer nature lovers stunning hiking trails venturing past quaint villages and limestone caves.
4. Low cost of living, high level of well being
5. Celebrations and festivals
6. Travel and exploration
Not only does Slovakia offer incredible sights and culture to explore, it is relatively easy to do so being a small country with good travel links. It is also handily placed for exploring neighbouring states such as Hungary, Austria, Poland and Czech Republic.
To see what contract and permanent automotive jobs are available in Central Europe, click here.
Alternatively, if you’d like more information about moving to Central Europe, including relocation advice, call specialist Recruitment Consultant Veronika on +44 1489 898221 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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