Work in Italy

Working in Italy is an amazing opportunity for you to experience the highlights of the country. There are lots of different positions available during summer, winter and year round. During winter you could apply to work at a ski resort or in summer there are lots of positions in tourism, hospitality and customer service, au-pairing, agriculture, farm work, campsites, resorts and other industries.

To gain employment in Italy you will need to learn basic Italian, plan ahead and research research research and get your application in early. Wages in Italy are quite high compared to other destinations you can work in Europe but it will really depends on the job. If you apply with an international company you will usually be paid in the currency from your native country but at local establisments they might pay cash in hand.


Best Places to Seek Employment

These are some of the most popular places to apply to work or intern in Italy:

  • Rome, Latium
  • Milan, Lombardy
  • Naples, Campania
  • Turin, Piedmont
  • Palermo, Sicily
  • Genoa, Liguria
  • Bologna, Emilia-Romagna
  • Florence, Tuscany
  • Catania, Sicily
  • Bari, Apulia


Summer Jobs in Italy 

In Italy you will also be able to mix with locals and jobs can include working at a hotel, in a bar / restaurant, in hospitality, HR, marketing and customer service. There are lots of jobs, you just need to decide what is best for you.  In summer there are lots of resorts run by international and UK / Italian based companies, you could work as an aerobics instructor, lifeguard, tennis / windsurf / dinghy / watersk i / wakeboard instructor or in management, maintenance, kitchen role, childcare or health and beauty.

Resorts you might want to apply for jobs at include:

  • Sorrento
  • Bardolino
  • Malcesine
  • Cefalu
  • Garda
  • Limone
  • Gardone Riviera
  • Giardini Naxos
  • Ischia
  • Letojanni
  • Lido di Jesolo
  • Mazzaro
  • Sant Agnello
  • Torri del Benaco
  • Taormina
  • Corsica
  • Sardinia


Winter Jobs in Italy 

Have you every dreamed about having abreak and working somewhere totally different? Do you ski or have you ever wanted to learn? Consider applying to work in the Italian Alps!

There are so many reasons why you might want to escape your country, possibly the weather is getting you down or you just want a break from the norm, well working a winter season in Italy will leave you with memories to last a lifetime. Jobs are open to everyone, so whether you are finishing school, college, university or you a bit older and have some skills to offer - there is a position for you.

In winter not much compares to working at a ski resort in Italy - you'll meet new friends, experience living in a new environment and also get time to hit the slopes. Italy is less popular than applying for ski jobs in France - so this means you will increase your chances of getting employment although this destination is still very popular/competative. You might not realise but Italy has some of the best ski resorts in Europe and you could apply to work in spectacular places like:

  • Val di Sole
  • Courmayeur
  • Livigno
  • Sestriere
  • Val di Fassa, 
  • Val Gardena
  • Bormio, 
  • Madonna di Campiglio

Italian resorts are popular with native local people and also international tourists and as a ski destination, Italy generally has beginners / intermediate slopes and there are also less resorts here compared to in other countries. Gaining employment as a ski instructor can be difficult but there are lots of winter seasonal jobs like working in childcare, at a hotel, bar, restaurant or as a rep. 

One of our top recommendations is Courmayeur which is an extremely popular destination, most people who work here have the time of their lives partly due to the good skiing, but also the lively social life. There are lots of bars and restaurants in the town center, be sure to visit Bar Roma, Cadran Solaire and Privé which is where you might make some new friends. The backdrop scenery in Courmayeur is also spectacular with Mont Blanc looming high over.

A lot of the ski resorts in Italy are located close together, so in your free time you might want to check out some other world class resorts. Italy is also a very good value destination so you should be able to save money when working here compared to other countries.


Jobs in Italy for Foreigners & Non-EU Citizens 

Are you interested to find job vacancies in Italy 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 Italy but as you might have realised this isn't that simple. 

There are several way how you can find jobs in Norway as a non-EU citizen. Some companies offer jobs in Italy 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.