Finding paid work abroad is the ideal way to earn money and have an unmissable experience on your gap year. Travel abroad instantly broadens your horizons, and getting work experience in other countries means your job prospects will be wider and your skills more diverse.
Here are some exciting ideas for paid jobs abroad:
Australia and New Zealand are two of the most popular destinations to find paid work, boasting the largest variety of jobs to choose from. Working in one of these countries is once-in-a-lifetime experience and an opportunity to gain worthwhile skills while discovering the country and meeting some great new friends along the way. You can go on a fun work and travel jobs package, such as our popular Absolute Oz Jobs programme, and enjoy awesome travel experiences and job opportunities.
Getting a position as an Au Pair is an amazing American opportunity; you get to stay with a host family, get some spending money and immerse yourself in everything American. The USA is a fantastically dynamic country, a home away from home where everything seems to be larger than life, and a great place to visit if you're a first time gapper.
If you're energetic, love the sea air and you think you've got what it takes to work in a sailing job then this unique and interesting experience could be just the thing for you. Combine a watersports job with an RYI course and you'll be sure to sail through any outdoor career. Australia has the ideal sailing job opportunities!
There are a whole range of paid hospitality jobs to choose from in a number of different countries. Whether you want to find a brilliant bar job in buzzing cities abroad, wish to work in a high-end hotel or wait tables and earn tips in lively restaurants abroad, then a hospitality job will be right up your street!
Fruit picking or farm work is an excellent way to earn money quickly, and there are so many paid farm or ranch jobs available, particularly in Australia and New Zealand. The most popular way of finding farm work abroad is to head into the outback and find a ranch job in Australia. If you want fresh air & hard work and want to work with animals or pick fruit, a farm or ranch job is the ideal outdoors work abroad.
Teaching English as a foreign language is a favourite among travellers, and for good reason, as paid teaching is a truly beneficial experience likely to open up a whole array of doors for future jobs both in the UK and abroad. Most countries will provide paid teachers with a good wage, offering travellers a great way to gain first-hand experience of a culture whilst earning money and learning a new skill. The most popular destination for paid teaching is Asia, with paid teaching in Thailand one of the top choices for travellers looking for teaching experience abroad.
Up to 12 months from £524 £549524
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!
12 months from £336 £449336
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!
Up to 12 months job support from £775 £799775
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!
Up to 12 months from £1,504 £1,5291504
Get a guaranteed paid ranch job in Oz
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, with wages typically £8.50 to £15 an hour!
Up to 12 months from £2,529 £2,6292529
An incredible work and travel combo!
Enjoy the ultimate combination of travel and work in sunny Australia. Enjoy 5 weeks of backpacking along the Aussie East Coast, and then work Down Under for up to 12 months with expert support every step of the way!
Up to 12 months from £494 £549494
Fun week and job support in Melbourne!
Jet Down Under and discover the magic of Melbourne in Southern Australia. Enjoy a week of awesome intro activities and then get set up with everything you need for life, work and travel in Oz.
Up to 12 months from £2,714 £2,8392714
An Asian-Australasian adventure combo!
Travel the length of Thailand for 25 days before heading over to Bali for a brilliant 12 day tour, and then spend the ultimate year living and working down under with an awesome Oz jobs programme. It’s the complete travel package!
Up to 12 months or longer from £2,319 £2,3992319
See the world on a shoestring!
Explore the world & even earn money as you go on this awesome 360 trip for the budget backpacker! Explore Asia, Australia and New Zealand on this round-the-world adventure!
Up to 12 months from £414 £429414
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!
Up to 12 months from £1,289 £1,3391289
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!