Task 1 - 24 hours to find a job in Budapest
Through the TalkToEU website we've received a lot of questions asking "How come foreigners can come here get jobs?". The reality is that Irish citizens can just as easily move to another EU country and apply for a job thanks to EU legislation relating to the free movement of people and workers. To demonstrate this, we've tasked Team One and Two with seeing how easy it is to get themselves an interview for a job in Budapest. Team Three will have to get an interview in Belfast. Check back soon to see each team's video report for this task!
Sarah & Paul managed to put EU policy to the test and land themselves jobs. They had to brave the elements of a chilly afternoon in Budapest but it was worth it as they completed task one - Get a job! A local SuperMark and TUC crackers put Team One to work and helped us demonstrate how any EU Citizen is entitled to work in most EU countries.
Gaelglors Alex and Ailbhe hit the streets of Budapest, and with the help of a "random cute guy whose brother worked in Cork" they found a job in a local Vintage clothing shop. Talk about using connections to find a job! Alex on the other hand bagged herself a bit of work in the local Starbucks and put proof to the pudding that all you need is an EU passport to find job anywhere in the EU.
Our men in Belfast, James and Aaron set out early to find work. They tried and tried until Aaron landed a job in a local clothing store. Thanks to the Common Travel Area between Ireland and the UK, and EU policy that gives workers rights to everyone in the EU, the two lads managed to complete this task. They celebrated with their trade mark ehmm "meow" song. See the original here