Short-Term and Summer Jobs in England and Ireland
The Key Employers
Intern in Britain
BUNAC's Intern in Britain program offers US students and recent graduates the opportunity to work as an intern in the UK for up to 6 months. This is an excellent way to experience all the richness of British culture while gaining valuable workplace experience. Participants are required to arrange the internship before applying for the program and the UK visa. Internships can be paid or unpaid. BUNAC guides you through the process and acts as sponsor during your time in the UK. See website for details.
Dates: All year round.
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Acorn Adventure Ltd., Acorn House, Prospect Rd., Halesowen, Birmingham B62 8DU, England; 011-44-121-504-2066; www.jobs-acorn.co.uk. Activity holiday centers in North Wales and the Lake District of England that need instructors and catering staff for full season (Apr.-Sep.). Must already have permission to work in Europe.
Aillwee Cave Co., Ltd., www.aillweecave.ie. Tour guides and catering/sales staff for this show cave. Minimum stay 2 months at this busy tourist attraction open year-round. Non-European applicants must have permission to work in Ireland and health insurance. Hostel accommodation provided for a fee.
AMS Ltd., Tel. 011-0870-7270050 or 011-07740-086555; email@example.com, www.fruitfuljobs.com. Consortium of British fruit growers who pool information about job vacancies in the U.K. on this website. Most work offers include accommodation. Work permit required.
Ardmore Adventure Ltd, Berkshire College, Hall Place, Burchetts Green, Maidenhead, Berkshire SL6 6QR, U.K.; 011-44-1628-826699; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.theardmoregroup.com. Leaders, EFL teachers, sports activity leaders, lifeguards and many others needed for multi-activity and English language holidays for overseas children at residential centers throughout Britain.
Barracudas Summer Activity Camps, Bridge House, 27 Bridge St., St. Ives, Cambridgeshire PE27 5EH, England; 011-44-1480-497533; email@example.com; recruitment.barracudas.co.uk. Residential and day camps in southern England need coaches, instructors, lifeguards, and counselors.
Barretstown Gang Camp Fund, Barretstown Castle, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare, Ireland; 011-353-45-864115; fax. 011-353-45-864711; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.barretstown.org. Positions for paid and volunteer activity leaders, summer carers, and drivers at residential therapeutic camp for children with serious illnesses and their families.
Council for British Archaeology, St. Mary’s House, 66 Bootham, York YO30 7BZ, England; 011-44-1904-671417; email@example.com, www.britarch.ac.uk. Publishes British Archaeology six times a year with details of upcoming excavations in Britain.
Dublin Internships, 8 Orlagh Lawn, Scholarstown Rd., Dublin 16, Ireland; Tel./fax. 011-353-1-494-5277; firstname.lastname@example.org, homepage.tinet.ie/~dublinternships. Places fee-paying American undergraduates, graduate students, and graduates in professional level internships in the spring, fall, and summer. Internships are non-salaried. Application documentation should be sent three months in advance.
Field and Lawn Marquees, Ltd., Southlands, Leeds Rd., Thorpe Willoughby, North Yorkshire YO8 9PZ, U.K.; 011-44-1757-210444; www.fieldandlawn.com. Other offices in Manchester, Bristol, London, Edinburgh, and Glasgow. Strong manual laborers needed for summer season to erect giant tents and marquees throughout England, Wales, and Scotland. Must have permission to work in U.K./E.U.
Global Choices: Working Holiday Britain. Designed for those who want to come for a short - term work experience in hospitality - hotels, restaurants, conference centres or those who need help to be encouraged with necessary information and language skills to set up a working life in the UK. We offer accommodation in central London, weekend activities and sightseeing, English language course, discount card, free telephone card, free London guide and orientation about how to find a job in the UK. It is a great opportunity to visit, live and experience Britain in a way, which is not possible for a regular tourist. See www.globalchoices.co.uk for more (reviewed by Web editor).
Independent Living Alternatives, Trafalgar House, Grenville Pl., London NW7 3SA, U.K.; Tel./fax. 011-44-20-8906-9265; email@example.com; www.ilanet.co.uk. Volunteers needed for at least four months to provide support for people with disabilities to enable them to live independently in their own homes. Volunteers receive £63.50 ($125) per week plus free accommodation. Vacancies in the London area and the Lake District.
ISIS Education & Travel, 259 Greenwich High Rd., Greenwich, London SE10 8NB, U.K.; 011-44-208-293-1188; firstname.lastname@example.org. Teachers of English as a foreign language and activity leaders needed for residential summer language/activity camps held at 15locations around England.
Jobs.ie, 35 Wicklow St., Dublin 2, Ireland; 011-353-1-6703891; www.jobs.ie. Online employment listings in hotels, restaurants, bars and leisure centers, sales, etc. in Ireland. Chefs and experienced hotel receptionists are particularly in demand.
Kingsbrook USA Inc., PMB 117, 303 B Anastasia Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32080; 904-461-4291; Kbamericainc@aol.com; www.kingsbrookusa.com. Hotel jobs (6-12 months) and unpaid business internships lasting 2-3 months in Brighton, southern England as well as London. Must have European nationality or prior permission to work in the U.K.
Kingswood Group, Kingswood House, 11 Prince of Wales Road, Norwich, Norfolk NR1 1BD. 011-44-1603 284284; email@example.com, www.kingswoodjobs.co.uk. Jobs at holiday centers in Staffordshire, Isle of Wight, north Norfolk coast, Wales and the Lake District for candidates with permission to work. Recruiting partner in Canada.
National Trust, Community Learning and Volunteering, Rowan, Swindon, Wiltshire SN2 7YL, U.K. Tel: 011-44-870-609-5383; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.nationaltrust.org.uk/volunteers. One-week working holidays and outdoor conservation camps throughout the U.K. year round. Also opportunities for longer term full-time volunteering lasting 3, 6 or 12 months.
PGL Travel Ltd., Alton Court, Penyard Ln., Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire HR9 5GL, England; 011-44-1989-767833/0870-401-4411; email@example.com; www.pgl.co.uk. Hires hundreds of sports instructors, counselors and general staff for activity centers throughout Britain.
Planorganic.com, www.planorganic.com, based in West Cork, posts a few vacancies on Irish organic and ordinary farms. There is no WWOOF branch in Ireland but the international WWOOF organization (www.wwoof.org) lists 130 independent hosts offering a work-for-keep arrangement.
www.seasonworkers.com is a GAP year, and seasonal work website with a difference. Apart from hundreds of jobs with some of the UK's leading employers, there is a Reunion section where people who have done seasonal work abroad or in the UK can add their details and search for long lost mates. It is for anyone who has done any kind of season, including GAP years, ski seasons, US Summer Camp, outdoor pursuits and field study centre jobs.... (reviewed by Web Content Editor).
Supercamps Ltd., www.supercamps.co.uk. Children’s holiday company with many seasonal vacancies.
TASIS. Summer Language Programs, summer.tasis.com. Work as English teachers and children’s counselors at summer programs in Switzerland and England.
TCV (The Conservation Volunteers), www.tcv.org.uk. Organizes working breaks and conservation holidays throughout England for environmentally concerned volunteers.
Thistle Camps, National Trust for Scotland, www.nts.org.uk/ThistleCamps. Scottish counterpart of the National Trust (as above). Includes archaeological digs and trail building camps.
Trees for Life, The Park, Findhorn Bay, Forres, Scotland IV36 3TZ; 011-44-1309-691292; firstname.lastname@example.org, www.treesforlife.org.uk. Volunteers needed to restore the native Caledonian Forest in Scotland.
USIT NY, New York Student Center, 895 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY 10025; 212-663 5435 or 800-240-0573; email@example.com. Work in Ireland program in cooperation with USIT Ireland Ltd. (19-21 Aston Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland; 011-353-1-602-1904; www.usit.ie or www.workandtravelireland.org). USIT gives advice on job opportunities for Work in Ireland participants (see also BUNAC above; firstname.lastname@example.org).
Winant & Clayton Volunteers, 109 E. 50th St., New York, NY 10022; 212-378-0271, info@WinantClaytonVolunteer.org, www.winantclaytonvolunteer.org. Since 1948, has arranged for U.S. citizens to volunteer for 7 weeks during the summer in community social service agencies in Britain, followed by independent travel for 2 weeks.
Youth Hostels Association, England & Wales HR Dept., P.O. Box 6030, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 3XA, U.K; 011-44-1629-592570; email@example.com, www.yha.org.uk. About 400 seasonal assistant youth hostel wardens for 200+ U.K. hostels. Interviews required.