Summer Jobs Tenerife: Get Work in Tenerife 2023/2024

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 in 2023 or 2024?

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.

Winter Jobs

job-spain-graphic 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.

Palma Nova, TenerifeCatering jobs in Tenerife are also a good way of finding summer work such as: cooks, chefs, kitchen assistant, waiter, waitress or dishwasher.

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.

Don’t Miss Our Related Tenerife Pages:

Tenerife Jobs Guide

Most Popular Places in Spain To Find Work:

Helpful Pages if Moving to Spain:

Real Stories of Moving to Spain

Long-Term Rentals & Lets

Guide to Buying Property

I Hate Spain – Shocking Truth!

We also have our main work/jobs in Spain section.


  1. Despina Fournaraki says

    Hello ,
    I’m looking for a job in Tenerife because I want the experience and I adore the place ! I live in Greece and I speak fluently English and I know a few words in Spanish also but I’m working on that! I have experience in the field of sales mostly and then as a cashier at street food places. I worked in places like Zara , new balance etc.
    I’m a very social person and I enjoy guiding and helping people and my coworkers! I’m 21 years old and I would like a job on the summer season.

  2. Pat Meates says

    Hi my name is Pat.I am a 60 year old entertainer,specialising in Irish music and ballads. I have performed in the Canary islands previously,in Fuerteventura.I am living in Dublin at present but I am looking to relocate before the summer of 2022.

  3. Martina O'Boyle says

    Hi looking for any kind of job in tenerife for 2022

  4. Hi,
    I am Mila – resident in Costa Adeje.
    Am looking for a job – babysitter; to look after people’s houses.
    I speak fluent English, Romanian, Hebrew.
    I am currently attending a Spanish course for beginners.
    Skills: social care; customer service; hotel
    industry; driving licence
    .I have some experience for working in hotel and customer service.
    My features: trustful, responsible, friendly, initiative.

  5. Tilly Wilson says

    Looking for a summer job in Tenerife, ideally PR or shot girl (bar work) recently got back from a holiday so know the local area, also have previous experience working in a pub and McDonald’s

  6. Clare fogarty says

    Hi I am looking for work in play de las americas Tenerife or surrounding areasI have experience working in retail and nightclubs/bars.

  7. Hello. I’, Nargiza and i’m 24 years old. I’m looking a job as housekeeper in Spain. Can i find this job ?

  8. Hello,

    I am looking at moving to teneriefe and would like to know if you can advertise for me as a post for trkuable work as I’m finding it hard to find job posts. I have worked in therapies, spa’s and offices internationally for 11 years and restaurants. I have gained friends and knowledge and am now looking to progress in a beautiful environment working abroad. Below is a list of my qualifications and I am looking to join a great team I know I will fit in well to and bring positive ideas. I am customer focused and worked on reception for many years.
    I thank you for your time.

    Qualifications from 2007-2016.
    Clinical acupuncture, facial acupuncture, nerve stimulation, beauty and nails level 3, Indian head massage level 3, hydrotherm massage, Diploma sports massage, Diploma anatomy pysiology and massage. FHT hot cold stone, lymphatic drainage and deep tissue.
    Working in spa’s I have trained in many facial and nail products from shellac, decleor, to pervonia. Trained in house for Thai foot massage and microdetmabrasion and body wraps. Also Btec business studies and Itec travel hotel and leisure.

  9. Hi!!! I’m Beatris! I’m 21 years old!! I’m from Italy and i’m coming on monday 15th May 2017 to Tenerife!! I want to work asap as Bartender…I have experience and a i did before the EBS course in Maiorca! Please…contact me! Thank you so much!
    Best regards,

  10. Grace Davies says

    I’m Grace. I really want to move abroad and work in Tenerife either on the strip or in a local bar or club. Please be in contact tinny email address

  11. Kristyna says

    Hello there 🙂
    I am looking for a summer job in Spain, the best places for me are Ibiza or Tenerife. I am a young girl from the Czech Republic but for 3 years I am living in England. So my English is perfect, even I studied Spanish at the school, so I have basics of the language. I have hotel school, so I have lots of experiences working as a waitress or bartender. I would like to work in a bar or restaurant. I do not mind to work in a Hotel resort as well. I appreciate all replies. Thanks a lot

  12. Adam sugden says

    Hi im looking for work in tenerife for the summer or forseable future, im looking to do bar work or work in a kitchen or reataurant waitering, i am a hard work and a quick learner, iv had previous bar work jobs and waitering also i have worked in a kitchen.

  13. Hello i looking job in tenerife I am from Lithuania.i looking for stitcher job or kitchen helper,or childcare

  14. Hi there my name is JJ AN I AM IN ANIMATION AND FITNESS INSTRUCTING.I am currently seeking work in Ibiza as soon as possible!I can understand a bit of Spanish and speak perfect English.Please can you help me notify when there are things available here.I would really appreciate it.I am from South Africa and have traveled extensively ,so I am well aware of tourism and travelling.

  15. Laura Mangan says

    Hello, my name is Laura Mangan. I am an 18 year old Irish student and I am looking to find summer work in Tenerife in any domain of work be it catering, advertisement, recreation or hospitality I’m not fussy. I am fluent in English and have studied Spanish for 5 years so I know the basics. I am responsible, hard-working and sociable and love to work with people. I would be available to work from June-August. Thank you for your time.

  16. Dear All,
    At the moment I’m in process of job searching.
    Will be grateful for any relative feedback.

    Professional Summary:
    Business Development and Administrative Manager with more than 10 years of multi-faceted experience in multinational orgatisations. Possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
    Have extended experience in Sales, Marketing, Public Relations and Administrative work.

    Can work effectively as an English-Russian-Ukrainian interpreter.

    Will be ready to be involved in any kind of administrative work in Torrevieja.
    Thank you in advance for your help.

    best regards,

  17. Katarina Jakovljevic says

    I am Katarina, second year student of Spanish language and literature, from Serbia. I am looking for a job in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, but only for august and july, this year. Is it even possible for me to work there due to the fact that I am from non-EU country? Salary is not important, I am only looking for a legal job. My english and spanish are at the advanced level and I can easily communicate in catalan and french. Also, I am very responsible, hard-working and friendly person. Thank you very much in advance.

  18. Hi, I’m moving to Tenerife in April. I’m latvian, russian and english speaking. Have been working in Latvia, bars, restaurants, hotels and nightclub. Also been working in central London for last two and half years. In a bar and serving food. Full references available.

  19. Hello,
    My name is Valeriya. I am 18 years old. I study in Poland the second year in tourism and recreation department. I speak Russian- native , fluently in English, as well I know fluently Polish language and Spanish in a basic level. This year I got the internship in Spain in one of Hotels in the restaurant.I have some experience for working in hotel and customer service.
    My features: responsible, hardworking, result-oriented, easy-going, friendly, initiative.
    Best regards.

  20. Natalia Kowalkiewicz says

    Looking for a job in Tenerife tourism. I speak Polish – native, speak and write fluently in English, Spanish I use a basic level, I’m in the intensive Spanish course. I am currently working in a travel agency as an office manager. Skills: sale skills, booking systems, driving licence. Present my duties: responsible for reservations, cooperating with conductor and airlines, preparing,attending and conducting presentation involve with selling offer.

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