Working Worldwide

Working abroad is a great option if you desperately want to go overseas, can’t really afford it and the money you have managed to save won’t cover much more than air fare.

It’s one of the best ways to experience a different culture; you’ll be meeting locals and experiencing what the country is really like in a way that you can’t do as a traveller passing through. Most jobs give you enough spare time, in the evenings and at weekends, to enjoy yourself and make friends.

You don’t have to be tied to one place for your whole gap-year – you can work for a bit and save up for your travels. That way you can learn more about the place and get the inside information from the locals about the best places to see before you set off.

You cover at least some of your costs, and, depending on what you do, the work experience will look good on your CV – but even if you’re only doing unskilled seasonal work, prospective employers will be reassured that you at least know something about the basics like punctuality, fitting into an organisation and managing your time.

The most popular jobs that gappers look for include au pairing, teaching english as a foreign language (TEFL), cooking and household help and seasonal work that might include fruit picking or farm work. An internship with pay is a also good way to get work experience if you already have an idea about your eventual career.

Au Pair Ecosse


+44 (0) 1786 474573

Spend a year in the USA as an au pair with a host family. If you have a genuine love of children you could be on your way to… read more.

Canvas Holidays


+44 (0) 1383 629012

Canvas Holidays were the first company to offer package camping holidays, and over 50 years later we remain focused on providing customers the best holiday ever. At Canvas Holidays we… read more.

Acorn Adventure


+44 (0)1384 398870

Acorn Adventure specialises in trips for schools and youth groups nationwide. A wide range of adventurous activities are available at natural outdoor environments such as mountains, lakes, rivers and caves in France, Italy, Spain and South Wales.

Adventure Alternative


+44 (0) 28 708 31258

Teaching and volunteering in needy schools and orphanages in Kenya and in schools in Kathmandu (includes Himalayan trek).

African Conservation Experience


+44 (0) 1454 269182

African Conservation Experience offer volunteering opportunities at wildlife conservation projects in southern Africa. You can count on our full support and more than 10 years experience. See our main advert in Conservation

Air Pro


+44 (0)1695 511 61

Air Pro is an informative jobs website, helping those wanting to work abroad to find their perfect job in resorts like Ibiza, Zante, Magaluf or Ayia Napa.

Alpine Elements Group


0844 770 4070

Alpine Elements is a specialist Ski and Summer Holiday Company in France, Austria and Greece offering exciting jobs vacancies, both full and part time, in both the summer and winter.



0161 312 3640

We offer people around the world the chance to work in the USA at a summer camp and become an AmeriCamper. We pay at least $1500 and you make memories that last a lifetime! Join the AmeriCamp Revolution!

Animafest Experience


+34 93 765 39 69

Online platform for students all over the world. We find them internship places in Spain. Free service for students.

Au Pair in America (APIA)


0207 581 7322

Whether you're looking for a year out or a legal cultural exchange opportunity, APIA's au pair programs give you plenty of free time to explore, study, travel and make new friends, complete with support throughout your stay.



+1 800 428 7247

As the premier au pair agency, we are dedicated to matching families in the United States with international au pairs who provide live-in childcare.

Aus Diving Academy


+62 878 6239 2939

Aus Diving Academy offers a 4 to 6 month program for those that are looking for adventure, a unique lifestyle and a professional scuba diving certification.

Britannia Sailing East Coast


+44 (0) 1473 787019

Based at Shotley Marina near Ipswich, Britannia Sailing is a well-established company with first-class facilities offering all aspects of sailing instruction and yacht charter.



+44 (0) 333 999 7516

BUNAC the work and travel expert offers exciting work abroad, volunteering abroad programmes and gap year opportunities.

Bunters Au Pair Agency


+44 (0)1327 831144

Bunters offers various au pair positions in the UK and Europe.


South Africa

+27 (0)87 754 6287

Bushwise specializes in running professional FGASA accredited courses and Hospitality Course and Work Placement programmes. Both the organisation, as well as our graduates, are highly recognized in the hospitality industry due to our high standards and excellent reputation.

Camp America


0207 581 7373

Camp America sends over 7,500 people to work on summer camps in the USA every year with up to 4 weeks independent travel after camp!

Camp Leaders In America


+44 (0) 151 708 6868

For those aged between 18 and 25 who love fun, adventure and are passionate about a sport, hobby or interest and want to get paid for enjoying it, look no further than Camp Leaders. Combine life-changing cultural experiences with the perfect summer job abroad.

Camp Thailand


0161 222 3780

Here at Camp Thailand we've combined the best that Thailand has to offer! Teach English as a foreign language and run sporting activities for local children, help out in the Elephant Conservation Village, and many other exciting activities whilst making new friends.

Camp Vietnam


0161 222 3780

Have you ever dreamed of going to Vietnam? Have you ever thought about working in a summer camp? We have planned the perfect experience for you with Camp Vietnam Adventures! We have combined the best that Vietnam has to offer with a Camp experience.

Castaway Resorts


+66 (0)831 387 472 / +66 (0)

Castaway Resorts invite enthusiastic active young people on a gap year to join our friendly teams at one of our tropical beach resorts in Thailand.



0208 874 6325

Work in summer camps in beautiful locations in America. You don't need any experience or qualifications but you do need to be at least 18 years old. Also available, a range of worldwide programs including winter seasons in Canada.

Changing Worlds


+44 (0)2081 238702

We offer a range of gap year placements in: Australia, China, Fiji, Ghana, India, Indonesia, South Africa, Thailand and many more. So, if you like the idea of travel, meeting like-minded people and don't mind working hard, then this is for you!

Château Beaumont


+44 (0)1388 741370

Chateau Beaumont is a small friendly language and activity centre based in the Normandy region of France.

Childcare International Ltd


+44 (0)20 8731 4551

Childcare International, together with their partner agencies abroad, arrange au pair placements across Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the US.

China Study Abroad


+86 10 8468 3799

Club Med


+33 1 53 35 35 53

Club Med offers a wide range of job opportunities at resorts all around the world for those interested in a career in hospitality, catering, sports, leisure and luxury provision.

Coaches across Continents


The world’s only development organization with a proven track record in using soccer as a vehicle for social change in developing communities, mobilizing volunteers, financial resources, and equipment to work with local teachers and community leaders in disadvantaged communities on three continents



+44 (0)207 096 1201

Connect-123 develops and administers volunteer, internship and study abroad programs in Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Dublin and Shanghai.

Coral Divers

South Africa

+27 63 083 7613

Join us for the experience of a lifetime and become a PADI Divemaster or Instructor. Coral Divers offers a Career Development Course aimed at giving you the best possible foundation to the dive industry.

Crewseekers Ltd


+44 (0)238 115 9207

We offer a personal service assisting people of all ages and experience levels looking for the opportunity to build up some sea miles, find professional sailing work and paid delivery jobs, gap year adventures, sailing weekends and holidays, or simply to go sailing with like minded sailors.

Distant Shores


Distant Shores offers 3-9 month au pair placements in China to 18-29 year-olds wanting to share and learn language and culture.

EA Ski & Snowboard


+44 (0)20 7193 2647

EA Ski & Snowboard provides a variety of ski instructor courses at top ski resorts in Canada, New Zealand, Japan, Switzerland and the USA, which arm you with a range of internationally recognised ski instructor qualifications. Those interested in a full season and wanting to step right into an instructor uniform with a paid Ski Instructor Job should check out the Season Internship Courses. Or, for those looking for a part season training and certification program, check out the 3 to 12 Week Ski Courses.

Elite Ski Academy


Elite Ski Academy offers preparation courses for becoming a ski instructor as well as a range of other camps.

Flying Fish UK Ltd


+44 (0)1983 280641

Flying Fish trains and recruits over 1000 people each year to work worldwide as yacht skippers and as sailing, diving, surfing, windsurfing, ski and snowboard instructors.

Gap 360


01892 527392

Gap 360 is an exciting travel company offering an amazing range of affordable gap year adventures.



+86 10 52889011

Our goal is to help students and young professionals not only get into China but also to help them understand China and Chinese business culture. We provide tailor-made opportunities for interns to work for companies based in China.

Global Choices


+44 (0) 20 8533 2777

Offers internships and working holidays in USA, Australia, Canada, UK, Ireland, Brazil, Argentina, Spain, Greece and Italy.

Global Nomadic


+44 (0)207 193 2652

Global Nomadic was founded in 2009 to connect grassroots NGO's from around the world with students eager to gain hands-on experience and further their careers!

Go Workabout


+61 (0)8 6226 9979

Arranges work in Australia for working holiday makers before they travel.

Good Teachers Union


+86 138 3635 8190

Good Teachers Union began in 2009 and has helped over 1000 teachers from all around the world find teaching jobs in China. Our primary objective is to not only provide you with a suitable job in China but also help you have a positive and memorable China teaching experience. Using Good Teachers Union to help you find a job makes your life easier.

Ibiza Intro


0844 409 6474

If you're coming to work in Ibiza, then come and see why 1000's of workers choose Ibiza Intro for jobs, accommodation and packages.

Immigration New Zealand


09069 100 100 (premium rate

New Zealand government website offering details on working holidays for visitors to the country.

Initiative Auslandszeit


+49 (0)5242 4054340

INITIATIVE auslandszeit is the leading network in Germany for young people willing going abroad after school or before studying.



+1 212 924 0446

InterExchange offers J-1 & H-2B visa programs throughout the US. Options include au pair, internship, seasonal work and travel and summer camp positions.

International Exchange Programme UK (IEPUK)


+44(0)1572 823 934

Based in the United Kingdom IEPUK is offering a wide range of international exchange programmes and educational packages to support study and work experience abroad.

IST Plus


020 7788 7877

Internships in the USA, Australia, New Zealand. Summer work in the USA. Summer camp in the USA. Gap-year work in Australia, New Zealand. Volunteer in Thailand. Teach in Thailand, China (for graduates).

i-to-i TEFL


+44 (0)113 205 4610

TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) is all about exploring the world while learning new skills and getting useful experience for 'real life'. LoveTEFL offer internationally recognised TEFL training, and unique teaching/travel adventures and internship.

Jetsetter Jobs


+44 (0)7792 284780

The GO-TO platform connecting youth travellers and students with temporary paid work in foreign countries. English teaching, ski seasons, hospitality, volunteering, childcare and more!

Leave UR Mark


+1 516 998 6615

Work on personal and professional goals by gaining hands on experience in a variety of fields that help provide new skills, networking, and new perspectives.

Leiths List, Agency for Cooks


+44 (0) 1225 722983

Find short term cookery jobs such as chalet and holiday home work. Once qualified (see cookery section), you can earn money in your gap year or university holidays.

Link Ethiopia


+44 (0)20 8045 4558

Experience Ethiopia and teach basic English to small groups on a very inexpensive three-month placement with us. Registered Charity No. 1112390.



As you can imagine, internships with Lucasfilm are few and far between. They are also quickly filled. See their website for further details.

Mark Warner Ltd


0207 761 7020

Leading independent tour operator with opportunities all year round in ski and beach resorts. Variety of hotel positions and fully inclusive benefits package on offer.

Mountain Cookery School


0330 102 8001

Are you looking to work in the mountains as a chalet host? Or flying the nest for the first time? Then how about a week in Tignes to master the art of cooking, and learn a bunch of invaluable life skills? Chuck in a great social scene and a chalet-load of mountain activities, and you've got yourself a cracking week away from home.

Mountbatten Institute


0845 370 3535

Grab a whole year's worth of paid work experience through the Mountbatten Programme and enhance your CV.


+44 (0)1772 639604

Seasonal recruitment website for ski or summer resorts.

Neilson Holidays


01273 666130

This company offers a selection of worldwide sporting holidays, all year round.

Oxbridge TEFL


+34 93 532 75 65

Four week TEFL courses in Madrid, Barcelona or Online including teaching practice. This course provides you with the skills and qualification to work as an English teacher while travelling abroad. Jobs are available for those who pass with distinction.

Oyster Worldwide Limited


+44 (0) 1892 770 771

Oyster is the specialist gap-year provider offering paid work projects abroad. Whether you're a ski nut or budding jackaroo, you'll get excellent, personal support throughout.



0333 3212 123

As the UK's market-leading provider of residential activity holidays and educational courses for children, PGL have an immense variety of Gap Year Jobs to offer for your Gap Year: and we pay you!

PJ Scuba


+66 (0) 382 322 19

Offers the chance to study scuba diving to instructor level (PADI) and then teach in Thailand.

Planet Au Pair


+34 91 546 6605

Company placing au pairs throughout Europe and the USA.

PlayaWay Abroad Ltd


UK: 0871 288 4412; Non UK: +

Offering seasonal bar and club work at resorts such as Ibiza, Malia, Zante and Magaluf.

Season to Season Employment


0117 214 0769

Season to Season Employment is a recruitment agency offering a bespoke service in both seasonal and permanent contracts within the hospitality business.


0845 6439338

Season Workers is one of the busiest and most informative sites of its kind. Search and apply online for your dream job or to get news, information and advice for Seasonal Work and Gap Year placements Worldwide.



Located in Chiang Mai, Thailand, SEE TEFL is now in its 11th year of TEFL Teacher Training with 1,200+ TEFL graduates from 40+ countries on 6 continents. Our graduates teach English as a Foreign Language across Thailand and throughout the world.

Shane Global Language Centres


+44 (0)14 2471 2000

If you don’t yet have your TEFL qualification, Saxoncourt runs full time four-week courses in London and Oxford, leading to either the Trinity TESOL diploma or the Cambridge CELTA qualification.

Ski Academy Switzerland


+44(0)113 3141510

Provider of quality ski instructor programmes for gap-year students and for those on a career break or just fancy a challenge!

skivo2 Instructor Training


+44 (0)1635 278847

For those wanting to become Ski Instructors, an opportunity to train with the highest qualified coaches in the world’s largest ski area! Courchevel Trois Vallées.

SkiWeekends - Snow Academy


023 8020 6971

Have you ever wanted to be a ski or snowboard instructor? How about spending a season as a chalet host, looking after guests and skiing in your free time? Sign up for one of our Snow Academy courses and you could be spending the whole winter living and working in the mountains of Canada or France.



0330 102 8003

Skiworld offers skiing holidays in the top snow sure resorts in Europe and North America, ensuring we have a long season from late November until mid April, offering the possibility of crowd free skiing at great prices.

Start Me Up


Learn start up skills while you travel the world. Get matched with hard-to-find startup internships across three continents.

Syndicat Mixte Montaigu-Rocheservière


+33 (0) 2 51 46 45 45

Receives local government funding to teach English in primary schools, offering five posts annually - and it also employs a sixth person to work as a language assistant in a local college and lycée.



+84 90 365 4596

Teach Vietnam is a British company that organizes rewarding positions for graduates wanting to teach in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. In a supportive professional environment, Tutors learn to teach in a variety of settings, including: academic tutoring across a range of subjects, assisting with international NGOs that work with vulnerable children and local people and English teaching in local schools.

TEFL Heaven


+44 (0)20 8133 3885

TEFL Heaven offers guaranteed paid teaching positions in some of the most breathtaking and exciting locations in Asia, Latin America and Europe.

The Career Break Site


On The Career Break Site you'll find tons of career break opportunities, like ski instructor courses, TEFL, working abroad and volunteering.

The English Teacher Training College


+43 7614 51400 18

Teach, study and travel in Austria with a non-profit organisation! Earn an internationally recognised TEFL qualification while making a difference in the lives of children.

The Instructor Training Co

New Zealand

+64 (0)21 341 214

The Instructor Training Co offers you the opportunity to train for your ski instructor qualification in New Zealand. Five, eight and ten week courses available.

The Language House


+33 (0)6 84 83 85 59

TEFL/TESOL programme available. Also courses in French, Arabic, Spanish or Italian. Small classes.

The New England Wild Flower Society & Garden in the Woods


+1 508 877 7630

The oldest plant conservation organization in the USA and a leader in regional plant conservation programmes and native plant studies. They have volunteering and internship opportunities.

The Travel Visa Company Ltd


+44 (0) 1270 250 590

The Travel Visa Company Ltd specialises in obtaining all types of visas for destinations right across the world including Australia, USA, India, Russia, China and Sri Lanka.

Timberline Canadian Alpine Academy


+1 403 763 3032

Timberline Canadian Alpine Academy is a locally owned Outdoor Adventure School situated in Banff, Canada. They specialize in Gap Year Ski & Snowboard Instructor Courses with paid internships.

Total Nannies


+44 (0)207 0601213

This company places nannies and au pairs worldwide.

Twin Work & Volunteer


0208 297 3278

Work and volunteer programmes listed. Also offers a travel insurance package.

V2 Volunteer & Vacation


+44 (0)203 289 4611

Join us for an amazing volunteering experience on the islands of Jamaica or Trinidad and Tobago.

Visas Australia Ltd


+44 (0)1270 250 590

Visas Australia Ltd specialises in processing and issuing all types of visas, particularly suited to gap-year travellers. Their service is approved by both the Australian Tourist Board and Australian High Commission.



+61 741 686 106

Visitoz provides training and guarantees work for young people between the ages of 18 and 30 in agriculture, hospitality, child care and teaching all over Australia.



WE ARE SNO provide ski and snowboard instructor courses at resorts around the globe. All courses come with guaranteed paid work for winter!

Work and Traveller


+49 (0)5242 5810090

Innovative Operator for Working Holidays especially Work and Travel in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Chile & Japan.

Work the World Ltd


+44 (0) 1273 974 634

Organises healthcare and community development projects that provide maximum benefit to both the participants and the overseas communities they support.



01483 791010

Workaseason offers a wide range and variety of jobs in the Alps - from Resort Reps, Hospitality Management, Chefs, Bar Staff and Childcare to name just a few - all based in top class countries and resorts.

Xtreme Gap


+44 (0)20 32867065

Gap company offering extreme sporting adventures.