Dreaming of a nice holiday this Summer but money’s tight? Then combining a job with a holiday could be the answer. Ok, so you may miss out on a few hours on the beach or sightseeing, but the benefits can more than make up of that. Apart from the money, think about the people you will meet and the new experiences you will have and it will definitely make it onto your CV.
Even though a lot of working holidays feature sport and/or young people, you can find other types of work if this isn’t what you would like to do. You need to start looking now though to ensure you get the best possible choice as deadlines can be early. Don’t wait until June before applying!
There are a number of great opportunities already posted on Unilife Connect – see below – and more will appear over the next few weeks.
Working holidays in the UK
Summer School Counselor, ISSO, Scotland and Cambridge, also Connecticut.
Easter & Summer Holiday Camp Staff, Barrachdas Activity Day Camps
Like this one? Then you may also like Rockley, Camp Beaumont, PGL
Working holidays around the world
Summer School Counselor, Connecticut, USA, also Scotland and Cambridge.
Learning a new skill more important than money?
5 week funded TEFL/TESOL course in Witney & Hungary £250.00 Spring, Summer and Autumn 2016 – £250.00 covers all tuition, certification, return flights and accommodation.
Canal Restoration Working Holidays £63 learn skills such as bricklaying, stone walling, machine operation and restoration techniques – £63 covers food, accommodation, transport.
Check these sites out as well
Our top tips
- Start researching opportunities now
- Read the small print. Some organisations require an upfront fee to cover costs, such as visa, travel and insurance. Worth noting what you get for your money too so that you can compare similar organisations.
- Know exactly what’s expected of you in the role you’re interested in. It will also give you an advantage when applying if the job is competitive.
- Beware of any company offering work that is paid as commission, the achievement of ‘targets’, or on stepped incentives. Ask yourself why they aren’t paying a sensible wage – it might be because it’s cheaper for them not to.
- You may be able to reclaim any tax you have paid if you have not earned your tax allowance in a given tax year, see https://www.gov.uk/student-jobs-paying-tax
- If you are organising your own working holiday, some countries do issue temporary working visas and some don’t, others you may be able to work without one. The number of working visas that are allocated each year can vary and change year on year. Check out the country’s UK embassy website for details.
- Check your travel insurance covers everything you need it to and the country you are going to!
Need help with your application? Book an appointment with the Careers Service.