Working Holiday Jobs

Find working holiday jobs abroad on our website, we list a wide range of jobs worldwide and also recruiters who can help you gain employment around the world. A working holiday is the chance to live and work abroad experiencing a new country and a new way of life, this is a very popular choice for UK and Irish & US citizens and other worldwide countries. Popular destinations for working holidays include the USA, Canada, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand and the UK but you can find programs worldwide. When on a working holiday visa you have travel and do different jobs around a country. You also have the option of leaving work placements at any time and looking for fresh employment within the destination you are working in making the visa very flexible. Read on for more information or to apply.

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Why Take a Working Holiday

A working holiday is a great way to do something different, get paid, see a new country and meet new people. Working holidays are a lot of fun and allow you to do more than just what you would do on a normal holiday. You will get to integrate into a new culture and experience a lifestyle which might be totally different to what you are used to. The only hard part is deciding where to go as there are lots of destinations you could choose which offer different jobs and destinations.

Whether you are planning time out or would just like to live abroad and spent time out doing something new working holidays offer an exciting chance for a fresh new experience. A working holiday is also a good way to gain work experience, you can applying for an international internship program to enhance your CV or resume. Employers usually look highly upon work experience overseas and this can make you stand out in the crowd. If you are a student or graduate for example, time spend away doing something constructive like working abroad can really enahance your employment prospects in the future. Or if you are currently in employment a working holiday might open up a new career path.

On our website you can find positions in countries like Australia, the UK, New Zealand, Canada and the USA. We have working holiday jobs listed all around the world in exciting destinations. We also offer paid gap year working holiday jobs, you could work in the outback of Australia and head to Canada for a winter ski seasonal resort job. 

Countries which offer working holiday visas include:

Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Chile, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, South Korea, Singapore, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom. (Please note criteria and conditions might have changed at the time of reading this, please check relevant country websites for up to date information)



When applying for a working holiday visa for a foreign country each destination will have different application criteria. Generally though to be eligible for a working holiday visa you will have to fulfil certain criteria including:

  • Have a valid passport
  • Be in good health
  • Have a good character
  • The visa you are applying for matches your intentions for your visit
  • Be aged usually between 18 and 30 years (some countries extend this to 35)
  • Have sufficient funds in your bank account to be able to pay for your first period of entry
  • You will also have to have an outbound travel ticket to show you will not be staying indefinitely


Types of Working Holiday Jobs

If you are considering applying for a working holiday and are wondering what types of jobs are available we have put together some useful information to help give you some ideas of what to expect. You can apply for jobs in most industries when on a working holiday visa abroad. Popular working holiday jobs in the hospitality industry like bar job roles, waiting jobs, bar tending jobs and management jobs. You could work in a hostel, hotel, resturant, cafe, fastfood outlet or more.

If you are looking for a different experience you could apply for seasonal farm positions in agriculture, fruit picking, vineyard work or outback horse work. If you enjoy outdoor and adventure sports you could train to become a PADI scuba diving instructor in some of the best diving spots in the world. There are a wide range of water sports working holiday jobs and this can include coaching water based activities, from kayaking, surfing, canoeing, sailing and being a water ski instructor. There are lots of seasonal summer and winter working holiday opportunities, in winter you could consider working at a ski resort as there is a need for seasonal winter staff. Winter ski work can include instructing ski lessons, assisting on ski slopes, lift operators, slope patrols and general ski resort staff.

You could spend a summer living, working and travelling anywhere in the world, in the USA you could find tourist jobs, hospitality jobs, summer jobs throughout the country. Working holiday jobs can include traveling to Australia and find employing at bars, restaurants, ski resorts, beach resorts, shops On our website you can find working holiday jobs in Sydney, Brisbane, Perth and Melbourne or you could work in the Aussie outback. Australia working holiday jobs in the outback are popular, get paid to work on farms or fruit picking plantations - something totally different.

If you apply through a sending agency they will help you set up flights, arrange your working holiday visa and help you find jobs overseas. They should also arrange transport and accommodation which is great if you are traveling solo or if you have never been on a working holiday before. Browse working holiday jobs on our website today or if you need any information, tips or advice about planning a working holiday please e-mail


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Acclimatising Tips When Working Abroad

While working abroad, there are so many potential priorities vying for your time and attention. From the need to get to grips with the language to the necessity of learning the layout of your local area, there are so many things clamouring for your attention from the moment you move in. However, it is essential to ensure that you don’t get sucked in to thinking that acclimatisation is all work and no play. While it’s obviously important to get into the mind-set of your new job and surroundings as quickly as possible, taking the time to discover activities that are fun as well as relevant can be equally as important.