Working in Spain: PERMITS AND VISAS



Spain’s unemployment rate is one of the highest in Europe. But there are some jobs still available. There are certain sectors in Spain where vacancies exist as the positions are difficult to fill. For example: Positions in teaching, mechanical, industrial and production engineers, computing and business experts, commercial relations…

Seasonal work in the tourist trade and teaching English are both popular sources of employment for foreigners.

In the current job market, it’s important not to rule out getting a temporary job or taking on a lower salary at first until you can find something more permanent.

Starting a business or self-employment and freelancing is also an option.



The average number of hours per week is 40 hours. From 9 and com very late at 20:00, with pauses breakfast and lunch.

Wages in Spain fell in almost all sectors after the economic crisis, with the public sector particularly affected strengthens but wages in the private sector and electronic trade, tourism, engineering and construction.

The minimum wage is 655,20 euros per month or 21.84 euros per day.



You need both work visas and residence permits.Citizens of the European Union can work freely in Spain.

You also need to get your NIE number and register with the National Tax Office tax Agency.If you will be employee must apply for work permit Social Affairs and whether it will work on your own you have to apply at the Spanish consulate in their country of origin.


Languages:if you don’t speak Spanish, besides working for a multinational company, opportunities for English speakers include tourism, real estate, teaching English and services aimed at expats.For other types of employment, you will usually need to speak Spanish.

Qualificationsand references:Make sure your professional qualifications are recognized in Spain by contacting the Ministry for Education and Culture and Sports.


JOBS IN SPAIN: (Recruitment agencies)

Recruitment agencies tend to deal with temporary jobs as Antal International, Hays Specialist Recruitment, Net Business Solutions. Empresas de Trabajo Temporal (ETT) hire workers directly and then assign them to other companies who will oversee the work itself, otherwise you can check which agencies are registered. Besides some agencies listed above for specialist professions, another private employment agency offering temporary and permanent work includes Adecco.

The companies that we have said before, they are a recruitment company for the people they want a job.

JOB APPLICATION: (Preparing a Spanish cv and interview tips)

When you’ve found a job, we have to prepare an application. And you have to prepare the curriculum vitae (CV) and cover letter to the Spanish market and prepare for a job interview and avoid mistakes.

Applying for a job in Spain: which language?

You will need to present yourself and all your skills, qualifications and experience in the way that Spanish employers expect.



You should write both your CV and covering letter in Spanish unless specifically requested to write in another language or if the job requires no knowledge of Spanish.

Online and email applications are becoming more popular but some companies still prefer to receive a hard copy of a CV and cover letter.








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