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Working Holiday in UK

4.9(1484 reviews)
Experience
Working Holiday
Destination
United Kingdom
Duration
6 to 24 months
Ages
18 to 30
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Interest-free payment plans

Pay your trip off in instalments that you get to choose.

Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility

If Covid gets in the way, again, we've got your back. Read more here.

Lifetime deposit guarantee

Change of mind for trip, destination or dates? No problem! Learn more here.

Trip overview

Uncover what it’s like to live like a local on our Working Holiday in the UK trip. Explore an exhilarating world of opportunities and British experiences, with the security of a local income to fund your trip. Immerse yourself in the buzz surrounding UK's bustling cityscapes, lush countryside and rich heritage, with a line-up of world-class summer festivals and bucket list-worthy attractions to keep you entertained. Plus, all of Europe is literally on your doorstep!

We offer the complete package and, most importantly, score you job interviews with awesome local businesses so you can stay longer and fund all your European adventures! Our in-country team will help you get set up with everything you need to kickstart this new exciting adventure. From working holiday visa application advice, transfers and accommodation, local experiences, a UK local bank account and mobile number, and so much more, we’ve got you covered.

We know that one of the elements of a successful working holiday is to find local, seasonal employment to use as a means to fund your travels around the country. We also know that only certain businesses and industries will even consider hiring a traveller. We develop and maintain partnerships with hundreds of local businesses that do hire travellers, so you can save yourself time, money and stress with our Guaranteed Interview Before Arrival* and Unlimited Extra Interviews* to make your working holiday the best experience it can be.

Thrive in London’s metropolis full of live music, bustling nightlife and sporting hype, relish in the beauty of Scotland’s quaint seaside towns or be charmed by the history of Wales’ rustic castles and cathedrals. Whichever journey you choose, you’ll have the chance to make lifelong friends and break away from your usual routine back home. Take full advantage of weekend getaways in Europe and the freedom to travel as far and wide as you want between jobs. This trip is perfect for those who dream of being more than the average tourist and adventure for longer.

Inclusions

Guaranteed interview before arrival*
A lot of companies won't hire travellers. We’re partnered with many of the best local businesses that will. *Save time & money with a Guaranteed Interview before you arrive or we’ll extend your initial accommodation until you do.
Unlimited extra interviews*
When it’s time for somewhere new, tap into our national database of Partner Organisations to keep funding your travels. *No limit on interviews when you’ve given required notice to leave & remained professional.
Dedicated Trip Coordinator
Handpicked from an experienced team who’ve been there, done that and are ready to guide you through your entire journey and leave no question unanswered.
Working holiday visa guidance
Get your working holiday visa approved as cheap and easy as possible with our step-by-step instructions and personal guidance by your Trip Coordinator.
Personal Travel Concierge
You'll get a personal Travel Concierge to plan your flights, insurance or any add-ons to synchronise perfectly with your trip. Deal with a real human and get a personalised booking experience that ticks all your boxes.
Private airport transfer
Start your trip off right and roll up like a VIP! When your plane lands a private chauffeur will be waiting to whisk you straight to your included hostel accommodation in style from Heathrow airport.
4 nights of hostel accommodation
Meet other Global Travellers in the heart of London. A 4-person dorm makes it the ultimate lodging for jet-lag recovery, or treat yourself and upgrade!
"Welcome to the UK" group orientation
Meet our dedicated local team at our Central London office for a detailed introduction on everything you need to know about life and work in the UK.
Local life essentials
We'll give you a UK mobile number & SIM with loads of data & credit for your first month, and help set up your UK bank account and National Insurance Number which you’ll need to work in the UK.
London experience day
In your first few days, enjoy your included full day’s hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour of the city, experience the London Dungeons attraction, and visit the iconic London Eye for 360° views of the city.
Nightclub party tour
Get acquainted with London’s famous nightlife in the best possible way, surrounded by party goers from all around the world. Head to London’s best venues skipping the queues, making heaps of friends and partying the night away.
2 nights to party at Oktoberfest or Ibiza
Take your pick between two of the best parties in Europe. Either two days camping & partying at the legendary Oktoberfest in Munich, complete with unlimited beer & sangria. Or, you could spend a couple of epic days in the party capital of the world, Ibiza! 2 hostel nights, daily pool parties, free club entries & an open-bar pregame every day, this will be one to remember!
Permanent accommodation support
If permanent accommodation isn’t provided with your job opportunity, we can help you find the perfect home.
$200 Global Tour Voucher
We know this will be the trip of a lifetime, so you also get a $200 Global Tour Voucher to put towards any Contiki, Busabout, Topdeck or G Adventures tour so you can go and explore some more of the world whilst you’re over there. You’re welcome.
Mail holding
At some point, you’re going to head off to travel. When you do, forward your mail to us and we’ll keep it safe for you until you get back.
Tax return assistance
Once your trip is over, we'll get your tax return sorted so you can get some extra cash back in your pocket.
Ongoing support from our local team
Think of us as your family away from home. Whether you need advice, a shoulder to lean on (literally) or you’re looking for your next job opportunity, our local team in London will provide you with unlimited support.
24/7 Global Emergency Line
Feel confident knowing we have a worldwide emergency team on standby, 24/7/365, so you can feel safe and secure throughout your whole trip no matter where you are in the world.
gWorld access
Stay organised with your personalised portal where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global.
Marketplace deals
Get exclusive access to deals and discounts through our online Marketplace. Save big on a huge range of products and services from our brand partners worldwide.
$250 off your next trip
The “Travel Bug” is a very real thing! Once you catch it, it really doesn’t go away! Book any other trip with us later and save $250. Why would you ever stop travelling?
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Just in case it’s not clear already, we’re not an employment or recruitment agency. Read more.

Qualification

To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:
  • Be between 18-30 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

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Trip details

Our Working Holiday in the UK trip is designed to get you set up abroad as quickly and safely as possible. Our expert team offer assistance with all those stressful essentials you need to get set up overseas, like visa applications, bank accounts, UK job interviews and help finding the perfect place to live. Simple, we’re here to ensure your transition to working abroad in the UK is seamless.

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Book with confidence

Interest-free payment plans

Pay your trip off in instalments that you get to choose.

Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility

If Covid gets in the way, again, we've got your back. Read more here.

Lifetime deposit guarantee

Change of mind for trip, destination or dates? No problem! Learn more here.

Trip location

Arrive in London so you can attend your orientation and get to know our local team at our Central London office. After that, you’re free to roam as you please!

Trip itinerary

Day 1

Once you’ve touched down at Heathrow you’ll be transferred in style to London city by your private chauffeur! Don’t worry if you arrive at Gatwick, we’ll provide an express train transfer to central London instead. You’ll arrive at your initial accommodation at a top-rated hostel in the heart of the action where we’ll cover the first 4 nights for you. Relax, make some new friends and settle in!

Day 2

Head to our Central London office for your orientation and set up your bank account and National Insurance Number so that you’re all ready to start working. Our team will also give you a UK SIM card loaded with 8GB of data, unlimited UK texts and calling credit, so you can easily keep in touch with loved ones back home, and new friends in London! Get the chance to meet the crew and plenty of other Global Travellers when you drop in.

Day 3

We’ll give you a full day’s hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour taking you to all the best spots in the city. Then you’ll get passes to the London Dungeons attraction to uncover some of London’s dark history, and then the famous London Eye ferris wheel to enjoy 360° views of the city. At night, join the nightclub party tour to explore London’s iconic nightlife and make new friends. If you’re heading off to your new job right away, these inclusions remain valid for any future time you’d prefer to use them instead.

Day 4

Most people have their interview before they’ve even left home. If you haven’t received yours within 4 days of arriving, we’ll extend your accommodation for free until we do. That’s how confident we are. And, if you’re not successful in your first interview, we’ll keep trying too!

Day 5+

After you’ve had your 4 nights stay in London, it’s usually time to move on to where your new role is. If permanent accommodation isn’t provided with your job opportunity, our team can help you find the perfect home.

6 months+

After successfully completing your first 6 months as a UK local, you might want to experience a whole new location, job or just take off and go travelling! Get in touch with your Trip Coordinator when you’re ready to jet over to Europe to one of (if not) the best parties of your life! Choose between your included 2-night trip to Oktoberfest or Ibiza. We’ll be here when you decide it’s time for something new.

Ongoing

Our team will always keep in touch with you throughout your stay. If at any point during your trip you need advice or support, our UK team will be on hand to answer all your questions. Don’t forget you can jump on our social media pages too or buzz our 24/7 emergency support line for urgent matters.

Make use of our epic Central London office as much as you can, whether it be for getting your mail held while you travel, hopping on some WiFi whenever you need or catching up with our friendly crew over a coffee or hot chocolate made by our in-house barista. Call up and book an appointment! 

Head home with some extra money at the end of your trip. We’ve partnered with a company that specialises in tax returns for working holidaymakers and you can easily lodge it online from anywhere in the world. Get in touch with our team when it’s nearly time to head home to get some cash back from your travels.

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Traveller jobs & locations 

Land an entry to mid-level job which will be fun and social, so you can make friends, learn new skills and have the freedom to explore new places. Located all across the country, here’s a list of the industries most of our Partner Organisations are in that you could expect to find yourself being matched with too!

  • Hospitality
  • Tourism
  • Historic Pubs
  • Scottish Castles
  • Summer Camps
  • Hotels & Manors
  • Labour & Construction
  • Sales
  • + More

Picture yourself catching the London Underground each day and working in one of the most bustling cities in the world. Or perhaps the idea of a 16th-century castle nestled among the countryside is more your scene. We’ve got connections to host companies dotted all over the UK, so you could find yourself working in any of these destinations. 

  • London
  • Oxford
  • Solihull
  • Thame
  • Hertfordshire
  • Cotswolds
  • Surrey
  • Hampshire
  • Scotland
  • Dorset
  • Guernsey
  • + More

Reviews

Christopher P
Booked in Jun, 2019
Vedrana has been very helpful and has given useful information about how things operate. She has gone out of her way to make sure everything runs smoothly, has been contactable from the first moment, and been a warm person to be with during the orientation.
Dale C
Booked in Jun, 2019
V has been absolutely phenomenal. Extremely helpful and understanding. Could not have asked for a better arrival coordinator and she has exceeded all my expectations not just as a travel coordinator but Global Work as a whole. Super welcoming and easy going. She has helped me fit in so much easier than I thought and has provided alot of essential information. Extremely happy!
Gemma M
Booked in Sep, 2019
My experience so far with The Global Work and Travel company has been outstanding. Katy and Kirsty have been very helpful and have met every need or requirement I have presented them with. I am most satisfied with their level of efficiency considering the time zones before I came over to the UK. Can’t wait to commence this journey, feeling even better knowing I’m in good hands with plenty of support.
Harrison G
Booked in Mar, 2019
Kirsty has been an excellent coordinator throughout my moving process. I was constantly listing emails and important information and I received fast replies with no judgment. She has made the orientation very simple and easy, explaining all perks and problems in an easy efficient way. She has a very bubbly personality which makes her very approachable easy going.
Simon D
Booked in May, 2019
Jaz was a fantastic trip coordinator. Any questions I had she answered diligently and if she didn't have an answer at the time she would follow up and get one for me. Additionally, if I had any objections or queries her responses were well thought out, had great reasoning, and consulted me and provided recommendations. She was fantastic. I couldn't recommend anyone more thorough than Jaz was.
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Frequently asked questions

Yes! There are several destinations that are open to travellers right now! And if you’re from Australia, you could be able to get an exemption to travel if you’re travelling for over 3 months*, which is the majority of our trips. We can advise how to apply for this exemption. We recommend our travellers book their trips at least 6-12 months in advance, so by the time you’re ready to depart we’re confident your destination (if it’s not already open) will be open and ready to go. *Full exemption info here.

If you have to make any changes to your departure date, you’re protected by our Lifetime Deposit Guarantee and our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility. With this, we will change your trip dates for free. If this doesn’t fit around you and you can’t go on your trip anymore, we will give you a 100% refund in the form of a Trip Credit with us (See terms). If you’re unable to use it, you can also transfer that credit to someone else for them to put towards any trip too.


If you’re affected by COVID while you’re overseas, you will have all the support you need from our team or partners in-country as well as have access to our 24/7 Global Emergency Line. We work with a travel insurance company that provides COVID protection, and people going on Volunteer trips will get this for free currently!

Yes we are! All of our trips are still being planned for and taking new bookings. We always recommend that our travellers take 6-12 months between booking their trip to departure. This gives you plenty of time to arrange all the finer details of your trip, and pay it off. If things don’t go as planned you are always able to rearrange your trip using your Lifetime Deposit Guarantee and Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility! So there is really nothing to worry about.

In 2020, the world stopped. This means that we have a backlog of travellers, just like you, who are desperate to get out and explore the world! Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12 months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free. If COVID affects your trip, you are protected for any changes with our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility. Why not give yourself something to look forward to, by booking that trip!

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips (excluding Summer Camp in the USA) we should be able to have you and your friends placed together. If availability doesn’t allow it, we’ll get you in the same area. So you’ll be able to have this experience together!

Our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility means you can change your trip’s start date up to 56 days before departure without incurring ANY charges, and you’re able to rebook it for ANY time (or even any other trip) in the next 2 years from your original start date.


In the event that you want to cancel your booking altogether, if you give us over 56 days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Travel Credit which you can put towards booking absolutely anything travel related with your Travel Concierge within the next 3 years!

How it works

Make your decision
Choose your trip style and destination, and confirm your spot with a deposit. Then, open your gWorld account and celebrate, the hardest part is over and the fun is about to begin.
We become friends
You’ll be matched with a personal Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs. They’ll guide you through everything we need to do together, so you can leave your worries behind.
Time to go
We’ll get your tickets in-hand and your transfers ready. Then, our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared for your arrival. It’s now time for the real adventure to start.
24/7 support
Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support and check-ins. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24/7.

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Why go Global

Flexible trips
The unexpected can happen sometimes. Can't travel right now? Swap your trip, gift it or save it for later with our Lifetime Deposit Guarantee.
Worldwide support
Know that someone is always ready to assist throughout the journey & they’re only a call, tweet, comment, text or double tap away, 24/7.
We're the experts
With over 10 years in the industry and a team of over 100 passionate pros, you can bet we know our stuff better than anyone else.
Partner network
We have over 1,200 partners around the globe, so we have access to plenty of exclusive opportunities to make your trip the best it can be.

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