Jobs for Swedish speakers in the Costa del Sol:

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This information would suit:

  • Native Swedish speakers looking for a job in the Costa del Sol (Spain
  • Those who are looking for work/employment in Andalusia or the Costa del Sol (cities like Malaga, Fuengirola and Marbella) and can speak a high level of Swedish and/or English (other Scandinavian languages also a plus).


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We are a recruitment company that is contracted by companies to find people with specific skills, such as the ability to speak Swedish proficiently. There is large demand for Swedish speakers in the Costa del Sol to fill a variety of positions and contact us if you you speak Swedish and are looking for work in the Costa del Sol. Native speakers and or fluent Swedish speakers welcome.

We’re not just talking about tech jobs, real estate job or teaching; If you have speak Swedish we’re always looking to fill position which require Swedish speakers. It’s common for employers in the Costa del Sol to target customer from a variety of countries, they often value language skills even more than your other talents and capabilities. If you are skilled and/or experience, then we can assist in finding the right position for you taking advantage of your Spanish Speaking ability.

Will I need to be able speak Spanish in order to work in the Costa del Sol?

Spanish knowledge can be useful, but for most jobs it’s not needed. If you can speak Swedish, finding a job in the Costa del Sol might be a little easier but not that much. You Swedish speaking skills, believe it or not, will be much more valuable. Quite commonly, knowledge of Spanish is NOT required at all. We recommend that you learn the basics it can be nice for an employer to know that you won’t have difficulties living here. In the south of Spain Employers looking for Swedish speakers do that because their customers speak Swedish. Spanish is an afterthought, so you needn’t have the ability to speak Spanish to work in the Costa del Sol.

Will Speaking other languages help?

It’s pretty clear that speaking English is a big plus. For people searching for employment in the Costa del Sol, English is hands down the number one language, not just because of the large population of English expats, but also because English is the international communication language. So if a customer can’t speak Spanish or Swedish, then you would revert to English. There are many European holiday makers who come to the Costa del Sol. Many like it so much the emigrate. That means jobs for Swedish speakers, especially those who can also speak English. It’s also possible to get a job based entirely on you English language skills in the Costa del Sol.

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What is the Costa del Sol life like?

The Costa del Sol lifestyle is well liked. Lot’s of sunshine, nice beaches (if a little overcrowded during high tourist season), plenty of things to do for all ages. Close proximity to mountains and outdoor activities is also a bonus for those who like contain biking, climbing etc. Life in the Costa del Sol is modern, multi cultural and never boring.

Swedish speakers are require for jobs in the following areas:

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

Must I be living in the Costa del Sol before I apply?

Employers looking for Swedish speakers do prefer someone already living in Spain. That’s just because it’s always better if you have all the correct documents and are settled in the area before you start.

However, many of our clients are looking for Swedish speakers specifically and will also want to hear from you if you are already planning to move to the Costa del Sol. Sometimes they are in dire need of Swedish speakers and will want to hear from you asap. It’s rare for employers on the Costa del Sol to offer any sort of relocation allowance however.

So send us your CV right now. We have employers who will be interested in you base on you Swedish language skills. We will search our database for employers with jobs for Swedish speakers and find the position which best suits you.

Native vs. Fluent Speaker.

Do I need to be a native Swedish 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 Swedish 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 Swedish speakers you will find in the Costa del Sol:

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