Quite understandably a number of candidates have been asking us about the situation in regards to Brexit, particularly EU &UK nationals working in Gibraltar and frontier workers (those who live in Spain and travel across the border to work in Gibraltar). Although in the result of the 2016 referendum was a disappointing result for Gibraltar with 96% of the population voting to stay in the EU, the vast majority of Online Gaming companies shortly afterwards publicly declared their intention to stay in Gibraltar following the decision made by the UK to leave the EU. Gibraltar is still seen as a worldwide hub for the Online Gaming Industry and despite the result businesses believe that the benefits of remaining in Gibraltar remain advantageous. One of the reasons for this is that given it’s attractive location and welcoming of talent from all over the EU businesses have built cosmopolitan and multi talented teams. Even during times of uncertainty companies are continuing to grow, and continuing to add to their teams with the confidence that Gibraltar will remain the home of these successful businesses. As a large majority of UK and EU workers coming to the area choose to settle…
Living in Spain and working in Gibraltar is quite a special way of life and although every weekend is like a mini holiday in the summer, us Gibraltar workers are also spoilt with some amazing locations within just a few hour’s drive too!
The team at Castle Hill here today have narrowed it down to tell you about 4 of our favourite weekend travel destinations….
Chris: Granada & Ski
Pack up your ski gear on the Friday after work and take the easy 3 hour drive to Granada. Stroll through the traditional streets of Granada stopping for a free tapas with every drink….
‘Hallelujah, I’ve finally found a developer!’ Not a sentiment I would have imagined myself thinking a few months ago but one that apparently isn’t uncommon to Recruitment Agents, HR Personnel and IT Managers here in Gibraltar.
I’ve been looking for a developer to speak to for a while now, I didn’t mind if it was software, web, front-end, full stack, heck, I don’t even know what the distinction is between those things anyway – but I want to get an insight into what it’s like to be a developer here within the iGaming or Cryptocurrency industries. I want to know what it has to offer and why there is such a demand for them.
This month I have been sent to meet with Karen Zammit, who is the Human Resources Manager and Headhunter at PlayTech Plc in their offices in the newly built and rather impressive World Trade Centre in Gibraltar.
So, I’m back with Michael again. It’s another glorious day in Gibraltar and I’m keen to learn more about where the cryptocurrency industry is headed and get a more in-depth understanding of its vision.
It’s a beautiful Wednesday afternoon, it’s sunny and everyone seems to be in a good mood. I’ve been sent to meet with Michael Greenberg, founder of pococoins.com and independent business development consultant – who I’m told is a bit of an expert on cryptocurrency – especially ICOs. My mission, should I choose to accept it – is to get a better idea of the ‘space’ that crypto is in right now, in terms of regulations, start-ups, market position and to try to glean what impact that will have on Gibraltar and the industry here. According to my sources – Michael is the man to help me with that.
I have been living in Southern Spain for 7 years now. I always kind of knew that I wouldn’t stay in Poland forever but never imagined my life would be so great in the Southern Spain.
Working in Gibraltar and living in Spain is a common way of living for those who decided to pursue a career in the iGaming industry (and soon in the crypto industry). Crossing the border twice a day is not a problem if you choose to walk or go by bicycle or motorbike. I admit entering Gibraltar by car is very courageous given that not many parking spaces…
Whilst I have been gun ho / carrying on as normal, meeting the demands of our iGaming clients, another industry has been bubbling under the surface. That industry is Blockchain. Yes, Crypto, blockchain, all of that new world is coming to Gibraltar and it seems as exciting as it must have been as when iGaming first arrived in Gib.
It’s a sunny Saturday in February at my home in Torreguadiaro, Spain. So, what is on the agenda for today, meeting friends for Tapas? A trip away, perhaps Sierra Nevada? Or just keep it simple by cooking a nice lunch and taking the dog to the beach? No… I’m about to drive to Gibraltar for a Cryptocurrency conference. “This is madness” I hear the imaginary crowd say…… “You work all week in Gibraltar, why on earth would you drive back there to do a “work thing”? And actually….. why would I?
When I was approached recently and asked to write an article about Blockchain technology and FinTech my first thought was ‘Minecraft and Japanese soup?’ and I couldn’t for the life of me work out why a recruitment company was asking me about such things….
I don’t think I have ever heard a candidate say “I’m a job hopper”. They might say instead, “I know that I’ve my CV looks a bit jumpy but…….” And then they will explain the reason (or variety of reasons). It could be due to any number of factors such as family circumstances, seasonal employment, working in the temp or contract market, redundancy, relocation….
An old colleague of mine, Sean McGlashan came immediately to mind when I was asked to interview and write an article on someone who had relocated to Gibraltar and made a successful career within the Gaming Industry….
Gibraltar has – for well over 10 years now – been a haven for most Online Gaming companies to ply their trade. Why? Well, for several reasons such as lower tax rates and a quality of life many on the Rock take for granted. The industry currently employs around 3000 people. Let’s put that into perspective. The entire population of Gibraltar is a mere 30,000 – you do the maths. It’s a thriving industry and one of the main…
It’s the job of leaders to do their best to create cultures where people feel appreciated, safe and fulfilled. The best companies understand the value and the values of the people they employ. This 45 minute talk by Simon Sinek…
Pre-employment aptitude tests are becoming increasingly common with each passing year. Employers have learned that they can save valuable time and money by thoroughly screening candidates before hiring them. That being said, understanding the differences between various aptitude tests can be difficult. I am here to give you a mini overview of the different tests…
How to secure a job in the Online Gaming Industry in Gibraltar
If you’ve decided to relocate to Gibraltar or one of the surrounding Spanish towns and are looking for a suitable position in Gibraltar within the online gaming industry then this article will provide you with some information on how to start. Plan your relocation and consider the move carefully Research into relocation so that you are sure that the move is right for you (and also your partner & family if applicable). If your skill set is very strong…