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How To Find Paid Work Abroad

Do you dream of taking a getaway gap break and finding the perfect paid job abroad? Think of the travel possibilities that can open up if you get paid and can fund your gap year and see all the top sights! 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 be a working wonder not a job-finding flop. Get your applications in ASAP and you'll beat the rush!

How to find paid work abroad

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 and immersing yourself in a country's culture with some paid teaching work.

Get CV-ready

Why not get set up for a gap year in the sun on an Aussie absolute Oz job hunt, where you can get all the help you need setting up your bank account, getting your CV overseas-ready and getting in to the perfect job placement Down Under? 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. Different countries want different CV's and in order to know what works best, a job programme can 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 conducting a job search abroad is finding out if you will need a visa to enter your country of choice. Many popular working destinations, such as Australia and the USA, require you to have a working holiday visa, which is available for travellers aged 18-30 and is easy to apply for. These usually allow you to work for up to a year which leaves you plenty of time for travel too! If you are heading to diverse destinations such as China, getting a visa is often only possible if you are signed up with an established company, so getting your pick of the best programmes will make sure you see some sensational places and get to earn money at the same time. 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!

Up to 12 months

Aged 18-30? Earn money with paid work in Oz! Start with 7 days of fun in Sydney plus 12 months of expert job offers, advice and support - awesome!

from £499.00

12 months

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!

from £449.00

Up to 12 months job support

Aged 18-30? Earn money with paid work in New Zealand! Start with 8 days of fun, adventure and Maori culture in Auckland and the Bay of Islands, plus 12 months of job advice and support.

from £639.00

9 weeks

Become a paid Summer Camp Counselor in the USA for a summer of work experience & fun in America!

from £299.00

Up to 12 months

Combine our top two gap travel programmes in one unforgettable trip! Go on a 3 or 4 week Thai Adventure, followed by our Absolute Oz paid work package in Australia, which includes one week of fun in Sydney!

from £1,399.00

Up to 12 months

Travel and work on Australia's East Coast on our Big Aussie Adventure. Includes awesome travel along the East Coast from Cairns to Sydney, plus a paid work package so you can earn money in Oz – amazing! 

from £1,719.00

Up to 12 months

Aged 18-30 and looking for paid ranch work in Australia? This 9-day package includes 4 days relaxing in the beautiful beach resort of Noosa, 5 days ranch training and a guaranteed paid ranch job in the Oz outback!

from £1,199.00

Up to 12 months or longer

Fund your travels by working abroad: See the globe on a shoestring, working to pay your way. The ultimate gold-digging gap year!

from £2,279.00

6 or 12 months

Take 120 hours of TEFL training in the beautiful beach resort of Hua Hin in Thailand before taking on a paid teaching role in schools across Thailand and earning up to USD1200 per month!

from £999.00

Up to 12 months job support

Work and travel in Australia! This paid work and travel package includes 1 week of fun in Sydney, 12 months of job support and a travel pass along the East Coast.

from £999.00