UK Live & Work Hotels

Unique Live-In Hotels for an experience of a lifetime!

Our Live-In Hotels are a unique collection of award-winning country houses and spa hotels located throughout the UK and the Channel Islands. Each Hotel is different – from listed buildings with historical significance and original features to beach front resort style properties in the Channel Islands.

Each of the hotels have their own story to tell which make them the characterful and charming venues they are today, some with tales of royal owners and famous guests and others steeped in history.

Live-In Hotel Perks

  • Full-time work guaranteed hours
  • Cheap staff housing
  • Ability to save
  • No living cost
  • Meals provided
  • Zoom job interview

Our UK Live-In Hotel Inclusions

Our locations

Our Job Opportunities

  • Activity Instructors
  • Catering Assistant
  • Housekeeping
  • Maintenance
  • Chef
  • Retail Assistant & Bar

Our Application Process

UK Youth Mobility Visa Eligibility

Aged 18 -35 years

From January 2024 age criteria will change from 30 years to 35 years

Hold a passport from an eligible, partnered country

(Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, or Taiwan)

No criminal convictions

Have not had any criminal convictions in the last 12 months

Have No Dependants

(children or other)
under the age of 18

Proof of Funds

Have access to the equivalent of £2530GBP (i.e. in your bank account for at least 28 days)

No previous UK Visa

Must not have taken part in the Youth Mobility Scheme or travelled on a UK Working Holiday Visa

Frequently asked questions

To be eligible you must:

  • Hold a UK Working Holiday Visa
  • Have access to the equivalent of £2530 GBP (i.e. in your bank account for at least 28 days).
  • Have no dependants (children or others) under the age of 18.
  • Have not had any criminal convictions in the last 12 months.
  • You must have sufficient hotel or up-market restaurant service experience
  • Must be willing to commit to summer season for Channel Island Hotels or 6 months plus for Mainland Hotels
  • Comply to a strict grooming policy
  • Be willing to work where there is a vacancy available

The Live & Work Hotel option includes a job and on-site staff housing within one of our 21 hotels with pay rates starting at £13 an hour. Each Hotel is different – from heritige listed buildings with historical significance and original features to beach front resort style properties in the Channel Islands. If you enjoy making peoples day and want to work as a part of a friendly team with live in accommodation – this might just be the experience for you!

Types of jobs available on this option may include:

  • House Keeping
  • Front of House Food & Beverage,
  • Back of House Food & Beverage/Catering team
  • Front Desk/Reception
  • Events
  • Administration

Mainland Hotels:

  • All year round, limited availabilities
  • 6 months plus commitment

Channel Islands:

  • Commit for the full season May-Sep
  • £500 bonus for completing the season

  • Staff Accommodation is Onsite
  • Rent: £48-£87/week depending on location
  • Single room with ensuite (unless travelling as a couple - then a double room is provided
  • 3 meals a day
  • Use of Use of hotel facilities at a number of the Hotel locations - swimming pool & gym

  1. Consultation call assessment + recommendations
  2. Your job preferences confirmed with UK partners
  3. Invoice & Complete terms & conditions
  4. Pay program deposit $399
  5. Receive application pack
  6. Online Interview & job offer
  7. Start visa application
  8. Order your SIM Card
  9. Open UK bank account
  10. Book Flights & insurance
  11. Fly to the UK

  • The UK Youth Mobility Visa allows you to work in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland for a 2-year duration from the date you enter the United Kingdom.
  • You are permitted to leave and re-enter the UK any number of times within this period.
  • Processing times for the Visa can vary from 4-6 weeks so you will need to leave sufficient time to apply before your intended travel dates.
  • We recommend you apply at least 2 months before you intend to travel.
  • There is a fast-track service however the British High Commission charges an additional fee for this.
  • Once your Visa is granted, your passport will be returned to you with an entry clearance stamp for a 30-day duration, from the date you have chosen in your application.
  • You will then be required to enter the UK within this period and pick up what is called your Biometrics Residency Permit.

  • Your Visa Fees are payable to the British High Commission.
  • Immigration Healthcare Surcharge (IHS) £940 GBP.
  • Visa Application Fee £298 GBP.
  • Applications from Brisbane, Canberra, or Perth, will incur an additional fee of $105AUD to book your biometrics appointment.
  • If you choose to have your passport couriered then this will cost $24AUD. You can however opt to pick this up from your appointment location centre.
  • These fees are non-refundable if your application is unsuccessful.
  • In 2017 over 40% of first-time applicants were rejected because of simple omissions and commonly made mistakes.
  • Because the Visa application is entirely computer-processed, applications can be rejected for errors as small as an incorrect date on a bank statement.

This is why we recommend using our visa service and taking the stress away. Our professional licensed migration agents will help you every step of the way to ensure your application is approved the first time around. 100% first-time approval guaranteed, or you will receive a full refund.

If you do, you may be eligible for the UK Ancestry Visa! This visa allows you to live and work unrestricted in the UK for up to 5 years

Absolutely! If you have your heart set on a sail to Croatia or want to go backpacking in Asia for two months; we’ll make sure everything is organised before you leave, and everything is ready for when you get to London.

It isn’t mandatory, but we certainly recommend it for everyone going over our programs. As part of your Visa fees, it will be £600 for your Immigration Healthcare Surcharge. This allows you access to the NHS and standard health coverage while you are in the United Kingdom on the Tier 5 Youth Mobility Visa. Like Medicare here in Australia, it covers some medical expenses and does not cover some others.

Here are some links that will help give you some more information; ;

Of course, you will only be covered while you are in the United Kingdom, so if you are at any point travelling to Europe or elsewhere, you will want to make sure you are covered for any accidents or emergencies. We partner with Allianz and Aussie Travel Cover to offer travel insurance at competitive rates for any of our participants heading over to the UK who require coverage.

To be eligible for the UK Youth Mobility Visa, you will need to be at least 18 years of age, or have applied by your 31st birthday. If you are currently 17, we may be able to start your application so that all your documents and paperwork are ready to submit once you turn 18.

In most cases, it won’t be a problem. As long as you are giving us a minimum of 30 days' notice, then we will be able to postpone your Live-In Hotels program until a later date. If your Visa has already been approved however, conditions then may apply.

Yes, you can. We understand moving to the other side of the world can be a little daunting, and we strive to ensue we give you and your friends/partners the best possible opportunity of working together. That is why, in your application, you can note who you will be travelling with.

Ultimately the decision is the interviewers’, and we cannot guarantee you will both receive a job offer. As we mentioned earlier, be flexible with your job options, and we are confident we will be able to place you and your friends together.

General FAQ

Hotels is a unique collection of award-winning country house and spa hotels situated throughout the UK.Our properties range from listed buildings with historical significance and original features to beachfront resort-style properties in the beautiful Channel Islands.

Channel Islands: 5 locations - in Jersey, Guernsey & Alderney

High demand for staff May-Sep

Mainland: 16 locations - Kent, East Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Bath, Warwickshire, Northamptonshire, West Midlands, Worcester, Yorkshire, Cheshire, Wetherby & Edinburgh.

Work all year round - But limited positions are available.

  • 3 meals a day are provided
  • Free meals while on duty
  • Discounted rates for hotel stays, spa treatments, and food & drink
  • 15% off Home delivery boxes
  • Live-in housing for staff members
  • Annual holiday benefit - 33 days
  • Share of hotel service & gratuities
  • Employee of the Month awards
  • Annual Employee of the Year event
  • Online retail discount via "The Hive"
  • Online well-being platform
  • Uniform provided
  • Employee recommendation rewards
  • Free car parking
  • Training & development opportunities
  • Incentives & bonus schemes
  • Use of hotel facilities at a number of the Hotel locations - swimming pool & gym

Comply to a strict grooming policy

You must be able to work where there is a vacancy

All of our hotels all of five-star quality catering for executive quest, the hotels are generally remote. The environment would attract outdoors in nature lovers opposed to individuals who like the nightlife. Towns and cities or within taxi rides from the hotels.

They all availabilities for friends and partners highly likely to be more available in the Channel Islands and Guernsey. Job offers are only provided by still on the available room configuration. Is there is only a single room available then only one person can be hired.

Work FAQ

You must have sufficient hotel or upmarket restaurant service experience

Must commit to min of 3 months for Surrey, Devon and Channel Island locations, and 6 months plus for other mainland UK locations.

Positions: Housekeeping, Bar staff, Food Service, Retail

Interview: Zoom with job guarantee once you have been accepted

Our hotel group prefer that you are already in the UK to apply for a position in one of the locations. Generally vacancies or for immediate start. Applications from within the UK I prioritise. If you are from a hotel background to or have a lot of experience in working in hotels, we are able to organise an interview on a case by case basis pre departure.

Payrates: start at £13/hour + tips

Share of the Hotel service charge

Room FAQ

Yes, onsite staff accommodation is offered on all sites

Rent: £48-£87/wk, location dependent

Own private room

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