Everything you need to know about working in Benidorm summer 2021.

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What to expect in Benidorm

Nestled on the mediterranean coast, Benidorm is hailed to be a 'bucket list' experience by those that have walked its sandy beaches. Another of our resorts that offers amazing value, it might just be one of Spain's best sun traps.

With 6km of beaches, you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to picking a sunbathing location. Some bars offer happy hour, every hour, so if you want to spend an afternoon off working your way through an extensive cocktail menu, you'll not be left feeling too out of pocket.

As one of the party capitals of Europe, jobs in Benidorm are not hard to come by. It’s the perfect place for working holidays - sun, sea and plenty of cheap booze, what more could you need?

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and with your safety and enjoyment at the forefront of everything we do, we've opened up applications to work abroad summer 2021. Click here to apply now!


Summer Takeover is a working holiday company who are dedicated to creating the dream summer abroad for young individuals. We can find you the perfect job in idyllic settings to spend the summer living the dream.


Summer Takeover will set you up in our lively accommodation and the dedicated reps will help you find jobs in Benidorm. We take all of the hard work out of your working holiday, so you just have to show up, put in a good shift, then party the summer away.

What type of people get jobs in Benidorm?

If you want to make the most of your wages by living in a resort where the cost of living is low, Benidorm is for you! There are a variety of jobs on offer that revolve around the tourist industry, as this resort caters to more than just party-goers, so you may find more relaxing restaurant roles available than in other resorts.

All sorts of people get jobs in Benidorm. If you’re a little on the shy side, a working holiday is a great way to bring you out of your shell and if you don’t like the idea of working in the middle of the party, restaurant work is probably for you. For those with bigger personalities, bar work and shot selling are a great way to make your money in Benidorm.

The majority of Summer Takeover guests travel solo, so if you're nervous about heading out on your own don't panic! Once you've secured your place you'll be added into a private Facebook group, and given login details for our very own workers social network, SummerSphere, so you can get chatting to all the other guests before you go.

What type of jobs are available in Benidorm?

Most jobs in Benidorm will revolve around the tourist industry: restaurant work, bar work and ticket selling/event work with some of Benidorm’s biggest party brands. Promo and sales staff are always in high demand due to the volume of hen and stag parties that arrive each summer - confident personalities will shine here!

When is the best time to go to Benidorm?

The season runs from May to September. We'd recommend committing to a minimum of two months if you're not able to do the full season so you can experience as much as possible - a month will definitely not be long enough! If it's your first time working abroad, we recommend going out earlier, it's easier to get your bearings when it's a little quieter than to jump in at the deep end mid season.


If you’re from the UK or any other country within the EU, you don’t need a visa to work in Benidorm. However, if you’re from a country which is outside the EU, you may need one. You can easily check your visa requirements online.

What are the wages like in Benidorm?

The wages in Benidorm are generous, and this will go far as the cost of living is minimal. You’ll never be strapped for cash when working in Benidorm, which means extra money for the party fund!

If you really want to make money, try ticket selling or shot selling - commission based rolls always have the highest earning potential.

How many hours a day will I be working in Benidorm?

Hours and shifts for working in Benidorm will vary depending on your job of choice. Ticket sellers usually work during the day, whilst bar workers will obviously start later. The average shift is between 4-6 hours, this leaves you with plenty of free time to visit the waterpark, lounge by the beach, or even try the local paintball track.

As the pay is so good and the shifts are so short, most of our Summer Takeover crew work every day to maximise their earnings. See our jobs tab for more information. Work hard, play harder...

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How do I find jobs in Benidorm?

Finding jobs in Benidorm with Summer Takeover is a doddle. Our dedicated team of reps will help you to find a job, making sure you’re happy with your position for the summer.

Not only can they provide detailed information about all the bars, clubs, restaurants and events that are recruiting staff, they'll make sure you know when recruitment days are on and will get trial shifts setup on your behalf. All you have to do is show up, and put in a good shift.

This is our first year in Benidorm - and our reputation with employers has preceded us. Your dream job is waiting...

What happens when I arrive in Benidorm?

Our reps will meet you at the apartments to get you all settled in to working in Benidorm. This is when the party begins - treat this first week as the holiday part of your working abroad experience. Between welcome meetings, Summer Takeover bar crawls, epic parties and sightseeing you won’t have a spare moment!

We’ll begin proceedings with a good old knees up - you can get to know your fellow workers and plan anything special you want to do in the welcome week. Between Champion’s, Sinatra’s and a Morgan Tavern we’ll help you suss out your favourite spots, and when you’re ready to shake the hangover there’s plenty of beautiful scenery to explore.

By the end of the week, you’ll have some job trials set up. This doesn’t usually take long and you should have a job by the end of the day. Now you’re ready to start your Summer Takeover working holiday of a lifetime.

What happens after my first month with Summer Takeover?

After the initial 28 days you’ll have the option to extend your stay in our accommodation at a discounted rate, or our devoted reps can assist in finding alternative accommodation if you’d prefer.