Spain is one of the few countries where there is no earmarked visa for working after graduation. To apply for a work permit in Spain, the students need to have a job confirmation first. The employer needs to give a letter of certification of the reasons for the student’s employment. The student receives the resident permit. The student then needs to apply for a work visa.
Unlike other European countries, the work visa and residence permit in Spain are two different permissions. Getting a job in Spain is fast-tracked if the student has enrolled with the Social Security Office and has a DNI Extanjero.
Spain does have a job search visa or the“estancia por Estudios Superiores que cesa, para búsqueda de Empleo.” This visa is a 1-year residency permit issued only once. It is issued only to those students who have completed education in Spain during the last 60 days from application.
The industries that are a hub of employment opportunities are:
- Architectural and design firms- Architectural firms are most sought after. They offer internships as well. These internships are wholesome and help build professional experience.
- Arts and Humanities- The history of the art and culture of Spain is still alive and thriving. There are a lot of professional jobs available for curators, historians and other jobs in this field.
- Management employees- Spain has a high economic growth percentage which provides a platform for many organisations and enterprises. The demand for management and business employees is steadily on the rise.
- Travel and Hospitality- The tourism and travel industry in Spain is flourishing. Spain attracts a high volume of tourists every year, giving rise to a demand for skilled labour.