Live and work in Palma de Mallorca


Palma de Mallorca is a fascinating city with much to offer in terms of culture, nightlife, and food. With over 300 hours of sunshine a year, it’s no wonder it’s a European favorite. There are plenty of work opportunities for immigrants in Palma de Mallorca either at one of the many international companies. You can thus live and work in Palma de Mallorca without being able to speak Spanish when you get far in English.

Job opportunities/labor market

As Mallorca is a holiday island where many tourists travel, you can find jobs for different travel companies. Many companies have their Shared Service Centers in Palma de Mallorca, and you can also work at those agencies. This kind of customer service is especially easy to get if you have good English skills. Most often, the past customer service experience is no requirement but the most important thing is that you have a positive attitude and are willing to learn.

The most common jobs for English speaking people in Palma de Mallorca are either within customer service or sales. In the city, there is also the English School, where you can apply for teaching jobs or other administrative services. The large travel company TUI is one of the companies with customer centers in Palma de Mallorca where they are looking for other European languages staff who can help tourists when they have questions or problems. You can also work as a tour guide at one of the many hotels and resorts that are scattered on the island.

Writing job application

If you want to apply for a job in Palma de Mallorca, you can do so through our job portal where we post vacancies at regular intervals. There are those companies that want your CV in English. Most often it involves filling out a form with personal data, work experience, and training. Highlight your advantages and why you fit for the service. If Spanish is a requirement, you will need to show your language skills in some kind of test.

Working environment/workplace culture

When working in Spain, the workplace is, for the most part, more hierarchical, the manager is more authoritarian than in other countries where everyone is classified as an employee. However, there are differences between companies, but overall the hierarchy is more important in Spain. In Spain, it is also important to dress respectable, most often long trousers or jeans are used. It also applies to be friendly to your colleagues. Work culture may differ a bit if you work for an international company, and it’s a good idea to find out what it looks like.

Finding accommodation

When it comes to finding accommodation in Palma de Mallorca you can start by checking online. Check out the Facebook group for immigrants in Mallorca if they can tell you about someone renting out a property. There are also various brokerage firms that you can turn to to find long-term housing.

The rental contracts for the apartments usually last at least 6 or 12 months, depending on the lessor. You can also buy a property and there are international brokerage companies that you can choose from at Palma de Mallorca. If you are already in Palma you can check in newspapers as well as check-in your Network.

What to do in Palma de Mallorca and vicinity?

Palma de Mallorca has a lot to offer you who live in the city, especially with all the sunny days. You can benefit from excursions outside the city. There are many trendy restaurants that you can visit and if you are interested in history there is much to see as Old Town. Since Palma de Mallorca is a relatively small town and there are a lot of tourists, it can be difficult to avoid tourist spots when you live on the island.

We recommend that you join the Facebook group of immigrants in Mallorca where you can get a lot of useful information about how it is to live and work on the island.

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