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Group Size: Varies
Trip code: AUCJ
Duration: Up to 12 months
Are you looking for paid carpentry work in Australia? Are you a qualified carpenter aged 18-30 with at least 2 years post-apprenticeship experience? This brilliant jobs package offers one week of fun activities in Sydney, followed by a 2/3 week carpentry job trial which could lead to up to 6 months of paid carpentry work in Oz! If you want to earn up to £20 per hour as a carpenter abroad, live and work in sunny Australia, gain great carpentry experience for your CV and travel about Down Under then this is the perfect paid work package for you!
Week 1: Get Started and Have Fun in Sydney
Your Australian experience begins with a week of fun and activities before you begin your carpentry work.
Day 1, Sunday: Arrival day and free time.
Day 2, Monday: Enjoy a walking tour of the city, including Darling Harbour, the Opera House and the Botanic Gardens. In the evening, meet your group for a welcome dinner!
Day 3, Tuesday: This morning, you will have an orientation about living, working and travelling in Australia, before enjoying a boat party in Sydney Harbour!
Day 4, Wednesday: Today, you will depart the city for a two night Beach Camp adventure! Enjoy some the stunning Australian scenery and discover the local wildlife!
Day 5, Thursday: Take a 4x4 tour of the sand dunes and learn about Aboriginal culture today! After lunch, take a bush walk around Tomaree National Park and spot koalas before a campfire BBQ this evening!
Day 6, Friday: On this free-spirited Friday, you'll be looking out for some wild Bottlenose dolphins, as well as a few turtles and whales along the way on an included boat cruise!
Day 7, Saturday: Enjoy a free day to relax, or opt to have a surf lesson or visit the stunning Blue Mountains. Tonight, you will meet the group for an exclusive city pub crawl on a party bus!
Day 8, Sunday: Take a relaxing stroll from Coogee to Bondi beach today, checking out some gorgeous beaches and coastlines - the perfect day after an action packed week in Australia!
Now it’s time to begin the trial period for your brand new carpentry job Down Under. Your job trial may start during the following week, or at a date agreed with your new employer. You should bring some extra spending money to cover any costs during the period before paid work begins.
Who can apply?
If you are aged between 18-30 and are a qualified carpenter with at least 2 years post-apprenticeship work experience in the trade, are looking for paid work in Australia and are willing to work hard, then this is the paid work programme for you!
About the carpentry jobs
You will initially be taken on for a 2-3 week job trial, so your Australian employer can assess your suitability for the work during this probationary period. If both you and your employer are happy for you to continue with your carpentry work, then you will be offered a longer job contract. Due to Working Holiday Visa restrictions, you can only be employed up to a maximum of 6 months with one employer, although there is the possibility of gaining sponsorship to extend your stay.
Where is the carpentry work based?
The carpentry jobs on offer are currently based in Sydney, Australia, although in a few months time, carpentry work opportunities will also be on offer in Melbourne.
What about wages?
You can expect to earn between £10-£20 per hour in your carpentry job, although exact wage rates are dependent on your individual skills and experience.
Please note: We cannot guarantee you a longer-term job contract beyond the 2-3 week probationary period, as the final decision lies with the Australian employer. However, we will only approve you for the programme if we believe you are a suitable candidate. In the unlikely event that you do not secure a longer carpentry contract, you will still have access to the support of our jobs team who can help find you paid positions in a variety of jobs and locations across Australia.
Working Holiday Visas
You will need to obtain a Working Holiday Visa (available to travellers aged 18-30) before you go and you can choose to apply for this yourself through Australian immigration or choose to book this trip with the visa included.
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