Tenerife, the largest of Spain’s Canary Islands, well known for its perfect climate as they are winter free Nirvana boasting which attracts millions of visitors every year and that is the reason they were once known as “Fortunate Islands”. Tenerife is all round tourist destination but there is a massive in summer season (June- August) and it is ideal if you are student and looking for seasonal or summer jobs in Tenerife.
Working in Tenerife
The south of Canary Islands has many job opportunities in summer season. Head for the mass tourist resorts of Playa de las Americas, Los Cristianos and Puerto de la Cruz. Other famous resorts to Tenerife summer jobs include: Santa Cruz de Tenerife, El Medano, Garachico, Playa De La Arena, Playa Paraiso, Puerto De Santiago and San Miguel De Abona.
Types of Summer Jobs in Tenerife
It is a good opportunity for cooks, chefs, kitchen assistant waiters, waitress to find job in summer season. Big hotels in Tenerife will also require casual summer workers to cope with extra demands so you can find jobs such as cleaners, animators, dancers, entertainers, receptionists etc.
Telesales and Telemarketing
There are always salesman positions available. Tenerife has many timeshare companies and with it being such a large tourist destination there are all sorts of sales opportunities from excursions to day trips around the island.
You can find nightclubs and bar jobs such as bartender, barmaid, bouncer, DJ, PR rep or dancer and even beach bars as waiter or waitress.
Water Sports Professionals
There are also jobs down on the beach involving water sports such as Jet Ski, scuba-diving, wind surfing and sailing. All you need is a professional qualification like PADI if you want to work at one of those dive centers.
If you just turn up in Tenerife at the start of the season your best option would be to find work in a bar or restaurant by asking around and getting to know people. Listed below are couples of companies that offer service whereby you effectively pay for a package holiday with your flights, food and accommodation. While you are in Tenerife they have reps on hand who have local contacts and who try find you a job for the summer which is usually in a bar, club or as a PR rep.
Air Pro holidays – offers working holiday packages which includes flights, airport transfers, 4 weeks holiday accommodation and an experienced rep on hand to help with finding you a job in Tenerife.
PlayaWay Abroad working holidays “There are various jobs available here in Tenerife and depending on suitability and availability your Playaway Reps will endeavour to get you sorted with work as soon as you’re ready to.”
Jobs in Tenerife – How Much Can You Earn
There are many opportunities for summer jobs in Tenerife as many of the tourist related jobs are seasonal mainly from April to October. On average wages are low, most of the jobs in Tenerife pay €6.50 an hour. The cost of living is generally lower than countries such as the UK and Germany.
For young students summer jobs in Tenerife are ideal who do not mind working for long hours. Summer jobs are ideal for students looking for seasonal work to earn some extra money to fund their college/university fees. Working in Tenerife is a great way of combining earning money with a great summer holiday experience!
To make sure you are successful in getting a job this summer it is advised that you should arrive as early as possible, ideally in May with some savings.
Renting an apartment on a long term basis will cost around €400 for one bed apartment. A long term two bed apartment in Tenerife would cost you €750 a month plus bills. Most of the workers get together and share an apartment or just rent a room.
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