Sun, sea, sand…job? How your career could take you to Gibraltarover 6 years ago by Angelique Pearson
There aren’t many spots in the world that combine an enviable outdoor lifestyle with the opportunity to grow and advance your career. However, with its location in the Iberian Peninsula, Gibraltar is most definitely one of them.
This British territory, commonly referred to as “The Rock”, enjoys a subtropical Mediterranean climate with an average of 300 days of sunshine per year and is known around the world for its beautiful scenery and friendly people. Moreover, Gibraltar has rapidly become a hotspot for professionals looking to advance their careers thanks to a number of fast-growing industries setting up a base on The Rock.
One of Gibraltar’s biggest challenges is a lack of much-needed skills to fill the wide range of positions available within these businesses, mainly due to its population of less than 30,000 people. This has led to an abundance of fresh and highly rewarding opportunities for professionals across Europe and beyond who are interested in bolstering their career while enjoying a beach lifestyle and a touch of Spanish culture.
Here, we highlight some of the thriving sectors that make Gibraltar a hotspot for professionals:
Online Gaming consists of fast-moving sportsbook, betting, poker and casino platforms. This industry in Gibraltar has grown to such a size that The Rock is now referred to as the unofficial capital of Online Gaming. It’s no secret that Gibraltar is a haven for Online Gaming businesses thanks to its low tax rates, which has seen the likes of Ladbrokes Coral, William Hill and Playtech grow their operations there. In 2017, we have already seen particular demand for software developers, marketing executives and compliance professionals, with multi-language speakers consistently needed, to join these growing Online Gaming businesses. Take a look at our latest roles available in the online gaming industry.
Accountancy professionals have been in high demand for a number of years and this isn't set to change throughout 2017 and beyond. Gibraltar businesses are looking for accountants from commercial and audit backgrounds in particular, with ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent qualifications required. Such is the need, some Gibraltar businesses provide the opportunity for part-qualified accountants to continue their career development with them with full support towards achieving their qualifications. Accountants are wanted across a range of industries in Gibraltar spanning Online Gaming, Insurance and Financial Services. Click here to see the accountancy roles currently available in Gibraltar.
Changes in 1997 which saw Gibraltar accede to the Single European Market for insurance signalled the start of major growth for The Rock’s Insurance sector. Fast-forward to present day and there are 100 registered insurance specialists in Gibraltar, with motor insurance becoming its biggest success story. To put it into perspective, Gibraltar’s Motor Insurance sector covers one in six UK motorists, which is almost double the market share of Lloyd’s of London (figures from New Statesman). Gibraltar businesses are particularly looking for Solvency II experts in underwriting and actuaries who already possess experience in the Insurance sector. We’ve got the latest roles in Gibraltar’s Insurance industry here.
It's also good news for Finance specialists, especially trust and fund managers, as well as Administration professionals working in PA and company secretary positions, with these roles also in high demand in Gibraltar right now.
If you’re considering relocating to Gibraltar for your career and want to find out more about how to make it a reality and exactly what opportunities are available to you right now, contact our friendly SRGEurope team today.