Feeding Malta’s Insatiable Appetite for iGaming Talent
Demand for iGaming talent in Malta is higher than ever. In the 10 years Pentasia’s been recruiting, now is the busiest we (and our clients) have ever been. To attract the best we’re working ever further afield, helping candidates from across Europe and worldwide discover new careers here.
Across Europe, iGaming continues to boom. Despite Malta’s small size, there are over 400 gaming companies registered, employing over 8,000 staff directly and indirectly. Employers regularly have multiple vacancies open at any one time and with limited local supply, more and more are looking for top talent based overseas.
On the other side of the equation, increasing numbers of candidates from across Europe and the world are willing to consider moving to Malta. They’re attracted, of course, not only by career opportunities but also an exceptional Mediterranean quality of life. As such, we find we’re as much ‘relocation consultants’ as we are recruiters, bringing staff to the island from Germany, the UK, Scandinavia and the U.S.A. to name but a few.
Our global office network helps us monitor international markets, ensuring we engage candidates wherever they are in the world. Once they’re here on the island, we make sure they receive a warm welcome, introducing them to employers and guiding them through the move.
Why Malta? Besides being regularly voted one of the world’s best places to live and work and boasting 300+ days of sun, there are few places that offer such diversity of culture. For iGaming companies operating in multiple territories, that’s ideal. From a single Malta base, companies can operate in numerous markets with native management and support. And thanks to attractive tax rates, relocation can be financially lucrative for candidates too.
Skills required in Malta range from customer support to C-Level positions. Crucially, though, in recent years, the recruitment of technical and development staff has now become the most pressing need. As an example, the software developers required on the Island has increased tenfold since I joined the company three years ago. The campaigns and activity we operate help clients message the opportunity of Malta to this highly valuable audience, on and off the island.
Beyond tech roles, the wave of regulation across various European markets are fueling demand for local and language-specific experience. German native speakers, in particular, are in short supply as operators prepare to take advantage of recent license changes. Germany will soon be one of the biggest regulated markets in Europe and operators are competing with each other for the best talent required to secure it.
At Pentasia Malta we pride ourselves on meeting the demand of companies on the island by recruiting the best talent locally and from overseas. Growing demands from our clients inspire innovative approaches to candidate acquisition – so here’s to the next 10 years recruiting here in Malta!
Author: Anthony Hennessy