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We are currently looking for people who wish to join our team! If you are interested in any of the positions advertised below, please send us your CV and cover letter to: jobs:::esl:::ch

Barcelona

Graphic Designer
Are you passionate about languages and travel? Are you inspired by the idea of working in a dynamic team? If you are ready to get involved, a new professional challenge awaits you at ESL!

Job overview:
We are currently looking for a Graphic Designer for our Barcelona office.

Reporting to the Graphic Design Manager, your main responsibilities will be to create and produce visual communication supports to promote the ESL Brand inside and outside the company.

Main tasks:
  • Under the responsibility of the Graphic Design Manager and according to our guidelines, you will be in charge of:
  • Designing content in multiple languages for printed media 
(brochures, posters, press ads, flyers, stands, etc.)
  • Designing content in multiple languages for digital media 
(banners, newsletters, social media, etc.)
  • Being proactive and creative in side projects campaigns 
 
Your technical skills:
  • You master design software and web editing tools (Adobe CS, Office, Web, iGoogle, e-mail…)
  • You have good InDesign skills for Editorial Design.
  • You have at least 3 years of experience in a communication agency or in a similar position 
 
Your professional and personal skills:
  • You are a creative person
  • You possess organization skills
 and a sense of responsibility
  • You have a good adaptability and stress management
  • You are fast, methodical, rigorous, reliable and an autonomous team member
  • You are able to multitask and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • You have the ability to work independently with minimal supervision or in a team environment
  • You are a fluent English speaker. In addition to this, a very good level of French is considered a big plus; any other language (Spanish, German, Italian or other) is considered a plus 
 
What we offer you:
  • The opportunity to develop your skills in an international environment, in the exciting field of language travel.
  • A young and dynamic work atmosphere.
  • An environment where corporate ethics and sustainable development matter.
  • Autonomy at work, alongside regular contacts with the Graphic Design Manager in Switzerland. 
 
Place of work: Barcelona
 
Start date: November 2017
 
Reference: ESL_Graphic designer
 
Type of contract: Permanent contract
 
Activity rate: Full time
           
If you fit the profile and are tempted by the experience, please send us your application file in English (résumé) along with a cover letter and your book to the following e-mail address: jobs@esl.ch
 
Only applications accepted for an interview will receive a reply.
 
IT Support Specialist
Are you passionate about languages and travel? Are you inspired by the idea of working in a dynamic team? If you are ready to get involved, a new professional challenge awaits you at ESL!

Job overview
We are currently looking for an IT Support Specialist who will provide support to users as well as daily operations of the IT and telecom infrastructure of the offices, external offices, schools and camps of the group.
 

Main tasks:
  • Computer training for new users, initial and on-going
  • Maintenance of the user knowledge base (IT Wiki)
  • Update of technical documentation
  • Manages orders, inventory management and inventory tracking of computer and   telephone equipment
  • Workstation installation and support
  • Changes weekly backup disks
  • Organizes and manages computer and telecommunications equipment for the camps
  • Ensures effective liaison with the ESL IT Manager and IT Systems Engineer, who assume the 3rd level support.
  • Participates in the picket service in collaboration with the other members of the ESL team.
  • Ensures effective communication with all ESL departments, with ESL IT team, with the general management and with suppliers based in European countries where ESL is present.


Your experience:
  • Previous experience of minimum 2 years in a similar role
  • Professional degree in IT 

 
Technical skills
  • 3 years’ minimum experience in IT support
  • Mac OSX client and server
  • MS Office
  • Knowledge of basic networking
  • Basic telephony knowledge 

 
Soft skills
  • Ability to listen and understand quickly the job requested
  • Detail oriented and flexible
  • Ability to work both autonomously and within a team 
 
Language skills
  • Fluency in English, Spanish or any other European languages is considered a strong advantage
 

What we offer you:
  • The opportunity to develop your skills in an international environment, in the exciting field of language travel.
  • A young and dynamic work atmosphere.
  • An environment where corporate ethics and sustainable development matter. 

 
Place of work: Barcelona
 
Start date: 1st September  2017
 
Reference: ESL_ITSupBcn
 
Type of contract: Permanent contract
 
Activity rate: Full time
           
If you fit the profile and are tempted by the experience, please send us your application file in English (résumé) along with a cover letter to the following e-mail address: jobs@esl.ch
 
Only applications accepted for an interview will receive a reply.
 
Language Travel Consultant - International Market
Are you passionate about languages and travel? Are you comfortable dealing with customers? If you are ready to get involved, a new professional challenge awaits you at ESL! 

We are currently looking for a Language Travel Consultant for our International market, based in Barcelona.
 
Job overview
Your mission will be to develop the sales of education programmes for an international clientele by means of written price quotes, phone calls and personalised interviews.
 
Main tasks:
  • Advising clients and selling personalised language stays, in English (mainly via telephone, email or in person)
  • Analysing and addressing clients’ demands, depending on their needs
  • Providing clients with written quotes in person, via telephone or via email
  • Ensuring regular follow-up with clients (via telephone, via email) 
 
Your professional skills:
  • You must have previous experience in a sales position, ideally in a travel agency
  • You possess interpersonal and communication skills
  • You are able to work in an autonomous and organised manner, with a high sense of responsibility
  • You are a native English speaker or have a very good level of English (at least level C1), a good command of French and any other language is a bonus 
 
Your personal skills:
  • You have a smart appearance
  • You are available and flexible, with a good team spirit
  • You possess a good knowledge of geography
  • You have experience and a taste for travelling 
 
What we offer you
  • The opportunity to develop your skills in an international environment
  • A first experience in the exciting field of language travel
  • A young and dynamic work atmosphere
  • Corporate ethics oriented sustainable development 
 
 
Place of work: Barcelona (Spain)
 
Start date: ASAP
 
Reference: sales_INT
 
Type of contract: 12 months fixed term contract (prospect of a permanent position)
 
Activity rate: full time
 
If you fit the profile and are tempted by the experience, please send us your application file in English (résumé) along with a cover letter to the following e-mail address: jobs@esl.ch
 
Only applications accepted for an interview will receive a reply.
SEA Specialist
Are you passionate about languages and travel? Are you inspired by the idea of working in a dynamic team? If you are ready to get involved, a new professional challenge awaits you at ESL!

Job overview
ESL is seeking a SEA specialist to cultivate and grow our online presence. Reporting to the SEA and UX Manager, the ideal candidate will be accountable for the planning, execution, analysis, optimization, reporting and budget control on our paid traffic activities in our 16 markets. The ideal candidate will be mastering Adwords and Bing, both search and display, as well as Google Analytics, besides strong knowledge on other acquisition channels.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Accountable for the overall growth for leads and audience for digital channels, mainly SEA but also Remarketing, Display, Social Media Advertising and Affiliation, based on a strict budget control.
  • Accountable for budget and lead forecast
  • Work with the online team to optimize ROI of all paid digital marketing by measuring, managing, and analyzing performance of campaigns.
  • Provide ongoing analysis of paid search campaigns, visibility and traffic metrics.
  • Analyze client audience, competitors, market and trends to improve optimization
  • KPI’s monitoring, reporting and analysis of results, detect and propose improvements
  • Assisting on the creation of marketing materials (banners, e-mailings, landing pages) working closely with Design and Web teams.


Requirements
  • 2+ years proven experience in digital marketing, focusing on Google AdWords and Bing managing multilingual accounts for different markets.
  • Deep knowledge of online digital acquisition channels both search and performance display.
  • Deep knowledge of Analytics, Tag Manager, Merchant Center and Facebook Business Manager. Ability to learn and use new digital tools and platforms.
  • Experience on A/B testing tools and methodology.
  • Very strong skills in Excel
  • Performance and KPI driven, analytic mindset. No data no party.
  • Ability to work in an international environment.
  • Ability to work autonomously, good trouble-shooter.
  • Accomplished range of skills, from creativity to detailed operational execution.
  • Strong in teamwork.
  • Native in 1) German or 2) Italian and English is a must, Spanish is a plus.
  • Tests will be executed during and advanced phase of the recruitment process 


Language skills
Fluency in English, Spanish or other European languages is considered a strong advantage
 

What we offer you:
  • The opportunity to develop your skills in an international environment, in the exciting field of language travel.
  • A young and dynamic work atmosphere.
  • An environment where corporate ethics and sustainable development matter. 


Place of work: Barcelona
 
Start date: End of September 2017
 
Reference: ESL_SEASpecialist
 
Type of contract: Permanent contract
 
Activity rate: Full time
           
If you fit the profile and are tempted by the experience, please send us your application file in English (résumé) along with a cover letter to the following e-mail address: jobs@esl.ch
 
Only applications accepted for an interview will receive a reply.
 
SEO Manager
Are you passionate about languages and travel? Are you inspired by the idea of working in a dynamic team? If you are ready to get involved, a new professional challenge awaits you at ESL!

Job overview
ESL is seeking a SEO Manager to lead the SEO and SMO strategies within the company and to prepare and optimise all websites in order to ensure their health (backlinks, technical SEO), visibility (traffic, rankings) and performance.
 
Main tasks:

SEO & SMO strategies
  • Establish and maintain a comprehensive SEO strategy by developing the on-site and offsite SEO optimisation of the ESL websites, with the objectives of improving visibility.
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive social media strategy that defines how social media marketing techniques will be applied to increase visibility and traffic across all ESL assets, in accordance with the Online Marketing strategy as established together with the Head of Marketing.
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive online creative content strategy that supports the SEO objectives.
  • Track, compile and analyse the SEO data of ESL websites and produce reports and recommendations.
  • Support emailing campaigns coordination throughout all our markets. 
 
Management
  • Responsible for recruiting, managing and training the Regional Online Marketing team.
  • Supervise and coach the Regional Online Marketing team with their activities
  • Mentor, inform, train and support the various departments (Online Marketers, Web, Product, Sales) in being compliant with SEO/SMO industry guidelines and on best practices.
  • Manage budgets related to SEO, Outreach & SMO strategies. 

 
Your professional skills and experience:
  • Postgraduate degree in marketing, communication or business management.
  • You have minimum 3 years of experience in SEO and SMO.
  • You are experienced as a team leader and you have a natural leadership.
  • You possess a strong understanding of SEO/SMO process and have a passion for overall Internet marketing.
  • You have excellent written & verbal communication skills.
  • You have irreproachable online profiles.
  • You have proven experience in using industry tools (Google Analytics, SEO and SMO tools, etc.), Excel guru a plus.
  • You have a keen interest in the latest Internet trends & technologies; you spend a fair amount of time on the Internet already, for personal and professional use.
  • You are fluent in English and Spanish; any other languages (French, Italian or other) are considered a plus. 
 
Your personal skills:
  • You are reliable and have a detail- and result-oriented personality.
  • You possess excellent analytical, organizational, project management and time management skills.
  • You have an outstanding ability to think creatively and strategically and to identify and resolve problems.
  • You have great flexibility.
  • You have the ability to work independently and in a team. 
 
What we offer you:
  • The opportunity to develop your skills in an international environment, in the exciting field of language travel.
  • A young and dynamic work atmosphere.
  • An environment where corporate ethics and sustainable development matter.
  • Autonomy at work, alongside regular contacts with the marketing team in Switzerland and in Spain. 

 
Place of work: Barcelona (Spain)
 
Start date: October 2017
 
Reference: ESL_SEOManager
 
Type of contract: Permanent contract
 
Activity rate: Full time
           
If you fit the profile and are tempted by the experience, please send us your application file in English (résumé) along with a cover letter to the following e-mail address: jobs@esl.ch
 
Only applications accepted for an interview will receive a reply.
 
Senior Front End Developer
Are you passionate about languages and travel? Are you inspired by the idea of working in a dynamic team? If you are ready to get involved, a new professional challenge awaits you at ESL!

We are currently looking for a Senior Front-End Web Developer for our head office in Barcelona.
 
Job overview
Working within a small team, you will participate in the technical development of different websites and applications for the company.
 
Main tasks:
  • Develop and optimize complex applications and APIs
  • Develop and integrate websites in an optimised way following the latest web standards
  • Develop and integrate complex web interfaces
  • Create and develop technical documentation for the Web department and adapted to the users’ knowledge
  • Support application/website users 
 

Your professional skills:
  • 8 years’ minimum experience in web development
  • Excellent front-end development knowledge (CSS3 / HTML5 / Javascript (ES6) / CSS pre-processor / Responsive design)
  • Perfect command of at least one Javascript framework/library (React, AngularJS, Backbone.js, …)
  • Command of task-running tools (Grunt / Gulp)
  • Command of versioning tools (git)
  • Command of testing tools (Jamsine, Karma, Protector, Selenium)
 

Other skills:
  • Good back-end development knowledge (PHP / MySQL / MVC frameworks)
  • Good Linux/Unix knowledge (Ubuntu)
  • Experience and skills in UX/UI and web design
  • Mastery of common graphics tools (Adobe Suite)
  • Command of Wordpress CMS
  • Command of Agile (Scrum) development method 
 
Your personal skills:
  • Fluency in English. French or other European languages is considered a strong advantage
  • Ability to listen and to quickly understand the job requested
  • Detail oriented and flexible
  • Ability to work both autonomously and within a team 
 
What we offer:
  • A young and dynamic work atmosphere
  • The opportunities to further develop your skills in an international environment, in the exciting field of language travel.
  • An environment where corporate ethics and sustainable development matter 
 

Place of work: Barcelona (Spain)
 
Start date: September 2017
 
Type of contract: Permanent contract

Activity rate: Full time
 
Reference: WEBDEV_BCN
 
If you fit the profile and are tempted by the experience, please send us your application file in English (resume) along with a cover letter to the following e-mail address: jobs@esl.ch
 
Only applications accepted for an interview will receive a reply.

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    In 2016, 97% of our students would recommend ESL – Language studies abroad to their friends and relatives. 

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TESTIMONIALS

Florian D.

I spent 24 weeks at EC in Malta, for an intensive course. It was one of the best experiences of my life and I don’t regret it at all! In 6 months, my English level improved a lot. Malta is a beautiful island full of places to visit – I spent 6 months there and I wasn’t even able to see everything!

If you’re still unsure about a language stay, stop doubting and go! It will be the best experience of your life.

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Héloïse E.

My stay at Kings in Boston was very successful. I loved the idea of travelling far away on my own. When I arrived at the airport, the adventure started. Kings Boston is located in a natural, beautiful setting, far from the noise of the city. Classes are provided by motivated, native teachers, and this makes the learning process faster. I improved a lot! Also, during classes we talked about interesting topics, and what’s cool is that we watched many videos, news reports and movies. I find this teaching method very practical; it’s different from the traditional ones that I experienced at school or uni. Another thing I liked a lot was that my afternoons were free, so I could explore Boston from 12:30pm until late at night. Kings gives you a lot of independence and freedom. If you want to burn off the greasy and boring food of the cafeteria, the school organises many sport activities every day, and there is also a gym (open until late). All the other activities are as cool as the sports ones: you’ll be able to spend a day in an amusement park, a weekend in Washington or New York, a night on a boat or a day at the beach (but be careful, as some activities can be very expensive, from 25 to 300 dollars).

Rooms are not luxurious – they’re basic and not great, but at least they’re big enough for two people.

In general, I spent 3 unforgettable weeks at Kings. Boston has thousands of things to offer, and if I can give you a piece of advice, travelling alone is even better, as on site you’ll meet so many people from around the world!

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Alexandra I.

On 15th May 2017 I packed and went to Ireland. I was supposed to stay for 2 months and travel by myself for the first time! The transfer from the airport to my host family went well (a member of the school staff took care of it). This is where I realised that my English was pretty bad and that my very French accent was a big barrier.

My host family was adorable and gave me a city map, explaining which buses I had to take and where the school was.

The first day was frightening. Luckily, the school organised some group activities every day (which allowed me to make new friends) and excursions every weekend. In addition, the teachers did their best to help us integrate.

Ireland (despite some negative aspects, such as the rain, greasy food and some dirty streets in the capital) is a marvellous country with incredible landscapes and a warm and open-minded population.

After my first month with a host family, I decided to move to a student residence. ESL and ISI were super quick and effective with this change.

At the end of my trip, I had improved my English a lot (B1 > B2), and I can say that in Dublin, I had one of the most enriching experiences of my entire life.

A couple of tips: try to avoid people who speak your native language; if you can, stay in the country for more than a month (you need at least 1 week just to get used to the new place and 1 month to feel at home); visit as many places as possible and don’t skip your classes!

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