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Planning your OE?  Welcome to International Working Holidays

We'll find you an awesome Live in UK Pub Job before you leave NZ

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Take the hassle out of wondering if you'll get work in the UK and we'll pre-arrange a job for you! We have some amazing jobs all with on site accommodation. 

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Getting off the plane and trying to find work can cost alot of your hard earned savings, and frankly it's not much fun trekking all over to interviews, then having to pay for yet another night accommodation because you haven't scored a job yet.

We'll take all the stress away that comes with not finding work, running out of money, which often leads to young kiwis having to head home early. We definitely don't want that!

That's what we are here for!

What you get from us!

  1. We will find you a full time permanent pub job in only a few weeks of applying (sometimes days). 
  2. You'll know exactly where you'll be working, your address, your pay, and how to get there before you fly from NZ.
  3. You'll get a UK Pub Job offer in writing, and we will confirm it in 24 hours of acceptance of offer. 
  4. We will provide you with detailed directions on how to get to your job on arrival
  5. Your accommodation and meals will be included - some include on and off duty meals too.
  6. We'll also sort out your Bank Account and NHS application. #wemakeiteasy. Kiwis we have sent just love their pubs. It's the best way to live and work in the UK. It literally saves you hundreds. 
  7. You can apply to be placed with a friend or partner - no problem!
  8. Assistance finding you flights and insurance (for no extra charge)
  9. We can also help with your Done For You UK Visa
  10. NZ Pre-departure support by kiwis who have done their OE - you can chat, FB Message, email, or call us. 
  11. UK SIM Card
  12. The lowest price at only $699 for all of the above. Apply Now

UK Pub Job Package also includes:

  • UK Bank Account Opening
  • Unlimited Fee Free Money Transfers
  • Choice of UK SIM Card
  • National Insurance Number
  • Arrival Info Party
  • 5 Day Gym Trial
  • Walkabout Pub Discounts
  • Discounted entry to the legendary ‘Church’ Bar/Club
  • 1 Big Night Out Pub Crawl
  • Camden Pub Crawl
  • Discounted entry to the Ministry of Sound
  • Discounted entry to the Monopoly Pub Crawl
  • Membership to our social events club
  • Free WIFI Access at our London Base (where you'll collect your BRP on arrival)
  • No Expiry Open Door Policy for everyone - for how ever long you need (London)

What you need:

  1. You'll need some hospitality based customer service experience to apply plus a nice photo and an application form (see below), a police check and that's it!
  2. You'll of course want to work in the industry - it can be long hours and shift work, it can mean night shifts and working public holidays. But this is such an awesome option having your living expenses more than halved. 

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The great thing about working in a pub is it costs you hardly anything to 'live' - enabling you to save your wages for much more exciting things like seeing Europe, concerts and shopping.

Thanks so much for finding me this awesome job - I just love it - the people are friendly, the pub is really nice and I am saving heaps - you made it all so easy!! Erin B  - Whakatane


UK Pub Job Overview and what to expect

  • You can expect to earn between £5.30 and £8 per hour live in. Tips are possible as well which can be anything from £30 to £100 per week.  You can bank on having an average of 40-55 hours a week work every week.
  • Most live in jobs are outside of London - scattered across the UK – a great opportunity to see the country!
  • Trains and buses easily transport you into London on your days off if you want to head there. 
  • You'll only pay from nothing to £50 a week for your board and this is deducted from your pay. So the rest is yours. Most of our jobs have free accommodation and meals. 
  • You will also receive tips on top of your wage. 
  • You don't have other expenses like power, gas etc.
  • Most pub jobs offer free meals, some provide all meals, ie on & off duty, others just meals whilst on duty.
  • You won't need to pay a huge bond deposit and rent up front to secure your accommodation. 
  • The cost of living in a pub program is unbeatable, your only expenses will include personal spending and subsidised accommodation and food.
  • The majority of pubs prefer you to stay 8-12 months minimum (at least)… if you are in a senior position you will be expected to stay longer. Senior positions or Chef placements require a 12 month commitment.


General Duties Include:

  • Serve alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks.
  • Draw beer from the tap and pour from the bottle.
  • Mix ingredients to make cocktails and slice fruit for garnishing drinks.
  • Prepare and serve a variety of coffees.
  • Refill drinks and cigarette dispensers.
  • Collect glasses from tables and either wash or place in glass washing machine.
  • Wipe down tables and empty ash trays.
  • Collect payment.
  • Operate cash register and give change.
  • Arrange bottles and glasses on shelves.
  • Clean bar service areas and polish glasses.
  • Assist in the cellar.
  • Assist in stock control.
  • Observe work place hygiene, occupational health & safety and security procedures.

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Personal Requirements:

  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Good memory.
  • Efficiency and speed.
  • Enjoy working with people.
  • Good personal presentation.
  • Prepare to work evenings and weekends.
  • Good cash handling skills.
  • Able to stand for long periods.

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Locations include 

  • Berkshire
  • Channel Islands
  • Cornwall
  • Cumbria
  • Devon
  • Essex
  • Gloucestershire
  • Isles of Scilly
  • North Yorkshire
  • Oxfordshire
  • Scotland (currently excluding Edinburgh) 
  • Somerset
  • Suffolk
  • Surrey
  • Warwickshire
  • West Sussex
  • Worcestershire

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Positions include

  • 2nd Chef
  • Assistant Manager
  • Waiter/Waitress 
  • Barman 
  • Chef de partie 
  • Cleaner
  • Commis Chef 
  • Deputy manager 
  • Food & Beverage Manager
  • General Assistant 
  • Food & Beverage Assistant 
  • Kitchen Assistant
  • Kitchen Porter
  • Pastry Chef
  • Sous Chef
  • Supervisor

Hospitality Experience is crucial to be able to apply for any of the above positions 

Application and Assessment Process

  1. We recommend you apply at least 6 weeks before you want to arrive. Alot of kiwis can get placed quicker than that but 6 weeks at least gives everyone ample time to sort you out.
  2. Purchase the Pub Job Package online. See below.
  3. You will need to complete a Clean Slate Third Party Police Check for us and send it to us for processing - cost is $12
  4. You will be assessed for suitability and closer to your departure receive details of the job and location of one or more job offers.
  5. If we don't accept your application your program fee ($699) will be refunded.

* If you are travelling sooner than 12 weeks you may want to get our Priority Criminal Record Check as the one above takes 6 weeks. 

I'm ready - sign me up!!

Fill out my online form.

Thank you!!! I have just spoken to Krystel and we had a great chat about the job and my past work experience etc. She says she is very keen to have me do the two week trial, Wooo! Thanks so much for how fast and helpful you are! ~ Libby 


Hiya! Just letting you know I have arrived safely and am now getting settled in at the eight bells! Thanks heaps for all your help in getting me here! Libby Wilson

"Thanks - I couldn't have done it without you guys. The job's going really well! Great team of people which is what makes any job I think. That's no problem don't mind at all” Ash Davison

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Thanks heaps for setting me up with the job in Sidmouth. I made some amazing friends and really enjoyed my time there. I have now left and I am working in a hotel up in Scotland. Courtney McCormack, Queenstown

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