Types of Jobs
Why Apply to Work Abroad
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:
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 time 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.
On our website you can find au-pair and nanny emploment agencies who offer jobs in exciting destinations worldwide. If you have no previous experience don't worry full training will be provided. Working as a gap year nanny / au-pair is a great way to live abroad and get paid. Nanny / au-pair jobs are available worldwide so you will need to research options and see which country appeals to you. These jobs are open to both men and women. We highly recommend applying for nanny / au pair jobs in North America (USA and Canada), Down Under (Australia and New Zealand) and also in Europe (the UK and France are popular destinations).
Gap Year Jobs Abroad
Why not get the best of both worlds and make money for your gap year travels while you are actually still travelling? Most people preparing to take a gap year will allocate some time where they will work towards paying for their travels. A “6 months work for 6 months play” philosophy is common for school leavers who want to experience some of the world before heading off towards the bright lights of university.
While there’s no shortage of temporary gap year jobs that an enterprising young school leaver can find for a few months of work to fund a trip, the cruise industry is becoming an increasingly attractive employment option. Not only does it offer a variety of temporary positions to suit people with different skills, it also allows you to explore some exotic destinations while you earn.
It’s difficult to comprehend how many staff members are needed to keep a cruise liner shipshape and running smoothly. On a single cruise ship, there will be a veritable army of waiters, cleaners, chefs, hospitality and retail staff, all on standby to give the passengers the trip of a lifetime. This is without mentioning the more specialist positions such as fitness instructors, massage experts and theatrical performers. Whatever your skill set, there’s likely to be a suitable place on a cruise ship for you.
Fortunately, the resurgent popularity of cruise holidays means that many companies now feel confident enough to begin recruitment drives for their new liners. Household names in the industry such as Royal Caribbean, Carnival and Celebrity are offering hundreds of new positions on their liners as a host of new cruise deals and offers drive British holidaymakers to book in record numbers.
Any job on a cruise liner will give you a wealth of useful work experience, as you will need to work as part of a large team and likely deal with customers on a daily basis. Not only is it a good way to save money and get valuable work experience for your CV, it is a great way to see some of the world before you launch forth to discover more of it on your own. Popular destinations include: Japan, Hawaii, Brazil, South Africa or Hong Kong cruise will let you witness the rare sight of some of the world’s most beautiful coastal cities as your ship gracefully sails into port.
It’s true that you wouldn’t be able to venture far from the ports where the cruise ship docks, unless you arrange to have time off to coincide with shore excursions. However, these brief stops can serve as an excellent way to get a series of tasters of exciting new countries. Perhaps they will even encourage you to earmark a number of places to visit on your “real travels”! Even if you don’t find a destination that you would love to properly discover, it should still whet your appetite for travel and adventure. Plan a gap year today with our website, visit our homepage to get started.
Applying to Work Abroad Through a Sending Agency
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. There are so many companies which offer work abroad programs it can be difficult to recommend only one, especially when each one caters to different people. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.