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 £1,289 £1,3391289
A 12-day tour in beautiful Bali + paid work in Australia
Spend 12 days touring around beautiful Bali before settling into Aussie life with a week of fun activities and up to 12 months of awesome paid work. Have a blast Down Under!
Up to 12 months from £1,039 £1,0891039
Paid work in Australia + flexible travel in New Zealand
Earn money in Australia on our Absolute Oz Jobs paid work programme, which includes one week of exciting activities in Sydney. Hop across to New Zealand to enjoy fun, flexible travel with our Kiwi Discovery Pass!
Up to 12 months from £2,414 £2,5392414
Paid work + fun tours in Australia & New Zealand
Aged 18-30? Combine our Absolute Oz paid work package in Australia with an awesome 14-day tour along the stunning Aussie East Coast. Add in a 18-day tour in New Zealand to max out the fun!
Up to 24 months from £414 £429414
Work, live, travel Canada!
Experience the best of Canada as you work and wander around the country for up to two years on an epic travel adventure!
6 or 12 months or longer from £1,095 £1,1291095
Take a TEFL course then earn $1200 a month!
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!
Up to 12 months from £1,589 £1,6391589
Paid work + flexible travel in Australia and New Zealand
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!
Up to 12 months from £244 £259244
Earn top dollar in Australia's Northern Territory!
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!
12 months or longer from £551 £569551
Earn over USD20,000 plus free flights & accommodation!
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!
Up to 12 months or longer from £1,308 £1,3491308
Take a TEFL course & be a paid teacher in Myanmar!
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!
23 days or longer from £2,004 £2,0292004
Learn to be a professional sailor
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!