Career Lounge

Internal job market & international employment

Internal job market

We help committed, qualified staff members who are looking for new challenges and responsibilities to find new positions within the Group. Around 30 percent of vacancies at VIG Holding are filled by internal applicants.   

“VIG provided the launching pad for an international career after I had finished my degree at the Bucharest University of Economic Studies. After completing an international mobility program and several years of working experience in Bucharest, I found a position at VIG Holding through the internal job market.”
Alexandru Spiridon, VIG Actuarial Services

Working abroad

At VIG you have the opportunity to do an international assignment in a VIG company, for example as an 'expat'. Colleagues on international assignment act as an important link between our entities. So the head office gets a face and mutual know-how exchange is easier.  

At VIG you have the opportunity to do an international assignment in a VIG company, for example as an 'expat'. Colleagues on international assignment act as an important link between our entities. So the head office gets a face and mutual know-how exchange is easier. Christoph Rath, member of the Managing Board at Bulstrad and Bulstrad Life, started his career as assistant to the board in General Secretariat. He joined the board at Wiener Städtische Osiguranje's Belgrade office in 2007 before taking up a position as Managing Board member in both VIG companies in Bulgaria. “The unique thing about VIG is that it offers its employees great career opportunities abroad. I jumped at the chance when it came along and I’ve never regretted making the move to another country. The most attractive thing is that I don’t have a run-of-the mill job. And as an expat I’ve experienced new cultures and professional environments, first in Serbia and then in Bulgaria.” 

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Derya Öztürk, Board member at Ray Sigorta, has been familiar with both Austrian and Turkish culture since her childhood. She has been working for VIG in Turkey since 2010 following a two-year spell as Country Manager for controlling at the Group’s head office in Vienna before she started out as general secretary, and later became a Board member. Her bilingual upbringing and deep understanding of both cultures have been invaluable in her role as a “bridge” between the Austrian and Turkish offices. “In my role at Ray Sigorta I act as a bridge between Vienna and Istanbul. I spent time in both countries when I was growing up, and it’s fascinating to see how people interpret and evaluate different issues from their contrasting cultural standpoints."

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