A Guide to Working in Croatia

If you are thinking about working in Europe we highly recommend Croatia as a potential destination. Croatia is a special country with tasty food, a relaxed atmosphere and lots of spectacular places to see in your spare time. 


Popular Places to Seek Employment

As a foreigner the best places to seek work are:

  • Croatian Islands
  • Dubrovnik
  • Split
  • Zagreb
  • Rijeka
  • Osijek
  • Zadar
  • Slavonski Brod
  • Pula
  • Sesvete
  • Karlovac


Types of Jobs

These are some of the best ways for foreigners to get paid work in Croatia:

  • Admin
  • Advertising & Marketing
  • Business
  • Childcare & Entertainment
  • Computer
  • Construction
  • Cruise Ships
  • Finance
  • HR/Recruitment
  • Hospitality
  • Holiday Resorts & Campsites
  • Hotel Industry
  • Photography & videography
  • Restaurant/Food Service
  • Retail
  • Summer/Seasonal
  • Tourism/Travel
  • Training
  • Transportation


Summer & Holiday Jobs in Croatia

So you want to do more than just your average holiday? Apply to work a summer season in Croatia. Companies usually hire staff from between April to October but there are also positions available throughout the year. 

Recruitment for the summer season usually starts early, companies want to get staff in place well before summer starts and so it is essential to apply early to give yourself the best chance of getting a position. In your spare time you can explore the beautiful islands of Croatia - this will be a dream experience.

Lots of international and local holiday companies offer seasonal jobs in Croatia including travel operators who offer marketing, videography, photography, liason and onboard positions. Some yachts and cruise ships offer employment during the busy summer season whilst there are also summer camps located in the cities and on the Adriatic ocean who hire international staff to work as camp counselors.


Jobs in Croatia for Non-EU Citizens 

Are you interested to find job vacancies in Croatia but not sure if you are eligible as you are not from a country in the EU?  We get lots of enquires from people from all around the world including countries like India and South Africa who are keen to secure employment in Croatia but as you might have realised this isn't that simple. 

There are several way how you can find jobs in Croatia as a non-EU citizen. Some companies offer jobs in Croatia for Indian, South African and other nationalities but to get hired you will need to be eligible for a work visa or have a company offer you a position. 

Our best advice is to contact the recruiters listed on our website who will be able to help you secure work legally in the country.



For most positions, especially in hotels, hospitality, tourism and travel you will not need any Croatian language skills. Some companies say knowing the basics of the local language is desirable rarther than essential but we recommend buying a phrase book or search language lessons once in the country to boost your employment prospects.

What you get paid really depends on the company, position and your experience. Sometimes salaries are negotiable and dependent on experience. Some holiday companies offer competative salaries of around £1000 per month which includes accommodation, some meals and also commission. When working for local companies you will usually be paid in the local currency - Kuna. For international coompanies this can vary.