Working in Gibraltar
Gibraltar’s local economy is largely based on tourism, shipping, and the financial sector.
Gibraltar is an ideal assignment for many expats thanks to its location and the fact that English is the language of business. UK and EEA citizens do not need a visa to live and work in Gibraltar. However, non-EEA citizens looking to take up employment will need work and residence permits to do so legally.
Job market in Gibraltar
Due to Gibraltar's favourable tax conditions, financial services – particularly offshore banking – is a thriving industry.
Tourism is another major sector. With more than 10 million tourists heading to Gibraltar each year, there's plenty of work to be found in this industry, especially in the busy summer months.
Gibraltar has also become a global leader in the online gaming industry, thanks once again to its favourable tax climate, as well as other aspects such as reliable internet connectivity and a well-developed regulatory system. Companies running online gambling are particularly prominent in Gibraltar.
Finding a job in Gibraltar
Word-of-mouth and personal recommendations are the best way to secure a job in Gibraltar, but those who haven't yet made the move should explore online job portals, expat forums and recruitment agencies.
The difficulty of obtaining a job depends very much on the industry. Those with specialised skills in one of Gibraltar's main industries stand a good chance of finding work.
As English is commonly spoken throughout Gibraltar, it's very much possible to get a job without knowledge of Spanish. However, Spanish skills can sometimes set applicants apart from those that don't speak the language.