Here are some excellent reasons why a move to Malta to work with eCabs Technologies might be the best decision you’ve ever made.
Try an experiment. Ask anyone what they know for certain about Malta and the likelihood is that they will say: the beautiful weather.
The country boasts 3,000 hours of sunshine per year, with hot summers and relatively mild winters.
This means that you can usually swim in the Mediterranean Sea (or an outdoor pool) pretty much from late-April to late-October. Outdoor leisure activities and outside dining are also possible for most of the year.
Malta is a bilingual country, with two official languages: Maltese and English. Almost everyone speaks English.
If you understand/speak/read English, you should have no problem at all getting by in your personal and professional life if you move to Malta. Quite a few Maltese people also understand and speak Italian.
A move to Malta means heritage on your doorstep
We mentioned the amazing weather the Maltese Islands enjoy earlier. Let’s go on to another thing that they are famous for – its rich history which dates back all the way to the Neolithic period.
There is a plethora of archaeological sites dotted around the islands, as well as museums and other cultural landmarks.
In the capital Valletta, as well as the old capital Mdina (see the photo on the left), the Three Cities and Gozo, amongst other places, you can almost breathe in the heritage.
Furthermore, Malta has a vibrant all-year-round music, arts, and theatre scene. Towns and villages also celebrate a yearly feast (festa) dedicated to their patron Saint, which is always a colourful affair.
What does Malta offer to sports lovers?
Whether you’re an aspiring Rafael Nadal or Venus Williams, fancy a five-a-side football match, or want to hit the gym, when you move to Malta you will find plenty of places to practise – or watch – your sport and/or keep fit.
You’ll find gyms in practically every other town.
In addition, tennis / Padel courts and football pitches are available for hire at various sports complexes. There even is a golf course. Or you can even join a rugby or cricket team if that is your preferred sport.
There are also numerous activities for runners, hikers, abseilers, cyclists and more.
Easy travel to other places in Europe
The island is well-served by Malta International Airport. This means that, with a move to Malta, weekend breaks in other European countries – most of which are only a couple of hours’ flight away – are very doable. You can even pop over to Sicily by ferry.
Is there a flip side to a move to Malta for work?
No country is perfect. And for all its awesome advantages, Malta is no exception. For example, the lovely weather is definitely a huge plus.
However, those people who are not used to extreme heat might find it a real issue during the summer months.
Investing in air conditioning at home is simply a must, especially if you will be working from there (and if you want to get any sleep at all during the humid, balmy nights).
Although the island is small, it also has the one of the highest car-to-person ratios in the world, which means that during various points of the day, traffic congestion can be a real problem.
Being so densely populated, noise pollution is another concern. So you may want to invest in noise-cancelling headphones or earplugs if you decide to live in a very busy area.
And finally, red tape / bureaucracy can be quite time-consuming. Sometimes it takes longer than one would think necessary to sort out and receive documents and so on. But that’s one area where our super HR department can help you with!
All in all, however, the pluses far outweigh the minuses, otherwise we surely would not have more than 15 different nationalities working in our eCabs team!