How to find a job in Spain

To find a job in Spain, you can start from Milanuncios and InfoJobs. Everyone who wants to find a job in Spain needs first to look for a job in Spain. You can look for recruitment agencies in Spain. And you can look for jobs on Facebook groups in Spain.

Once you find a job, you may need a work permit. You can do this from abroad or in Spain. Spanish citizens and residents don’t need a work permit to get a job. Nationals of a European Union (EU) country also don’t need a work permit to work in Spain. That’s also true for Iceland, Norway, Lichtenstein, and Switzerland citizens. In most cases, every other nationality wants to apply for a work permit to work with regular documents. You can do this together with your new employer or employment agency. Or you can find a work visa scheme to come to Spain without a job offer. Read more below on how to find a job in Spain.

Most websites or apps are in English and Spanish. If you need it, use Google Translate or any other translation service.

First, find a job, and then you will worry about a work permit if you need it.

How to get a job in Spain

You can find a job in Spain by searching online for job opportunities in Spain. You can find a job either with a company or a recruitment agency.

Spain citizens and residents do not need a work permit to find a job. In most cases, every other nationality wants to apply for a work permit to work with regular documents.

Job websites in Spain

Many job websites can help you find work in Spain. Some focus on specific professions and industries. Searching for a job on these popular job websites is a good start.

BaiduGoogleNaverSogouYandex, or any other search engine can be a good start for a job search. You can search for a job that you want. That can be, for example, “construction manager in Madrid” or “Electrical Engineer in Barcelona.” Use the language that you feel most comfortable speaking. Go beyond the first few pages. Go deep with your search. You’ll get an immediate sense of what’s around and which job websites best suit your needs.

Google MapsBaidu MapsNaver Maps2GIS, or any other map app, can help you find employers near you or abroad. Look for an organization that might have job opportunities for you. For example, look for “IT Engineer in Valencia” or “nurse in Seville.”

Facebook groups can also be an option to start to see what’s around you. You can search for Facebook groups that talk about Spain and jobs.








The Guardian Jobs


Michael Page

Primer Empleo 



Oficina Empleo

Opcion Empleo

Busco Jobs 






Sistema Nacional de Empleo

Facebook groups and other social media to get a job in Spain.

Facebook groups help you to connect with people about jobs in Spain. I found these groups talking about jobs in Spain. You can look for more.

Expats in Spain

Jobs in Spain

Jobs in Spain and Portugal

Jobs in Spain and Portugal

es.linkedin.com is also a popular choice when networking for jobs in Spain.

Recruitment agencies in Spain

You can look up a recruitment agency that can help you. You can type “recruitment agency near Madrid” on Google Maps or any other map app. There you can find a list of relevant agencies that you can contact. You can search your area for local recruitment agencies if you are not in Spain. They can help you find a job in Spain.

Be aware that you should not pay an agency when they find a job for you. So be careful when an agency asks you for money.

Ask around you for jobs in Spain

Speak with any person who may have traveled or worked in Spain. You will see that some of your friends or family know someone who knows someone. Ask around, and find opportunities among your contacts.

To find a job in Spain, look at local newspapers, bulletin boards, radio, and word of mouth. Local radio and newspapers are good sources of information about jobs in Spain.

You can email local businesses and companies for jobs in Spain

You can search for companies and local businesses in Spain. An easy tool for doing that is any map app. Below is, for example, a Google Maps search for “factory near Barcelona.”

Walk around anywhere in Spain for possible jobs

If you are somewhere in Spain, you can explore the area and see what job opportunities are around you. You can look for organizations and businesses around you and visit them. For example, below is a search on Google Maps for “market near Valencia.” You can see these places to ask for job opportunities.

Search for employment schemes

You can apply for an employment scheme or an employment support program to help you find a job. Those programs can be local or national. They can be open only to Spanish residents, but they can also be available to foreigners. You can search for “Spain employment scheme” or “Spain employment program.” You can search for employment schemes at your local government or embassy.

Sources: I used Similarweb to check how popular are some of the job sites presented above. 

The caption of the cover image above is Street music in the cathedral square in Barcelona, Spain. Photo by richard hewat on Unsplash.


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2 responses to “How to find a job in Spain”

  1. Una muy buena selección de sitios realmente importantes. Teniendo en cuenta el hecho de que la lista es grande, todos pueden elegir lo que necesitan. Y además, los sitios son diversos.

    1. advocacy@alinks.org


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