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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!

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 24 months

Experience the best of Canada as you work and wander around the country for up to two years on an epic travel adventure!

from £359

6 or 12 months or longer

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 £1,199

Up to 12 months

Aged 18-30? This trip combines our Absolute Oz Jobs paid work programme in Australia with fantastic flexible travel passes in Australia and New Zealand! You could earn between £10 to £15 an hour, and then spend that cash exploring these beautiful countries - Perfect!

from £1,739

Up to 12 months

Find paid work in Australia’s amazing Northern Territory and enjoy gorgeous landscapes, buzzing nightlife and incredible culture! Expect to earn a whopping AUD18-35 an hour!

from £259

6 or 11 months

Become a ‘gappie’ assistant in an Australian boarding school. Spend 6 months or more gaining amazing work experience abroad and discover Australia at the same time! You could expect to earn between AUD75 to AUD200 a week PLUS enjoy all-inclusive accomodation and meals during term time! 

from £1,459

12 months or longer

Aged 21-35? Got a degree? Earn at least USD 20,000 per year as a paid teacher in South Korea, plus a TEFL Course, cultural course, cultural excursion weekends and accommodation included!

from £619

Up to 12 months or longer

Get a paid teaching job guaranteed before you travel to beautiful Burma (Myanmar): Earn up to USD1200 a month, and gain that all-important TEFL qualification too!

from £1,459

23 days or longer

Gain NSCV Commercial Crew Course qualifications! Spend 3 weeks on the water and train to become a skilled and uniformed member of the yacht crew! 

from £2,239

Up to 12 months or longer

Head west across the globe and explore 5 fantastic countries. See the USA, New Zealand, Fiji, Australia and Thailand in one perfect round-the-world package! 

from £5,739

Up to 12 months

Aged 18-30?  Want to travel to Australia and find paid work abroad?  Get your Australian Working Holiday Visa here and get set up for 12 months of Australian adventures!

from £349
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