Work UK

The Adventure
The Details

The Adventure

What is Work UK

The UK has been a popular destination for Aussies and Kiwis doing working holidays.  Each year up to 15,000 Kiwis are able to take advantage of their Working Holiday Visa (Youth Mobility Scheme Visa – Tier 5), their UK passport, or the UK Ancestry Visa.

Working in the UK allows you to gain valuable international work experience and the opportunity to travel. We have partnered with several live-in pub and hotel service employers throughout the UK. CCUSA’s Work UK program will provide you with job placement, accommodation, and visa assistance.

We accept applications year-round, but you must apply at least 8 weeks prior to your desired start date.

The Details


To be eligible for the Work UK program, you must:

Program Options

  • Live-in Pub or Hotel Placement (no visa)
  • Live-in Pub or Hotel Placement (with Youth Mobility Visa)

It is your responsibility to obtain the relevant visa or passport.  If you are a UK passport holder, you do not need a visa. If you are not a UK passport holder, you have two visa options:

If you are applying for the Youth Mobility Visa, you must obtain your visa before you depart. You will get your visa through the British High Commission. Follow this link for more details on Visa Fees and Process
  • You will be permitted to live and work in the UK for up to two years.
  • You are only eligible for one Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa in your lifetime.
  • You must be between 18 and 35 years old at the time of application.
  • The earliest you can apply for a visa is 6 months before your desired departure date.
  • Allow 6 – 8 weeks for the processing of your application.
  • 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 granted.

Youth Mobility Scheme Visa

Follow this link for more details on the Ancestral Visa

Ancestral Visa

CCUSA Benefits

A Job When You Arrive in the UK

You will be working within 14 days of your arrival into the UK.


The Live-In Pubs and Hotel Placement options mostly have accommodation included. For other job sectors you will need to secure your own accommodation, but we will provide the resources and support to help you.

Travel insurance

Access to CCUSA’s travel insurance plans, so you are safely covered while you are traveling and working. Insurance fees vary based on length and type of coverage.

Arrival Assistance

Upon arrival, our Program Partners will provide assistance with opening a bank account, getting a SIM card, and obtaining your National Insurance Number.

Social Events

Meeting new people is one of the most enjoyable aspects of living and working overseas. Our Program Partners offer regular social events and discounts to local concerts, museums and shows.

Visa Assistance

CCUSA is always available to answer general questions about the costs, criteria and visa process.

Support from CCUSA staff from home and the UK

CCUSA staff are dedicated to giving you the very best service.

Fees and Costs

Fees starting from


*Fees vary based off option selected. For more information contact your local office.

Additional Notes


The Application Process

Click the link below to request and application.
Complete and return your documents to
Once we review your application our UK Program Partner will contact you to discuss your program choice, availability, and other details.
Upon a successful interview, our UK Program Partner will assist you in the visa process, job placement, and logistics related to working and moving to the UK.