Jobs for Danish speakers in the Costa del Sol:

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Who this article is for:
  • Native Danish speakers looking for a job in the Costa del Sol (Spain)
  • People who speak a high level of Danish and are looking for work/employment in Andalucía or the Costa del Sol (cities like Malaga, Fuengirola and Marbella).

Who we are (Job Finder Spain).

spanish and danish flag togetherWe are a recruitment company that specialises in finding people with distinct skills, such as the ability to speak Danish proficiently. We have an increasing demand for Danish speakers to fill a variety of positions and would love to hear from you if you are looking for work in the Costa del Sol and you speak Danish either as a native or fluent speaker. If you have an excellent command of Danish we’re always on the lookout for people on behalf of companies who have jobs for danish speakers. We’re not just talking about teaching jobs or jobs in tourism; it is very common for employers in the Costa del Sol to do business with clients of many different nationalities and therefore, they may value your language skills perhaps equally or even more than your other talents and capabilities. If you have a professional attitude, desirable skills and/or experience, then we can assist in finding the right position for you.

Do I need to speak Spanish to work in the Costa del Sol?

It can help, but for many positions it’s not a prerequisite. If you speak Danish, and you’re looking for a job in the Costa del Sol, Spain, that’s great. Those languages skills are going to help. More often than not, knowledge of Spanish is NOT required. We do, however, recommend that you actively start learning the basics as it’s always a bonus.  Employers in the south of Spain who are looking for Danish speakers are doing so because their clients speak Danish.  Spanish is normally an afterthought. Saying you understand the basics though, is an additional in an interview situation as it shows you are serious about your stay in the country. So although you don’t need to speak Spanish to work in the Costa del Sol, we recommend that you put some energy into learning at least the basics.

The more languages you speak, the better.

In today’s international environment it is obvious that speaking English is also an advantage. For people looking for Jobs in the Costa del Sol, English is the number one language,  not only because of the large quantity of English expats, but also because most European visitors will often use English as their communication language if they can’t speak Spanish. There is such a wide variety of European visitors in the Costa del Sol that there are plenty of jobs for danish speakers and any other language you can speak fluently will also assist you in your job search in this region.

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About the Costa del Sol.

The Costa del Sol is a wonderful place to live and work. There is plenty of sunshine, lots of activities for all ages and you can make the most of the close proximity to mountains and outdoor activities. It’s modern, clean and multi cultural.

Some of the larger areas where Danish speakers are needed are:

  • Torremolinos
  • Benalmádena
  • Fuengirola
  • Mijas
  • Marbella
  • San Pedro de Alcántara
  • Estepona
  • Manila
  • Casares
  • Rincón de la Victoria
  • Vélez-Málaga
  • Nerja
  • Frigiliana and Torrox.

Do I need to be already living in the Costa del Sol to get a job there?

When it comes to jobs for danish speakers, Ideally an employer is looking for someone already living here in Spain. Most organizations will want to make sure you have all the correct documents and are settled in the area before you start.

However, this is not always the case. Many of our clients are looking for Danish speakers specifically, and will be prepared to consider those who are already planning on moving to the Costa del Sol or looking for work before they move. We all have to start somewhere.

The best thing to do is to upload your CV straight away and let us look for employers who might be interested, based on their needs and your current situation. We will search our database for employers with jobs for danish speakers and look at weather you are qualified.

Native vs. Fluent Speaker.

There are normally positions available for various language skill levels. It makes sense that native speakers are desirable, but being able to speak a variety of languages is also a plus. If you can assist a customer or sell to people in a number of languages, at a professional level, you don’t absolutely need to be a native speaker. It’s also not uncommon that even a low level of lesser widely spoken languages can be a bonus because you will be able to assist with communications to the occasional visitor in that language if need be. That fact that you speak Danish is likely to be a real asset in your job search in the Costa del Sol whatever your level.

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Some jobs for Danish speakers you will find in the Costa del Sol:

  • Administration Jobs.
  • Computer Operators,
  • Software Engineers,
  • Programmers and Data Entry.
  • Hotel and Restaurant Jobs.
  • Office Supervisors and Managers.
  • Production and Planning.
  • Travel Agents.
  • Financial Advisors.
  • Tradespeople.
  • Designers, Desktop Publishers and Graphic Designers
  • Website Developers and Designers
  • Writers and Editors
  • Home Tutors and Teachers
  • Healthcare and Health Related positions
  • IT and Telecommunications
  • Management Jobs
  • Marketing and Advertising
  • Retail Managers
  • Lawyers
  • Translators
  • Real Estate Agents
  • Public Relations
  • Specialists
  • Salespeople
  • Chefs, Cooks, and Kitchen Workers
  • Childcare Workers
  • Engineers
  • Scientists
  • Surveyors and Surveying
  • Technicians
  • Taxi Drivers and Chauffeurs