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    Tech and IT Opportunities for Students in Portugal

    Portugal continues to expand as a tech hotspot for innovation, investment, and highly skilled talent.The most in-demand jobs in Portugal are in the sectors of tourism (hotels, caterers, restaurants, etc.), communication (call centers), IT jobs, and healthcare (doctors and especially nurses).

    The tech market in Portugal continues to expand as an attractive hotspot globally. Despite these challenging times, it remains one of the most attractive countries for tech companies and professionals to thrive.

    Foreign students from the EU/EEA area can work while they study in Portugal without any limitations or constraints from the government. Other students from outside the EU/EEA area can work part-time in Portugal for up to 40 hours or more during the holiday and in the summer months.

    The minimum wage for unskilled work in Portugal is between €5 to €6 and the basic salary is €600 as of 2019. Companies and establishments do not segregate based on nationality or ethnicity when it comes to working in Portugal. Jobs are offered freely to deserving candidates based on merit or the companies needs.

    In Portugal, jobs that involve communication and interaction are not only reserved for English-speaking foreigners, other languages such as German, Arabic, French, Russian, Italian and Spanish are also in high demand.

    Students also find part-time work tutoring subjects in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and medicine).

    Click here to get more information and opportunities relating to IT and tech for students

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