Summer jobs in sunny Spain
Spain is one of the more
welcoming countries for part-time workers. The people are easy-going and
laid back and are more likely to be friendly and happy to offer casual
work to foreigners. For anyone who hails from another EU country, it is
easy to travel to, and work in Spain without getting too tied up in red
tape. This may change for British citizens, however, if Brexit does finally
Summer is the only season
when part-time work is readily available, as things get very quiet in Spain
during the winter months. Many locals speak some English which helps a
lot. However, besides the obvious benefits of earning money while travelling,
summer jobs in Spain also gives the opportunity to readily pick up
at least a basic idea of the language.
The following are some suggestions
for summer jobs in Spain.
1. Jobs at holiday resorts
Spain has an amazing 5,000 km
(3,107 miles) of coastline, meaning there are many holiday resorts to potentially
work at. Bear in mind, however, that a large percentage of the Spanish
population works in the service industry, so work is more likely to be
available for UK residents in the seaside resorts popular with the British
and needing English-speaking workers.
Ibiza in the Balearic Islands
is a good place to try with its popular club scene, as is Mallorca to a
lesser extent. Both are beautiful islands to enjoy in your time off, with
lovely beaches and clear, turquoise waters. Clubs, resorts and pubs in
these islands usually employ foreigners over the age of 19.
2. Watersports jobs
There is a variety of opportunities
for jobs relating to watersports and other outdoor activities in Spain.
For example, just off the L’Estartit coast on the Costa Brava, the diving
schools on the Medes Islands employ many British and Irish residents each
year at PADI diving schools, which cater mainly for English-speaking clients.
There are also restaurants and bars in the area happy to offer summer jobs.
del Sol in southern Spain features the Costa Water Park offshore, inflatable
water parks during the summer months and often employ English-speaking
people to work for them. Even if this is overnight, guarding the wooden
hut with all their equipment, this could be a fun part-time job, while
giving the daytime hours over to enjoying the beaches.
3. Nursery nurse or Kids Rep
If you have the necessary qualifications,
working at the TUI
Baby-Club is worthwhile and fun, while caring for and entertaining
the little ones with various play programmes.
Bear in mind this would involve
feeding and changing infants and children under the age of three. The job
also allows workers to join in various entertainment events and generally
have fun, while enhancing the children’s holidays. For this type of work,
you would require a childcare qualification at a minimum level of 3, as
well as experience working with the little ones in a professional environment.
Whatever summer job you choose
to do, have fun while doing it - gaining valuable experience, learning
the language and helping others to enjoy their holidays in Spain.
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