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Working Holiday in UK (Lite)

Experience
Working Holiday
Destination
United Kingdom
Duration
6 to 24 months
Ages
18 to 30

Limited spots. Earliest available arrival is currently Feb 2023, and closing very soon.

From $1,995

$495
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Trip overview

Built for the traveller who wants to work & travel abroad with only the essentials and our famous trusted support system. Embark on the adventure of a lifetime with our Working Holiday in the UK (Lite) trip. We’ve taken our most popular full-service trip and cut out some of the extras, to “lighten up” the experience and help you travel with us for less. From the fairytale-esque streets of Edinburgh to the bustling cultural heart of London, the UK has a little something for everyone! 

  • Secure your job before you fly with a UK Job Match - Done virtually, usually from your home!
  • Largest network of partner companies - land a job almost anywhere from the the quiet countryside to the city
  • Meet others through our Social app, join exclusive Global Traveller getaways & meet-up events
  • Dedicated Trip Coordinator to save you time, money & stress from arriving unprepared
  • Assistance with flights, travel insurance, accommodation, visa application & more

Don’t spend 4+ weeks job hunting in a foreign country with no income. Most travellers book 6-12 months ahead, dates are flexible, but spaces are strictly limited, so start planning today!

Looking for more support & even better inclusions? Check out our most popular Working Holiday in UK trip, which includes unlimited job matches, epic side tours & even more support.

Inclusions

UK job match

A lot of companies won't hire travellers. We’re partnered with many of the best local businesses that will. Land your first job to start soon after arrival, and save time, money & the worry of returning home early.

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

Handpicked from an experienced team who’ve been there, done that and 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.

Pre-Departure Guide

Our in-depth pre-departure guide will have all the information you need about your trip & destination, at your fingertips.

Personal Travel Concierge

You'll get a personal Travel Concierge to plan your flights, insurance or any other add-ons to synchronise perfectly with your trip. Deal with a real human and get personalised booking help 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.

3 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 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 SIM with your first month’s calls, SMS & data included, and help set up your UK bank account and National Insurance Number.

London hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour

The best way for you to get your bearings in London! Climb on board this hop-on, hop-off bus tour, and enjoy the freedom to jump on and off at any of the designated stops around the incredible city.

Permanent accommodation support

If permanent accommodation isn’t provided with your job opportunity, our local team can give you the tools and advice to help you find your perfect home.

Ongoing local team support

Throughout your time here you will have the support of a local expert. They will help to open up the wonders of the UK, supporting your every need while you work and travel around the country.

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.

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.

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.

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Social

Travel alone but never lonely with Social! An exclusive social network inside our gWorld app to talk, share & meet-up with other Global Travellers in your region, with a dedicated Community Manager.

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Global Academy

Gain access to an ever-growing range of skills & languages to learn before & whilst you travel.

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Invites to Global Getaways

Be invited to exclusive customer only bucket-list side trips, so you can meet new friends and see more of the world while abroad.

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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?

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

Wake up to a new adventure every single day, meet new people and be the envy of everyone back home when you dive into our Working Holiday (Lite) in the UK!

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.

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 3 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

Today’s the day you get the proper London welcome experience! We’ll give you your pass for the hop-on, hop-off sightseeing tour with live commentary at your in-person Global orientation with our travellers, so you can check out London’s best spots and get a real feel for the city. Go solo, or with your new Global travel buddies, it’s entirely up to you. If you're heading off to your new job right away, this inclusion remains valid for any future time you'd prefer to use it instead.

Day 4+

After you’ve had your 3 nights stay in London, it’s generally time to move on to where your new workplace is. If permanent accommodation isn’t provided with your job opportunity, our team can help you find the perfect home. Transport arrangements to your new location can be organised with the help of our local team too.

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!  Stay connected with Social, where you can reach out to your Community Manager, stay updated with events happening in the country and chat with Global Travellers near you. You will also be invited to traveller meet-ups and exclusive Global Getaways, giving you access to short bucket-list side trips to awesome locations so you can continue to make new friends and see the world together. We’ve also partnered with a company that specialises in tax returns for working holidaymakers so you can easily lodge this online and return home with a little extra cash in your pocket! Get in touch with our team for more information about this.  Did you know we have an even better trip than this one for the UK? With more inclusions, side trips and support, check out our premium, most popular Working Holiday in UK trip.

Working Holiday jobs & locations in the United Kingdom

Land an entry to mid-level job in the UK 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 UK Partner Organisations are in, and where you can expect to find yourself being matched with too!

  • Hospitality like bars, cafés & restaurants
  • Tourism
  • Historic UK Pubs & Bars
  • 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

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Frequently asked questions

Why go with Global Work & Travel?

As the world’s leading gap-year and “work & travel” company, we offer you the ability to not only choose from a number of awesome experiences all over the world but, we'll be your support system from the very first moment you become a Global Traveller! We provide a premium service that allows you to pick the destination of your dreams, get our visa & pre-departure assistance, book great flights and organise the perfect travel insurance or tours for when you arrive. Plus, we’ll back it all up with some cool and exclusive tech features that are with you the entire time.

As a Global Traveller, you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace deals for discounts with our brand partners, a unique social network to connect you with other Global Travellers when you’re overseas, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages to learn as you travel, invites to bucket-list side trips with other travellers, local meet-ups and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better?

And it doesn't even stop there. We continue to be there from the moment you land with a dedicated 24/7 emergency team, over 100 staff and ongoing support ensuring that you have the tools you need to feel like a local. That’s why 65,000+ Global Travellers from all over the world have chosen to turn their travel dream into reality with us and we can proudly brag that we’ve got the most & best reviews in the biz!

Why should I book now?

Covid-19 threw us a curve ball and pretty much halted all travel. 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.

As a Global Traveller you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace Deals, a unique social network to connect you with other like-minded Global Travellers, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages, and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better?

Why not give yourself something to look forward to by booking that trip!

Can I travel with a friend?

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 we should be able to have you and your friends placed together or nearby. Meaning that you can live, work, play & travel together!

But wait there's more! Not only can you travel the world with your besties at your side, you can also earn some extra cash towards your own trip just by referring your friends to Global Work & Travel. You can learn more about the great referral rewards program inside your gWorld account once you join.

And for those who decide to go-it-solo, we’ve made it easier to meet other Global Travellers in the same region as you. Just like any other social platform, you’ll be able to interact, share, chat and meet with some really cool people who are doing trips just like you!

What happens if COVID affects my trip?

If you have to make any changes to your departure date, you’re protected with 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-19 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 recommend travellers purchase Global Travel Cover travel insurance that provides Covid-19 medical protection too.

Do I need to be vaccinated to book?

As border restrictions for countries begin to ease, being fully vaccinated will maximise the number of locations you can visit. So while you are not legally required to be vaccinated, and it’s also not a requirement to travel with us, it will limit some of the countries that you can visit and may make it harder to travel through over the next 12-18 months. We highly recommend our travellers look at the current travel restrictions of their destination, speak with a medical professional or get in touch with our team for travel advice.

What happens if I want to cancel my trip?

Our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility means you can change your trip’s start date up to 84* days before departure without incurring any charges when you 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 84* days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Store Credit which you can put towards booking absolutely anything travel related with your Travel Concierge within the next 2 years!

*Some select trips excluded, including Teach (Spain, Italy & Czech Republic) and USA (Summer Camp, Working Holiday and Hotel Professional), and others as listed in Booking Conditions.

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.

Still have questions?

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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