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.

AmeriCamp

UK

info@americamp.co.uk

0161 312 3640

www.americamp.co.uk

So, who are AmeriCamp and what do we do?! Well… we send YOU to spend your Summer working in an American Summer Camp so you can earn up to $1845… read more.

Camp Cambodia

UK

info@campcambodia.org

0161 222 3780

www.campcambodia.org

Camp Cambodia specialises in providing our applicants with an unforgettable summer of jam-packed fun, making a huge change to the local schools and community in Cambodia. Furthermore, we work… read more.

Camp Thailand

UK

info@summercampthailand.com

0161 222 3780

www.summercampthailand.com

Have you ever considered travelling South East Asia? Then Camp Thailand is for you! Our different Camp locations across Thailand give you the chance to soak up the culture of… read more.

Camp Vietnam

UK

info@camp.co.uk

0161 222 3780

www.campvietnam.com

Created by the award-winning Camp Thailand team, we are a trusted name within the industry with years of experience behind us. With each member of the team holding travel… read more.

Mark Warner Ltd

UK

recruitment@markwarner.co.uk

0207 761 7020

www.markwarner.co.uk/recruitment2

Do you want to see a different part of Europe whilst making great friends, gaining valuable work experience and earning money all at the same time? Mark Warner specialise in… read more.

Mountain Cookery School

UK

0330 102 8001

www.themountaincookeryschool.co.uk

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… read more.

Neilson Holidays

UK

recruitment@neilson.com

01273 666130

www.neilson.co.uk

At Neilson Holidays, we've been providing our special kind of activity holidays for over 30 years with our Beach, Yachting and Ski holidays. From Windsurfing and Sailing Instructors, Childcare experts,… read more.

Oyster Worldwide Limited

UK

anne@oysterworldwide.com

+44 (0) 1892 770 771

www.oysterworldwide.com

Oyster Worldwide are the experts in helping people to find work abroad on their gap year. We have been working with employers abroad since 2000 and can secure you… read more.

PGL

UK

recruitment@pgl.co.uk

0333 3212 123

www.pgl.co.uk/jobs

Welcome adventure into your gap year with PGL. PGL is the UK's market leading provider of activity holidays and study courses for young people. For over 400,000 children every year, a… read more.

PlayaWay Abroad Ltd

UK

info@playawayabroad.com

UK: 0871 288 4412; Non UK: +

www.playawayabroad.com

"If you fancy a summer that you'll never forget, these guys offer the perfect opportunity to spend your it in the sunshine on a SERIOUSLY fun, working holiday. Get… read more.

Skiworld

UK

recruitment@skiworld.co.uk

0330 102 8003

www.skiworld.co.uk/recruitment

Work in the Mountains Have you ever wanted to wake up knowing that when you look out of your window your morning view will be snow, mountains and the perfect… read more.

Visitoz

Australia

info@visitoz.org

+61 741 686 106

www.visitoz.org

Visitoz - Australian Working Adventures. The award winning Visitoz provides a package of welcome, induction, training and job placements in rural and outback Australia. Visitoz started in 1991 when Dan… read more.

Workaseason

UK

recruitment@workaseason.com

01483 791010

www.workaseason.com

workaseason.com - Where every day off means more Recruiting exclusively for Inghams, Esprit, Santa’s Lapland and Ski Total, workaseason.com is the place to find out everything you need to know… read more.

Acorn Adventure

UK

info@acornadventure.co.uk

+44 (0)1384 398870

www.acornadventure.co.uk

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

UK

office@adventurealternative.com

+44 (0) 28 708 31258

www.adventurealternative.com

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

African Conservation Experience

UK

info@conservationafrica.net

+44 (0) 1454 269182

www.conservationafrica.net

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

UK

support@air-pro.co.uk

+44 (0)1695 511 61

www.air-pro.co.uk

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

UK

jobs@alpineelements.co.uk

0844 770 4070

jobsite.alpineelements.co.uk

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.

Animafest Experience

Spain

info@animafestexperience.com

+34 93 765 39 69

www.animafestexperience.com

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

Au Pair Ecosse

UK

ruth@aupairecosse.com

+44 (0) 1786 474573

www.aupairecosse.com

Au Pair Ecosse places au pairs with families in Scotland and sends British au pairs to families in Europe and America using established, reputable agent partners.

Au Pair in America (APIA)

UK

info@aupairamerica.co.uk

0207 581 7322

www.aupairamerica.co.uk

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.

AuPairCare

USA

customercare@aupaircare.com

+1 800 428 7247

www.aupaircare.com

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.

Britannia Sailing East Coast

UK

enquiry@britanniasailingschool.co.uk

+44 (0) 1473 787019

www.britanniasailingschool.co.uk

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.

BUNAC

UK

enquiries@bunac.org.uk

+44 (0) 333 999 7516

www.bunac.org

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

Bunters Au Pair Agency

UK

office@aupairsnannies.com

+44 (0)1327 831144

www.aupairsnannies.com

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

Bushwise

South Africa

+27 (0)87 754 6287

www.bushwise.co.za

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

UK

enquiries@campamerica.co.uk

0207 581 7373

www.campamerica.co.uk

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

UK

uk@campleaders.com

+44 (0) 151 708 6868

www.campleaders.com

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.

Canvas Holidays

UK

+44 (0) 1383 629012

www.canvasholidays.co.uk/recruitment

We have paid positions at over 100 campsites across Europe. We require a minimum of eight weeks commitment for July and August.

Castaway Resorts

Thailand

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

www.castaway-resorts.com

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.

CCUSA

UK

info@ccusa.co.uk

0208 874 6325

www.ccusa.com

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

UK

info@changing-worlds.com; media@changing-worlds.com

+44 (0)2081 238702

www.changingworlds.co.uk

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

UK

holidays@chateau-beaumont.co.uk

+44 (0)1388 741370

www.chateau-beaumont.co.uk

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

Childcare International Ltd

UK

office@childint.co.uk

+44 (0)20 8731 4551

www.childint.co.uk

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

China Study Abroad

China

info@chinastudyabroad.org

+86 10 8468 3799

www.chinastudyabroad.org

Club Med

France

+33 1 53 35 35 53

www.clubmedjobs.co.uk

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

USA

brian@coachesacrosscontinents.org

www.coachesacrosscontinents.org

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

Connect-123

UK

info@connect-123.com

+44 (0)207 096 1201

www.connect-123.com

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

Coral Divers

South Africa

cdc@coraldivers.co.za

+27 63 083 7613

www.coralgopro.co.za

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

UK

info@crewseekers.net

+44 (0)238 115 9207

www.crewseekers.net

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

UK

dsaupairs.wordpress.com

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

UK

sstraining@educatingadventures.com

+44 (0)20 7193 2647

www.easkiandsnowboard.com

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

Austria

info@eliteskiaustria.com

www.eliteskiaustria.com

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

Flying Fish UK Ltd

UK

mail@flyingfishonline.com

+44 (0)1983 280641

www.flyingfishonline.com

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

UK

info@gap360.com

01892 527392

www.gap360.com

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

Gi2C

China

info@gi2c.org

+86 10 52889011

www.gi2c.org

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

UK

+44 (0) 20 8533 2777

www.globalchoices.co.uk

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

Global Nomadic

UK

contact@globalnomadic.com

+44 (0)207 193 2652

globalnomadic.com

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

Australia

info@goworkabout.com

+61 (0)8 6226 9979

www.goworkabout.com

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

Good Teachers Union

China

esljobsinchina@outlook.com; tina@goodteachersunion.org

+86 138 3635 8190

www.goodteachersunion.org

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

UK

info@ibizaintro.com; liam@ibizaintro.com

0844 409 6474

www.ibizaintro.com

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

UK

09069 100 100 (premium rate

www.immigration.govt.nz/branch/londonbranchhome

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

Initiative Auslandszeit

Germany

info@initiative-auslandszeit.de

+49 (0)5242 4054340

www.initiative-auslandszeit.de

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

InterExchange

USA

info@interexchange.org

+1 212 924 0446

www.interexchange.org

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)

UK

ws@iepuk.com

+44(0)1572 823 934

www.iepuk.com

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

UK

info@istplus.com

020 7788 7877

www.istplus.com

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 / LoveTEFL

UK

tefl@i-to-i.com

+44 (0)113 205 4610

www.i-to-i.com

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

UK

info@jetsetterjobs.com

+44 (0)7792 284780

www.jetsetterjobs.com

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

USA

info@leaveurmark.com

+1 516 998 6615

www.leaveurmark.com

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

UK

info@leithslist.com

+44 (0) 1225 722983

www.leithslist.com

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

UK

chris@linkethiopia.org

+44 (0)20 8045 4558

www.linkethiopia.org

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

Lucasfilm

USA

jobs.lucasfilm.com

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

Mountbatten Institute

UK

info-uk@mountbatten.org

0845 370 3535

www.mountbatten.org

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

Natives.co.uk

UK

info@natives.co.uk

+44 (0)1772 639604

www.natives.co.uk

Seasonal recruitment website for ski or summer resorts.

Oxbridge TEFL

Spain

pnesbitt@oxbridgetefl.com

+34 93 532 75 65

oxbridgetefl.com/?idc=119&f=gapyear

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.

PJ Scuba

Thailand

pjscuba@gmail.com

+66 (0) 382 322 19

www.pjscuba.com

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

Planet Au Pair

Spain

info@planetaupair.com

+34 91 546 6605

www.planetaupair.com

Company placing au pairs throughout Europe and the USA.

Season to Season Employment

UK

enquiries@seasontoseasonemployment.com

0117 214 0769

www.seasontoseasonemployment.com

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

SeasonWorkers.com

UK

info@seasonworkers.com

0845 6439338

www.seasonworkers.com

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.

Shane Global Language Centres

UK

marketing@shaneglobal.com

+44 (0) 20 7499 8533 (option

www.shaneglobal.com

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

UK

info@skiacademyswitzerland.com

+44(0)113 3141510

www.skiacademyswitzerland.com

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

UK

dave.beattie@skivo2.co.uk

+44 (0)1635 278847

www.skivo2.co.uk

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

UK

sales@skiweekends.com

023 8020 6971

www.skiweekends.com

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.

Syndicat Mixte Montaigu-Rocheservière

France

anglais@sm-montaigu-rocheserviere.fr

+33 (0) 2 51 46 45 45

www.gapyear-france.com

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.

TeachVietnam

Vietnam

will@teachvietnam.co.uk

+84 90 365 4596

teachvietnam.co.uk

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

UK

teachabroad@teflheaven.com

+44 (0)20 8133 3885

www.teflheaven.co.uk

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

The Instructor Training Co

New Zealand

info@sitco.co.nz

+64 (0)21 341 214

www.sitco.co.nz

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

France

info@teflanguagehouse.com

+33 (0)6 84 83 85 59

www.teflanguagehouse.com

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

The New England Wild Flower Society & Garden in the Woods

USA

information@newenglandwild.org

+1 508 877 7630

www.newfs.org

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

UK

info@thetravelvisacompany.co.uk

+44 (0) 1270 250 590

www.thetravelvisacompany.co.uk

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

Canada

info@timberlineacademy.com

+1 403 763 3032

www.timberlineacademy.com

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

UK

+44 (0)207 0601213

www.totalnannies.com

This company places nannies and au pairs worldwide.

Twin Work & Volunteer

UK

0208 297 3278

www.workandvolunteer.com

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

Visas Australia Ltd

UK

sales@visas-australia.com

+44 (0)1270 250 590

www.visas-australia.com

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.

WE ARE SNO

UK

hello@wearesno.com

wearesno.com

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

Germany

info@work-and-traveller.de

+49 (0)5242 5810090

www.work-and-traveller.de

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

Work the World Ltd

UK

info@worktheworld.co.uk

+44 (0) 1273 974 634

www.worktheworld.co.uk

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

Xtreme Gap

Netherlands

info@xtremegapyear.co.uk

+44 (0)20 32867065

www.xtremegapyear.co.uk

Gap company offering extreme sporting adventures.