Holiday Rep Work in Ibiza – How to Get a Job as a Holiday Rep in Ibiza

If you are a young person considering what to do with your summer holidays you may be thinking about getting a summer job in Ibiza.

In this article we introduce a great way of working in Ibiza which is to get a job as a holiday rep.

Sometimes also referred to as a overseas rep, travel or transfer rep, this job involves working for one of the major tour operators and dealing with the many situations and problems that arise in looking after the thousands of customers arriving on the island each year.

You may also want to read our related page on Ibiza’s hotel jobs.

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Why Get Work As a Rep?

Working as a holiday rep in Ibiza is a more stable alternative to turning up on the spot and trying to find a summer job.

Doing it yourself will involve organising flights and most importantly long-term accommodation.

After all that you might not even get a job, leaving yourself seriously out of pocket and probably needing to get the next flight back home.

Despite the rowdy image that has been portrayed on TV shows such as Ibiza Uncovered which have followed the lives of travel reps and holiday reps, the reality is somewhat different. You will be expected to be sensible and generally well-behaved in order to look after the customers in dealing with their problems.

Don’t turn up in Ibiza and then look for rep jobs because there is a formal application process which begins many months before the summer season and this is organised with the head offices of the tour operators in the UK.

In reality there are better places to look jobs as holiday reps for example the Canary Islands such as Gran Canaria, Tenerife and Lanzarote would be better.

Consider also Mallorca/Majorca jobs with the mass tourist resorts of Magalluf and Palma Nova. Even mainland Spain has good places such as Benidorm and Fuengirola.

The reason we suggest Ibiza is not as good as these other places in Spain is because many tourists who are heading for the nightlife on Ibiza tend to arrange their own trips as opposed to the mass package resorts that we have previously mentioned. So naturally there would not be as many holiday rep jobs.

Which Tour Operators Employ Holiday Reps in Ibiza?

There are many specialist travel companies operating holidays to Ibiza especially for fans of dance music. The major tour operators of Thomson, Club 18-30, First Choice and Thomas Cook operate here.

We have an excellent page which gives you the direct links and contact information for all of these companies above, see our page on holiday rep jobs Spain.

Many people just go directly to Ibiza and get jobs in bars and restaurants but as a rep you are flown there all expenses paid and then you are accommodated and provided your meals and drinks. That surely has to be a better option!

As an alternative to organising everything yourself independently there are also many working holiday companies which try find you work on the island. Three major names you will come across have been reviewed here: Air Pro Reviews, Sun Kiss Reviews and PlayaWay Abroad Reviews.

Where in Ibiza Would I Be Working?

The highest probability is that you would be working in the major resort of San Antonio which is where the highest concentration of bars and restaurants are located. Here you can also find many PR rep jobs in Ibiza.

This is where the famous Sunset Strip is located with bars such as Cafe del Mar and Cafe Mambo.

Many of the major Ibiza clubs such as Eden and Es Paradis are here.

If you can’t work as a holiday rep in Ibiza you could look at Tenerife, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria or Mallorca.

On the Spanish mainland you could find rep work in the resorts of: Fuengirola, Torremolinos, Benidorm, Marbella and Puerto Banus.



Do I Need Any Special Qualifications?

Being a rep is more about your personality and character than any certificates or qualifications that you have gained.

Practical qualifications may be useful such as first aid and anything that shows you are motivated and goal-orientated will look good.

Although you will be working in Spain you won’t need to be fluent in Spanish although learning some basics would help you in the resort and look good to your interviewers as it shows you are making an effort.

Being a rep is all about self responsibility and putting the customer’s needs first.

You will need to be a very energetic person because working hours can be very long and at any time the customers may come to you with problems or emergencies such as medical situations, losing their passport, being victims of crime or being arrested through being drunk and disorderly. The life of a holiday rep on Ibiza is certainly not dull!

There are other positions with the tour operators as entertainers, animators, dancers, kids clubs and transfer reps.

How Much Do Reps in Ibiza Earn?

The salary from working as a holiday rep for one of the major companies is extremely reasonable as you would expect.

Reps usually earn in the region of £200-£250 per week which can rise if you are good at selling extra excursions to guests.

Don’t forget that you will not have to find any accommodation in Ibiza and your living expenses are covered as you will usually be entitled to free meals in the hotels.

Ibiza Holiday Reps Summary

This article supplements our main section on jobs in Ibiza. For all other jobs and work in Spain see our main index page.

If you have previously worked as a holiday rep in Ibiza we would love to publish your entire story please contact us or leave your comments and stories below.

If you are looking for jobs as holiday reps in Ibiza feel free to list your jobs wanted and contact details below.

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Comments

  1. Hello,
    I am currently on my second year at college doing a new course, I have completed my Child Care level 2 course at distinction so they convinced me to go onto level 3.
    However I have realised this course isn’t for me and i want to travel and work till i have a clearer mind of what I want to do.
    I am interested in being a rep and working with flybe one day so this would help me get a clear idea of what a being a rep is like.
    I am learning first aid but not sure if I will complete now i’m leaving, I will have a meeting with my tutor about it.
    I’m 18 and would want to come out at the end of this years summer (late august) or next year, my friend will also be 18 and she would have finished A levels so wants to have a break aswell.
    I’m wondering if there will be any openings and if you could email me if there are, we are both bubbly girls and love to have fun and would maintain the standards set, i went ibiza when i was younger so got a glimpse of the night life and it looked amazing, would be amazing to be apart of.

  2. Bethany & Shayni says:

    We both are currently studding Travel and Tourism level 2 at City College, We decided that we wanted to become Club Reps ever since we started taking up Travel and Tourism. We are aware how hard this job can be at times and what the job includes. We’re Both very eager to travel the world, as this is both our dream jobs. This is a very good way to start. We’re both very bubbly and out going personality, we’re always up for a challenge. We’re very hygienic people and care about our appearance. We would fit in with Ibiza because its what our personality best suits. We would love to be apart of the team to make holiday makers have the best time of their lives.
    We will be finishing our course at college this year at the end of May, and would like to be given the opportunity to show our skills that we pursue.
    If you would spare us some of your time to send us some more information how to apply and if there is any open days what may be available.
    Hope to hear from you very soon
    Many thanks.

  3. Hi my names Abbey, I’m 18 and really want to become a rep..
    I’m bubbly, outgoing and very to get on with! I’m hoping to be a rep for most of the summer.. Start of June right through until the end of August..
    I work long hours at my current job and no matter how much i love it i still feel i need to experience working abroad. Many of my friends have done this & have said it has to be done because the experience is just unbelievable..
    Please could you contact me back and give me some more information on how i may go about applying.
    thank you very much. Abbey.

  4. Leon Sousa says:

    HI there!
    I am a very young 30 year old who has been looking to find a way to become a holiday rep in Spain for the last few years, something has always come up but i feel this is the year.
    All my life i have worked in and around the entertainment industry, back stage on stage, i have worked in customer service all my live and for the last 3 years as a drag queen entertainer, i am known for my upbeat personality and my stamina.
    I have worked in many areas, office, call centres, supermarkets, salons, first aid, bar, hotel, sales customer care.

    I would be only delighted if someone could get in touch with me, with some information in how to apply for a position as a rep for 2013, i am not to fussy on the location im just thriving for the experience, i am currently located in Cork Ireland.

    Kind regards
    Leon Sousa

  5. Ross Hamilton says:

    I am 16 years old and left school and been In a Job with http://www.seahotel.co.uk for 4 months but I left and wanting a job as either a REP in Ibiza or a Beach, Sports kind of staff to help people/kids on the beach or next to the pool at any hotel.

  6. Rachel Keller says:

    Hiya my name is Rachel im 24 years old an I live in limerick, Ireland :) im a bubbly out going person who is always up for the laugh. I was working in Ibiza last year doing PR work and really love it, I’d like to do holiday rep work as change of scenery as I know where all the top spots are now and where all the deals are! I love socailising so this job would be perfect for me as I’d talk to anyone :) Cant wait to get my feet back on Ibiza soil an partaaay :)

    • Hello Rachel,
      Please tell me how did you get a job in Ibiza. I’m interested too to work in Ibiza but now I’m looking for more tips and tricks from there.

      Thank you in advance!

  7. Paulina Barcicka says:

    Hi. I’m a 21 year old girl, energetic, friendly and open to meet new people. I am a very good example of a real 21 year old person. I have just finished my first year at a University of East London and I am looking to go and work abroad because from my friends’ previous experience what I heard is fully fitting in with my personality. I believe this is great fun, however, I am aware it takes a lot of hard work and believe me, I do have work experience therefore I am reliable. If you wish to see my CV please dont hesitate to contact me. Regards

  8. Hi. I’m a 19 year old girl, I’m from Ireland, Dublin. I’m energetic, friendly and open to meet new people. Patient’s good time keeping.Honest can follow instructions. I am very outgoing I like to work with other and on my own initiative. I am a very hard worker. I am attending a two year retail course. I also have my leaving certification results. I am looking for to work abroad to try something new and to meet new people . I am also up for trying new things. I previously have experience in working as a sale assistant. I did work experience for two years in a local pharmacy. I would be grateful if I could get the chance to work abroad and become a rep. I understand how hard it is to become a rep but I’m a very hard worker and would like a chance to become one I am looking forward from hearing back from you . I also have a curriculum vitae if you would like to send it by email . yours thankful
    Kaitlin

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