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Summer, seasonal and short term jobs in Andorra la Vella


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When planning to look for a seasonal position in Andorra, remember that Catalan is the state language. Those who cannot have a basic conversation in Catalan will encounter very limited job.  

However, most of its inhabitants are also bilingual in Spanish and French.

You will find more information on voluntary jobs or internship abroad.

Common Positions

The availability of short-term positions for expats can vary by the sphere of work. Tourism-related positions are the best place to look for when searching for a short-term and seasonal job, especially during summer holidays or Andorran ski season.

The best and biggest ski resorts where to look for a seasonal position are:

  • Grandvalira is Andorra's biggest ski region and incorporates the resorts of Soldeu el Tarter, Pas de la Casa/Grau Roig, Encamp, and Canillo. The area offers 210km of slopes between 1,710-2,640m.
  • Vallnord is Andorra's other big ski region, spanning 63km of ski slope up to 2,625m, and combining the resorts of Pal, Arinsal and Arcalis.
  • Soldeu el Tarter (1,710m) is the ski capital of Andorra. This charming village draws all levels of skiers with 92km of runs (14 green, 15 blue, 12 red, and 11 black) linked by 29 lifts. The 380 snow cannons offer even coverage and snowboarders will enjoy the snow park.
  • Pas de la Casa/Grau Roig (2,050m) is renowned for its lively nightlife and young atmosphere. It offers 100km of slope linked by 31 lifts. The 382 snow cannons guarantee excellent conditions. Snowboarders can practise tricks at the snow park.
  • Encamp (2,060m) offers 63 slopes (29 green, 23 blue, and 11 red) linked by 29 lifts. The resort of Encamp is set above 1,500m so snowfall is reliable, but it also has 320 snow cannons for even coverage. Encamp also features a snow park for boarders.
  • Canillo has three slopes (one black and two blue) reaching a skiable height of 2,465m.
  • Pal-Arinsal (1,500m) has slopes for all levels, but is particularly good for beginners and intermediates.
  • Arcalis (1,940m), with the best off-piste in Andorra, has merged with Pal-Arinsal to form the Vallnord skiing area.

Search Engines

Search engines allow you to find a great diversity of job positions regarding your experience and professional field.  The following are the biggest search engines available in Andorra.

Most agencies specialize in a particular field. Some recruiting agencies websites are:

EURES

As a job seeker you can also access the European job mobility portal EURES. This resource provides information about job vacancies from any professional field, as well as information on the living, working conditions, etc.

Make sure to add "Andorra" as a keyword when starting your search, since some job offers have been added into "Spain section".

Au Pair

Another way to settle in a country, it is by working as an "au pair". This person is in charge of taking care of the children and lives with a local family (the one that minds the children for).

When working as an au pair, you must receive food and accommodation provided by the family. Moreover, you must also receive a small allowance (weekly pocket money).

Au pairs are not professional nannies and will not be considered as such. Although there are no set conditions to become an au pair in Andorra, European female citizens are commonly preferred (in order to avoid visa problems). Experience with children is likely to be demanded, as well as a conversational level of Catalan, Spanish or French.

As a live-in Au-Pair will you will earn approx. 80€ - 100€ per week and will have your own room (bathroom can be shared).

You will find more information on Au Pair in "Au Pair" section of the guide for full details.  

Networking and Forums

Sometimes getting a job is about knowing the right people. Talk to friends, family and business contacts to see if they have connections in the area you would like to work. Expat events can also be a great way to find out how other expats found their work and see if their company has any openings. Use social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedln or expat forums.

Newspaper

Several papers (mostly) and radio programs have a helpful classified's section announcing job offers from any kind of field. These include (unfortunately, all their webpages are just available in Catalan):

Student Employment Contract

An employment contract is standard for any working environment. In the case of student or short-term work, a student employment contract may be used. This usually imposes a time limit between a student and an employer, with the student getting a salary for his/her work. Making a formal student work contract is not mandatory (it is possible to sign a standard employee contract instead), but may have additional benefits for a student position.

Work Visas & Permits
Andorra authorizes permanently and effectively residence and work rights in the country during the validity of the authorization extended by the immigration service.

This can be request it in accordance with current legislation, by any newly arrived person who: 

  • Have an indefinite employment contract with a company legally established in the country. 
  • Establish a permanent and effective residence in the Principality of Andorra.

The first authorization (https://www.immigracio.ad/ca/a-1-residencia-i-treball-autoritzacio-inicial) is valid for one year and renewable three times for periods of two years. After seven years, the successive renewals are delivered for periods of ten years, except for the nationals of the states that have signed and ratified an agreement with the Principality of Andorra.

You can also find out more about all documents that need to be signed and presented, as well as immigration fees at:
Servei d'Immigració (Immigration service)
Edifici de Serveis de l'Obac
Carrer de les Boïgues, 2, planta baixa
AD700 Escaldes-Engordany
Tel: +376 872 072
Contact: servei.immigracio@govern.ad

For more information on visa, refer to the section on "Passport and Visas".

Discount Card

A youth card or student card can offer you a lot of advantages abroad and it recognises your student status. These international cards will give you discounts abroad and are essential for those taking a gap year or going backpacking:

ISE Card (International Student Exchange Card) - An internationally recognized identification card with thousands of discounts in over 80 countries. It is valid for one year from date of issue. Students of ANY age are eligible, as well as faculty members, children and young adults from 12-25. The price is 25 USD and you can purchase it online.

ISIC (International Student Identity Card) - Issued in over 130 countries, the ISIC card serves as an internationally recognized student card. It is issued for full-time students over the age of 12.
The ISIC card can be purchased online or at a local ISIC issuer. You will need a proof of your student status, an ID document, and a passport sized photo.
To find businesses that give discounts for ISIC card owners see the discounts worldwide.

The ISIC offers two additional cards that offer many of the same benefits and discounts as the ones listed above.  They can also be obtained either online or at a local issuing office:

What the card offers:

  • Valuable discounts on air, travel, bus and ferry transport as well as accommodation (gap year backpacking discounts)
  • Access to over 33,000 discounts in over 100 countries
  • Reduced admission to museums, galleries and historic sites
  • Access to student travel organisations in over 90 countries
  • 24 hour emergency, legal and medical help line services
  • Basic sickness and accident travel insurance


Update 4/10/2018


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