Working in Malta

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1. Posted by Rafferfree (Budding Member 9 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Hello all. I’m wondering If work is difficult to find in Malta? Im English and in the UK but would like to relocate. I’ll do any work but would ideally prefer Care / Nursing work. I’d also be looking for accommodation to rent. This would be for myself and my small super friendly and well trained dog. Any help would be appreciated. Thankyou in advance.

2. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2410 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

If you're thinking Malta is an English-speaking place, while English is an official language I believe they primarily speak Maltese, which is an Arabic language.

I think for employment purposes they would want a Maltese speaker. Though I don't speak from direct experience.

3. Posted by leics2 (Travel Guru 3256 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Malta is in the Schengen Area so, as with all Schengen countries, UK citizens are only allowed a maximum 90-in-180 day stay. As with all European (whether EU/Schengen or not) and all/most other countries, if you want to work legally (working illegally is never a good idea, anywhere) you need a long-stay visa and an employment permit. This page has details and links:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/travel-to-malta-for-work

It's always much easier to get a work permit if you already have a job offer from the relevant country.

Maltese and English are both official languages in Malta.

About 88% of Maltese speak English but that doesn't automatically mean Malta is willing to employ non-Maltese speakers in the caring professions.

When holidays pick up again you might be able find employment in one of Malta's many holiday resorts or possibly (if you're granted a work permit to do so), become a self-employed carer for Malta's many UK retirees.

There are several websites which list jobs in Europe/jobs for English speakers in Europe so it's worth having a google and exploring what options might be available to you.

NB: Apart from Rep Ireland, the Isle of Man and the Channel Islands the only other European country which has English as an official language is Gibraltar.

[ Edit: Edited on 5 Sep 2021, 17:04 GMT by leics2 ]

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