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Advise on moving to Estepona area of Spain

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Advise on moving to Estepona area of Spain

Post Posted: Tue Jul 11, 2006 8:29 pm

Me, my wife and son are looking at relocating to the Estepona area of Spain and are visiting from the 18th - 25th July to have a more in depth look around the area and at various properties availiable.

We have researched this eventual move as much as possible but would love to meet up with expats that have already taken the plunge to maybe meet up for a drink and discuss the pro and cons of relocating to the area. As you know peoples real life experiences can high-light areas not really taken in to concideration, any advise that you may have experienced and would be willing to share to help would be of great use.

We are looking at a perminent move so jobs will be a key factor, i am a plasterer and building maintenance by trade, anyone that would be willing to give up a little of their time to meet us, we would be very greatful.

Kevin Butt
(email: steve_butt_uk @ yahoo.co.uk)

 

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Re: Advise on moving to Estepona area of Spain

Post Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:04 am

Hello Kevin,
Welcome to Expat focus, I am sorry that I have not welcomed you sooner but I have been away exploring the world, ie Brazil, First and foremost, Do you speak Spanish? as you will need this as a basic to get a job. Unless of course you plan to deal only with the British that live her in Spain.

That is about the only advice that I can give you at this point in time, if you speak Spanish you will find that the Key Words that are spoken her in Spain are "Its not What You Know, Its Who You Know" Spain is an old country, the families are large and they tend to keep jobs within the family so as an Expat, unless you know other expat's, jobs will be hard come by.

Good Luck with whatever you decide to do.

David SR.


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Re: Advise on moving to Estepona area of Spain

Post Posted: Thu Jul 13, 2006 6:34 pm

Hi

have you considered living in Spain and working in Gibraltar, we moved here a month ago so are still fresh!! My wife works in Gib and I work between London and home. Although I do not know your trade there seems to be masses of building work going on in Gib at the moment, plus no language barriers and you get paid on Pounds and convert to Euros.

Just an idea but it may be worth a look when you are out.

Check out the Wemploy website

 

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Re: Advise on moving to Estepona area of Spain

Post Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:52 pm

I am moving to that area in August as I have a job in Gibraltar. As well as the good advice given in the previous reply you could also try, www.recruitspain.com (they specialise in Spain and Gib - but most of the jobs in Spain require you to be bi-lingual) and another option is to approach some of the online gaming companies directly, as they are the major employers in Gib now. Just in case you weren't aware, it is about 30 mins drive from Estepona to Gib, and getting parked in La Linea (on the border) is easy then just walk into Gib (10 mins) Hope this helps

Kris

 

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Re: Advise on moving to Estepona area of Spain

Post Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 1:59 am

- KevButt

Me, my wife and son are looking at relocating to the Estepona area of Spain and are visiting from the 18th - 25th July to have a more in depth look around the area and at various properties availiable.

We have researched this eventual move as much as possible but would love to meet up with expats that have already taken the plunge to maybe meet up for a drink and discuss the pro and cons of relocating to the area. As you know peoples real life experiences can high-light areas not really taken in to concideration, any advise that you may have experienced and would be willing to share to help would be of great use.

We are looking at a perminent move so jobs will be a key factor, i am a plasterer and building maintenance by trade, anyone that would be willing to give up a little of their time to meet us, we would be very greatful.

Kevin Butt
(email: steve_butt_uk @ yahoo.co.uk)



I know I am to late this time but our son lives at Estapona he is an electrician and runs is own business if you would like his number let me know.

 

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Re: Advise on moving to Estepona area of Spain

Post Posted: Fri Jul 28, 2006 1:49 pm

Estepona is a lovely town - now somewhat overdeveloped, but still miles nicer than Marbella. I live near Selwo, the animal park, and work in Puerto Banús and my heart sinks every morning when I near Marbella. If you need any advice when you arrive, Longman's Bookshop is the business!

 

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Re: Advise on moving to Estepona area of Spain

Post Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:50 pm

Estepona is a fantastic town - and Marbella not far away is lovely too. With the fantastic mountains nearby, and even more fantastic beaches not long down the coast, I'm sure you'll love it.

In my experience, if you have the type of skills that you have then you should be able to find a job. But bear in mind that there is a recession going on down here at the moment which has slowed things down in all sectors quite a lot.


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