Looking forward to settle in Gozo? But how to land a job there? Find out in this article.
Located 25 minutes away from Malta by ferry, Gozo is one of the archipelago's biggest islands stretching over 67 km² in the Mediterranean sea. The island consists of 14 municipalities, among which Victoria, its capital city, also known as Rabat. To date, its population amounts to some 37,000 inhabitants.
Gozo is a peaceful and serene island with a 7,000 years old history. You will also be able to enjoy exceptional beaches, breathtaking diving spots, a beautiful rural landscapes, as well as a rich cultural heritage, traditional Mediterranean cuisine mingling with a warm and hospitable population.
Gozo is particularly praised for the lush nature it has managed to preserve over the years and for its treasures such as the Ggantija temples and the Azure Widow, etc. Like most islands, Gozo has several beach resorts, namely Marsalforn and Xlendi Bay which are the most popular ones.
Finally, the island hosts not less than 46 churches. The Xewkija Church, the biggest one, can host 3,000 persons at a time.
Gozo's economy mainly relies on construction and real estate development, services, retail, agriculture, animal husbandry, agri-food, fisheries and tourism (which is one of the main job providers on the island). Agriculture, for its part, involves plant sciences which is derived from botany, that is the classification of plants according to different criteria).
In fact, almost half of Gozo's lands are used for agricultural purposes, including the culture of vegetables (tomatoes, potatoes, citrus, melons, watermelons, courgettes, grapes for wine production), and for the production of fodder. Less than a quarter of lands has been left natural.
Find a job
Gozo is a developing island, although it has not yet achieved modernism. Hence, it is rather useless to send spontaneous jobs applications to local companies. It is best to be on the spot as local companies prefer face to face contact with potential candidates.
Why not start by registering with the Employment & Training Corporation (ETC)? Below are its contact details:
ETC Main Office - Gozo
Employment and Training Corporation Gozo
Sir Arturo Mercieca Street,
Victoria – Gozo
Phone: ( 356) 2220 1957
You can also seek help from the Gozo Business Chamber which is an official specialized organization.
Job offers are also advertized on the Internet. During your search, make sure to type the following keywords: “jobs recruitment Gozo”.
Refer to the article Work in Malta for more details regarding employment conditions in the country.
Expat.com – Jobs in Malta
Gozo Business Chamber www.gozobusinesschamber.org
ICT Gozo Malta www.ictgozomalta.eu
AGRISLES (agriculture) www.agrisles.eu
Career Jet www.careerjet.com.mt
Malta Park www.maltapark.com