APEX Foundation

Hospitality Employment UK Programme

Hospitality Employment UK participant working in a restaurant

Hospitality Employment Program UK

Duration: 25 weeks to 1 year, incl. 1 week preparatory course
Season: March, April, May
Program Start: Any Monday
Program Fee: £880 (see Financial Guide in “How it works”)
Age: 18 – 30
Student Status: Not required
Participants from: EU, EEA and Tier-4 Visa holders (others email us)
When to apply: Min 8 weeks before start, 10 weeks in high season
Paid: Yes

Overview

Hospitality Employment Programme UK places international students and non-students in paid positions in UK hotels, motels, restaurants, country houses, and other hospitality establishments for 25 weeks to 1 year.

While available for everybody, this program is great for hotel management school students who can request to be matched with large international hotel chains to enhance their future employability.

The programme offers front of house positions, which means that you will serve the customers.

This program aims to provide international understanding and gives the participants a chance to add international experience to their CV by doing a placement in a UK company. It is suitable for students wishing to gain international work experience and who have an intermediate level of English.

Offering paid work placements, the program helps the participants cover their expenses. Participants also get subsidized food and accommodation.

For those of you who have previously been in the USA, this program is very similar to Work and Travel USA. The longer minimum length makes the program unsuitable for summer vacations, but the positions are better and unlike with the USA program you don’t have to be a university student to apply! And it is possible to work for up to a year.

A Work Experience UK participant working in a pub in England

Work Experience UK Restaurant job

A Work Experience UK participant working at a hotel front desk

Work Experience UK – Hotel front desk job

A Work Experience UK participant working as a waiter in England

Work Experience UK – Waiter job

A Work Experience UK participant working as a bartender in England

Work Experience UK Bartender job

A Work Experience UK participant working at a hotel front desk

Work Experience UK – Hotel front desk job

Work Experience UK - Bartender with certificate

Work Experience UK – Bartender with certificate

Images of actual program participants – click on the images to see them in full.

How it works

Locations

Placements are located throughout the UK, from the Isle of Skye to Cornwall. You can indicate a preference for the part of the UK, such as North, South, East or West.

Twin Work Experience UK Placements Map

Placements Map

Placements

This program liaises with thousands of British companies every year to ensure that it has internships and work experience placements which match the individual career objectives of about 5,000 participants per year. See a small selection of the companies the program is proud to work with below. Hospitality Employment Programme placements include general assistants, bar staff, restaurant staff, housekeeping and other key roles in the hospitality industry. The hospitality companies are of all sizes and can be located anywhere in the UK and range from family based businesses to 5 star hotels.

A selection of companies that the Work Experience UK Level 1 program works with

Sample host companies

Preparatory Course

All students must attend a Preparatory English Language course for a minimum of 1 week prior to their placement, which will include workshops dedicated to providing students with all the necessary skills to get the most out of their experience. Participants learn hospitality and catering terminology and improve their English fluency. The preparatory course has proved extremely popular with students as participants enter their placement feeling prepared and, at completion, feel as though they have gained the most from their work experience. The 19-hour course contains 15 hour General English course, plus:

2 hour work skills workshop:

  • Interview skills and techniques
  • Customer service skills
  • Health & safety/food hygiene
  • Hospitality industry-specific vocabulary
2 hour pre-departure workshop:

  • Placement confirmation
  • UK employment law (NI, taxes, holiday entitlement, etc)
  • Travel itinerary
  • Welcome pack and student handbook
Work Experience UK Preparatory CourseWork Experience UK Preparatory Course

The preparatory course in London

Institute of Leadership & Management Certificate (optional)

This unique certificate can be gained alongside the participant’s chosen work experience programme. It includes induction and self-study totalling 35 hours. See the prices section below for the fee. We highly recommend this optional course to hotel management students! Topics include:

  • How Organisations Work
  • How to Access Help
  • Customer Service
  • Company Procedures & Codes of Practice
  • Data Protection Act
  • Safety & Security in the Workplace
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Standards for Appearance & Behaviour
  • Diversity
  • Communication
  • Anger Management
  • Feedback
Students showing their Work Experience UK Certificate

Get Certificate by Institute of Leadership & Management for your CV

Anyone studying for the certificate receives one year free Studying Membership of Institute of Leadership and Management, giving access to a range of resources and services designed to support their learning and development.

Financial Guide

This is a shared experience, not a promise! The purpose is to give you an idea what you can expect.

You can expect working for the current UK minimum wage (linked below as it may change). Depending on your position, you may also receive tips from your customers. The accommodation usually costs between £30 and £60 per week, including food and tops at about £80 when it is rather luxurious. Work hours in hospitality depend on the amount of business, you may work more at some parts of year and have fewer work hours at other times. 35 work hours per week in average is a conservative number, there were students who worked as many as 50 hours per week in the summer.

Let’s try this calculation:
You participate for: 6 months
Accommodation: £50 per week including food
Work hours: 35 per week
Salary: £6.08 per hour UK Minimum wage per hour

Half of year means 26 weeks times 35 hours per week = 910 work hours times £6.08 = £5,533
26 weeks of accommodation times £50 = £1,300
£5,400 of income – £1,300 for accommodation and food = £4,233 Currency Converter

That’s not bad, but let’s try 12 months of your program participation:

You participate for: 12 months
Accommodation: £50 per week including food
Work hours: 35 per week
Salary: £6.08 per hour UK Minimum wage per hour

Half of year means 52 weeks times 35 hours per week = 1,820 work hours times £6.08 = £11,066
52 weeks of accommodation times £50 = £2,600
£11,066 of income – £2,600 for accommodation and food = £8,466 Currency Converter

That’s a pretty healthy amount to cover your initial program fees, food, fun and maybe another internship in Australia or another dream location of yours :-)

Participants who make more are those who work more than 35 hours per week, receive tips, or even find themselves a part-time second job.

Key Points

Duration:

  • Min. 25 weeks to 1 year. Including 1 week preparatory course.

Start dates:

  • The programme starts any Monday in March, April and May.

Public Holidays in 2013:

  • Dec 25-26 2012, Jan 1, Mar 29, Apr 1, May 6, May 27, Aug 26, Dec 25-26 2013, Jan 1 2014
  • Please note that school will be closed between 23rd December 2013 and 2nd January 2014.

Locations:

  • You can be placed anywhere in the United Kingdom. If you wish, you may indicate your preference for the north, south, east or west of the UK.
  • The host companies are generally in smaller towns and rural settings, not in big cities.
  • You will get information about the location and type of placement before leaving your country.

Establishments:

  • Hotels, restaurants and country houses.
  • Students studying hotel management are welcome to request to be matched with large hotel chains.

Typical Positions:

  • Front of house positions. This means positions where you will be serving customers. Waiting, reception, general assistant, bar tender, ront office and end even hotel management trainee positions are available.
  • Students studying hotel management are welcome to request to be matched with large hotel chains.
  • Note: If you wish to gain experience in finance, human resources, engineering, law, banking, architecture, etc. check the Internships.

Salary:

  • UK Minimum wage per hour with deductions for tax, national insurance, accommodation and any other services provided by the employer, for instance meals. Tipped positions, such as waiters, can usually derive additional income from tips.

Accommodation:

  • During the Preparatory Course: Homestay Accommodation arranged by the sponsor.
  • While working: Arranged by the establishment, usually in staff quarters in or near the hotel.

Change of Arrival Date

  • Not allowed. The reason is that your employer makes plans for tasks such as initial orientation, safety training, shift scheduling, etc. based on your arrival date.

Note: Depending on the seriousness of the reasons why you can’t start the program on the date you requested in your application form, and the time when you announce that, the program provider may try to renegotiate the beginning of your program with your employer. If this is not possible, your cancellation from the program will result. See Cancellations & Refunds above.

Insurance
This program does not include insurance! You are required to arrange your own:

  • European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
  • Travel insurance
Travel Insurance Example

Insurance Example

Why both? The EHIC is NOT an alternative to travel insurance! For instance it will not cover any private medical healthcare if a public hospital wasn’t nearby! Or if you didn’t realize that the clinic you walked into wasn’t public. Nor will it cover the cost of things such as repatriation to your home country if you are seriously injured. You will not be allowed to start the program without adequate insurance. Click on the example below to see what travel insurance usually includes.

Important: Many insurance policies do not cover work. This program involves working. If you arrange your own insurance, make absolutely sure that it covers any injuries suffered while working!

Eligibility

Age: 18 – 30
Student status: Not required for applying
Experience: Previous work experience in hospitality required
Required languages: English
Required level: Intermediate and above, IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent)*
Nationality: EEA and EU nationals, and Tier-4 Visa holders (others please email us)
Type of visa: n/a

*All participants will be tested upon arrival and before going to their placement to ensure they have the level of English required for the programme. If they do not have the required level, they will need to purchase additional weeks of General English.

Prices

Application Processing Fee (non-refundable): $50 Application Processing Fee includes:

  • Processing your program application
  • Processing your payment to the program sponsor
  • Transferring materials and communication between you and your program sponsor until your departure for the UK
  • Responding to your email questions until your departure for the UK
  • Check APEX Foundation Terms & Conditions for more details

Program Fee: £880 Program Fee includes:

  • Enrollment on the programme
  • 1 week intensive employment preparatory course
  • 1 week accommodation after arrival
  • Paid work experience placement
  • Paid work experience welcome booklet
  • Monitoring and support throughout the placement (24-hour emergency student support)

Registration Fee: (non-refundable) £50

  • Charged by the Admissions Department

CAS: (non-refundable) £20

  • It means Certificate of Acceptance of Studies
  • It is necessary for applying for the Tier 4 General Student Visa
  • Non-visa nationals do not need it

Arrival Transfer*(optional): £71-160

  • The price is simply the cost of a taxi ride from one of the four London airports at which you will arrive. Your price will depend on how far is that particular airport from the place of your accommodation.

*It is your responsibility to inform us of your arrival details minimum 14 working days prior to the transfer! Failing this, the transfer may not be provided as requested/paid. Arrival details include: arrival date, arrival airport, the airline, flight number and arrival time.

ILM Certificate (optional, see details above): £95

  • Includes Professional Development Program by Institute of Leadership and Management.
Cancellations & Refunds
  • More than 2 weeks prior to the planned arrival: Program Fee less £280 is refunded.
  • Fewer than 2 weeks prior to the planned arrival: No fees paid will be refunded.

IMPORTANT:

  • Cancellations are only accepted on a Cancellation Form supplied by the program sponsor. The date considered as the date of the cancellation is the date when this form, completed and signed by the program participant was delivered.
  • In the event a refund sent according to the applicant’s instructions is returned by a bank or the postal service as undeliverable or unclaimed, £15 administrative fee plus expenses are charged for each subsequent refund attempt.

How to Apply


Timing
The sooner the better. At least:

  • 8 weeks prior to you planned arrival in the UK
  • 10 weeks prior to you planned arrival in the UK when applying for the summer season

The procedure:

  1. We email you a computer-fillable PDF application form with instructions.
  2. Fill it out, save and email back to us, we will check that it’s done correctly.
  3. Prepare your UK-style CV and Motivation Letter and email to us.
  4. If requesting a higher-level position, such as hotel management trainee, enclose suitable references from your previous jobs and other credentials you may have obtained. In English, or accompanied by translation.
  5. If everything is done correctly, we will ask you to print all the materials and sign them.
  6. Get a $50 check (Traveler’s Check) for the Application Processing Fee and send the entire package to us.
  7. You will be interviewed over Skype.
  8. Once accepted you will get instructions for payment of the Program Fee.
  9. We send your materials and payment over to the program sponsor.
  10. In several days you will receive a phone call from the sponsor to verify your English.
  11. Once accepted, you will receive your Certificate of Acceptance with Arrival Instructions.
  12. Shortly before your arrival you receive your job Placement Confirmation.
  13. After arrival in London, you will spend a week in the Employment Preparatory Course.
  14. After that you travel to your UK employer and start working.
  15. After you come back, we hope you will apply for another program we can offer you.
  16. You can become our student cooperator and make money helping future applicants.
  17. After the New Year, you will do your UK Tax Return.

Complete Application

Complete application must include:

  1. Correctly completed and signed application form
  2. Signed Program Provider’s Terms & Conditions
  3. One (1) passport photographs (self-printed digital images are not acceptable)
  4. British-style Curriculum Vitae
  5. Motivation Letter
  6. Letters of Reference in English (optional, but may help getting placed at a better establishment)
  7. $50 Application Processing Fee (by banker’s check, traveler’s check, or money order)
  8. Signed APEX Foundation’s Terms & Conditions (print them out and put a date and signature to the lower right corner of every page)

Contact us before mailing the application packet to make sure that nothing is missing!

Interview

  • Every applicant must be interviewed to verify his/her level of English and having correct understanding of the rules of the program as well as correct expectations of it.
  • The interview takes place after the complete application packet has been delivered to APEX Foundation.
  • The interview may be conducted by an experienced previous participant of a work-involving international exchange program, or when unavailable, by APEX Foundation’s staff over Skype or phone*.

*Using an impostor: While it is rare, there have been instances of applicants who had a friend with good English skills stand in for them during the Skype/phone interview. If your level of English is found to be much lower upon arrival in the UK than it appeared during the Skype/phone interview, you will be offered to pay for the necessary number of weeks of General English to bring your English up to the required level, or you will be cancelled without any refund.

FAQ

Can I take an English course alongside this program?

Probably not. Your host company will expect you to be at your workplace full-time, so you probably won’t have enough time. But you can take it before or after this program.

I’m not from the EU or EEA but I’m studying at a university in the UK, can I participate?

Yes. So long as you have Tier-4 Visa. There’s a special procedure for this. Email us. IMPORTANT: Remember that this program requires that you are available to work full-time for a minimum of 25 weeks, so check FIRST with your school if they’ll allow it AND will let you keep your Tier-4 visa at the same time, before asking for the application.

Will I get assistance applying for the National Insurance Number?

Yes. You will apply for it during the week-long Preparatory Course in London.

Can I start working before my National Insurance Number arrives?

Yes. You can start working as soon as you applied for it.

Will I have to pay taxes in the UK?

Yes. You will get all necessary information during the week-long Preparatory Course in London.

Can I select where in the UK I will be placed?

No. You may only indicate east, west, north or south of the UK as your preferred location.

Where are the establishments located?

Anywhere in the UK/Scotland. The host companies are generally in smaller towns in rural settings, not in cities.

Will I be able to select from several job placements?

No. The program makes the placement for you.

What affects what position I will be given?

Most participants will be working as general assistants. The type of jobs you will be given depend on your level of English, your attitude towards work and the requirements of the hotel at any one time. You cannot choose the position.

Can I be placed in 4*, 5* hotels?

Possibly, but most of available establishments are quite small, family run businesses. Placements at bigger chain hotels do occur, especially if you are desirable candidate such as a hospitality school graduate, but it would depend on what is available at the period of time you apply. Please note that no specific type or size of establishment is guaranteed.

When will I receive my placement confirmation?

You will be given information about the location and type of placement before leaving your country.

When will I get instructions for my arrival?

Approximately one week before the beginning of your program. You will receive a very detailed information file, including all addresses, a map, emergency phone number, etc.

Can I change my job, if I don’t like it?

No. But if you are having a problem, you are welcome to contact your program sponsor and consult your situation. In some cases, you may be asked to fill out a Complaint Form and wait for evaluation of your complaint and decision how to proceed.

I am from Romania/Bulgaria, can I participate?

Yes. From January 1, 2014 Bulgarian and Romanian citizens can participate in work-only programs in the UK like all other EU/EEA citizens.

I am from Croatia, can I participate?

No. Croatian citizens can’t participate in work-only work experience programs in the UK. It has to be a work & study combination, such as the Career Development Program (available from January 2014).

I am from Croatia, is there a program where I can just work?
Where can I find the rules of this program?

Check your program sponsor’s Terms and Conditions, especially the section “Terms and Conditions – Specific to Work Experience Programmes”. This document is enclosed with the program application form.

 

Comments

46 Responses to “Hospitality Employment UK Programme”
  1. Milovan says:

    I want to get certificate for bartender,is it possible for citizen from Serbia?

    • admin says:

      Hi Milovan, sadly the answer is no. See the “Eligibility” section, only citizens of the EU countries can apply because they have working rights in the UK. Except for Bulgaria and Romania, of course. But best if you watch our Facebook page. We may have a work & study program for non-EU applicants in the UK in near future.

  2. Velislava Minkova says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    my name is Velislava Minkova from Bulgaria and I am interested at this Programme. I would like to ask you whether I am eligible for applying as being a Bulgarian citizen. However, I have a Bachelor’s degree of Tourism Management and a Master’s degree of PR and Advertising. Also, I have gained some Front Office work experience and I had successfully completed a 4-month Internship Programme as a Guest Srvice Trainee at a 5* Hotel in New Delhi, India.

    Thank you in advnace for your cooperation!

    Best Regards,

    Velislava Minkova

  3. Etleva says:

    Dear Sir / Madam

    What about Albania? Is it Eligible? Thank you for your answer!

    • admin says:

      Dear Etleva, for some reason, your comment ended up in spam, see pic: https://apex.box.com/shared/static/3a4a85cb2eb949b6d89a.png We are sorry that this happened. To answer your question though, only EU citizens are eligible to apply for this program you asked about. This is explained both in quick fact next to the headline image, and on the “Eligibility” tab. Since Albania isn’t a member of the EU, Albanian citizens can not participate. That’s a law, not our policy. If you’d like to try a different program, the full list is available here: http://www.apex-foundation.org/programs/all-by-country/ The program descriptions contain are very detailed and of course contain the eligibility requirements.

  4. maroof maroof says:

    Dear sir/Madam

    My name is maroof from India and i have been already traveling in Europe on Shenagen visa for 03 time for almost nine months in total, I am interested at this Programme.would love to travel and work in uk .I would like to ask you whether I am eligible for applying as being a Indian citizen.I have a Bachelor’s degree of Tourism Management and experience of 05 years (free lance) tour coordinator . My Communicating skills are great .Also, i have this summer some free time so it would be such a great opportunity to explore UK .

    Thank you in advance for your cooperation!

    Many regards
    maroof

    Best Regards,

  5. Ferdi says:

    Hi,
    I am citizen of Bulgarian and Turkey.Could i apply this program? i think UK wants work permit from Bulgarian and Romanian citizens.If they want a work permit how many days could i have a work permit ?
    Thanks

    • admin says:

      Hi Ferdi, unfortunately, this program is not available for citizens of Bulgaria. There was one specifically for Bulgarian and Romanian citizens available recently, but it was shut down. If you are under 25 years of age, you could do Work & Travel in South Africa. Or explore the full list of programs, and see which one you like and are eligible for. When you open the program descriptions, they all contain a section called “Eligibility” that shows who can participate.

  6. LIRIDON AJDINI says:

    I am from Kosovo and have the American visa, and can I work with this visa which I for 10 years .visa is for businesses and travel, I waiting a answer please.ciao

  7. I said Can I work in the USA with B1/B2 visa called visa so that I won by usa?

    • admin says:

      Liridon, this is a British program. Please choose a program that you like and ask under it. In any case, you can not work in the USA on B1/B2.

  8. Ndumiso says:

    Hi

    So you say the program is only for EU passport holders? Are there any acceptions? I am South african and would like to the possibilitys?

    Regards

  9. Maret says:

    Hi, I would be very interested in participating your program. But I’ve got some questions.
    How long is all that process going to take before my flight to UK?
    Is it possible to go for 9 months or only for 6 or 12 months?
    Is there any vacation while I’m working in UK?
    I don’t have an education in the hotel management, but I would really like to be a hotel receptionist. Would that be possible?
    And a little bit about me- I have a bachelor degree in natural science (I studied landscape architecture for 3 years). I also have a work experience as a chef assistant in the restaurant (9 months) and I’ve spent 2 years in the USA, working as an Au Pair. My nationality is Estonian.

    Thank you very much, I’m looking forward to hearing from you.
    Maret

    • admin says:

      Hello Maret, it is recommended that you plan your arrival in the UK 2 – 3 months from the moment your application is complete, your fees paid and your interview conducted.

      Some students get everything done in just a few days, others take more than a month to put everything together – this depends on you. What helps is if you can pay your fees with a Visa/MasterCard.

      So if you, for instance finish everything on June 24th, I’d recommend planning your arrival for late August to early September.

      You don’t need any experience for this program. In fact, it is a work experience program itself, its purpose is to give young people who have nothing but academic education add practical work experience to their CVs and this help them in their search for a career job.

      Participants get placed as hotel receptionists quite commonly, and you can indicate this as your preference. You need to keep in mind though that it is not possible to guarantee that your preference will be met.

      I will ask my colleague about the 9-month duration. It’s unusual, most young people want either one semester, or the whole year. So please, wait.

  10. Zara says:

    I am from Uzbekistan and non-student. I have got IELTS 6.5. Can Apex guarantee me a job and will my money refund if I can not get a visa?

    • Misa says:

      Hello,
      unfortunately, since you are not a citizen of EU, you can’t participate in any of the British programs shown on our website. That’s a law, not our policy.

  11. Cristina Dudau says:

    Good day..My name is Cristina Dudau,I am 24 years old and I am a romanian citizen.I wish to register in your programme because I think is the safest way for me to get a job in the UK.As a romanian citizen I have a lot of restrictions.I do not have an work permit and companies always ask for it.Or if can`t apply to this prgram maybe you know another programme where I can be eligible.Thank you.
    Best regards,Cristina Dudau

    • admin says:

      Hi Cristina, this program unfortunately is currently not available for citizens of Romania and Bulgaria, because citizens of these two countries – even though they are EU members – don’t have the right to work in the UK.

  12. ia says:

    i am 40 years old and want to learn inlglish languaige . for 1 years or 6 mou. if i can it. and whicth is a person whith i can contact

    • admin says:

      Hello ia, this program is available only for EU (European Union) citizens under the age of 30. Check the Eligibility section.

  13. sherbaz says:

    hi this is sherbaz resident of pakistan,i have been working with islamabad serena Hotel(members od the leading Hotelof the WOrld) as cahsier and front office officer.i am looking for opportunity abroad..can some body guide me>? i am optimistic for ur reply
    sherbaz

  14. Miki says:

    Hi, I’m from Uzbekistan. Is it possible for me to apply for this programm???? i graduated college, I am 20. I have ielts certificate… How can i contact with u??? here in uzbekistan Do you have any agents???? Pls help me i do want to go to UK

    • Misa says:

      Hello Miki, unfortunately only EU citizens are eligible to apply for this program. That’s a law, not our policy. If you’d like to try a different program, the full list is available here: http://www.apex-foundation.org/programs/all-by-country/. The program descriptions contain all the information you need, including all prices and refund conditions on the “Prices” tab. The most asked questions are summarized on the “FAQ” tab.

  15. Nerci says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    I am Nerci Ronita 34 years old bachelor degree from one of Universities in Indonesia living in Jakarta.

    I interest to apply the internship program according to my experience as Customer Relationship Officer. If I apply the program can I get the recommendation letter to get visa in my country?
    Is it eligible as my age is over for the required?

    Kindly need the reply, thank you.

    Best regards,

    Nerci Ronita Hutabarat.

    • Misa says:

      Hello Nerci, the Hospitality Employment Programme is only for EU citizens/students – see the “Eligibility” panel in the program description.

  16. Hugh says:

    I was born in England so i have dual citizenship but would your program help me if i wanted to just work for 3 months and travel for the fourth month. I want to work abroad this coming summer, between my school terms.

    Cheers

    • admin says:

      Hi Hugh, so you are a UK citizen and you want a program in…the UK??? Probably not. Best to email us and help us understand your intentions.

  17. George Mathew says:

    Hi,

    I have recently finished a course in Patisserie and Boulangerie from Le Cordon Bleu, London. Prior to that, I did a 4 year programme in Hotel Management from India. I am currently in the UK on a Tier 4 Student Visa, which expires soon. I have ap[plied to many 5 star hotels but have not heard back from them. I have an Indian passport and I would really like to work in the UK.

    Please advise.

    George

    • admin says:

      I’m sorry George, but this program is available only for citizens of the European Union. As shown both in the brief description and on the “Eligibility” panel.

  18. Leviann Sharpe says:

    Is the British common wealth countries eligible eg Jamaica i am currently studying hotel and resort management and i have a couple years of hotel experience does that qualify me?

    • admin says:

      This program is available only for EU citizens. Since Jamaica isn’t a member of the European Union, you are unfortunately not eligible to apply. We are not aware of any UK-bound internship program that’s available for the British Commonwealth countries.

  19. JALEL BAGO says:

    MAAM/SIR,
    I WANT TO APPLY ON YOUR PROGRAM AND ILL WAIT FOR YOUR EMAIL.

    • admin says:

      Are you a citizen of the European Union? You appear to be writing from Saudi Arabia. This program is available only for EU citizens.

  20. JALEL BAGO says:

    im a filipino citizen but im work her in saudi arabia for almost 5yrs in KING FAHAD GNERAL HOSPITAL..NO
    AVAILABLE FOR WORK FOR NON EU CITIZEN.IM WILLING TO WORK IN YOUR HOSPITAL.BUT I THINK NO CHANCE.

    • admin says:

      Jalel, work in hospitality isn’t working in a hospital. Besides, this program is available only to EU citizens.

  21. Joon says:

    Hi, I am very much interested in this program. My nationality is South Korean and I have a YMS Visa, which is tier 5. Since I can work in the UK for maximum 2 years, I guess I can apply for this though I am not an EU citizen. Am I qualified to appy this? If I am, Can I start work in January or February?
    I am planning to be in the UK in August, and participate in a voluntary work for 3 months. I hope to get a chance to participate in your program right after the volunteer ends.
    About me, I am 24 years old and I am a university student in Korea and planning to have a gap year.
    Please give me any advice to make it.
    Thanks.

    • admin says:

      Hello Joon, sadly, this program is based on the EU Treaty, which means you can’t take part in it if you are not an EU citizen. No matter if you have a visa that allows you to work in the UK. Sorry about that.

  22. Wilhelmina Osip says:

    Hi, I am interested in this program but my concern is about my status, I have a residence card in Belgium as I am married with an EU national but applying the nationality next year. Do I qualify for this program?

    thanks in advance,

    • admin says:

      Hello Wilhelmina, we know that EU citizens (except Bulgaria and Romania) can participate in this program, while citizens of countries that are not EU-members can not. Unfortunately, we are not immigration lawyers, and as such, we lack the knowledge to be able to say with authority, whether or not your specific status gives you the right to work in the UK. If you can produce a document showing clearly that you have working rights in the UK, we’ll be happy to process your application.

  23. Deepak says:

    What are the opportunities have you got for non- Eu citizens.
    Have years of experience in customer service as well as have extensive knowledge in hospitality and tourism industry from best of the universities.

    thanks for your time.

    Regards
    Deepak Meena

    • admin says:

      Hi Deepak, click on the list of all programs and have a look if you like any other program. Make sure to click them open and read the “Eligibility” information to see which ones you can actually apply for.

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