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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Have questions about the Work UK program? We have answers! 

Most of the common questions we get regarding the program are answered below. Browse through the list of the questions below. Of course, if your question hasn't been answered, don't hesitate to contact your nearest office.

Before you go

Take the stress out of job hunting and start work in the UK within 14 days of arrival* with our Job Guarantee program! With different employment areas available, you will soon start earning English pounds, so you can save your hard-earned dollars for travel and good times.

JOBS ARE AVAILABLE IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS

  • Live-in Pub Jobs
  • Hotels- Bar & Hospitality
  • Administration / Customer Service
  • Construction & Trades
  • Teaching
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Childcare
  • Live-in Carers

 

Note: due to COVID-19 some positions may not be available until 2021 (contact CCUSA to discuss).

*Start dates will be after any industry related training, if applicable.. 

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The longer you are available to work the more employable you will be, so we expect you to be available to work for a minimum of 4-6 months.  Having said this it is in the end up to you and your employer to work out your arrangements. 
No, but like any job, the more relevant experience you have, the higher your chances of being employed are. Customer service or hospitality experience is a must. On the job training is provided for you during the first few weeks of your placement. 
Typically you will not find out until 5-7 days prior to starting. This is because jobs become available in cycles and current employees normally only give a few weeks' notice when they have finished their time working for the pub.

 

Yes; however, you will need to apply for your US visa before you leave New Zealand. We will also need your anticipated arrival date in the UK so that we can work with our Program Partner to ensure your dates will match up.

Lots of people do other programs, tours and travels before arriving and starting work in the UK.  Just be sure to communicate your exact start work date with our Program Partners.  
A minimum of 8 weeks.

Once accepted to the program our Program Partners will work hard to find you a job in the current work environment. If you are not working within 14 days of your agreed start date your program fee will be refunded.   Please refer to the Program Agreement for more details

On the job

It depends on your age, experience. qualifications and who you are working for, but to give you idea the average pay for the following the employment sectors is: 
  • Bar/Hospitality - £7.83/hour for ages 25 and over. £7.38/hour for ages 21 to 24. Less for “Live-In Jobs” as your accommodation is factored into your wage
  • Construction/Trades - £8/hour (unqualified), £14+/hour (qualified) 
  • Teaching - £14/hour or Teaching Assistant - £8/hour 
  • Administration - £10/hour