Work abroad and enhance your CV with a different perspective on your gap year or career break. Showing future employers that you have not only lived overseas but also held down a paid job will really help your future career prospects! Most of our paid work programmes run for 3-6 months. Some people even choose to work abroad for a year. Plus, working overseas and earning money means you can fund further travel at the same time.
From summer working abroad to paid ski seasons, read below for all of the options we have available.
If you are stuck for gap year ideas and the thought of volunteering is not for you, a paid work programme overseas could be just what you are looking for.
Why work abroad?
Why not combine travelling with working in a foreign country. This is a great way to experience what a country and culture is all about by living and working as a local, with the locals. Oyster offers a variety of opportunities in different locations around the world. The benefits to working abroad means you can earn money to finance your tourist and travelling activities. This may mean utilising the amazing surroundings and pursuits in the area you are living, or saving it for expeditions further a field. All these experiences will aid in making your CV look more interesting and desirable to future employers and universities. It will demonstrate that you have the maturity and independence to live away from home, you can commit to a job or a course, and you may even develop skills in learning a new language. Don’t forget, you will make loads of life long friends from all over the world!