If you intend to settle in Sliema, here is how to proceed to find a job in this Maltese tourist city.
Tas-Sliema, also known as Sliema, is located on the North-east coast of Malta. It is one of the country's most dynamic tourist cities. Stretching over 1,3 km², Sliema provides a range of activities, including commercial and trade activities, leisure, shopping, as well as local cuisine.
In fact, did you known that Tas-Sliema means “Peace and Comfort”? The name was probably chosen for its developing tourism cachet and the positive energy that comes along. Note that Sliema's population consists of more than 17,000 inhabitants to date.
Former fishing village, Sliema has become a leading tourist resort which extends till Saint Julian's. This has even led to the real estate boom, not to mention traffic jam.
Information and communication technology, as well as health care are deemed to be the main job providers in Sliema, followed by finance, services, trade and sales. Note, however, that you must be bilingual, or at least have a good command of English to fit in either of these fields.
Indeed, most Maltese nationals are employed in the services and trade fields. As Sliema is a huge tourist resort, you are likely to find many hotels and tourist boutiques all around. In general, you should expect a salary ranging between 8,000 and 28,000 euros a year in the services sector against 12,000 to 35,000 euros a year in the trade and sales sector.
Sliema also requires a large number of English speaking doctors, nurses and therapists. According to their qualifications and skills, doctors can earn around 18,000 and 27,000 euros a year while nurses can expect an average of 14,000 to 25,000 euros a year. But you can still search for relevant salary scales on the Internet, depending on the job for which you are applying.
The information and communication technology sector also provides many jobs for English speaking candidates (team leaders, assistants, system engineering, etc). If you haves specifically required qualifications and skills, expect around 15,000 to 77,000 euros a year, an maybe more.
As Malta is a financial hub, jobs are also available in the finance field. You can try your luck if you have required qualifications and if you speak English. Salary scales start as from 12,000 euros a year and can reach up to 40,000 euros. As regards basic finance, salaries range between 11,000 and 50,000 euros.
Find a job
Sliema, like most Maltese cities, hosts several private recruitment agencies. So why not start there so as to have more chances of finding the most suitable job to your profile? Feel free to send spontaneous job applications to companies operating across the city. You can also make a phone call to inquire whether they have received your application, and even to seek for an interview with the director or human resource manager.
Remember to register with the Employment and Training Corporation (ETC) as well, and to subscribe to its newsletter which can keep you posted regarding latest job offers in Sliema. Finally, job offers on the Internet and in classified ads in local newspapers may also help.