Fuerteventura Jobs – Insider’s Guide to Finding Work on Fuerteventura, Canary Islands, Spain

Welcome to our guide to finding work and getting jobs in Fuerteventura which is the most easterly of the Spanish Canary Islands and enjoys a special micro-climate due to being sheltered by Lanzarote to the north.

The second-largest of the Canaries after Tenerife it is situated just 100 km off the North African coastline.

If you are looking for jobs in the Canaries then we will be featuring job pages on other Canary Islands which include: Lanzarote, Gran Canaria, La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro, La Graciosa, Alegranza, Isla de Lobos, Montaña Clara, Roque del Este and Roque del Oeste.

job-spain-graphicA popular tourist destination Fuerteventura has 152 beaches and is a very popular destination for wind surfers due to the trade winds.

Most resorts are family friendly and relatively calm in comparison with some of the noisier resorts elsewhere in the Canaries such as Playa del Ingles in Gran Canaria.

Is It Hard To Find Work in Fuerteventura?

If you are looking at moving to Fuerteventura you will need to consider how you are going to make a living. Currently the island is in something of a recession and so times are hard if you are looking for work on Fuerteventura.

Many expats who were living here have gone back to the United Kingdom and Germany where they came from – this in turn has led many bars and restaurants to close leading to less vacancies and work opportunities.

We don’t mean to put you off but this is just the reality of the situation and we feel you should be aware of this before you sell up and relocate to Fuerteventura.

Summer Jobs in Fuerteventura in 2017

If however you are just looking for seasonal work for the summer season there is of course many opportunities because of the influx of tourists from all over Europe. The sort of work you will find is of course very much casual work which is often paid cash in hand and without an official job contract.

There is a great demand in the summer in Fuerteventura for people to work behind bars, as dancers and entertainers, DJ’s, promotional reps to get people into the bars and clubs, security such as bouncers and door supervisors, in restaurants working as waiters and waitresses or dishwashers and chefs, in hotels working on reception or as holiday reps looking after the customers of the major tour operators running package holidays to Fuerteventura.

If you are not officially employed on the island, make sure if you are a EU citizen you have applied for a EHIC card which would at least give you emergency medical treatment should you need it.

If you’re fortunate you will get a contract from your employer for a period of six months. This gives you the same rights as a Spanish employee, in particular free medical treatment at the doctors and hospitals.

Working Hours, Pay and Salaries – How Much Can I Earn?

Your employer will of course deduct National Insurance and tax. Wages in Fuerteventura tend to be in the region of €5-€8 per hour for most jobs. Although wages are much lower than they are in the United Kingdom, fortunately the cost of living is much less and you can still enjoy a fantastic lifestyle, being able to eat out and drink on a very small budget.

Working hours in Fuerteventura are unfortunately very long because it is traditional for the Spanish to take their siesta in the middle of the day usually between one o’clock and five o’clock in the afternoon. Most businesses will close down and reopen in the cooler evening hours, although of course this will not apply if you are working in a bar or restaurant which will be open all hours.

Bars and nightclubs on Fuerteventura will tend to open until at least two in the morning if not later so be prepared to work extremely hard and have very high energy levels!

Construction Work

There are some alternatives to work on Fuerteventura which do not involve work in the tourist industry. In particular if you are looking for building jobs or construction jobs you can potentially get work for expat companies who cater to the growing expatriate population on the island. These people tend to prefer workers who speak English as they themselves speak little Spanish.

So if you are a plumber, builder, electrician, tiler, labourer or bricklayer, if you are lucky you will find work.

Alternatively consider starting your own business and becoming self-employed.

You can either form a company known as a S.A. or most commonly you would work as a autonomo which means working as a self-employed individual who contributes social security payments each month.

These social security payments are high and for a family of four you’re likely to be paying approximately €250 a month.

After 15 years you will be entitled to a small state pension and of course the social security payments give you access to the Spanish national health system.

To work officially in Fuerteventura you must have an NIE number. Go to the nearest social security office with your original passport and copy.

You will have to fill in a form so it would be helpful if you learn some basic Spanish but the questions are relatively simple, you will need to provide basic information such as name, address, nationality etc. They issue the NIE number there and then and give you a temporary card.

Expat Jobs

Most expatriates who have moved to Fuerteventura speak limited Spanish and prefer to deal with English-speaking people. These are just some of jobs that people on the island carry out and earn a living from: cleaners, swimming pool maintenance and cleaning, gardening jobs, villa cleaning jobs, bar jobs and bar work, hairdressing jobs, shop and retail work, taxi service, driving jobs including removals, restaurant jobs such as chefs, waiters and waitresses, sales, estate agents, fitness jobs, beautician jobs, pet care jobs, computer services, business services such as graphic design, computer repair, insurance sales positions, customer service jobs, office jobs, secretarial, admin, carers, nursing jobs and I.T. jobs.

Teaching English

There are certainly better locations in Spain if you are looking at teaching English to Spanish people but as a means of earning some spare part-time cash on the island, this is most definitely one of the best. Language schools on the island will look for internationally recognised professional qualifications such as such as TEFL or ESL

Where To Find Work in Fuerteventura

fuerteventuraThe most popular towns in which to find work on Fuerteventura are Caleta de Fuste, Correlejo and Costa Calma.

Jobs in Corralejo

Located in the north of the island, Corralejo is one of the sunniest spots on the island of Fuerteventura. Here you will find white sandy beaches, the world-famous sand dunes and watersports.

This is the main place to go in Fuerteventura for nightlife and entertainment which makes it the best place to look for those bar jobs and summer jobs. The busiest area for bars and nightclubs in Corralejo is the Centro Comercial Atlantico on the main strip.

There are plenty of shops, bars, restaurants and clubs to keep you busy and entertained. Corralejo has a transfer time of 45 minutes from the airport.

Jobs in Costa Caleta/Caleta de Fuste

Costa Caleta previously known as Caleta de Fuste is a low-key resort just 15 minutes transfer from the airport with mostly low-rise whitewashed accommodation and a fabulous golden sandy beach.

Jobs in Puerto del Rosario

The capital of Fuerteventura is Puerto del Rosario. It doesn’t have much in the way of tourism attractions and so if you’re looking to find work here you should definitely be able to speak fluent Spanish and be looking for office and administration jobs mainly.

Jobs in Morro Jable

Morro Jable is situated in the south of Fuerteventura. Morro Jable is very popular with German tourists and job seekers who come here for the miles of sandy beaches and good bars and restaurants.

Fuerteventura jobs can be found by the usual means of internet websites, forums, radio, word of mouth and the classified section in local newspapers.

Fuertenews.com – is a new weekly online English language newspaper for the residents of Corralejo, Fuerteventura which has a classified job section.

Fuerteventura Video

Below we have a useful video which shows you what the island of Fuerteventura looks like with some of the most scenic places on the island on show.

Summary

Primarily aimed towards English-speaking people, we have attempted to help you find work in jobs on the Spanish Canary Island of Fuerteventura by covering the topics listed below:

  • About Fuerteventura
  • Living in Fuerteventura
  • Working in Fuerteventura for English Speakers
  • Where to Find Jobs in Fuerteventura
  • Are There Winter Jobs in Fuerteventura?
  • How do I Get a Job with Accommodation?
  • Are there any Fuerteventura job forums?
  • Popular Types of Work and Job Vacancies
  • Holiday Rep Jobs
  • Bar Jobs and Club Jobs on Fuerteventura
  • Summer Jobs in Fuerteventura 2017
  • Part-Time Work and Jobs Fuerteventura

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Comments

  1. Zygimantas says:

    Hello,
    My name is Zygimantas, i’m 23 years old. Me and my girlfriend (21 years old) we’re looking for job in Fuerteventura from September.
    I have 5 years experience in customer service, andshe have 2 years experience in customer service. Currently we’re working in HILTON 4**** hotel in Cobham, London.
    Our english and lithuanian languages are fluent, and spanish only basics.
    We’re looking for a job in customer service in shops/hotels/restaurants, i am able to work in surfng centers also, becouse i’m doing this sport.
    Most important thing for us, is to be able to work with english language, and i believe we could learn spanish in few months.

    IF YOU HAVE ANY JOB OFFER FOR US, WRITE ME AN EMAIL, AND WE WILL TALK ABOUT THIS. IF YOU CAN OFFER US A JOB IN ONE OF REQUESTED PLACES, I CAN GUARANTEE OUR ARRIVAL BY BOOKING THE FLIGHT TICKETS TO FUERTEVENTURA IN ADVANCE OF 3-4 WEEKS.

    THANK YOU FOR ANY OFFERS!!!

  2. Pat bellew says:

    Hi myself and my wife lynda are thinking strongly of moving fulltime to corralejo. I am avery fit 54 year old man. I am a social care worker and have been working in a detention centre in dublin for the past ten years. I also have bar work experience and worked as abiulders labourer. So is there work that would suite those job discription. Let me know. Kind regards pat

  3. sean corey says:

    himy name is sean, i am a fully qualified chef with over 15 years expierance at a high level .
    available for part time work from july 2017. more than capable of producing food to any standard.
    moving the family over from ireland, sick of the weather.
    thanks

  4. Hello my name is Terri , I live in Fuerte Ventura , I’m a Spanish nationality holder , my English is excellent , I’m looking for a job waiter or cook assistant or washing dishes .

    That’s my phone number 632181871

    My email khattar_cbr@hotmail.fr

    solobreakdanc@gmail.com

  5. Kelly Jones says:

    Hi My name is Kelly and I’m a professional Foot Health Practitioner dealing with foot health issues such as callouse hard skin Verruca Ingrowing toenails and corns etc
    I would love to a slot in a clinic or a centre to support the people with there foot problems
    Please contact me if u could give me advice or even better a job
    Regards kelly
    Contact me at
    Kel16000@yahoo.com

  6. Aurelia Surowiec says:

    Hi looking for jobs in hotel and restaurant in Furtereventura or lanzarote …very good customer service experience …women 46 old fit and healthy. ..only sirius oferts pls Aurelia

  7. Hello everyone!!

    I have been living in fuerteventura for the past year and currently out of employment.
    I have attended landscape and agriculture engineering at clinterty collge back in Scotland.
    with my recent employment being barman/ waiter, with 4 years experience.b&b cleaner with 2 years experience.phone salesman with 6 month experience.selling multiple exursions throughout corralejo and lanzarote (PR) .
    throughout my college course I have studied courses of gardening and have worked self employed.

    There for i am looking for any job available in the catorgory of my experience.

    Languages:fluent English.studying Spanish so far I know more than the basic.
    Currently living in corralejo but i have family living in caleta de fusteeither area would be great!!

    Email. Steven.robbins286@live.com
    Thanks Steven

  8. Angela leoni says:

    Looking for a 6 month contract in the beauty industry, accommodation needed if possible, very experienced in beauty to level 4 salon management, ideally my partner and 11 year old will come too, we go a lot to Corralejo, love it very much hopefully live there in a few years, would love job offer of some kind for short term at the min, out in march 2017 staying in caleta, please email me at angelafnch884@gmail.com with any information, thank you! 🙂

  9. Cecchini Barbara says:

    Hello everyone!
    I’ve just moved here from Hungary, I live in Costa Calma now, but in the future I want to move. I’m here for 1 month, but find a job is more difficult than I thought. Unfortunately I only speak in English, and I learn Spanish language. Elnglish is not enough here, they prefer German. My profession is medical- and sportmasseur. But I would be glad for every type of work!:) Maybe somebody can help here!

    Barbara

  10. Claire Whitmore says:

    Hi i am flying out to fuertuventura on saturday in hope of finding work i have 20 years of admin experience and also catering cleaning and kitchen experience. I intend to stay in an apartment i stayed in last year and have a couple of contacts once i get there. Any advice would be much appreciated

  11. Hi my namie is Krystian im looking for job on Fuerteventura like tiler. I have 10 years experience and im dooing all aspects of tiling from A-Z , including plumbing make new walls plastering , painting , tiling , isolations, and much more. I want to move with whife and baby any help or ideas please contact on my mail i can give references pictures and my weebsite addres. Regards

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    Villa Specialist – Requires Local Representative in Fuerteventura

    Our clients are an established tour operator looking for an experienced representative to ensure the local suppliers are keeping villas are maintained and offer support and a welcoming face for clients in resort.

    If you have experience as a villa representative please do get in touch. The vacancy can start with immediate effect or within the next few weeks dependant on the right candidate.

    Competitive salary, company car and phone provided. Must have own access to a PC/Laptop and to the internet as the role will require daily email interaction.

    To apply or for more information please contact us at recruitmentabroad@gmx.com

    • Hello! Hola!
      My name is Niko and I’m Croatian living in London. I?m 30 years old,active and working hard.
      My big wish is to move on Canary island(s) and planing to do it very soon. Waiting for good chance 😉
      I have finished 20 hours course of Spanish language here in London preparing myself for…new life, country, adventure… I hope you do understand what I want to say.
      I have a years of experience in maintenance job (also being a waiter) in London property agency and would like to work something similar on your island. House keeper is fine as well. Driver as well.
      Yes, I know and I’m interested in cleaning swimming pool’s.

      I would like also to find similar full-time job.

      So, if you can offer me something or you know someone who is offering (ANYTHING is good for start) I’ll be more then thankful and happy. And all what I can promise is that I will never late, work hard… I will respect and always give my best in job.
      If you have any other questions or you would like to know more, please don’t hesitate to contact me back.
      Please and thank you.

    • Heather Armstrong says:

      Hi my name is Heather I have my own property here in Fuerteventura and have had since 2003.
      I am now living here full time and seeking work.
      Please email me so I can attach my CV. I am sure my CV portrays me as a reliable, trustworthy, friendly and outgoing person, I would be ideal for any vacant positions you may have now or in the near future.

  13. RICHARD STEWART says:

    HI THERE
    I AM LOOKING FOR WORK AS A D.J IN CORRELEJO I HAVE BEEN JOCKING FOR OVER 25YRS INCL 5 YRS IN IBIZA AND 3 YRS IN KOS GREECE MUSIC WISE I AM VERY OPEN AND LIKE ALL TYPES OF MUSIC 50S-60-70-UP TO DANCE HOUSE TRANCE ETC ETC I HAVE ALSO WORKED IN MANY HINRGY BARS AND CLUBS DJING FOR DRAG SHOWS ETC

  14. Anthony Connolly says:

    Hi
    My Wife And I Love Fuerteventura And Would Love To Aquire Work There, My Wife Is a Fully Qualified Carer With Years Of Experience.
    I Hold A Full PSV Driving Licence And Full And Current CPC Licence With Over 15yrs Experience Of Driving Buses And Coaches.
    We Are Both Still Young And Want To Live And Work In Fuerteventura.
    Please Reply With Any Job Offers.

    Yours Anthony/Louise Connolly

  15. Holly Lomax says:

    Hello,
    My name is Holly and I am an enthusiastic and optimistic 23 year old student. I have recently graduated from the University of Edinburgh and I will be starting a masters degree at Cambridge University in October.

    I am looking for employment opportunities in catering/ hospitality/ retail between July and October 2016. I am a versatile and confident employee and I always try my hardest to contribute positively to whatever organisation I am a part of! I pride myself on my people-skills and my ability to work well in a team or individually, as well as my efficient time-management and organisational skills that I have gained from many years experience working at various bars, restaurants and cafes.

    Please get in contact if you have any suitable employment, I will be very glad to hear from you.
    Holly Lomax

    email: holly.lomax@icloud.com

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