What Kind Of Jobs Are Available For International Students In Cyprus?

This post was most recently updated on October 18th, 2020

Do you know, international students in Cyprus aren’t allowed to do a full-time job?

Wait! What? But …

Yes, yes. Your agents have told you that you can efficiently work for 10/12 hours a day. Well, guess what? They are lying.

Most of the time, agents tell you things about Cyprus that are utterly nonsensical. But, your desire to reach Europe is so above the sky; you neglect those things and believe everything they say.

Here is a guide for you to read so that you don’t get fooled:

Information your agents provide you about Cyprus that you mustn’t trust.


As an International student in Cyprus, you are only allowed to work for 20 hours a week, and that also in certain conditions and only for specific jobs.

Today in this article, we will learn about the kinds of jobs that are available for international students in Cyprus.

According to the Ministry of Labor, international students in Cyprus are allowed to work in the following sectors:

  • Trade-Repairs
  • Health and Social Care
  • Household Activities
  • Manufacturing
  • Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Fishery
  • Food Industry
  • Restaurants, Recreational Centers

Available Jobs For International Students In Cyprus

In this article, you will also get to learn the job description of the fields mentioned above and some essential things to know about those areas.


Trade-Repairs

You are allowed to work in the trade and shipping industries as an international student in Cyprus.

Wholesale Trade Freight Handlers

Job description:

  • Loading or off-loading goods.

Salary: 2.5 to 5 Euro per hour

 

Gas station and Car Wash

Job description:

  • Fill fuel tanks of vehicles with gasoline or diesel fuel to specified levels.
  • Check the air pressure in vehicle tires.
  • Clean windshields and wax vehicles.
  • Collect cash payments from customers and make a change.
  • Participate in the wash process and apply car wash equipment.
  • Provide assistance to customers in any area concerning car wash process
  • Apply water hoses, nozzles, brushes, soap-buckets, broom, hand tools, pressure washer, and grease gun.
  • Scrub heavily soiled and hard to reach areas of vehicles and pre-wash exterior areas of cars.

Salary: 2.5 to 5 Euro per hour


Health and Social Care

If you have experience in a medical field or if you are a nurse, you can easily get a job in the health and social care sector.

Nurse in a hospital

Job Description:

  • Assessing and planning nursing care requirements.
  • Monitoring and administering medication and intravenous infusions.
  • Taking patient samples, pulses, temperatures, and blood pressures.
  • Writing records.

Salary: 600 to 1000 Euro per month.

 

Lab assistant

Job Description:

  • Prepare samples for testing using various laboratory equipment.
  • Document all activities, results, and report back to management.
  • Clean and sterilize equipment and work area.
  • Collect and prepare research and information needed for studies.
  • Classify and label samples.

Salary: 600 to 800 Euro per month.

 

Caregivers in the home for the elderly/children

Job Description:

  • Care for children and/or elderly persons by overseeing their activities, providing companionship, and assisting them with dressing, bathing, eating, and other needs.
  • Helping them with their medication.
  • Purchase or order groceries and household supplies to keep kitchens stocked, and record expenditures.
  • Run errands such as taking laundry to the cleaners and buying groceries.

Note:
Basic knowledge of the Greek language is essential to work in the health care sector in Cyprus.

Salary: 400 to 750 Euro per month.


Household activities

Work in the household isn’t a frequent job. They need you for a certain time, and they pay you for that.

Job Description:

  • Cleaning house inside and outside
  • Gardening
  • Cutting trees and grasses.
  • Painting
  • Bringing out the old furniture and installing new ones.
  • Helping in renovating the house.

Salary: 3 to 5 Euro per hour.

 

Restaurants, Hotels, and Recreational Centres

One of the highly available job industries in Cyprus for international students is the Hotels & Restaurants industry.

Even if you don’t find a job on your own, your college can help you find a job in these industries.

If you are a student of hotel management or culinary arts, your college or university sends you in an internship to hotels and restaurants.

There you will get to learn as well as earn.




As a waiter:

Jobs Description:

Note: English and Greek language is a must.

  • Provide excellent customer services.
  • Always strive towards the best customer satisfaction.
  • Greet customers and present menus.
  • Arrange table settings.
  • Keep tables clean and tidy at all times.
  • Cooperate and communicate with all serving and kitchen staff.
  • Make suggestions based on their preferences.
  • Take and serve food/drink orders.
  • Check products for quality.
  • Deliver checks and collect payments.
  • Adhere to all relevant health department rules/regulations and all customer service guidelines.

Salary: 800 to 1100 Euro per month.


As a kitchen assistant:

Job Description:

  • Properly cleaning and sanitizing all food preparation areas according to established standards of hygiene.
  • Washing and appropriately storing all cooking appliances, instruments, utensils, cutting boards, and dishes.
  • Assisting the Cook with the preparation of meal ingredients, which includes washing, cleaning, peeling, cutting, and chopping fruit, vegetables, poultry, and meat.
  • Organizing and correctly storing food supplies.
  • Assisting with the unloading of delivered food supplies.
  • Sweeping and mopping the kitchen floors as well as wiping down kitchen walls.
  • Promptly transferring meal ingredients from storage areas to the kitchen as per Cook’s instructions.

Salary: 500 to 800 Euro per month.

 

As cleaner:

Job Description:

  • Cleaning, stocking, and supplying designated facility areas (dusting, sweeping, vacuuming, mopping, cleaning ceiling vents, restroom cleaning, etc.)
  • Performing and documenting routine inspection and maintenance activities.
  • Carry out heavy cleansing tasks and special projects.

Salary: 600 to 700 Euro per month.

 

As housekeeper:

Job Description:

  • Cleans rugs, carpets, and upholstered furniture using a vacuum cleaner, broom, and carpet shampoo machine.
  • Collect soiled linen for laundering.
  • Receive linen supplies from floor shoots.
  • Remove trash collected by room attendants.
  • Walk all assigned floors at the beginning and end of shift to collect Newspaper bags, newspapers, trash, solid linen.
  • Assist room boys/housemaid with placing bed boards, roll-ways beds, extra bed, etc.
  • Report missing/found articles, damage, or merchandise problems to the housekeeping supervisors.

Salary: 600 to 700 Euro per month.


Food Industry

Food industry jobs aren’t as viable as hotel and restaurant industries for international students in Cyprus, but if you found a job, you are allowed to work.

Mainly you can work in delivery.

Job Description:

  • Distributing various packages to specified locations within a given time frame.
  • Planning daily travel routes based on locations and time frames.
  • Carefully loading and unloading all packages.
  • Accepting and recording payment for delivered packages.
  • Answering customers’ questions and responding to complaints in a professional manner.
  • Cleaning, washing, refueling, and maintaining the company vehicle.

Note:
If you have a motorbike driving license, you are highly likely to get this job.
If you have your own motorbike, you get paid well too.

Salary: 800 to 1200 Euro per month.


Manufacturing

Cyprus doesn’t have many industries. They usually import things from other countries. There are some manufacturing areas, and international students in Cyprus are allowed to work on them.

Bakery Workers

Bakery workers work to produce bread, cakes, biscuits, pies, pastries, crackers, and other baked goods in commercial, institutional, and industrial bakeries.




Job Description:

  • Go through work orders to determine how much of what needs to be produced for the day.
  • Ensure that sufficient raw materials/ingredients are available for each product to be baked.
  • Measure appropriate amounts of components needed and pour or mix them together.
  • Assist customers in choosing baked items by providing them with information on ingredients and calorie counts.
  • Pick out selected items from the display units and box them properly.
  • Take orders for specialized caked over the telephone and in-person.
  • Clean and maintain counters and floors and ensure that appropriate sanitizing procedures are followed.

Salary: 800 to 1000 Euro per month.

 

Forage Production Labours

Forage is bulky food like grass or hay for browsing or grazing horses or cattle. Forage Production Labours are called Forager.

Job Description:

  • Loading grass or hay in the vehicle.
  • Assisting the machine operator.
  • Assist in bagging.

Salary: 600 to 800 Euro per month.

 

Recycling Labourers

Job Description:

  • Sort recyclable goods as per the supervisor’s instruction.
  • Keeps recycle area clean by sweeping, raking, picking up debris and stuff, and placing barrels and bins into proper locations.

Salary: 600 to 800 Euro per month.

 

Night Shift workers

Usually, as an international student in Cyprus, you don’t get a night shift job. But if you do, you could get a job in restaurants, bars, hospitals, and fast-food chain areas.

Job Description:

  • Cleaning, managing, and preparing the work field for the day shift workers.

Salary: 600 to 800 Euro per month.


Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Fishery

Agriculture

Job Description:

  • Harvest and inspect crops by hand.
  • Spray fertilizer or pesticide solutions to control insects, fungi, and weeds.
  • Record information about crops, such as pesticide use, yields, or costs.
  • Inform farmers or farm managers of crop progress.
  • Work in potato or tomato farm. Pick up the crop by hand.
  • Set up and operate irrigation equipment.

Salary: 500 to 750 Euro per month.

 

Animal Husbandry

Job Description:

  • Assign tasks such as feeding and treatment of animals, and cleaning and maintenance of animal quarters.
  • Observe animals for signs of illness, injury, or unusual behavior; notifying veterinarians or managers as warranted.

Salary: 600 to 800 Euro per month.

 

Fishery Labourers

Job Description:

  • Feeding fish.
  • Cleaning the fish pond.
  • Fishing

Salary: 600 to 800 Euro per month.


Advertising

As an International student in Cyprus, you are allowed to work in advertising companies.

Job Description:

  • Distribution of Advertising materials like banners, leaflets, and brochures.

Salary: 600 to 800 Euro per month.

 

Cleaning Services

Building Cleaning / Janitor

Job Description:

  • Gather and empty trash and trash bins.
  • Clean building floors by sweeping, mopping, or vacuuming them.
  • Clean restrooms and stock them with supplies.
  • Keep buildings secure by locking doors.
  • Clean spills and other hazards with the appropriate equipment.
  • Wash windows, walls, and glass.
  • Order cleaning supplies.
  • Make minor repairs in buildings, such as changing light bulbs.
  • Notify managers when a building needs major repairs.

Salary: 600 to 800 Euro per month.

 

Drainage and Waste Processing Labourers

  • Visiting numerous residential and commercial locations, on a daily basis, to collect solid and liquid waste either by manually collecting the garbage or using an automated garbage-disposal truck.
  • Transporting and disposing of garbage in a safe, effective, and environmentally friendly manner, at a city or state-approved dumpsite.
  • Ensuring recyclables such as glass, paper, and plastic are properly separated from other types of garbage for effective recycling.
  • Collecting pieces of furniture or large electronic devices, by appointment, or from the roadside, for effective disposal.
  • Clearing debris from roadways to ensure a safe and clean environment.
  • Maintaining the garbage-disposal truck by performing routine maintenance, such as checking tire pressure, topping off fluids, and inspecting mechanical parts for unusual wear and tear.
  • Scheduling weekly garbage pick-ups for residential and commercial locations.

Salary: 600 to 1000 Euro per month.

 


Note:
All the salaries mentioned above in each industry aren’t fixed. You might even earn more than that or much lesser than that.

To get 800 Euro per month as salary, you should be experienced and knowledgeable. Nobody will give you 800 Euros a month if you are a newbie.

Read here in detail about how much can an international student earn in Cyprus.

Conclusion

Life of international students in Cyprus isn’t that easy as the agencies are advertising. You just read the jobs available in Cyprus for students. They aren’t high profile jobs.

High profile jobs in Cyprus are mainly reserved for Cypriots and Europeans.




You can survive on Cyprus with the salary, but paying the tuition fee might be a bit difficult.

There is no guarantee in these jobs. These are just part-time jobs. They aren’t permanent.

If only jobs were easy to find in Cyprus, nobody had to be sad and disappointed. There are jobs, but they are hard to find. There is too much competition now. I have written another article on where to look for a job in Cyprus.

Where can you try to find a job in Cyprus as an international student?

Read that article to get some help.

If you have any questions or suggestions, please let me know in the comment section below.

I wish you all the very best.


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