Tenerife is fortunate that it happens to be an all year round tourist destination, nevertheless without doubt there is a massive peak in the summer months of June, July and August which is ideal if you are a student looking for seasonal work in Tenerife or summer jobs in Tenerife.
Where Can I Find Summer Jobs in Tenerife?
The south of the island has the most job opportunities in the summer.
Head for the mass tourist resorts of Playa de las Americas, Los Cristianos and Puerto de la Cruz.
Other popular resorts to look for Tenerife summer jobs include: the capital Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Amarilla Golf, El Medano, Garachico, Guia De Isora, Los Gigantes, Playa De La Arena, Playa Paraiso, Puerto De Santiago and San Miguel De Abona.
The same advice would still apply if you are looking for winter jobs in Tenerife.
If you are looking to work in the winter in Spain, Tenerife is the best location to find jobs because it’s tourist industry is all year round due to the wonderful climate, being located so close to Africa.
The other Canary Islands also benefit from this wonderful consistent climate but Tenerife is the most popular of all the Canaries.
As to where you would find specific job vacancies, we have a section with some good sources on our main jobs in Tenerife page.
What Types of Summer Jobs Are There?
The most obvious tourist-related jobs spring to mind such as:
Bar jobs and nightclub jobs such as bartender, barmaid, DJ, glass collector, security, bouncer, cloakroom, PR rep or dancer. Perhaps even a job in one of the chiringuitos (beach bars) working the bar or as a waiter or waitress.
The big hotels in Tenerife will also require casual summer workers to cope with the extra demand so here you can find jobs as cleaners, animators, dancers, entertainers, receptionists etc.
There are jobs down on the beach involving water sports such as jet ski hire, scuba-diving, wind surfing and sailing.
You will need some sort of professional qualification such as PADI if you are to work at one of the dive centres.
The sensible thing to do is to try a range of employment in advance by contacting some of the major travel companies and tour operators.
These companies such as TUI who own Thompsons and First Choice hire summer holiday reps in Tenerife. This is a great way to get summer job with accommodation and food included.
If you just turn up in Tenerife at the start of the season your best option would be to find work in a bar or restaurant by asking around through word-of-mouth and getting to know people.
There are always sales positions available in telesales and telemarketing. Tenerife has a lot of timeshare companies and with it being such a major tourist destination there are all sorts of sales opportunities from excursions to day trips around the island.
We list below a couple of companies below that offer a service whereby you effectively pay for a package holiday with your flights, transfers, food and accommodation included but while you are in Tenerife they have reps on hand who have local contacts and who try find you a job for the summer which is usually in a bar, club or as a PR rep.
Air Pro holidays – offer working holiday packages which includes flights, airport transfers, 4 weeks holiday accommodation and an experienced rep on hand to help with finding you a job in Tenerife.
PlayaWay Abroad working holidays “There are various jobs available here in Tenerife and depending on suitability and availability your Playaway Reps will endeavour to get you sorted with work as soon as you’re ready to.”
Seasonal Work in Tenerife – How Much Can I Earn?
There are lots of opportunities for summer jobs in Tenerife but many of the tourist-related jobs are seasonal mainly from March until October. Note that wages are low, on average most jobs in Tenerife pay €6.50 an hour although the cost of living is generally lower than countries such as the UK and Germany.
Summer jobs in Tenerife are ideal for young students who don’t mind the long hours and low pay most of these jobs come with.
Students are just looking for seasonal work to earn some extra money over the summer to help fund their studies. Working in Tenerife is a great way of combining earning money with a great summer holiday experience!
To ensure you are successful in getting a job this summer you should arrive as early as possible, ideally in a month of May with some savings.
Renting an apartment on a long-term basis will cost from €400 for a studio or one bed apartment. A long-term let for a two bed apartment in Tenerife would be in the region of €750 a month plus bills. Many workers get together and share an apartment or just rent a room.
Do I Need to Speak Spanish?
If you want to find a job in Tenerife and you don’t speak any Spanish at all, we suggest you at least take a basic course to pick up enough words to get by.
It is possible to get a job with no Spanish skills at all. Fortunately for English-speaking people looking for jobs in Tenerife you can find casual bar work and other menial jobs as long as you speak a handful of words of Spanish.
Below we have a video showing young workers having a great time while working in the Tenerife in the summertime.
We encourage companies looking to employ staff on Tenerife to list your vacancies for free below and if you are searching for work you can also leave your situations wanted and your contact details below in the comments box.
Tenerife is the best island in the Canary Islands to find work as it is the largest and most popular tourist destination. However there are seven other Canary Islands and Lanzarote, Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria are also good possibilities.
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