Five best places to work in Spain

Here is our list of the most popular places for British citizens to work in Spain.
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Many British citizens want to live and work in Spain. They are attracted by the warmer, sunnier climate over Britain’s cooler, and more unpredictable weather.

Anyone who wants to live in Spain may need a job to support themselves, depending on what visa they are on.

As a result, it is important to know the best places for British nationals to work in Spain. If you are unsure if you will need a job, do not hesitate to contact us.

Some of the most in-demand jobs include teaching, IT, and tourism sector roles such as catering, among others.

It is useful to know a bit of Spanish before you apply for any jobs, even if you are applying for jobs in Spain for English speakers.


As the capital city of Spain, as well as the largest city, Madrid will naturally have plenty of job opportunities available in a variety of sectors for people who want to work in Spain.

Madrid also has plenty of other attractions, with there being a range of different restaurants and cafés, as well as vibrant nightlife. Plus, Madrid is one of the greenest cities in the world, so you will get to see plenty of green spaces. Madrid is perfect for work-life balance.

However, it is an expensive place to live, with the average house currently costing €1,069,102.


Located in Valencia, there is no doubt that Benidorm is the most popular place for British citizens to go on holiday, so it is only natural that it is a popular place for them to live in as well.

Around 5% of the population is British, with there also being over 40 British-owned restaurants, pubs and shops. This means there are plenty of opportunities for British people to work in Spain by setting up their own businesses, and serving the large tourist population, as well as expats, and the locals. 

It offers a slice of home comforts, while having sunny weather, plenty of beaches, and a high quality of life.


The second largest city in Spain, and the capital of Catalonia, Barcelona is an ever-popular city not just for British expats, but people all over the world. 

Around 20% of its population come from abroad. Its size means there will be plenty of jobs available, as well as all the amenities you will ever need.

There are many good schools for families and there is lots of nightlife for young people, so there is something for a variety of people. 

However, Barcelona’s cost of living is quite high, though it is lower than in Madrid. 


With one of the largest expat communities in Spain, Alicante is clearly a popular place for British people to emigrate to. Benidorm is also located nearby, so many British people will enjoy the easy access to such a popular resort.

There are quite a few international schools in Alicante, so there are plenty of jobs for English teachers who want to move and work in Spain. 


The sixth most populous city in Spain located on the Costa del Sol, Málaga, like Benidorm, is a popular tourist destination. As of 2022, it had 55,758 British residents. 

It has plenty of travel links, with other areas of the Costa del Sol a short drive away. There are also airport links back to the UK. 

Many British people move to Málaga after retiring. However, there are still job opportunities for English speakers in sectors such as IT, if they want to work in Spain. The large British population would make anyone feel at home as well.

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