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    Default This morning a UK agent sent me a spec

    For a job in Berlin but is remote working and of no interest to me.

    The majority of UK agents that have got in touch recently all now state 'EU citizen' only, or 'must be EU citizen'.

    How odd I nearly never saw this before but am now I'm reminded with every enquiry. And there's a sudden increase in enquires the past month or two. Always when you're not looking.

    Are UK based contractors prepared for being excluded outside a market as large as the EU?


    Key Requirements


    5+ years' experience of project management
    Experience with substations, grid connections and offshore technology
    German speaking is a must due to the whole role being spoken in German
    English preferred
    EU Citizen
    Experience with documentation
    Experience in all the role responsibilities
    Experience with MS office
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    I doubt we have that many UK contractors buzzing around the EU market in private jets fixing complex IT issues and charging 2k a day for the pleasure of dealing with us. So yeah, I dont think we are that bothered if a muppet posts a job ad and specifies that it is only for an EU citizen.
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    Must be German speaking but English is preferred?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    Must be German speaking but English is preferred?
    Short hand that we only want certain citizens from the EU.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fullyautomatix View Post
    I doubt we have that many UK contractors buzzing around the EU market in private jets fixing complex IT issues and charging 2k a day for the pleasure of dealing with us. So yeah, I dont think we are that bothered if a muppet posts a job ad and specifies that it is only for an EU citizen.

    Most of the ones I have seen appear to be a pay cut on a permie salary in the UK after expenses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SueEllen View Post
    Short hand that we only want certain citizens from the EU.
    One advantage all european countries have is that by insisting on local language skills they can stop a whole lot of immigration...

    England and Ireland simply don't have that option.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ladymuck View Post
    Must be German speaking but English is preferred?

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    Quote Originally Posted by eek View Post
    One advantage all european countries have is that by insisting on local language skills they can stop a whole lot of immigration...

    England and Ireland simply don't have that option.
    I had a few with Welsh speakers only.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fullyautomatix View Post
    I doubt we have that many UK contractors buzzing around the EU market in private jets fixing complex IT issues and charging 2k a day for the pleasure of dealing with us. So yeah, I dont think we are that bothered if a muppet posts a job ad and specifies that it is only for an EU citizen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy View Post
    I had a few with Welsh speakers only.
    Then they cut undercut by Argentinians.
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