Looking for summer jobs abroad - sources of info

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Find most of what you need right here! All the major summer employers and as many as 300 small to medium size operations post jobs each year right here on Season Workers so you shouldn’t have to look much further. But not all companies have the sense to post their jobs with Season Workers (only joking!) so we have included this section with a few alternatives that may carry job and volunteer vacancies that differ from Season Workers.

Try Going Direct

Go direct to tour operator and organisation websites. If you have been on holiday and seen seasonal staff in action, or have been referred to a particular company try going to their website and contacting them directly. Many companies will let you apply on line and give a lot of the information you need to make a decision. Most significant summer employers can be found on the free Season Workers directory even if they are not actively using this site for recruitment.

Other Sources

Companies requiring seasonal staff sometimes (although far less over the last few years) advertise in the national and local newspapers. Specialist publications like the Caterer are a better bet.

Other Websites (but don't let us catch you!)

There are a number of seasonal recruitment websites as well. Payaway is a large resource of firsthand accounts from working abroad and lists many websites and useful links. Anywork Anywhere is a well established website and a lists good variety of seasonal jobs.

Obviously there are lots of other seasonal recruitment sites out there as well, we understand you have a choice. What to watch out for are those that ask for any kind of payment from a jobseeker, only list jobs with the few big operators, and beware of sites that list expired jobs or links to companies that are not recruiting to pad out their content (often without the company knowing they are there!). Between the sites listed above and Season Workers you should have no problem finding a summer job abroad or in the UK. Wherever you look, just make sure you do lots of research before taking a job.