If you are a young person thinking about summer jobs in Tenerife then probably you are thinking of booking flights, arranging accommodation and just getting out there and trying to find some work most probably doing bar work or as a PR.
There is a much better option which you might not be fully aware of which is working as a holiday representative in Tenerife.
This is also sometimes referred to as an overseas rep or travel rep and it involves looking after the guests and customers of the company who have organised the package holiday to Tenerife which would include flights, airport transfers, accommodation and food. These days most of these are all-inclusive holidays to Tenerife.
The major advantage with this job is that you can arrange it months in advance from the United Kingdom.
Which Travel Companies Need Holiday Reps in Tenerife?
As a holiday rep in Tenerife you will be employed by a major established and reputable company such as Thomson, Club 18-30, First Choice and Thomas Cook.
We have a dedicated page on how to work in Spain as a holiday rep and this page contains lots of detailed information as well as links to the recruitment pages for those companies mentioned above.
If you are lucky enough to get one of these rep jobs you will find that your flights, accommodation and food and drink is all included on top of your salary which is a complete contrast to going out and getting a lowly paid job in a bar and somehow having to find accommodation and support yourself.
Do note that you cannot turn up in the resort and get these jobs in Tenerife as they are organised in the UK well before the summer season starts.
Where Would I Work in Tenerife 2023 or 2024?
The good news is that as a holiday rep you would be working in the busiest and liveliest resorts where all the action is.
These are generally located in the south of the island in resorts such as as Playa de las Americas, Los Cristianos and Puerto de la Cruz.
On the Spanish mainland you could find rep work in these huge tourist resorts: Fuengirola, Torremolinos, Benidorm, Marbella and Puerto Banus.
What Qualifications Do I Need To Be a Rep?
You won’t need any formal academic qualifications but it would certainly help if you spoke some Spanish although this is not strictly necessary.
You will need to be of an outgoing personality and able to deal with stressful situations and problems involving the travel operator customers.
The ability to sell is also essential as the tour operators expect you to sell excursions and trips to their customers in order to make extra revenue. You will often be paid commission the more sales you make.
As well as getting a job as a holiday rep, also known as an overseas rep, there are additional positions in Tenerife for entertainers, animators, dancers, kids clubs and transfer reps.
How Do I Get Work As a Tenerife Holiday Rep?
Go to our main holiday rep in Spain page mentioned above and complete an application form to each tour operator that we have listed.
Then sit back and hope you are called for an interview!
Remember to say the right things on your application form. This job demands a tremendous responsibility because you are looking after customers on holiday. This isn’t all about you being in the resort and being out of control and on holiday yourself!
How Much Do Reps in Tenerife Get Paid?
If you are working for one of the major tour operators then you will be paid a reasonable salary. This would appear to be about £250 a week.
The other major consideration is just how many extras are included as perks. Don’t forget that your flights, accommodation and food and drink are all part of your job package as well as health insurance so that if you get sick or have an accident in Tenerife you will be looked after with free medical care.
Holiday Reps Summary
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