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 travel opportunities.
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 internships or join work placements which might be good for 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.