Paid Work

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.

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Canada - Whistler Blackcomb Ski Instructor Jobs

Whistler Blackcomb Ski Instructor Jobs

Qualify as a ski instructor on our 4 week instructor programme before going on to teach skiing on your ski season. Taking part in our programme means that, on successful completion of your Level 1, not only will you be qualified, you’ll also be eligible for employment by Whistler Blackcomb as a Whistler Kids ski instructor.

Feel fully supported throughout the programme; benefit from our comprehensive and personal pre-departure support and advice, and enjoy a complete welcome package on arrival, including transport, accommodation, a ZipTrek Tour and banking guidance from Tory, our Whistler rep.

Normally, Whistler Kids will only accept applications from people who are already qualified. Our programme is the way to qualify and teach in the same season!

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Canada - Whistler Blackcomb Ski School support jobs

Whistler Blackcomb Ski School support jobs

Work in the fast paced environment of Whistler Kids in one of our support roles for the winter season.

We have three different types of role available: either working back of house in the ski school kitchens; helping to ensure all of the Whistler Kids Zones are safe and fun as an Outdoor Ranger; or working closely with the kids in the den, helping to keep them motivated and having fun both during and outside of their lesson timetable.

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Canada - Winter Hospitality work in The Rockies

Winter Hospitality work in The Rockies

Spend a winter season in the Canadian Rockies working in hospitality roles in hotels. Have a guaranteed job before you leave home. Earn money to finance an awesome ski or snowboard season and make the most of life in this famous mountain region with its varied terrain and good snowfall.

Now includes a season ski pass!

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Romania - Paid Ski Season in Romania

Paid Ski Season in Romania

Become part of a prestigious ski and snowboard school in Romania’s largest ski resort, Poiana Brasov. Train to become a ski or snowboard instructor before being employed to teach tourists, take them out on the slopes and improve their technique. Enjoy all that Eastern Europe has to offer in your free time, from immersing yourself in the snowsports to tasting the hearty local cuisine to exploring Transylvania.

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Thailand - Gain a TEFL and teach English in Thailand

Gain a TEFL and teach English in Thailand

Gain a TEFL and teach English in Thailand. Earn a qualification on the tropical island of Phuket that prepares you for a well paid teaching job for 4-6 months.

 If you want to spend time in the ‘Land of Smiles’, surrounded by beautiful beaches, why not earn a TEFL and teach English in Thailand?  This 4 week TEFL course is designed to enable you to find a well paid teaching job. The course is delivered by an experienced TEFL teacher (and a native English speaker). With his extensive knowledge and enthusiasm, it is hard not to feel passionate about the teaching profession.

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New Zealand - Work in New Zealand and experience Maori Culture

Work in New Zealand and experience Maori Culture

Experience the best of New Zealand’s North Island with a fantastic orientation including a trip to the beautiful Bay of Islands, Cape Reinga and a historic day of complete immersion into the rich Maori culture. Take full advantage of the support from our Auckland team who will be there to help set up bank accounts, tax file numbers and sim cards, and deliver detailed presentations on job finding. You will be entitled to 12 month assistance with paid work and lots of help in the most important part – travelling and having fun!

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Australia - Farm work in Australia

Farm work in Australia

Experience life as a jackeroo or jillaroo on a farm in the vast and beautiful Australian Outback. Learn to ride dirt bikes and horses, muster and work with cattle, pick up fencing skills, use chainsaws and operate tractors on our fantastic introductory farm training week. Oh and did we mention you are guaranteed a paid job at the end of the programme?

This is an excellent way to experience the true Aussie outdoor lifestyle and meet real, rural locals. It is also a really great opportunity to save some money and fund further travels around this amazing country!

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Australia - Work in Sydney and Explore Australia

Work in Sydney and Explore Australia

Sydney: a famed city known for its golden beaches, iconic sights and fabulous outdoor lifestyle. Join a group of like-minded backpackers and get set up for working life. With a full week’s orientation and access to 12 months of job finding assistance, you’ll hit the ground running with a paid job and social network within a few weeks of arrival!


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Canada - Winter Hospitality work in Tremblant

Winter Hospitality work in Tremblant

Improve your French, earn money and ski during your season-long stay in the French speaking resort of Tremblant. Depending on your language level you could be working in a wide range of jobs, from dishwasher to bar tender.

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Canada - Whistler Hospitality jobs

Whistler Hospitality jobs

Work in one of Whistler’s top hotels on your ski season, working hard to earn the money to make the most of the incredible skiing and snowboarding opportunities here. Whistler is one of the world’s most renowned resorts for its variety of terrain and its amazing powder, so you could not ask for a better place to spend your season.

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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!