Fortunately enough, Malta has not been hit too badly by the tides of economic doom and gloom which have swept over much of Europe (5.85% unemployment as of the third quarter of 2014, compared to the Eurozone average of 11.4%*). So there are plenty of jobs in Malta. Which is good!
So if you’ve got the right skills, it’s probably worth considering working in the sun for a while. At least that was my thinking, and I got a job within a week of landing here. If you are looking for casual jobs, it’s going to be a case of knocking on doors and handing out C.V.s. You can also check out the Malta Times listings for vacancies, although a lot of them will require you to be able to speak Maltese, which is not something to be attempted by the faint-hearted non-native. For something a little more permanent, you will need to check out the various job agencies/sites available here. To help you out a little, here are some of the more prominent ones offering jobs in Malta:
It is always difficult to discover exactly how much people pay or get paid in wages. Potentially embarrassing dinner party conversation, don’t you know. But I have done some digging around on the internet to try to come up with an answer for you. A lot of sites ask people to enter their own wage and job type and work on estimates that way, but I’m guessing this attracts the type of person with a better salary, not to mention encouraging them to exaggerate a little, so I will try to stick to more reliable sources.
- Recognised TEFL certificate (minimum 60 hour course)
- A-level qualifications (or equivalent such as Leaving Certificate from Ireland)Required A-level qualifications (or equivalent such as Leaving Certificate from Ireland)
- Police Conduct certificate
- Birth certificate
(By popular demand, I have written an extended version of my previous post on the visa issue.)
I was fortunate enough (in terms of travelling if nothing else) to be born within that block of countries that we call the European Union. Makes life simpler at airports. If you are from outside of that group of disparate nations, then getting a long-term visa for Malta becomes a little more complicated. I am no lawyer, as eagle-eyed readers of these posts may have noticed, but I’m going to share what I know about the whole messy business here: