1. Sign up and get ready
You can arrive in Dublin anytime throughout the year! Just complete our basic online enrollment at least 2.5 months before you'd like to start (earlier if you can), and we'll walk you through getting your visa and flight.
You will need a permit called a Working Holiday Authorization. We’ll arrange this for you for the 5-month program! For the 12-month program you'll have to get this yourself, but it’s not hard and we’ll tell you how it's done.
2. Browse jobs and connect with employers
A few weeks before traveling you'll receive pre-departure information and a handbook including employers and agencies that have hired participants already. Once you're abroad, you'll be able to sit down and speak with dedicated staff regarding your job and travel goals.
Some people have reservations about just "picking up and going" without a job lined up but for many people that's exactly the appeal of a working holiday: no lengthy sponsorship and visa process. There are many seasonal jobs if you’re reasonably pro-active but you’ll want to make sure you talk to the jobs team in Dublin. Jobs include positions in hospitality, food and beverage, retail, manual labor, travel and tourism and more.
3. Travel and get paid
Meet new friends, get jobs, get paid, and travel whenever you want! Your Working Holiday Authorization will allow you to travel and work around the country for a few months, or up to a year.
Within a few days of your arrival in Ireland you will attend an orientation session in Dublin, where you’ll learn more about finding work, travel, logistics, and more. You can also join some free activities and meet new friends!
Throughout your time in Ireland the friendly job staff are available to speak with you about your goals and can connect you with employers for short-term work.