A lot of people like the idea of coming over to Malta to work for the summer months in some type of seasonal position. I don’t blame you – it’s a good idea! But it is not always easy to find this type of job advertised on the internet, so I thought I would give you a few pointers:
Bars and Restaurants: Lots of jobs available, most of which can be found by just walking the streets of the main tourist towns/areas. So that means Sliema, St Julian’s, St Paul’s and Bugibba are the kind of places you should be thinking about. As I say, many of these jobs you will find by walking in off the street, but check out recruitment agencies for more vacancies.
English Language Schools: Teaching is the obvious choice, but there are plenty of other opportunities available when it gets closer to the busy summer season, such as being part of the leisure or sales teams, where English plus a second language come in useful. Here are some opportunities at EC English, although you will find most positions by going around to different schools with your CV – IELS and ESE are two of the bigger schools around, but there are around 40 in total in Malta.
Casinos: As mentioned previously, there are three large casinos on the island offering jobs in security, dealing, waiting, reception and more.
Tourism: This could cover a lot of things, but a lot of people end up in sales jobs – the type of role where you are out on the streets trying to sell tours is a popular option – check out Captain Morgan’s, one of the larger operators on the island. And of course there will always be hotel work available. The Seabank is the biggest one around but there are literally hundreds to choose from.
At the end of the day, there is really no substitute for just taking the plunge and coming over here for yourself. Maybe find a cheap hotel/hostel and give yourself a two week deadline to find something. If nothing else, you will get to enjoy a couple of weeks in the sun! Best of luck.
*Click here for my post featuring some random 2014 job ads.