Work and Jobs in Spain 2014

This page is aimed at helping English-speakers trying to find work in Spain with the emphasis on finding a job in Spain in 2014.

You are most likely from overseas such as the United Kingdom, America, Australia or another European country and you are planning on moving to Spain.

If possible you want to get a job offer before you make your move and relocate.

So basically you are an expat looking for popular jobs vacancies in Spain and you are regarded as a foreigner in Spain.

The video below explains the differences between working in Spain compared to elsewhere:

We like to think of ourselves as the complete resource for finding work because with us you can list your jobs wanted or your vacancies if you are an employer.

Basically we are a job centre, employment agency and recruitment agency rolled into one.

Spanish Unemployment is Over 27% – Can I Really Find Work?

When looking for job opportunities in Spain you may need to lower your expectations of what type of work you can find.

We know you want to find the best paying jobs and no doubt you have dreamed of a better quality of life but you must realise in advance that unemployment is high in Spain at over 27%.

Job opportunities are limited and much lower paid than in Northern Europe and the USA. Working in Spain can be very hard and low-paid.

If you are moving to Spain and looking for a job then you are immediately at a disadvantage due to the language barrier. Our immediate advice is to learn some basic Spanish.

Even if you speak fluent Spanish (Castellano) many regions of Spain have their own dialects – for example in the Costa Brava (Barcelona) area they primarily speak Catalan.

Even if you are fluent in the language, in Spain most jobs are given to locals who are often close family members or relatives.

Competition for a job with a contract, which comes with an entitlement to medical care, is intense and employers can afford to be very choosy.

There are many illegal immigrants from North Africa and Eastern Europe competing for low-paid, menial job positions.

As a foreigner competing against Spanish nationals for jobs you are immediately at a disadvantage when looking for work and certainly it would be best to concentrate on looking for English speaking jobs in Spain.

The most common types of English jobs on offer will be bar jobs, construction and buildings jobs, sales jobs and jobs in the travel and tourist sector such as hotel jobs, driving jobs and catering jobs.

At least if you are from the United Kingdom, as an European Union citizen you won’t have the need to obtain a work permit and apply for a residencia, something which many Americans, Canadians and Australians who want to work in Madrid and Barcelona have to overcome first. Also most UK qualifications will also not be recognised in Spain.

Job Search by Regions

If you know exactly where in Spain you wish to search for situations vacant, then you can search by regions in which we have specific pages on the most popular towns and cities.

These guides give you an idea as to what sort of jobs you can expect to find advertised as well as an overview of the town or city – after all – while finding work is important, it is also just as important to choose somewhere good in which to live in which you can enjoy a better quality of life.

Spain is a large country and there are very big differences between the various regions.

The Costa del Sol is probably the best area of mainland Spain to search for jobs. This very developed coast is the most popular area of Spain for tourism and has a large expatriate population and arguably the best climate in Spain which makes it a lovely place to live.

The very good weather contributes towards a longer tourist season which is a help because these do tend to be the most popular types of jobs and include work in hotels, cleaning villas and apartments as well as the usual bar and restaurant type positions.

Our most popular Costa del Sol locations for finding work include: Marbella, Malaga, Fuengirola, Nerja, Torremolinos and Benalmadena. There are also plenty of other smaller towns and resorts along the Costa del Sol but they are very much smaller places with fewer opportunities. This is also a good area for Spanish golf jobs such as caddies and golf pros.

Slightly less popular are the Costa Blanca and Costa Brava areas which tend to comprise a series of former fishing villages with good sandy beaches but less job possibilities.

The best places to find jobs on the Costa Blanca include Torrevieja, Benidorm and Alicante while on the Costa Brava the extremely popular tourist resort of Lloret de Mar is a good choice as is Tossa del Mar, Sitges and Salou.

The best areas in Spain to find jobs for professionals and executives would be the major cities of Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia.

In these Spanish cities you will find offices of major multi-national companies. There are good opportunities for working here in IT as computer jobs do not require many Spanish skills.

If you are searching for summer and seasonal work then look at the islands of Spain which has more of an all year round season due to better weather and climate. This would apply more to the Canary Islands than the Balearic Islands as the Canaries are closer to Africa than mainland Spain.

If you want long-term work in Spain and not just seasonal work look to the Canary Islands of Tenerife, Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria (with the most popular resort being Playa del Ingles).

The Balearic Islands are also very popular especially Ibiza and Majorca/Mallorca (with the most popular resort for jobs being Magaluf).

Ibiza and Mallorca are full of possibilities for jobs as holiday reps, bar jobs, dancers, pr jobs, DS’s, waiters, waitresses, chefs, restaurant jobs, hotel jobs and many other tourism related situations vacant.

The islands are also good for water sports and marine jobs such as dive instructors, windsurfing teachers, sailing, crewing and boat maintenance.

If you are searching for work in the year 2014, be sure to subscribe to our latest job alerts by putting your name and email address into the special newsletter box (top right of page).

Spanish Job Regulations – Visas and N.I.E. Number

Do I Need a Visa?

If you are from a European Union country you are fortunate that you are entitled to work in Spain without applying for a visa. Other foreign nationals such as Americans, Canadians and South Americans must get a visa in advance of their stay in Spain which will last three months.

Do I Need a N.I.E. Number?

Many people in Spain are employed illegally, without a contract and therefore do not need a NIE number. This number is your tax identification number in Spain (Número de Identificación de Extranjeros).

To get an N.I.E. number in Spain, go to local police station or social security office and fill out the necessary forms. Some basic details are required such as address, name, passport number etc. Obviously the form is in Spanish. You should be issued with a temporary card on the spot.

Helpful information on getting NIE and residency in Spain.

Salaries and Pay in Spain – Employment Conditions and Working Hours

We are always being asked – what are the best paid jobs in Spain, what job offers are available and how much can I earn in Spain?

It is generally recognised that wages and salaries in Spain are lower than most other European countries however the cost of living is also comparatively lower.

The Spanish also tend to work very long hours due to the traditional siesta break in the middle of the daytime.

Always try to get the job that comes with an official working contract as this entitles you to state health care. With a contract your employer will have to contribute social security payments on your behalf. The only other way you will be entitled to free health care is if you become self-employed and pay into the social security system yourself.

For example if you have a salary of £30,000 and you find an equivalent job position in Spain you may be paid about €20,000 – and although the cost of living in Spain is lower – it isn’t that much lower!

If you are in a legal job your employer will deduct national insurance (social security) and tax from salaries.

Not only do jobs in Spain pay less you also tend to work longer hours. Most jobs start at around 9am some 10am with a long lunch break of two hours before resuming until 7pm or 8pm.

While you may have a long lunch hour for what is known as siesta time – if you have a young family then that is no consolation as you won’t see them much until the weekends.

It’s an unfortunate fact that many people who come to Spain searching for employment, a job and a better quality of life end up finding a job that is low paid and comes with longer working hours than they used to work back home.

Many people end up disillusioned and end up leaving Spain for financial reasons.

Be prepared to be flexible and completely change career direction. Most job vacancies are found through word of mouth and in local newspapers.

You will find the best possibilities for finding English jobs would be in the coastal areas which have large expat populations and therefore companies catering to the needs of these expats.

These areas primarily are the Costa del Sol (especially Malaga, Marbella, Nerja, Mijas, Fuengirola, Benalmadena and Torremolinos areas) and the Costa Blanca (Alicante, Torrevieja, Benidorm jobs, Calpe, Javea, Moraira and Denia areas).

To give you an idea of the most popular areas of Spain that people speaking English are seeking and searching for work – we get a lot of people emailing us asking where they can find job vacancies in Benidorm, Calpe, Torrevieja, Alicante, Malaga, Murcia, Marbella, Fuengirola, Benalmadena, Estepona, Torremolinos, Madrid, Barcelona, Seville, Valencia, Lloret de Mar and Tossa del Mar.

These areas are the most popular for expat jobs, so look for jobs in Costa Blanca and jobs in Costa del Sol where most expats live. Also look at the slightly less popular areas of Costa Brava, Costa Almeria and Costa de la Luz and many people live in Spain but go across the border into Gibraltar each day to work.

Expat Jobs

Other typical jobs for English speaking people you are likely to find would be jobs that cater to the large expat population in Spain, these include: pool cleaners, translators, beauty therapists, interior designers, singers, dancers, entertainers, gardening jobs, villa cleaning jobs, bar jobs and bar work, hairdressing jobs, shop assistants, cashiers and retail work in English and British goods shops, graduate jobs, taxi service, driving jobs including removals, restaurant jobs such as chefs, waiters and waitresses, fitness jobs, beautician jobs, pet care jobs, personal trainers, health care assistants, voluntary jobs at charity shops, computer services, business services such as graphic design, computer repair, contractors, babysitting, nanny jobs, au pair jobs, child care jobs, carer jobs, housekeeping, finance jobs, security jobs, accounting jobs, mechanics, insurance sales positions, hospitality jobs, customer service jobs, there are many English newspaper and magazines requiring writers and sales jobs in Spain etc – we hope this list gives you some idea of the types of jobs in Spain that are the most likely possibilities when you are job searching.

There are now many expat radio stations and newspapers in Spain so these businesses are looking for media people as DJ’s, presenters, writers, journalists, web design, photographers and sales positions selling advertising space.

One of the problems with jobs in Spain is the seasonal aspect – for example getting holiday jobs and summer jobs in Spain such as bar work in Spain or being a waiter or waitress is fine in the July and August but come October you may find you are out of a job!

Still if you are a student these jobs could be great fun over the summer. Many of these jobs will be on a part time basis.

7 Top Tips For Finding Work

  1. Have at least six months money as savings to live on while you try finding work in Spain.
  2. Learn as much Spanish as possible BEFORE you move to Spain as this massively increases your chances of finding job opportunities.
  3. Jobs for English speakers are limited so be prepared to turn your hand to anything to get a foothold in Spain and accept any jobs that are available.
  4. Be prepared to work much longer hours as jobs in Spain start earlier and finish later.
  5. If you are looking for work in Spain for English speakers be prepared to work for a lot less than you are used to as wages, job benefits and perks are much lower in Spain.
  6. Learn a new skill, especially something practical and use it to get a job or start your own business.
  7. If you have a skill or vocation, consider starting your own business in Spain, then you are in control. Also consider working from home. Most expats end up self-employed (becoming an autonomo) in order to earn enough money to survive in Spain.

Useful Resources for Finding Work

You will find plenty of professional jobs advertised on websites such as ours. Sadly, for most of the tourism jobs you will actually need to be here in Spain in the resorts and ask around going from bar to bar or from restaurant to restaurant in order to find work.

Be prepared to be flexible and completely change career direction. Most job vacancies are found through word of mouth and in local newspapers.

So where else can you find job vacancies, openings and postings? Try reading the classifieds sections of expat newspapers and contact recruitment agencies, job centres, human resources, or employment agencies. Here are some useful sources that we know of:

The major newspapers have job classified listings:

Costa Blanca News (English expat news).

Sur newspaper in English (covers the popular Costa Del Sol region of Spain).

El Pais (national Spanish newspaper).

The British Chamber of Commerce in Spain lists international companies operating in Spain.

Empresas de Trabajo Temporal (ETT) are recruitment agencies in Spain – mostly work of a temporary contract nature. Mostly professional and admin vacancies.



Global jobs website Monster has a specific Spanish online version.

Info Jobs – Website with thousands of Spanish jobs online. InfoJobs is the leading online job opportunities in the Spanish market, both for the number of visitors to its website and the volume of jobs listed.

Experteer.es – Spain’s leading job search site for executive jobs, director jobs, Spain recruitment, bank jobs, IT jobs and travel jobs starting from €60,000. Experteer also offers access to executive headhunters, the highest paid jobs and job vacancies.

Most Popular Types of Work in Spain:

Helpful Pages on Moving to Spain:

Guide to Moving to Spain

Long-Term Rentals & Lets

Property

I Hate Spain

Live Job Listings

Below we have the very latest job vacancies in Spain.

This page is updated frequently – be sure to bookmark this page and keep coming back to see if your dream job in Spain has been listed here below.

If you are an employer then the good news is that on our website we are currently accepting job listings in Spain, completely free of charge.

If you need staff or have situations vacant then let us help you fill these positions.

We have people on our mailing list who are ready and waiting to hear about your vacancies. These are people who have given us their email address and telephone number and who have opted to receive email job alerts. We have literally hundreds of people who wish to work in Spain and find jobs.

While we accept your listings for free we do appreciate if you could help our site by either linking to us or Facebook liking us or tweeting us or social bookmarking our site.

Your job adverts must be genuine and related to Spain.

Please clearly give us all relevant information as people may be looking at these adverts and listings from other countries and may wish to travel to Spain to apply for these positions. So it is vital that as much information is presented at this point, such as:

Location of job.
Qualifications required.
Language skills required.
Salary and any benefits.
Working hours.
Any holiday time.
Does the position come with an official contract?
How long is the contract or job for?
Description of ideal candidate and qualities necessary.

     

    • Sales Manager Singapore

      OURENSE In store in line with the company standards  Client book development NOTE: This position is based in our Head Quarters in Orense (Spain) Minimum 3 years…negotiable CH CAROLINA HERRERA 2 to …

     

    • Ladies Accessories Design Manager in Spain

      BARCELONA We are currently looking for a Ladies Accessories Design Manager for a Global Mid Market Brand in Spain. This is a great opportunity for a committed and highly…up to 90.000eur + benefits + …

     

    • French and Spanish speaking Key Account Executive

      Doncaster South EastThe main focus for this role will be managing customers in France and Spain, although this may include customers in other parts of Europe. The ability to speak…£23000 Benefits: p …

     

    • Night Receptionist / Team Member

      Dartford …was the first budget hotel brand to launch in the UK in 1985 and now operates over 460 hotels, eleven in Ireland, three in Spain and the rest in the UK.20160 travelodge 25/11/2014 in Reed

     

    • Pr manager emea

      …percentage are located in Europe. Key European countries include the UK, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, Norway and Sweden.sdl recruiting@arca24.com 25/11/2014 …

     

    • Driver / Valeter (Part Time)

      Northampton We’re the vehicle hire market leaders by fleet size in the UK and Spain. With over 60 vehicle hire sites and around 3,000 employees across the group we’re…Competitive Salary Northgate Pa …

     

    • Now Is The Time to Invest In Spain

      Malaga Manilva…perfect opportunity for those investor / lifestyle buyers who are looking to profit from the crash, whilst getting all the joys of owning a property in…25/11/2014 in Knightknox

     

    • Driver / Valeter

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    • HR Senior Generalist EMEA

      in UK or Spain) in this activity + makes in cooperation with respective managers sure all needed items are in place (laptop/ computer, cell phone, office…Eaton recruiting@arca24.com 25/11/2014 in Ar …

     

    • Supplier Development Engineer – Machining

      …(Poland, Czech Republic, Germany, Spain, Italy, UK) Our Automotive Business delivers quality products thanks to the high level of quality of our suppliers.Eaton recruiting@arca24.com 25/11/2014 in …

     

     

    • Senior Real Estate Legal Executive

      Berkshire Headquartered in London, this firm spans a network of offices in Belgium, France, Germany, Singapore, Spain and the UK. The Real Estate Group specialises in…£40k – £50k G2 Legal >Contra …

     

    • Container Management Supervisor

      An established, yet developing, liner and logistics company are looking for a Container Management Supervisor to join their office in Spain. In this role your…Shipping Jobs Permanent 25/11/2014 in J …

     

     

 

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Comments

  1. Lukasz Ksiazek says:

    Welcome. At this moment I’m in Madrid and looking some part time, seasonal work in this city.I’m 30 years from Poland. I have already some experience at fruit farm works, factory industrial and build construction jobs. I’m looking forsome physical jobs.I can start working immeditialy.If You have some free vacancies please sent to my addres e-mail any information. Thank You for an answer.

  2. Vici Hughes says:

    I am 28 and have lived in the canary islands most of my life. I am currently out of work and have been so for over 4 months. I have experiance as an Anamator/childcare/entertainment and bar/waitressing I have found it very hard to find work since my previous work contract ended. I also speak fluent Spanish. If ther is anyone out there who can point me in the direction of any work in the south of Tenerife i woulod be very greatful.
    Thank you

  3. Daniel Cobourne says:

    Hi, my name is Daniel, I have worked in spain before in Cap salou in a local bar called The black swan were i worked as a prop…Im just wondering the easiest way of getting employment for the summer of 2013 in main Salou this time, any advice would be much appreciated, daniel.cobourne@gmail.com

  4. Veselin Vasilev says:

    Work with machinery for production of PVC and aluminium windows and doors and installation of finished products. -Operating automated machinery
    -PVCU welding
    -Fabrication
    -Corner cleaning
    -Sawing
    -Edge deletion -Bench Assembly using hand held or air driven tools, handmade double glazing etc.

  5. Giles Wilson says:

    Hi,

    I live in Andalusia, Spain Im ex UK military and am looking for security work?

  6. Yeung-way Hedges says:

    Hi, I am a city and guilds fully qualified electrician based in London, I’m interested in moving to ibiza and getting a job in my trade. If anyone could point me in the right direction I’d be very grateful, thanks.

  7. Hi
    Im looking to move to Spain this year, and will be looking for a mechanical/electrical maintenance supervisor/manager role, either on mobile basis, or large static sites.
    If anyone can supply any leads, it would be appreciated.
    Thanks

  8. John Melville says:

    Hi ,I am from Scotland I have a property near Torrevieja i am moving over permanately from April 2013 I am a carpenter [joiner ] I also cover suspended ceilings and metal stud partitions I am also handy with painting ,paper hanging ,basic tiling and making made to measure wooden or padded material window pelmets all at very reasonable rates .If you are or know of anyone interested in my services please contact me on
    Email..jmev63@hotmail.co.uk or UK mob 07799666268
    Thanks John.

  9. jennifer fullam says:

    Hi my name is Jennifer and me and my cousin Niamh are going to Spain for the summer to work, we gave an apartment in Torrevieja.. we would mostly be interested in bar work and we are very hard working and determined and also like to have fun. My e-mail is jenniferlouisefullam@gmail.com please get back to me as soon as possible in how I can find a job like that..

  10. laura delaney says:

    Hi

    My name is Laura Delaney , my friend Tara and i are moving over to spain (le zenia , ala camte , torrevieja) to sought out bar work, table service ,waitressing we can adapt to any position .

    i am currently working in a hotel in tipperary ,i have completed a degree in hotel management ,but my passion is bar work , available immediatly to start.

    please consider two very bubbly , lively , energetic , professional ladies .

    kndest regards
    laura delaney
    lauray2ie’yahoo.com

  11. Alix Lawley says:

    Hi,

    My name is Alix Lawley. I am currently living and studying in Spain and am looking for bar/hospitality work to last until the end of August. I have an intermediate level of Spanish. I have job experience working and interacting with various people of all ages and have good communication and team-working skills. If anyone has any suggestions or knows of any jobs available in the Malaga area please contact me at allylawey@hotmail.com. Thanks.

  12. Sharon Best says:

    Hi my name is Sharon Best and I have recently moved to Orihuela Alicante. I am a qualified childminder with five years experience. I also have worked in creches as I have the papers to do so. I would really appreciate if anyone needed childminding to contact me as I am looking forward to going back to work again. I also spent over ten years working in a bed and breakfast and would like the possibility of waitressing, cooking and cleaning. Would anyone know how to get into cleaning flats, vilas appartments ect as I am very interested. If anyone knows of anything in this area could they please contact me by email: shazbestconlon@yahoo.ie
    Thanking you

  13. dave ellis says:

    i am moving to cludad quesada in april i will be looking for work dont mind what i do in the uk i drive a 40ft coach for a private school i have a full clean driving lisence i am allso quite good at diy have a go at anything can anybody help with a job

  14. I am 27 years old from Ireland,I currently Workn in Madrid as an English Teacher,But Julyn and August there is no work.I have experience in Catering and come from a Sales background.I weould like to work in bar or as a waiter.I would consider any job as long as I get the opportunity to work for the summer somewere in Sunny Spain.

  15. Joe O'Brien says:

    Hi! Im Joe! Im 22 and I’m a hairstylist from Ireland! I have been thinking about moving away for the summer season for a while now and decided to give it a go ! I specialise in cutting and styling womens hair and have done a lot of photoshoot work and fashion show work ! If anyone wants to know more of if any other Irish people are on here looking to meet popel before they go then get in touch :)

    Joe
    obrien-j@hotmail.com

  16. Hello Everyone,
    I have decided to write in here as I am looking for VOLUNTEERING OPORTUNITIES IN TENERIFE. I went on internet in order to find some but there’s not many resources. So far found one company but they offer volunteering for people up to 25 y.o. I am 30. I looking for volunteering with animals preferably but can be with comunity as well. Please if anyone have some good resources let me know. This is my first step to moving to Tenerife and hopefully finding a job in NGO on the island:)
    Thank you a lot
    Eli

  17. Lucie Rebecca says:

    Hi im Lucie. I am a qualified English Teacher who has worked in Spain, Brazil and Greece. I have a Cambridge CELTA certificate. I have a degree in Media/journalism and have written for two Spanish magazines. I am English born in London. I also speak Portuguese and basic Spanish. I am looking for work in an English School or private lessons in the Coasta Del Sol area. I will also consider the Canary Islands. I can provide references from Spanish employees in Spanish. Many thanks, Lucie.

  18. Hi all,

    Never really thought about moving to Spain, until recently due to our recent bad weather. And I thought do I really want to spend another winter here in over crowded, rude, expensive, cold south east England? I’m 46 and have no assets or ties. Places I fancy most are Galicia, Segovia, Murcia, Almeria, Granada and Malaga. I work in the plant hire industry at the moment as a small engine/tool technician, though also I did obtain my TEFL cert in 2006 which was a weekend course. Suppose in many ways now work is getting more limited for would be expats with limited Spanish. Though I am starting to learn Castillian and Galician (Gallego).

  19. michael kench says:

    i have a cat d psv coach/bus licence seeking full time work driving on costa blanca,any ideas who to contact.full recent crb and nvq in driving,basic spanish,thankyou..michael

  20. michael says:

    we are seeking a return to spain,have been back in uk for 3 years and miss spain.i am a qualified coach /bus driver and seeking same in spain,any ideas please ..regards michael

  21. John Cooper says:

    Hi everyone. I am looking to work in Benidorm, Tenerife, Gran Canaria. I want a full time position. I have experience in call centres. I have worked within insurance for a good 6 years and I currently work as a service centre agent for an insurance outsourcing company in the IT department. Please let me know how to go about it or if you have any ideas on jobs In the above area.

  22. Ian murray says:

    Hi i am looking to relocate to benidorm area i am a bicklayer but have experience in most trades kitchen s bathrooms and plastering including K.REND PAREX and most render s if there is work out there please sen details

  23. Ben May says:

    Hi , i’m thinking of going abroad to work for a while , i’m 25 and i’ve been a DJ for about 8 years . . I have been working for my dads entertainments company for the last 10 years, doing bouncy castle’s, karaoke’s and dj work . .

    Please let me know of any vacancies going . .

    Thanks :)

  24. Craig McDonald says:

    HI.i am thinking of moving back to spain.I have worked as an aerial and satellite installer in the telecomunications industry for more than 15 years.Please let me know if any vacancies,
    many thanks

  25. julian edwards says:

    hi all, we are on our way to live in spain , santa pola, alicante, want to work or start a pool cleaning / window cleaning round, 8 yrs window cleaning exp and own my own spa, would complete a pool cleaning qual,

    any help or advise please email me

    jules

  26. Rosemary says:

    Hi there
    I am thinking about going to the costadelsol region of spain in august with the aim of finding work out there,i will rent for a month just to suss the situation out,can anyone give me some advice as to how i will find work as a cosmetic sales assistant or work in a chemist shop?? I’v choosen this area because there are so many ex pats,i don’t want the hassle of learning spanish

  27. hi im currently living in alacante staying in several hostels i came on a one way ticket from uk with a friend curently working in a resturant in alicante but am looking to move to benidorm as my spanish is less than fluent and looking for a lively city , im looking for rep bar or resturant work bubbly outgoing individual i havel level 1 and 2 in travel and tourism also i have a diploma in holiday rep thanks would be great to get some emails loving it out here!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. christiaan says:

    Good morning

    I’m Dockx Christiaan, and I just moved in Oliva
    After selling my house in belgium.
    Earlier this year I started in Spain as an independent electrician what I was in Belgium for more than 20 years.
    also i have more than 5 years experience in installing solar panels (about 700 installations done)

    If I could do something for you please let me now!

    Thanks in advance

    Chris

  29. Alta Husselmann says:

    Hi there
    Me and my friend are planning of moving to Costa De Sol – going to the to the costadelsol region of Spain in September with the aim of finding work out there, we will rent for a month just to suss the situation out, can anyone give me some advice as to how I will find work as System Analyst (Oracle based) and my friend currently working at Harley Davidson in South Africa my friend is also in the furniture buying and selling fields. We are. We are both had working and trustworthy and can adjust our lives to any situtiation. I also do catering and cooking Gilliam Pretorius [gilliam@hdavidson.co.za]

  30. Kirsty & Leanne says:

    Hi me and my friend are planning to move to Spain for the summer and are looking for work we are both qualified hairdressers level 2 and 3 and would love to work in salon although we’re very easy going & will be happy to try something new ie, bar work, resturants, hotels ect we would love a reply thank you.

  31. Madeleine Smith (Maddie/Mandy) says:

    Hi I am looking for work in Tenerife. I have always been a people person and have worked as a police officer, an holiday representative and now work as a teacher. I am a hard working person, calm with a great sense of humour. I worked in Ibiza and all over Tenerife when I was a rep and deputised for the Airport Manager at Tenerife South Airport and dealt with overbookings, complaints, illness. I have also sold and guided excursions. I also have experience of estate agency. I was a very successful negotiator, I also have admin experience, have valued properties, conducted viewings, prepared brochures, auction catalogues and advertising pages. I am a qualified English teacher with history as my second subject. I speak fluent Spanish and have GCSE and A Level Spanish and have taught it in schools. Because of my calm nature and sense of humour I have taught many special needs classes and bottom sets. I have differentiated work and prepared programmes of study and have taught, in addition to English and history, geography, RE and citizenship. I have also worked as a private tutor visiting students in their homes, helping them with their studies, confidence and self esteem. As soon as I arrived in Tenerife I felt like I was home and am now in a position where I can return. I hope you will consider my qualities and that I am the employee you are looking for. Thank you

  32. Anthony Needham says:

    Hi I am coming too southern Spain next week and looking for work as a chef . I have 20 yes experience from hotels to restaurants and running my own kitchen . I worked in Tenerife for 7 yrs so have picked up some Spanish . If anyone knows or has a vacancy can they E mail me on tonyneedham@hotmail.co.uk or tel 07706882158 . Thanks .

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      Employment Type: Full Time Basic Monthly Salary: £3,000GBP – £6,000GBP depending on level of experience and position being offered.

      Available Positions: Conference & Banqueting Operations Manager, Food & Beverage Team Manager, Account Manager, Cashier, Bartender, Assistant Manager of Front Office, Receptionist, Guest Relation Assistant, Room Attendant, Foreign/International Language Interpreter, Marketing Assistant Manager, Cafe Attendant/Manager, Computer Operator, Internet Service Expert & Casino Dealer.
      If Interested kindly send your CV/Resume via email to acehotel@workmail.com

  33. Hi,

    My name is ganesh.I am indian.I am looking for work in spain.heavy driver/bus/trailor.now I am working in qatar.I have three year experiance.please any one help me.thanks

  34. Hi, I ‘autonomo’ andsince 2001when I come to Madrid from ukraine I and y team specialise in all aspects of building work from the decorating of one room or the exterior decorating of your property to a full refurbishment, extensions, conversions, kitchens and bathrooms fitting, carpentry , flooring, tiling.
    Feel free to contact me of that.
    Best regards, Andres.
    andrespintor2001@gmail.com

  35. Good Morning,
    I work for a uk based facility management company who have recently won a contract in Malaga to clean an office building. This includes office cleaning and window cleaning.
    at present i require a tempoary cleaner to clean the office in the month of November and to cover any sick periods of the current cleaner.
    In addition to this i need a window cleaner to clean the external windows of the office. the office is located on the 2nd floor but the windows can be cleaned from within the office. These windows are to be cleaned on a monthly basis for a 2 year contract.
    please contact me if you are a qualified window cleaner in the malaga area who is interested in this regular monthly work.
    likewise if you are interested in the cleaning of the office please contact me
    00447501486830
    i look forward to hearing from you
    Ben

  36. Mrs Harvey says:

    My son is looking to do some seasonal work next year in Spain once he has got is SAI Door licence. Can anyone say if there is a lot of this type of work in Spain? Or are there certain areas better than others. How much an hour would you expect. Please contact on di22165@hotmail.co.uk

    Di

  37. i workman from algiers i have 13 years in aluminium and pvc i looking for a job my phone 213553691267 thank you good loock

  38. Mohsen manafi says:

    I am a UK citizen general physician .I have the britain liscence for general medical practice.I have planed to move to coasta blanca.I need some information for finding a job in Alicante or Torrevieja.

  39. Mateo S. Haun says:

    Buen dia,
    Hola, soy de los EE.UU. y soy profesor y tutor de idiomas (español e inglés) para todos niveles. También, tengo experiencia como traductor, interprete, cocinero y mesero. Tengo mas de 30 años experiencia en el mundo laboral y me gustaría vivir una vez mas en España con preferencia a Andalucía. las Baleares, o las Canarias pero considería otros áreas donde trabajar y vivir. En el pasado había vivido en Sevilla y Madrid. Ya reconozco la dificultad que existe para conseguir trabajo hoy día en España y todavía más para un estadounidense pero les escribo de todos modos y si desean mas información de mis datos se me puede comunicar por correo electrónico.
    Gracias y atentamente,

    Mateo Haun

  40. Catalunya Casas says:

    We are a villa management company based in Castellar del Valles (35km North East of Barcelona) and we are seeking a Reservations Assistant to join our growing team. The placement is full-time employment.

    Requirements:
    – Fluent English and French spoken and written. One of these languages as a mother tongue is necessary.
    – Computer skills – email, Word, Excel
    – Excellent telephone manner
    – High responsibility, diligent and willing to learn
    – Strong motivation and willing to work as a team or individual with positive attitude
    – Extremely organised, good attention to detail and remains calm under pressure
    – Creative writing skills.
    – Well groomed, pleasant personality and guest service oriented
    – Previous experience of working with international guests in villa resort or hotel brand is an asset.
    – Social media marketing experience.
    – Dynamic & vibrant individual with excellent guest interaction & communication skills
    – Able to start immediately.

    The work week/ hours are Saturday to Wednesday 1pm to 10pm.

    If you meet the above requirements and willing to become a key player in a dynamic team, please apply here with your CV and cover letter explaining why you are the ideal candidate and your desired salary to info@catalunyacasas.com.

  41. David Charles says:

    Do you speak English & Spanish ? ( Spanish Not Essential But An Advantage )

    We are looking for reliable, presentable and confident people for sales positions within the Costa Blanca. The number one online restaurant guide is long established and ever growing.

    You will be responsible for face to face client meetings and to generate new business by selling advertising packages for restaurants to be included on our website. Previous sales experience would be an advantage. Initially the role would be on a commision only basis – with an excellent commission package (this could involve a basic salary for the right applicant who can prove they are beneficial for the company).

    The hours are flexible and may also be suitable to work alongside another job. You must have you own Car, Laptop and Mobile Phone.

    There will be opportunities to progress into a management role in the future as we will be expanding throughout the whole of Spain – and then into Europe.

    Contact us ASAP for any further information. dave.charles@live.co.uk or +34 693 019 051

  42. Bernard Hushion says:

    Hello to everyone, I am thinking seriously now of coming to live in Spain would love Majorca but very expensive, firstly would like to no if there may be any work doing gardening landscaping this is the business I run now in the UK so I have all the tools to do the job right away I/e looking after peoples gardens and mobile homes and caravan sites ect.
    I have also for some forty years been a Dj in Greater Manchester as a professional Dj done the night clubs, the private party’s, and radio.
    I am a single guy so would be able to come over very soon , I have been told elche and Benidorm are good places for my type of work can anyone advise.
    e mail Bernard.hushion@btinternet.com mobile + 44 (0) 7958 68 51 41

  43. I´m looking for waiting staff for the seasson 2014.
    In restaurant or Cocktail Bar
    From 1st of May to the end of october.
    In calas de mallorca
    2 years minimum experince
    cv and photos to
    antonionadallupianez@hotmail.com

  44. hello
    robin here i am based very close to benidorm and looking for day and night work ie entertainments ….. also travel and tourism ….. i would like to visit you and explain the work i am able to do for you and endulge to make the companys and tourists happy.
    i am a very good rep and ents person i am a bloke who is english … speak spanish … french … english and am a exellent worker and organiser .
    i look forward to your information and i will visit you
    ok robin …….. mobile 605421043.

  45. Positions available for TeleSales/Customer Care positionsin Golf del Sur office!!! Basic + Commissions , Minimum earned 1200E /Month
    Schedule M-F 2pm til 9:30 Pm
    Retention Department for telecommunications company.
    Very Easy Sales .. Training provided to right candidates –
    Some Sales Experienced needed or Outgoing personality.
    If Interested in position please send email or call 672-170-940 for contact details

  46. hi Eva here. Iam looking for job on season 2014 (maid, kitchen assistant) in Ibiza. I worked in Ibiza at season 2010 San Antonio. Have N.I.E. Iam speaking english, little bit spanish and german.

  47. Rachael Knight says:

    Hi

    I am looking to relocate back to Spain/Gibraltar/Spanish islands.

    I have lived in Spain (Benidorm) for 3 years in my teens attended a Spanish state school for 2 years and I have worked in the bar industry.

    I am currently in the UK and looking for any office/admin/hotel work I shall be re-locating with my partner and 7 year old daughter we are ready to move, however, we would need a job between us before we get on the plane!

    I speak conversational Spanish (castellano) and looking for any permanent position.

    I have registered to all recruitment agencies in Costa del sol and Gibraltar and we are flying out on the 19th June to see if we can meet/network with potential recruiters.

    Any help would be appreciated.
    my email is Rachael.knight86@gmail.com

    thanks in advance

  48. Any fitness instructors jobs ? Classes and personal training. Romanian, English fluent, italian fluent, spanish improving, hungarian and some french speaking. A lot of experience in the field ? Currently on a cruise ship as a fitness instructor ( Royal Princess) but planing to move to Spain.
    Thank you !

  49. Cristina says:

    Are you a native English speaker or have bilingual/near bilingual proficiency in Shakespeare’s mother tongue? Are you eagerly waiting to use your communication skills in a highly interactive way? Do you enjoy learning on the fly?

    We are looking for a passionate enthusiastic professional to work side by side with our media production team in our own studio, carrying out tasks regarding diction, intonation and pronunciation.

    Interested? If you think you fulfil these requirements, have what it takes to be our studio proofreader and are curious about what we do, please do not hesitate to contact us.

    We are really looking forward to meeting you and would be more than glad to receive you in our office. Please send us your CV at prodan@brainshuttle.com

  50. I am an English citizen at the moment, but planning on moving to Spain.

    I am 23 & have experience in bar work, waitresing, cleaning, childcare and admin/customer service. I’m enthusiastic, organised and have good communication skills.

    I’m highly motivated and eager to learn, willing to try new things and turn my hand to anything. Extremely excited to be moving to Spain, I’m just hoping to see what job opportunities may be available to me once I get there.

    Will consider anything as I am very adaptable. Any job offers or suggestions or if anyone knows of anything that may help me out, please e-mail and let me know.

    Thank you

  51. Isabelle says:

    Hi, i am a an English female looking for some seasonal work during the winter in a bar/hotel.
    I speak moderate Spanish and fluent English, i have bar-tending experience and experience in the hospitality industry.
    I am looking for work in the canaries, or any resort that is lively during the winter season, i am looking to start during September, and end mid April.

  52. It would be in the best interest for all those who are planning or thinking of relocating to Spain in search of Jobs. At current situation one cannot find a job since the unemployment rate touched to 27% and 58% aged between 16-26.

    Although many would suggest to learn the language but in reality it is nothing but just an excuse. Even if you speak Spanish well it does not guarantee you a job. REASONS – the Spaniards themselves cannot find jobs in Spain, thousands are moving to other European countries looking for jobs, secondly, then they would ask for work experience, thirdly, there is no longer entry level jobs for graduates, in fact they can only be offered internships but a handful are available and you would find for one position 500 people applied. The entry level position are mostly now given to people who have experience of more than 5-10 years. Yes, it sounds horrific and terrible but this is the reality.

    According to my analysis it would take Spain around 12-15 years to recover from this hideous recession and most importantly they have to change their MENTALITY. Through their life they have always emphasized on Spanish and now a days even an engineer or doctor cannot speak basic level English. Why am I saying it ? Simple and easy, Spain could have had lots of Multinational companies operating in different cities but again due to their Mentality foreign companies are reluctant to invest in Spain. Things would have been different for them and people in Spain would have had the urge to learn and speak English but in reality it is totally opposite.

    English is not spoken or taught just because it is used in the US or UK but rather it is an international language and this is perhaps the best solution in terns of doing business. Even if you go to China you would find that almost every speaks Mandarin but they do have a good grasp on English and they are doing business and communication in English. Think about the Richest countries in the world like Saudi Arabia, Qatar and even United Arab Emirates, their mother-tongue is Arabic but when it comes to business they always prefer to be executing them in English.

    Spain is perhaps the 2nd most beautiful country after France and they have abundant talents and it could be utilized but only if the mentality of the Spaniard changes. I wish them all the best and hopefully they would recover soon and would create jobs for the so called LOST GENERATION.

    Learning a language is not a simple joke. It takes huge effort, patience and most importantly age plays a vital role. One cannot expect someone above 30 to have a good understanding of the language within few months. Even if you consider Spaniards living in Australia or New Zealand, despite living their for 10 years still they find it difficult and their level of English is still considered Below Standard but HEY! still they are working right ? English is perhaps the most difficult language to speak but one does not needs to be proficient in order to be a good speaker because it can be understood by a native or normal speaker whereas languages like Spanish, German or even French, if you are not highly proficient then it would be quite difficult to make others understand. I hope this would be an informative info for all those to get the real picture rather than fake hopes.

  53. Hello :)
    My name is Maria,im 25 yrs old,from Bulgaria.I have been a waitress for 10 years-have been working in bars and restaurants in Bulgaria,hotels in London-Park Plaza Westminster Bridge,Hilton Waldorf,Hilton Trafalgar,L’Meridien,jewish weddings..Have been working in a spanish restaurant in Los Narejos,Murcia as help in the kitchen,in Bulgaria as a help in the kitchen..Im speaking fluent English,a bit Spanish,Russian and Nederlands taal.Now i live in Torrevieja,Alicante,comunida Valencia..Looking for a job as i have been baby sitting and a live in aupair,pet sitting and walking also in London..

  54. Looking for a good grill chef to work in Barcelona.
    Must have English and Spanish, start asap.

  55. Hey there mates..It’s Farooq 30 years old guy from Pakistan.I have worked in some call center for 3 years and those were English Call centers.I can speak American Accent so you guys could you help me out if there’s any opportunity for me.

  56. Jamie Simkins says:

    Hi I am looking to work in Marbella Spain. I am English and I am a fully qualified vehicle technician with over ten years experience. If anyone can help please give me an email. Thank you.

  57. Blair Grippaudo says:

    Hello I am an American/ Italian Hairdresser/make-up artist, with 10+yrs experience, looking for work in Madrid. I’ve been living and working in London for the past year and am moving to Madrid in December. Please let me know of any available opportunities.

  58. Encarni Solís says:

    I am looking for an english language native to work as a speaker assistant in a private school called British language school in Marmolejo, a village in the province of Jaen in the South of Spain.
    Regards.
    englishmarmolejo@gmail.com
    Encarnación

  59. Hello ,
    I am looking for a Job working as a BMW technician or team leader in the Barcelona or Madrid ,
    My experience general repair .suspension ,body – trim and diagnose electrical problem using ISIS OPS
    Been working on BMW for than 20 years .
    Currently in South Africa ,IF any one in motor industry give a lead and opportunity to in Spain ,

  60. Hi, my name is Patricia, but I prefer to be called Pat, I am English and I have lived in Spain for 8 years and have only learnt the very basics of Spanish.
    I am looking for part-time work to help with the cost of going to school to learn Spanish. I am looking for either English conversation, light house work duties, walking and feeding the animals and running errands.
    I live in Molina de Segura, Murcia and enjoy walking, so walking distance would be great, if work is more than 5km from my home I have a bike. I do drive and have a car, but prefer not to use unless really necessary. Anyone interested in offering a happy and energetic English lady a job, please drop me a line.

  61. Hi my name is wesley ,looking for a job as a Mechanic or a Diagnostics Technician I have 20 year experience in the the motor trade with Ford ,
    Mazda ,and BMW ,Look for a job in Madrid or Barcelona ,My e mail wesleyhow@ymail.com
    please e mail me ,

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