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Program Eligibility

Apply Today If You:

  • Are 18-30 years old 
  • Can commit to a minimum of 4-6 months and know the date you’ll be ready to start work.
  • Have previous paid work experience and/or training relevant to the employment sector that you are interested in.
  • Are enthusiastic, a hard worker and have great communication skills.
  • Meet the visa/passport requirements (see section below).

Simple Application Process

  1. Click here to download your application packet
  2. Complete and return all the documents including the the Program Agreement and cover letter payment form to Work UK email address.
  3. Once we review your application documents, our UK Program Partner will contact you to discuss your program choice, availability and other details.
  4. Upon a successful interview CCUSA will process your payment and complete the process.

Applications are accepted year round. You nominate your departure date and if travel is delayed, CCUSA and our Program Partner will work with you and the employer in regards to a new possible start date or other employment. Must apply to CCUSA at least 8 weeks prior to your anticipated departure date. 

Do I Need a Visa?

You must be eligible to work in the UK with either a:

It is your responsibility to obtain the relevant visa or passport.

CCUSA recommends you take the visa assistance option, with one-in-five visas being declined, mostly due to incorrect paperwork. It is well worth the investment! 

If you are applying for the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa you must obtain this before you depart Australia through the British High Commission.  Keep these points in mind:

  • You will be permitted to live and work in the UK for up to 2 years. This is a multiple entry visa.
  • You are only eligible for one Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa in your lifetime. 
  • You must be between 18 and 30 at the time of application.
  • You cost of the visa is approx. (£244) plus you will have to pay the International Health Surcharge £300 per year (ie £600 for the 2-year visa) This will entitle you access to HHS healthcare in the UK. Click here for more details.
  • You must have the equivalent of £1,890 in available cash funds in an account in your name at the date of lodging your visa application.
  • As part of the visa application process you need to get Biometrics Testing done (i.e. fingerprints scanned and a digital photograph taken).  There are select places in New Zealand that this can be done at and for some places you need to pay an extra fee.  
  • Ensure everything is correct on your visa application to avoid any delays or possible visa rejections. If you make a mistake in your application and your visa is rejected there is no refund and you need to reapply from scratch! This is why we encourage you to pay the Add-on fee to use the visa processing services of our Program Partner in the UK. 
  • Allow plenty of time for the processing of your application (i.e. 6-8 weeks).  You also need to carefully factor in when you plan on arriving in the UK as you must provide an arrival date in your application form (which cannot be any more than 90 days from the date you pay for your visa and have the biometrics testing done). You must arrive in the UK within 30 days of your anticipated arrival date and then collect a Biometric Residency Permit.
  • Visas are not issued to those with dependent children or people with a Criminal History Record.
  • The British High Commission will hold onto your passport throughout the entire visa processing time so it is important that you don’t book any non-refundable flights or tours until your visa is confirmed. You will want that visa in your hand before you commit to travel plans.

* All the above information is correct as of 1 September 2020.