Jobs for Spanish speakers in London
If you would like to live and work in London this summer, it is possible! Here is a guide to what you need to do before you can work in the UK and a few examples of jobs that are available to people that can speak Spanish and English!
Before You Look For A Job
The first thing you have to do is find a place to live! To get a job in the UK you will need to prove that you are living in the country. This can be difficult – once you are renting a room, you will have some kind of contract. You will also need this to open a bank account. I would suggest opening a bank with either Santander bank (for obvious reasons) or HSBC because they consider themselves to be a bank of the world.
Jobs for Spanish Speakers in London
1. Customer Service Jobs
Lots of companies in London do business with Spanish speaking countries. This means that they need people who can talk to their clients in both Spanish and English. If you are good with people and want the opportunity to use your language skills, this could be a great job for you. You can use websites like www.justlondonjobs.co.uk/ to find customer service jobs in London. Below is an example of a job which you could apply for!
French, German, Italian and Spanish Speaking Customer Service
Exciting opportunities for French, German, Italian and Spanish speaking candidates to work within an international film distribution company in central London!!
This is a temporary position with the view of going permanent for the right candidates. Candidates will need to be flexible on working hours as you will be required to work some night shifts. You will be assisting the company with the distribution of films throughout Europe and your language skills will be required to help facilitate this process.
- Manage the daily running of the call centre
- Forecasting and analysing data to report on trends
- Communicating via phone and email with all appropriate departments recording status of orders
- Handling customer complaints and enquiries
- Manage operational schedules in order to achieve all deadlines
- Administrative tasks to manage the delivery of films – preparing order forms, scheduling deliveries etc
- Effectively managing relationships with clients
The ideal candidates will :
- Have fluent to native level in one of the following languages : French, German, Italian and Spanish
- Have an excellent command of English
- Have previous customer service or client facing experience
- Be confident communicators
- Be able to operate in a face paced environment
- Have a real interest in the film and media industry
- Be flexible on working hours
2. Au Pair Jobs – Do you like children?
Working as an au pair in London is a great way to find a place to live and make enough money to have a great time! You can use a website called www.aupairjobs.co.uk to find a family who are looking for somebody to live with them and take care of their child.
The family will pay you to help with the children and will also offer you a room in their house.
More Au Pair Jobs – exclusiveaupairs.co.uk
3. Teach Spanish
Spanish or French Teacher Required
–Temp to Permanent–
Spanish/French teacher required for position in Bromley.
This Spanish/French teacher role requires a candidate of high calibre to take on the Spanish/French teacher duties.
The Spanish/French teacher role starts immediately.
Are you a Spanish/French teacher?
Are you looking for a new start immediately?
Have you the drive, passion and experience to take on a Spanish/French teacher role?
This opportunity offers a full time role to the successful.
This position is looking for quick responses so do not delay applications.
As an all-girls Academy they will encourage there students to have drive and ambition, to aim high, work hard and always achieve their personal best. They will combine the best of modern teaching with an emphasis on the traditional values of manners, good behaviour and smart uniform.
4. Hospitality – Are you friendly and sociable?
London is full of restaurants and bars and they are always looking for friendly, sociable, hard working staff. If you would like to work in exciting bars, pubs and restaurants all you need to do is dress in your best clothes and take your CV (curriculum vitae) to a place where you would like to work. If you ask if they have any jobs you will often get an interview immediately. Some hospitality companies such as hotels or Spanish restaurants need people who can speak Spanish as well!
Go to www.gumtree.com/c/jobs to find hospitality jobs in London.
Finding a Place to Live in London
London is very big and there are lots of different areas to live. Some are more expensive than others but you can always find a room for rent! (Alquilar = Rent). Rent in London is expensive and you should expect to pay £300-£400 a month to rent a room in a shared house. The best place to find cheap accommodation in London is to go to www.gumtree.com/c/flatshare. Sometimes you will find other Spanish people that are living in London and are offering a room. Just remember, if you want to improve your English, living with Spanish people is not a good idea!
Find a room to rent – www.spareroom.co.uk/
More Useful Websites
www.gumtree.com– Jobs and Rental Property
www.reed.co.uk/ – Jobs
www.multilingualvacancies.com – Jobs for People that Speak Spanish and English
www.spain.embassyhomepage.com/ – The Spanish Embassy in London