How can I find paid work abroad?
Do you dream of taking a getaway gap break and finding the perfect paid job abroad? Don't be daunted by the prospect of an international job search; with so many services and gap year programmes offering the perfect assistance you'll be heading out to find paid work in some of the most wonderful places in the world before you know it!
Become a working wonder
If you fancy a gap year but also want to prove your worth worldwide, finding a paid job abroad shows potential employers and family alike that you are being responsible while fulfilling your travel wishes at the same time. If you do your destination research and check out the job opportunities on offer before you go, you'll find paid work abroad in no time!
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Get with the programme
It's best to set up your opportunities before you go, so you have a guaranteed way into work once you are abroad. The best way in to a reliable and reputable job is through a job package or established gap year programme, where you can get help with your CV, interview techniques and that all-important job search. Our job packages are varied and exciting, ranging from work in the hospitality industry, working with kids as an Au Pair in the USA, to specialist outdoor farm or ranch work, or educating kids with some paid teaching work.
In order to find paid work abroad, you need to have a great CV to stand out from the crowd, so make sure that you include all your skills and experience so you can wow international employers. Booking a job programme can help you tailor your CV to guarantee you make the best impression at any interview abroad.
Don't forget your visa
Don't forget, one of the most important considerations when finding paid work abroad is finding out if you will need a visa to enter your country of choice. Many popular working destinations, such as Australia and New Zealand, require you to have a special working holiday visa, which is available for travellers aged 18-30. If you are heading to diverse destinations such as South Korea, getting a visa is often only possible if you are signed up with an established programme such as those available through Gap360. Visit our visa pages for further visa advice.
Paid work perfection
Finding paid work abroad is your meal ticket to some amazing travel experiences as well as some serious skills for your CV, and finding paid work abroad is easier than you think. Don't flounder about on your own, unsure where to start, enrol in a gap year paid work programme and you'll find paid work perfection abroad and get the gap year working wow-factor!
Absolute Oz Jobs
Up to 12 months from €636
A perfect way to get your Working Holiday off to a great start!Aged 18-30? Expect to earn £10 to £15 an hour with paid work in Oz! Start with 8 days of fun in Sydney plus 12 months of expert job offers, advice and support - awesome!
Work as an Au Pair in the USA
12 months from €550
Earn $10,000 a year, free flights, accommodation & meals included!Work as an Au Pair in the USA for a year. Earn over USD10,000 and gain amazing childcare experience abroad. Flights, accommodation, meals and insurance included, plus a 3-night orientation in New York!
Absolute Melbourne Jobs
Up to 12 months from €636
Absolute Oz & East Coast Adventure
Up to 12 months from €3.223
Absolute NZ Jobs
Up to 12 months job support from €856
Have fun & make friends on a New Zealand working holiday!Aged 18-30? Earn money with paid work in New Zealand! Start with 7 days of fun, adventure and Maori culture in Auckland and the Bay of Islands, plus 12 months of job advice and support. Wages are typically between £7 and £11 an hour, so get out there and start earning!
Ranch Jobs in Australia
Up to 12 months from €2.082
Get a guaranteed paid ranch job in OzAged 18-30 and looking for paid farm work in Australia? This 9 day package includes 4 days relaxing in the beautiful beach resort of Noosa, 5 days ranch and farm training and a guaranteed paid ranch job in the Oz outback, with wages typically £15 or more an hour!
Thailand, Bali & Absolute Oz Jobs
Up to 12 months from €3.664
Budget Backpacker 360
Up to 12 months or longer from €3.014
Work in New Zealand
Up to 12 months from €452
Have fun & make friends on a New Zealand working holiday!Combine travel and paid work in awesome New Zealand with this 2 or 7-night comprehensive working holiday package. Experience the wonders of this incredible country whilst earning typical New Zealand wages of between £7 and £11 an hour and making friends!
Work and Travel New Zealand
Up to 12 months from €1.457
Find paid work, earn, travel and explore New Zealand!Work and travel in New Zealand! This paid work and travel package includes a week of fun in Auckland & the Bay of Islands, 12 months of job support and a brilliant, flexible bus pass! Expect to earn between £7 and £11 an hour, and then spend that well-earned cash on the road!
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