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Working in Gibraltar
With a combination of geographical location, climate and a unique history, Gibraltar has an obvious attraction to those wishing to savour a new lifestyle. With a history of strong British Military support and now a growing economic structure, offshore opportunities are becoming more and more common to those open to the charms of Gibraltar.
Gibraltar is a UK overseas territory sharing a border with Spain and in close proximity to the southernmost tip of the Iberian Peninsular. Known to some as ‘The Rock’ in reference to the limestone land formation, Gibraltar has had a rich history in sovereignty. Direct flights from the UK will take up to a maximum of four hours.
With mild winters and warm summers, Gibraltar enjoys a Mediterranean climate. The average temperature in the winter drops to 59°F/ 15°C in the winter and about 86°F/ 30°C in the summer.
As an overseas territory of the UK, the Head of State is Queen Elizabeth II who is represented by the Governor of Gibraltar. Today Gibraltar has an extensive service-based economy dominated by financial services and online gaming. As with many offshore jurisdictions, companies have relocated to benefit from operating in a regulated jurisdiction with a favourable tax regime.
The culture in Gibraltar is a fusion of neighbouring European customs. With a strong Spanish and British influence, evidence of Italian, French and German living is subtle but embraced. English is the language of the government and anyone wishing to pursue higher education can go onto studying in a UK university.
With such strong British influence, professional working life has much parity to life in the UK. With local considerations though, people can expect to be working in teams that are smaller and be welcomed as a valuable member of a team. The influence of British culture is also felt in media. Due to the climate, working hours may vary depending on the heat of the day letting individuals enjoy a more balanced lifestyle.
With current income tax rates, individuals are better off in real terms and the difference in net salary can be considerable
Career Finders understands that relocating is a big decision. We will make sure the process of you relocating is as smooth as possible. Once you have agreed to take a job in Gibraltar. Career Finders will assist you and your family in the following way:
- Airport meet & greet service
- Vehicle rental, purchase or import
- House/apartment Hunting
- Support for residence rental or purchase contract
- Residence permit and NIE assistance
- Town hall registration
- Assistance in finding Medical & Healthcare specialists
- Assistance with banking formalities
- Arranging utilities and phone services
- Help with driving license, lessons & test (if required)
- Information about insurances (House, car, Health)
- Language Training
- Cultural training
- Education, Schools, Daycare and Nursery sourcing
- Finding domestic help (i.e. Babysitters, Au pairs, household staff)
- Moving out service
- Transportation of personal effects