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JUMPSTART LONDON

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JUMPSTART LONDON

$695 per person

Option 1 - Jobs & Housing in London

At the Working Holiday Club, our passion is to provide travellers with the perfect opportunities to ‘Live, Work and Play’ throughout the UK.

Our Jumpstart London program provides everything you need to get started in London.  We can help with your UK working holiday visa application, arrange a pre-departure job and can help you lock in travel flexible accommodation too.

Jumpstart London program explained...

WHY USE THIS PROGRAM?

Job guarantee pre-departure

Travel flexible accommodation

Fortnightly or monthly notice periods

National Insurance number

UK bank account

Free volunteering jobs worldwide

Jack the Ripper Tour

Street Art & Graffiti Tour

London Landmarks Tour

Soho Walking Tour

James Bond & The History Tour

Ongoing support in the UK

Available to use 24 months

Access to closed facebook groups

Discounted hostel stays

Employment training

Staff social events

Harry Potter Tour

Ghost Tour

Sherlock Holmes Tour

London Pub Crawl

ACCOMMODATION IN LONDON

Shared houses Zones 2-4

You will have the option of staying in a single or double room. Our houses are in zones 2,3 and 4 of East, West, and South-West London and are about 25-35 minute commute into central London.

 

Weekly rentals start from:

  • From £140 per week all bills included (single room)
  • £160-£185 per week all bills included (double) * great for couples
  • £200 deposit required to secure your accommodation pre-departure

 

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Studio-style room with ensuite Zone 2

You will have the option of staying in an en-suite single, en-suite twin-share, or single room with shared bathroom facilities depending on your preference. These rooms are based in Zone 2 and are self-catered. You’ll have access to a communal kitchen, communal TV room, and quiet study space as well free access to an on-site gym.

Weekly rentals are:

  • £142.50 per week all bills included (Twin-share room with ensuite)
  • £137.50 per week all bills included (Twin-share room with shared bathroom facilities)
  • £194.50 per week all bills included (Single room with shared bathroom facilities)
  • £230.00 per week all bills included (Single room with ensuite)

Weekly rent here includes:

  • Free internet (for up to 7 devices per person)
  • Bedding
  • Contents Insurance
  • Cleaner – rooms and communal areas are serviced regularly
  • On-site gym access
  • £300 deposit required to secure your spot pre-departure

Top reasons why this is good:

  • Travel rent-free as often as you like
  • Walk to work and save on transports cost
  • No long commute
  • Free internet (for up to 7 devices per person!)
  • Safe and secure for first-time travellers – CCTV and a night porter on duty throughout the night
  • Live with other cultures, not just Aussies and Kiwis
  • Cheap rent in zone 2
  • No huge upfront costs
  • Meet great people
  • No long-term leases or lock-in contracts
  • Not liable to covering rent of other rooms if housemates move out
  • No obligation to stay or pay rent if you move somewhere else or find another house to live in
  • Contents insurance for personal belongings
  • Lockable personal space
  • Lockable kitchen space in the shared kitchen facilities
  • Free on-site gym access
  • Live in the heart of London and get a real London experience

 

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Boutique hotel accommodation

Hotel is booked for individuals on a waiting list for shared houses or city rooms.

  • Fully refurbished rooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities
  • Bedding and towels are provided.
  • No kitchen/laundry facilities

OLD STYLE ROOMS:

  • Single £140/week
  • Twin-share £160/week
  • Double room £160/week

NEW STYLE ROOMS:

  • Single £140/week
  • Small double £170/week
  • Large double £200/week

 

*Subject to availability and particular room type is not guaranteed. In the event where you have not been able to provide the necessary notice period, or waiting for your preferred room configuration, weekly rental options in east London are available to you. General public rates are charged at £95 per night, however your rates are as listed above.
Dormitory-style rooms in Zone 1

You will have the option of staying in a single, twin-share, or triple-share room. Our dormitory-style rooms are all in zone 1.

Weekly rentals are:

  • £132.30 per week all bills included (3 per room)
  • £154.35 per week all bills included (2 per room)
  • £232.75 per week all bills included (single room)

Facilities and Inclusions:

  • 2 meals provided per day (included in your rent)
  • Free internet
  • Bedding
  • Contents insurance
  • Bills
  • Cleaner – rooms and communal areas are serviced regularly
  • On-site gym access
  • Social events
  • Pool tables & table tennis tables
  • Xbox, games, and TV room
  • £200 deposit required to secure your accommodation pre-departure

If you opt for a twin-share or triple-share room, you may also qualify for enrolment into our long-term residents’ loyalty scheme*. The longer you stay, the cheaper your rent gets!!

*Please contact our team directly to discuss our discounted pricing.

Long-term tenant loyalty rates are as followed:

Twin-share room: Rent is £152.10 for weeks 1-4, £143.65 for weeks 5-12, and then £126.75 after week 12

Triple-share room: Rent is £130.50 for weeks 1-4, £123.25 for weeks 5-12, and then £108.75 after week 12

 

Top reasons why this is a great setup

  • Don’t pay dead rent when you travel, pick a new room when you get back
  • Volunteer for 20 hours a week and stay rent-free plus get free meals (optional)
  • Walk to work and save on transport costs
  • Easy to get home at night
  • No long commute
  • Free food
  • Free internet
  • Safe and secure for first-time travellers
  • Travel as often as you like
  • Cheap rent in zone 1
  • No huge upfront costs
  • No long-term leases or lock-in contracts
  • No obligation to stay or pay rent if you move somewhere else or find another house to live in
  • Contents insurance for your personal belongings
  • Lockable personal space
  • Free gym on-site
  • Rec room with pool table, tv, and Xbox
  • Live in the heart of London and get a real London experience before moving to the suburbs
Housing covid rules

To qualify for this opportunity, the willingness to be flexible and adaptable applies

If a new covid rule comes into motion, we all adapt together, that’s the rule. If you need to isolate, isolate correctly, remember your P’s & Q’s when you are at a party, you have flatmates now. 

If you are asked to wear a mask, please do and so will we. We promise to always go the extra mile and have your back, the last two years gave us an epic opportunity to better our product. More options, better protected.

Covid has changed the landscape for many businesses, accommodation is one to look at closely. In the good old days finding a room to share in a party house was easy enough, epic fun also. These are now mostly closed. Landlords offering room by room tenancies have almost all fallen away. We have not! Supply has gone down 50%, we have 50% fewer beds available than pre covid, but enough to cope with 20 new arrivals per week.

You must be willing to use all options as available on your arrival dates. We have our own houses, blocked out rooms in a hotel which cost the same as a single room in a house share. That’s a win! We also have an exclusive allocation for shared dorm-style rooms, from twin-share to six-bed rooms. If none of our offerings are for you, you are free to try another option and try us again at a later stage. Some of these options are ideal for post-travel, we can even set you up to volunteer for your room and food if things get tough during your trip.

Longer stay, cheaper rent

The longer you stay, the cheaper your rent gets!!

Our accommodation team in London will complete the introduction for the best room type you have identified. Each property offers its commitment loyalty discounts for you. 

*Please contact the team directly to discuss the discounted pricing at the point of agreeing on a lease.

 

Here is an example:

Twin-share room: Rent is £152.10 for weeks 1-4, £143.65 for weeks 5-12, and then £126.75 after week 12

Triple-share room: Rent is £130.50 for weeks 1-4, £123.25 for weeks 5-12, and then £108.75 after week 12

JOBS IN LONDON

Pre-departure job offer

Our Jumpstart London Program includes:

  •  A guaranteed job offer pre-departure
  • Competitive industry wages £9.50 – £16.00 per hour
  • Central London locations
  • Work with employers who are travel friendly and have great work cultures and social outlets
  • Work with employers who have easy to use apps for booking shifts on the go or while you’re travelling

 

Indoor Hospitality Events & Catering 

  • Job Type: Flexible
  • Position: Events & Food
  • Pay: £10/hour – £14 + Holiday Pay
  • Location: Central London Hotels
  • Experience: Entry Level
  • Training: Provided
  • Work as many hours as you want, and be paid hourly
  • Early shifts, Late shifts, or even Doubles
  • You pick and choose what days you want to work

 

Outdoor Events, Crewing and Manual Labour

  • Job Type: Flexible
  • Position: Labourer
  • Pay: £12.34/hr to £16.00/hr
  • Location: Central London
  • Experience: Entry level
  • Training: Provided
  • Major festivals, concerts, sporting events or on Hollywood movie sets
  • UK venues – The Royal Albert Hall, Principality Stadium, SECC, The O2, Wembley Stadium, NEC, Pinewood Studios, Tower of London, Media City, Old Trafford

 

Work in Removals

  • Job Type: Flexible
  • Position: Labourer
  • Pay: £10/hour
  • Location: Central London
  • Experience: Entry level
  • Training: Provided
  • Start time: 8am – about 4pm
  • £80 per day + £10 per hour overtime + tips
  • Transferable skills from other work such as labouring, gardening, farm work is highly desirable.
  • Weekly pay for all jobs and no need to work 5 days a week, just whenever you want.

 

Work in a grungy restaurant

  • Runner from £10.32-£10.33/hour
  • Bar back from £10.82- £10.83/hour
  • Host from £11.33- £11.95/hour
  • Bartenders from £12.23- £12.63/hour
  • Servers from £13.44- £14.55/hour
  • Shift lengths – average 8 hours per shift, guaranteed 40 hours/week min

 

Work in a Juice Bar

  • Job Type: Fixed-term contract
  • Position: Front of House & Back of House roles available
  • Salary: From £9.50/hour + holiday pay
  • Location: Central London 45 locations
  • Experience: Entry level
  • Training: Provided

 

Work in a Cafe Bar

  • Job Type: Fixed-term contract
  • Position: Front of House
  • Salary: From £10/hour + Holiday Pay
  • Location: Central London 45 locations
  • Experience: Entry level
  • Training: Provided

Additional Employment Opportunities

  • Teaching Assistant roles – average £65-85/day
  • Professional Trades – from Electricians to General Labourers and everything in between
  • Live-in care work – earn £100/day, full training provided, 2 weeks on 1 week off
  • Nannying work (live-in and live-out roles available)
  • Volunteering work at EU festivals, camps, and summer events

ARRIVAL AND SUPPORT

Arrival step by step
  1. As part of the program, you get discounted accommodation at a central London hostel. If need be we can also arrange an airport transfer for you at a small extra cost.
  2. Your orientation guide will already be activated for you so you can simply click and apply for your NI number, receive your bank account, and activate your UK sim card. Everything you need to get started in a few hours.
  3. One week prior to your arrival you will receive a list of available rooms. You can select a room pre-departure or opt to view the room on arrival instead.
  4. Once you have your new home address, you can arrange for your National Insurance (tax) number to be sent to your home. NB: You must have a UK residential address to apply for a NI number.
  5. We have 6 super cool tours arranged for you, one every day, followed by one epic pub crawl.
  6. After you’ve got all that out the way we’ll set time for you to attend your job induction and start shifts in your new role!

TIER 5 YOUTH MOBILITY VISA

Eligibility
  • Be aged between 18 and 30 years
  • Hold a passport from an eligible, partnered country (Australia, Canada, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Republic of Korea, or Taiwan)
  • Have access to the equivalent of £2530GBP (i.e. in your bank account for at least 28 days)
  • Have no dependants (children or other) under the age of 18
  • Have not previously taken part in the Youth Mobility Scheme or travelled on a UK Working Holiday Visa
  • Have not had any criminal convictions in the last 12 months
Visa Information

The Tier 5 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.

Tier 5 Youth mobility cost?

Your Visa Fees are payable to the British High Commission.

  • Immigration Healthcare Surcharge (IHS) £940 GBP
  • Visa Application Fee £244 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.

OTHER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I apply?

Easy! Just ring us on 1300 295 579, or email enquiry@theworkingholidayclub.com

When should I apply?

Our Jumpstart London program runs year-round so you can choose any week (except Christmas) that you’ll be arriving! Please keep in mind that this is our most popular program by far and weekly numbers are capped. So you will want to plan on applying at least 6 months in advance to secure your spot. Of course, if you are leaving quite soon, we do have applicants pull out last minute or go travelling so it’s always worth checking if we can fit you in!
Important: Keep in mind the Visa process will take approximately 4-8 weeks and you will need to be in your home country while applying for this.

Can I travel before arriving in the UK?

Absolutely. If you have your heart set on a sail Croatia or want to go back-packing 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.

Do I need travel insurance?

It isn’t mandatory, but we certainly recommend it for everyone going over on our programs.
As part of your Visa fees, will be £600 for your Immigration Healthcare Surcharge. This allows you access to the NHS and standard health cover 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 others. Here are some links that will help give you some more information;
www.gov.uk/healthcare-immigration-application/overview
www.nhs.uk/NHSEngland/thenhs/about/Pages/overview
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.
Click here for a free quote

Are there any age requirements for the program?

To be eligible for the Tier 5 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.

What if my travel dates change?

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

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