Work in Malta

Malta is a popular destnation and there are a selection of year round, summer, temporary and seasonal employment opportunities places like Bugibba, Marfa Bay, Mellieha Bay, Qawra, Sliema and St. Julian's. View our guide to working in Malta today.


Seasonal, Summer & Year Round Jobs in Malta

Work in Malta

Top Reasons to Work in Malta

  • Warm climate
  • Beautiful island
  • Relaxing working environment
  • Incredible beaches
  • Meet friendly locals
  • Improve your language skills
  • Make new friends with people all over the world
  • If you would like to do something rewarding apply to volunteer in Malta


Jobs in Malta

Summer Jobs in Malta

Working a summer season in Malta is incredibly popular. There are cafes, restraurants, bars, clubs, hotels and employers in the toursim industry which hire international staff for the busy summer period. If you are wondering how to find summer jobs in Malta there is the option to apply in advance on the internet, or just turn up easly in the season. If you would like to plan a career in Malta there are professional jobs available all year round. 

Some companies offer various roles within the hotel and hospitality industry, popular flexible summer jobs include working with children as animators and nannies, sport instructors, lifeguards, chefs, waiting, bar staff, club ticket sellers and beauty / spa jobs. These positons are generally open to anyone - students, graudates and people seeking to work in a sunnier climate. Another option you might not have thought about is to teach English in Malta.

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Bar & Club Jobs in Malta

Popular bars and clubs which hire international seasonal staff include:

  • Hugos; Bar Native; Royal Oak; Black Bull; Huggins; Prestige; Places; Peppermint Park; Barcelona; Coconut Grove; Footloose; Chequers; Havana; Qube; Moscow; Club Edge; Nordic Bar; Soho; Rocco Lounge and Koyote

A lot of these places have recruitment sections on their website or you could just visit them in person.


Best Time to Apply

To stand a best chance of landing a dream summer job you will need to arrive early in the season and go door to door in popular tourist areas like Sliema, St Julian’s, St Paul’s and Bugibba. Generally the summer season starts around April, and if you arrive early in March for example, you will beat most internationals to the best roles.  If you can't make it around this period don't worry there are employment opportunities all year round on the island. If you have experience this will be beneficial.


Professional Jobs in Malta

Not looking for a temporary or seasonal position? Popular industries to work include:

  • Accounting
  • Admin
  • Business
  • Customer Service
  • Design/Multimedia
  • Finance
  • IT
  • Language/Multilingual
  • Law/Legal
  • Management
  • Marketing/PR
  • Sales

There are several recruitment agencies in Malta which can help your job search and connect you to part time, permanent/full time or fixed contract work. You could also just apply independently. A career in Malta will be an amazing career choice!



  • For most jobs working in the tourist industry you will not need to be fluent in Maltese but it is beneficial if you learn at least basic words and phrases.
  • Generally you will need to be aged 17 - 39 for seasonal positions
  • Speak fluent English, if you know other languages this will give you an advantage over other job seekers
  • Be highly motivated and friendly
  • Good communication and organizational skills 
  • Be reliable



If you are applying to work in Malta and you are from an EU country you do not need a visa. If you are applying from outside of the EU you will need to check to see if your country qualifies for a visa. Lots of local recruiters offer flexible cash in hand jobs but working illegally isn't recommended.


Salary for Working in Malta

Wages really vary depending on the job. Don't expect to be paid a fortune for a seasonal position, but remember the cost of living is also low. Some hotels and employers include perks like free accommodation or meals.


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