Live, Work & Travel in Malta
Malta's strategic location in the Med piqued Britain's interest during its imperial pomp beginning a relationship that remains close today. Brits are the number one visitors to the Islands with retired Britons even making up the largest minority in the country. Despite retaining English as an official language there is a demand for English teachers while some tourism jobs can be expected to be found when tourist visitor numbers are three to four times higher than Malta's total population.
Working in Tourism
Malta's small population in relation to visitor numbers, combined with its popularity with British tourists make for a decent chance of finding work in the Islands; though we very rarely see such positions advertised in our Jobs Abroad Bulletin. Browse through the hospitality and leisure listings at Jobsinmalta.com instead. Better yet, get yourself there and ask around in person. Italians, Germans and French take up the second to fourth slots for visitor numbers.
Teaching & TEFL in Malta
Though English in one of the two official languages of Malta Quinn's World of TEFL reports there is still considerable demand for English tuition from native speakers. A substantial number of schools in Malta are listed on Malta Language Schools. One position, combining elements of the educational and travel sectors, is that of animateur. Applicants with outgoing personalities must be over 18 years of age, fluent in English, and able to work flexible hours.
Other Ways to Work in Malta
Malta holds a huge amount of gaming companies according to Rhi, who moved to Malta with her boyfriend in 2010 to find a job in the industry. The popularity of Malta as a place for second and retirement homes for Brits may mean some opportunities exist with estate agents.
Low Cost Options for Volunteering
From local NGOs to work exchanges we track down and list a number of opportunities for free or cheap volunteer work in Malta on another website in our small group.
Other Ways to Travel or Stay for Free
Stay for free in return for caring for local residents' homes or pets. Join Trusted Housesitters to live rent free as a house sitter (Americans may prefer this link).You can get a free $25 Airbnb credit from us here.
More Resources from our Sites
Directory > Italy Links - We've lumped into the Italy page of our directory some links for living, working and travelling in Malta.
More Working in Malta Resources
Articles on Living, Working & Travelling in Malta
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Living in Malta – Viewpoint from an Internet Entrepreneur - After three years in the country a Swede writes about his lifestyle in Malta.
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