Spain is one of the cultural hubs of Europe, with fantastic links for business, travel, and networking. Here are five reasons why you should work in Spain.
According to the HSBC Expat Explorer Survey Spain is the 14th best country in the world to work as an expat, France is 23rd, the UK is 35th, and Italy is 38th.
In that same survey, Spain delivered the highest quality of life in Europe. The cost of living in Spain is less than the European average, with rent, food, and transport all costing less than in the UK. The Spanish climate is also widely regarded as the best in Europe, with long warm seasons.
Part of why the quality of life in Spain is so high is due to excellent holiday: most of those working in Spain get around 36 days off a year! Additional holiday directly helps to lower stress and allows those who work in Spain to spend more time sightseeing, relaxing and meeting people.
Healthcare in Spain is of the most comprehensive in Europe, which is why Spain has the highest life expectancy in Europe at 83.2 years. A combination of the Mediterranean diet, relaxed lifestyle and warm climate result in a natural robust health. The World Health Organisation (WHO) reports that Spain has a ‘near perfect environment as it is possible to obtain.’
Plus, if you’re working in Spain, your employer will pay your social security, meaning you can enjoy free healthcare.
VHR recruit engineers from all over the world who want to live and work in Europe and a variety of countries across the globe. Download our guide to working in the EU, or read on to learn more about why you should work in Spain.
Next on the list of reasons why you should work in Spain is the opportunity to travel around Europe. Spain has fantastic transport links around Europe and beyond. With incredibly fast flights to France, Germany and the UK, you can be almost anywhere in less than a day. There’s also an extensive network of trains to take throughout the country and into neighbouring countries, as well as ferries if you want to get out on the water.
400 million people in the world speak Spanish, and with 48 million people living in Spain, those working in Spain will have no shortage of people to talk to. Spanish people are some of the friendliest in the world, and one of the best reasons why you should work in Spain involves the opportunity to enjoy a mix of many different cultures. There’s no better place to practice your Spanish than in Spain itself, so take every opportunity you can to learn and improve.
The final point on the list of reasons why you should work in Spain is the career potential. Spain offers many opportunities for you to grow your professional network. VHR places many Marine engineers and technicians into Spain, and getting to know your colleagues, co-workers, and handlers is a great chance to expand your connections. Working in Spain can also lead to working across Europe, and will look great on your CV, setting you apart from other candidates.
Working in Spain offers many positives in both personal and professional life and is one of our most popular destinations for candidate placements.
Read more about How to Get a Job as an Engineer, or How to Work in the EU If You’re Not an EU National.
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