Everything you need to know about working in Marbella summer 2022.

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What to expect in Marbella

Year after year, Marbella draws millionaires, celebrities and beautiful people to its sandy beaches and exclusive clubs. Everything glitters with a VIP edge - working in Marbella is pretty much the gold standard of working abroad.

Puerto Banus enchants, serving as the perfect background to harbour millions of pounds of luxury yachts while their occupants stroll along the waterfront. Stop in for a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants, or party into the early hours of the morning. Expect some generous tips from the affluent customers...

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 2022. Click here to apply now!


Summer Takeover are a working holiday company, dedicated to giving you the summer of a lifetime. Summer Takeover take all of the legwork out of your summer working in Marbella, meaning the only thing you have to worry about is having a good time.


Summer Takeover will set you up in Marbella for your working holiday. They will provide you with great accommodation amongst all of your fellow Summer Takeover guests. Our reps can help you to find a job for the month which is suitable for your personality.

What type of people get jobs in Marbella?

If you have a taste for the finer things in life and want to make the most of the privileges that come alongside working for an elite club or bar, then jobs in Marbella are for you. Unashamedly glamorous, appearance is everything. If you can preen yourself for work even with the worst hangover, you’ll do just fine.

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 Marbella?

The usual suspects include bar work, restaurant work, PR-ing and ticket selling. Dancers are in high demand, as well as VIP hosts and hostesses. Check out our jobs tab for the full range of jobs available in Marbella and further information!

When is the best time to go to Marbella?

You can work until your heart’s content from May - September. Our packages suit all arrival dates, so it all depends on when you want to go.

For the die-hards that want to maximise their summer and do a full season, get yourself out there as early as possible. Marbella will always be busy, so don’t worry if you can’t go out until later on. July/August is peak season with sky high temperatures, if you want to stay on after this our talented reps will be able to scout out further accommodation for you, so you can see in the closing parties in style!


If you are from a country within the EU, you will not need a visa to work in Marbella. However, if you are from a country that is not in the EU, you may need a visa. Don’t worry, they’re easy to apply for online.

What are the wages like in Marbella?

With many roles being commissioned based, the earning potential for wages in Marbella is massive. Granted, you’ll probably need this, as the cost of living is comparatively higher than our other resorts, but tips are extremely generous so don’t be surprised when you’re being handed multiple notes as a thank you for your hard work.

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

Hours and shifts will vary depending on your job of choice for working in Marbella. Ticket sellers can expect to be out enhancing their tan on the job, whilst bar workers will obviously start later. The average shift is between 4-6 hours, leaving you with plenty of time post shift to party in the infamous nightclubs like Olivia Valère, Tibu and Funky Buddha.

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 Marbella?

Don’t worry, you won’t have to trawl the strip with a batch of CVs to work in Marbella. The beauty of going abroad with Summer Takeover is we do all the legwork, our dedicated team of reps will help you find a job just like they have done with the 1000s of workers in previous years.

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!

We’ve been building relationships with employers in Marbella for years now, we know what sort of people they like to work with and what a potential employee can expect from them in return. Your dream job is waiting...

What happens when I arrive in Marbella?

Our reps will meet you at the hotel to get you all settled in to work in Marbella. 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!

Keeping it classy, we’ll show you around everywhere there is to see so you can scope out your favourite spots. From the champagne sprays of Ocean Club to the bright lights of Linekars, then enjoy the warm evening air of Pangea before heading off to News Cafe. It won’t be long before you’re calling the place home!

By day six you’ll be starting into your job trials, whether it’s bar work or shot selling, it won’t take long to find a position. Congratulations, you’ve officially been initiated into worker life; time to make the most of your summer in Marbella and live the dream

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.