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Old Apr 10th 2005, 2:26 pm
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Hello all

We are considering moving to Spain, BUT what kind of work is available - me and my wife are teachers but dont speak spanish, so you can see our predicament there. What do you lot do for work?

Thanks in advance
Graeme & Clare
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Old Apr 11th 2005, 11:15 am
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Originally Posted by graemestuart99
Hello all

We are considering moving to Spain, BUT what kind of work is available - me and my wife are teachers but dont speak spanish, so you can see our predicament there. What do you lot do for work?

Thanks in advance
Graeme & Clare
Hi to you,

When I was looking for work here in Andalucia i noticed a ton of English speaking teachers positions advertised.

I guess it depends where you are planning to reside and what age level & subjects you are qualified to teach.

I work in IT and if you don't speak fluent spanish you are in for a long wait for work.

Good luck
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Old Apr 11th 2005, 1:35 pm
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rRichb,

Have you had any contact with Wemploy at all in Fuengirola ?



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Hi to you,

When I was looking for work here in Andalucia i noticed a ton of English speaking teachers positions advertised.

I guess it depends where you are planning to reside and what age level & subjects you are qualified to teach.

I work in IT and if you don't speak fluent spanish you are in for a long wait for work.

Good luck
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Old Apr 11th 2005, 6:19 pm
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rRichb,

Have you had any contact with Wemploy at all in Fuengirola ?
Hi 5thbeatle,

I believe I did, yes.
Web site was always up to date, people very friendly.
Seemed to advertise many tantalizing positions, however I was never offered an interview or to my knowledge put forward for any of them and had to push hard for a regular response.
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Old Apr 12th 2005, 9:18 am
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So what are you up to now ?. Did you manage to procure an I.T. position eventually ?. Just curious as I'm looking at I.T. Support / Teaching in Madrid area.

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I believe I did, yes.
Web site was always up to date, people very friendly.
Seemed to advertise many tantalizing positions, however I was never offered an interview or to my knowledge put forward for any of them and had to push hard for a regular response.
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Old Apr 12th 2005, 9:56 am
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Yes m8, the emphasis being the word eventually

Took me 6 months of hard selling and many failures before I managed a position with an English speaking company.
The first two months I applied from outside Spain but this is a waste of time as people wanted assurances that you were actually realistic about the Spanish life, I guess they receive a lot of 'wannabe here' enquiries and cv's where people don't make the final plunge.
Once I arrived, had an NIE number, bank account & mailing address things began to pick up although like I said, it was another 4 months before actually landing a job

The biggest setback was of course most companies require people speak at least Business Spanish.
I am determined to learn business or hopefully fluent Spanish but i'm not the best at language, I struggled with French for 3 years and Spanish is along similair lines of the Latin structure.

I think the IT market is far better in Madrid being a huge city but most will insist on Spanish speakers.

Good luck, hope you don't have to wait as long as I did...would have been better had it been during the summer months but being out of work over new year is not recommended
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