Considering a Move to Malta?

Posted on August 8, 2018 by Carol Camilleri

Recently we came across an article that was written a few years ago by the BBC that looks into the most desirable countries for relocation and, guess what??? The tiny, little rock that we call home made the cut! And I’m really not that surprised, what with our hot summers, clear seas and blue skies, coupled with the laid back lifestyle, culture, nightlife for all sorts and a family friendly environment too!

Seeing as LeoVegas is located on this gorgeous little island, we believe it is high time we told you exactly why we think you should make the move (and bring your friends with you!).

 

English is one of our Official Languages

While Malta does have a national and official language, which is Maltese (click here if you’d like to learn more about this), English is the second official language, and many Maltese have native proficiency. Apart from that most also learn a third or even fourth language at school (several over the ago of 30 can at least get by in Italian; French, Spanish and German are other popularly studied languages) and are eager to put these languages to good use! This makes it super easy to communicate and make new friends.

 

Maltese are Super Welcoming

This is something indisputable – the Maltese as a nation are very sociable and love getting to know people from other cultures and backgrounds. Once you make friends with a Maltese person, you become family and they will go out of their way to help in any way possible – and are fiercely loyal!

 

Not one but THREE Islands

All the more to explore!

The Maltese Islands are in fact an archipelago – the three mains ones being Malta, Gozo and Comino but there’s also a number of smaller islands like Filfla and Cominotto.

 

The Weather (of course!)

We’re not lying about the 300 days of sun! And our summers are particularly long too, beach season can start as early as March or April and carry on till October. The summers are hotter than you will probably expect but that makes for perfect days at the beach.

Because it is so warm here everyday feels like a vacation. In work today? No problem! You can always pop off to the beach after work, or go for after-work drinks, the activities that can be done during both the winter and the summer months are innumerable.

 

Crystal Clear Sea 

Scuba-diving, snorkeling or even just lazing around on the beach and absorbing some of that gorgeous vitamin D are things that almost everyone craves – here it can be done all, yes ALL, year round. One of the biggest benefits of living on a tiny island, no more than 246 square kilometres, is that you are never further than a 20 minute drive from the sea. Beach favourites include Ghadira Bay in Mellieha, Selmun Bay in Selmun, Hondoq ir-Rummien in Gozo and Blue Lagoon in Comino. But when in doubt we have this handy little website that is often a lifesaver!

 

The Mediterranean Lifestyle

Wining and dining outside is one of my personal favourite pastimes – and not one I would easily give up. Maltese food can be pretty great, think sun dried tomatoes, marinated olives, an amazing bean dip called bigilla, water crackers and gbejniet paired with a heavenly glass of wine – perfection! Most Maltese food is delicious, though often perhaps not something to be eaten everyday. One must definitely try the ever popular pastizzi, timpana (our specialty carb overload – a pie filled with pasta) and rabbit – and our fish and seafood is pretty tasty too.

In summer there is a village feast – or festa – going on somewhere everyday and fireworks going off all over the island. These festi would be dedicated to parishes’ patron saints and we literally have a church for every day of the year, I’m sure you can do the math.

 

Music Festivals – all sorts

Something for music lovers of all sorts here. Malta is often thought of a party destination so many big (as well as obscure) DJs often visit us. That said there is also quite an up and coming hiphop/dubstep scene and lots or rock and metal gigs happening every few weeks. We have also become home to Isle of MTV which happens every year towards the beginning of summer.

 

Nightlife

Now nightlife is something we are definitely known for! For those people who enjoy a good night out clubbing and partying – Paceville is the go-to location, but there are many other locations, such as Gianpula in Rabat and Liquid and Aria in San Gwann.

Valletta is a slightly quieter spot, perhaps with more variety. Here you’ll find loads of different things to do, lots of different restaurants, cocktail bars and upscale pubs – usually a slightly maturer crowd looking for a chilled evening can be found here.

Other areas such as Sliema also offer a more laid back atmosphere with lounges and beach clubs dotted all around the town. Alternatively, areas such as Naxxar, Balzan and Birgu tend to have a few wine bars which are perfect for those chillier months.

 

History

SO MUCH for the history buffs! We have temples that date back as far as 3600 BC (older than Stonehenge!) and have been colonised more times than we can count, and of course each colonisation left behind it’s own mark on our culture. Mdina, Valletta, Rabat, and many areas in the south of the island are riddled with historical sites – honestly too much to cover in one post, but some sites that immediately come to mind are the Hypogeum, Ggantija Temples in Gozo and practically all of Valletta and Mdina.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building or Starting your Career

Being an iGaming hub, Malta offers so many opportunities, especially for people wanting to specialise in Customer Support, Marketing, Finance, Creative roles and many many more. LeoVegas is a great way to start and develop your career. We have a great work environment and very friendly people. Management are always there to support you and help you grow on a personal and professional level. And we also offer fruit, coffee and other snacks during the day.

(and chocolate).

 

Still unsure? Our recruiters are always happy to answer any questions you may have about a possible move to Malta. LeoVegas also offers candidates who are successful within the interview process a great relocation package which is very helpful. So get packing and we’ll see you soon!

 

About Carol Camilleri

Carol Camilleri is one of the Recruiters at LeoVegas and has been with the company since June 2016. Carol is Maltese, very chatty and social, loves anything with a good story (especially films), is an avid book collector, a Tool lover and has recently taken to trying to capture the most beautiful things in this world in pictures.

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