Work in Maldives

Would you like to spend have a career working in one of the most beautiful destinations in the world? Apply to work in the Maldives! There are lots of different job opportunities in the Maldives for international staff. 


Jobs in the Maldives

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Guide to Working in the Maldives

Ask most people who are looking for jobs abroad and most will probably put the Maldives on top of the list of destinations. There are so many reasons why you might want to apply here including the warm weather, stunning islands, crystal clear waters, friendly locals and tasty food. You can find work in the capital Male or on the islands. A lot of jobs are only available to local Maldivian Nationals, these positions generally include front office, food and beverage, house-keeping, kitchen and admin. But there are also jobs for foreigners in the Maldives.

One of the best ways to experience living and working in the Maldives is to apply for a job in the tourism industry, there are hundreds of world class resorts which hire local and international staff all year round. There are positions available in various industries including admin, retail, sales, beauty/cosmetics, construction & engineering, healthcare, hospitality, hotel industry, restaurant & food service, language/multilingual, management, marketing & PR and travel and tourism. Search jobs and recruiters in the Maldives today.

Hotel jobs in Maldives are a great way to experience living and working in the country, there are lots of different roles available to internationals including beauty, kicthen staff, chefs, cruise ships, receptionists, sales, marketing, IT and booking staff. If a career in the hospitality industry appeals to you then having this experience on your CV will look great to future employers. If you have experience in the culinary industry then a chef job in the Maldives might appeal to you, there are lots of resorts which recruit ambitious and talented chefs. To be eligible you will really need fine dining experience, have excellent management and leadership skills, Michelin experience is desirable and sometimes a requirement and also you will need to be enthusiastic and energetic!


Popular Industries to Work in the Maldives

  • Administrative
  • Beauty/Cosmetics
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitality
  • Hotel Industry
  • Language/Multilingual
  • Maintenance
  • Management
  • Marketing/PR
  • Restaurant/Food Service
  • Retail
  • Sales
  • Tourism/Travel



  • You will usually need to be aged 18+ and have previous experience
  • Have a valid passport
  • Be open to living and working in a new country/environment
  • Like with all jobs, usually you will need experience to boost your chances of getting hired. If you speak English, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, German, Italian or French speaking you stand a good chance of getting employment.


Work Permit

If you want to get paid employment in the Maldives you will need to apply in advance for a work permit from the Maldives Ministry Of Employment. You can apply independently and also a reruiter will also be able to help you with the application process. The only way you can get around working in the Maldives without a permit is to marry a local Maldivian and show a Maldives Marriage Visa which is issued by the Department of Immigration and Emigration.


How to Apply

If this fantastic opportunity appeal to you then search our featured recruiters today. After enquring about vacancies you will usually need to go through an application process and have an up to date and professional CV. Make sure all contact details are clearly listed with the correct telephone number too. Salaries can vary depending on the role and company.



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