The Spiritual Heart of Australia
We are seeking those who are passionate about food, bars, restaurants, banquets and most importantly, guest service, to work as a Food & Beverage Attendant as part of your hospitality work placement. You will be working across several Food & Beverage hotel outlets and functions, including The Deck Eatery, Springs Breakfast Restaurant, Pool Bar, Mini Bar and Room Service.
Alliance Abroad Work Experience Australia participant Matt Jaggi has left his home in Salt Lake City, Utah and has flown down under. His Australian Experience Begins. He will be checking in with us on a regular basis to share his experiences of living and working in Australia. We are all excited for him! Here is the beginning of his journey.
I FINALLY arrived in Sydney after a long, long 14 hour flight. I have to say though, the plane from LA to Sydney was rather luxurious. I felt like I was high class because of the dinner served. I was given several options. Chicken curry with beans and quinoa was my choice. Then the flight attendant kept swinging by and saying “Are you sure you don’t want some tea? Maybe a bit of Australian coffee? No? Just watah? Alright dear.”
Sleeping on the plane was awful though. At about 3 am a light flicked on behind me and an elderly man shouted for a stewardess. He had somehow shoved the rubber piece of the headphone is his ear, couldn’t get it out and was hollering that his ear was hurting. And of course there were no tweezers in the first aid kit on the plane. That was lovely to listen to as they finally extracted the piece from his ear without tweezers.
The hostel I am staying in is a little on the interesting side… I rode a squishy and cramped shuttle car to Woolloomooloo and was a little nervous for the first few minutes when they were driving down the opposite side of the road. I felt like they were gonna crash! I was then deposited at the Woodducker Backpackers Hostel and stumbled into the lobby with more luggage than I could safely carry at one time. After getting my room key I stepped inside a room much smaller than my bedroom in SLC. There were 6 bunk-beds crammed together and everyone was just beginning to wake up. I gulped and stepped inside.
I felt like the shiny new toy because everyone was soon really keen to talk to me and see where I was traveling from. I was the only American staying there (most of the group are all in their 20’s and from Germany) and everyone was really impressed when they found out I already had a job. Apparently they are all job-hunting and 2 or 3 of them have lived in the hostel several weeks now. One girl was even kind enough to move a dirty shirt off my pillow, showing me which bed would be mine for the next 4 days.
And now the house-hunting starts. Well, this should be an adventure!!!
Job Placement for Australia Working Holiday Programs
AUSTIN, Texas, June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Take a break from your ordinary routine to explore life down under. Work Experience Australia is an exciting and unique way to build international work experience while exploring one of the most breath-taking places in the world. Meet incredible people, enjoy direct exposure to the friendly “no worries” culture, and earn a higher-than-average starting salary during an international work experience in one of the most highly respected destinations within the Tourism & Hospitality industry.
This program offers paid hospitality internships with guaranteed job placement arranged before arrival. And, since it’s truly a work experience–not just a job–you will learn about the policies, systems and procedures that well-respected tourist destinations and luxury resorts have in place to effectively promote, manage, and grow business. Work Experience Australia will give you the opportunity to gain valuable direct exposure and insight into the hospitality industry in the fields of culinary, food and beverage, guest services, and more.
- Earn money to help fund your studies or travels while abroad
- Elevate your career path by working in well-known, luxury resorts
- Learn, first-hand, from respected leaders in the hospitality industry
- Get guided support before, during, and after your travels
Alliance Abroad Group, a leader in creating cultural exchange experiences for the global community, announces new opportunities in their Work Experience Australia program. AAG’s Australia program offers paid hospitality jobs in many of Australia’s top resorts. Exciting locations include Tasmania, which has been voted the most beautiful place in Australia, 7th best beach in the world, and is on Lonely Planet’s Top 10 places to visit in 2013. Available positions are Food and Beverage, Room Attendant, Kitchen Steward, and Spa Therapist. Australian employers are eagerly awaiting to interview participants on July 15, 2013 and July 16, 2013 for position start dates of October 2013. Visit the Alliance Abroad Australia website for more information on available positions and locations. There are even open positions for qualified Surf Instructors at Bondi Beach in Sydney!
- 12-Month Placement: $2,500 USD ($500 deposit with application)
- 6-Month Placement: $1,375 USD ($275 deposit with application)
- Deferred payment financing available to those that qualify. Add $130 for specific location placement.
- Tax back program – Since the jobs are being offered under a cultural exchange program, there is a program fee which may be recovered upon completion of your employment term (it will come in the form of a tax reimbursement). As a non-resident of Australia, you are eligible for a refund of income taxes paid during your employment term. In many cases, this refund is in excess of the initial program fee. AAG will help facilitate this refund for you, making this an almost zero cost endeavor!
Program eligibility requirements include:
- Be between the ages of 18 to 30 with a valid passport
- Have a high school diploma (or equivalent qualification)
- Obtain the required visa/paperwork prior to employment
- Have not previously entered Australia on a Working Holiday (417) or Work & Holiday (462) visa
- Not be accompanied by dependent children
- Must be a citizen of one of the following countries: United States, United Kingdom, Canada, Argentina, Bangladesh, Belgium, Chile, Republic of Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Republic of Ireland, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, Uruguay or Turkey.
Apply now, request information, and learn more at http://australia.allianceabroad.com/
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Surf Australia and be an Instructor
Qualified surf instructors will teach surf lessons for children and adults. Instructors will also be responsible for planning, inspecting equipment, and ensuring the safety of participants.
Positions: Surf Instructor
Start Dates: October 2013
Pay: $20 AUD
Type of Property: Surf School
Location: Sydney Australia
Area Highlights: Bondi Beach is located in the Eastern suburbs of Sydney. This famous beach hosted both the volleyball Summer Olympics in 2000 and the Scooby-Doo movie in 2003. Bondi Beach is an iconic destination with about 1km (0.62 miles) of coast line. Spending a summer on the beach will be a great way to escape the cold winter in the northern hemisphere.
Company Summary: This Surf company offers private lessons, easy courses, corporate packages for various surfing skill types. They also have an online and retail store.
- Have sound ocean knowledge, be safe in the water and be able to stand up with control on a surfboard.
- Able to complete a short ocean mission demonstrating ability to swim out past the breaking waves (100 meters), complete a 200 meter beach run, paddle out past the waves (100 meters) on a surfboard and another 200 meter beach run without rest.
- Complete a surfing Australia Level 1 surf coaching, ocean safety, first aid, and advanced resuscitation courses to gain full qualification.
Housing: Approx.180 to 200 AUD/week, to be located on a per-participant basis.
Ever wanted to know what it takes to work, live, and play abroad? Join us for a free webinar on Thursday, March 21st at 3pm CST to learn about the Work Experience Australia program. It’s an exciting and unique way to build international work experience while exploring one of the most breath-taking places in the world. Find out what Australian employers are looking for and how you can land a paid hospitality job with some of the finest resorts and tourist destinations abroad.
- What jobs are available right now (March/April start)
- Who’s hiring and what they want to see from candidates
- How to apply for a paid, 6-month job in Australia
- What you’ll need to consider before going abroad
Free Webinar – Sign Up Now!
When: Thursday, March 21st at 3pm CST
Where: Your Computer (we’ll send you a link)
Duration: 30 minutes
So, you’ve landed a working holiday in Australia… how awesome! During your time abroad, you’re sure to meet a lot of really cool people, see some amazing landscapes, and experience what a “no worries” lifestyle really means. But, first things first, what should you pack for an extended stay abroad and your travels in Australia? Here are some tips.
Planning What to Pack:
- Be sure to check the weather conditions of your working holiday destination before you depart. This will help you determine how to pack. You may also want to investigate what the weather trends were like during the past year.
- Don’t plan on taking anything that you would be upset about if lost.
- Think about what mementos you could bring along from home, for example, photos of family and friends. Having these types of items will be comforting in case of homesickness.
- Australia has many similar items you can buy when you arrive, so unless you have to use a special type of shampoo or toothpaste, you can buy these items when you get there. Plan to take enough toiletries for the first week or so while you get settled; then go to the shops to purchase a longer supply.
Packing List, The Essentials:
- Casual shoes
- Sandals/flip flops
- Dress shoes
- Running shoes
- Long sleeve shirts
- Short sleeve shirts
- Sleep wear
- Under garments
- Swimming suits
- Rain jacket/umbrella
- Alarm clock
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Travel-sized toiletries
- Pictures of your family and friends
- Cash ($400 – $500 in case of emergency)
- Medication (If you are taking a prescription medication, you will need to bring a doctor’s note or copy of your prescription)
- Electrical converter/universal plug**
*The Australian sun is much hotter than in other places of the world, so please make sure you bring a high SPF sunscreen and apply it regularly.
** The electrical current in Australia is 240/250 volts, AC 50Hz. The Australian three pin power outlet is different from that in North America so you will need an adapter socket. If your appliances are not 240/250 volts you will need a voltage converter. Universal outlets for 240V or 11 OV appliances are usually found in leading hotels.
Packing List, Optional Items (you can buy these when you get there):
- Hair dryer/hair products
- Full-sized toiletries
- Make up (for the ladies)
- Supply of favorite lotions and shampoos
- Passport and any visa paperwork
- Airline tickets / itinerary
- Photo ID
- Copies of itinerary, ID, and passport
- Host company job offer & program information
It’s suggested that you make two copies of all documents; leave one copy at home with a friend or family member and place one in your luggage. You may also want to carry a copy of your passport with you at all times rather than your physical passport, except for during international travel.
You may also want to check out this article, “Things to do Before Leaving for Your Internship Abroad”
I hope this information helps. Have fun and good luck!