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Most popular jobs for Aussies in the UK revealed

With the recent news that Australians will potentially soon be able to work in the UK without a visa, combined with the booming job market, the UK may become home to a lot more than its current 120,000 Australians residents. 



From au pairing to bartending to being a kids camp instructor, working in the UK presents a world of opportunity. The experts in youth travel and working holidays, The Global Work & Travel Co. are expecting a spike in their current 1,000 travellers who travel to the UK each year on a working holiday. 


Fast Facts

• 60% of travellers completing working holidays in the UK are female and 40% are male
• The travellers who choose to work in the UK are 18-30, but predominately between the ages of 18-25.
• 85% of working holidaymakers work in the hospitality & tourism sector (such as hotels, centuries-old English manors, pubs and resorts, as well as kids camps and other outdoor activity centres). 5% work in sales and 5% au pair and 5% work in office/retail environments. 


Most popular jobs in the UK via The Global Work & Travel Co.


Bar Attendant

Whether it be working at the local pub or a nightclubworking in hospitality to meet new people and get the locals guide to living in the UK. Learn new skills on the go or come armed with a cocktail shaker in hand. There are many entry levelpositions available.


Kids Camp Instructor

There’s no better way to get into the summer holiday spirit than working as a Kids Camp Instructor. Say hello to warm weather, a healthy lifestyle and constant happy laughter. Helping kids learn new skills and create friendships with their peers is extremely rewarding. This kind of work is like no other, where you get the opportunity to meet new people, receive free food and accommodation. The best part, you will be able to save money, so you’ll be able to travel for months after. 



Retail Assistant

Get in the know and learn all things fashion in one of the fashion capitals of the world. The UK is filled with high-end fashion retailers, you could be a part of. Learn everything you can about that industry, meet exceptional co-workers and go travelling in between your work schedule. Retail is a rewarding job and is easily accessible. 


Wait Staff and Hosts

If you are a bubbly, fast working and are good at multitasking, then wait staff and hosting is the job for you. In the UK, wait staff and hosts work schedules can vary, which means there’s so much time for play. Not only would working within a UK restaurant help with your skill development, it’s also a great job to put on your resume, because it’s a globally recognised role. Working with likeminded people, you’ll be able save money and travel with your newly-made friends. The possibilities are endless. 


Front Desk Agent

Do you love meeting new people from all walks of life? A front Desk Agent is the first point of contact with guest’s accommodation and experience in hotels in the UK. A typical day involves registering/booking guests in and out of their rooms while accommodating any special requests.


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Published: 16 October 2019

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