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Option 5 - Jobs & Housing in Scotland

Welcome to our Jumpstart Scotland programme! You have the opportunity to secure a job with accommodation included at a luxurious 5-star hotel, a boutique bar, or a buzzing city bar depending on your preference.

Whether you’re looking for a quiet escape in a castle style hotel or an energizing city
job in a bar, Scotland has it all. The castles that dot the landscape are steeped in history
and romance, making them the perfect backdrop for any adventure.

Whether you’re travelling solo or with friends, Scotland is the perfect place to try something new and create wonderful memories.


Job guarantee pre-departure

On or off site accommodation*

National Insurance number

UK bank account

4 - 6 months commitment

Staff discounts and opportunities

Ongoing support in the UK

Available to use 24 months

Access to closed facebook groups

Employment training

Staff social events

Wages from £10- £12 per hr + tips

Pre-departure job offer

Position: Front of House & Housekeeping
Job Type: Full-time
Commitment: 6 months+
Wages: £11/hour plus tips
Location: Fort William
Experience: Preferred
Staff Housing £35 a week, inc wifi, electricity, heating.
Meals included on & off duty, 5 star Hotel


Position: Live In job, Front of House & Housekeeping
Job Type: Full-time
Commitment: 4 months (Summer season)
Wages: £11/hour plus tips
Location: Eriska Island
Experience: Preferred
Staff Housing £35 a week. On and off duty meals included.
Located on it’s own island this hotel and spa is a luxury experience.


Position: Live In job, Front of House & Housekeeping
Job Type: Full-time
Commitment: 4 months
Wages: £11/hour plus tips
Location: Loch Ness
Experience: Entry Level
Staff Housing £35 a week, inc wifi, electricity, heating.
Meals included on & off duty, 3 star Hotel. The Inch Hotel boasts
stunning views and is located just outside Fort Augustus.


Position: Live In job, Front of House & Housekeeping
Job Type: Full-time
Commitment: 6 months+
Wages: £11/hour plus tips
Location: Muirfield
Experience: Preferred
An Elegant Scottish Edwardian Country House Sweeping views over the Firth of Forth and Lammermuir Hills. Home to one of Scotland’s top golf courses.


Position: Team member bar crew
Job Type: Full-time
Commitment: 4 months+
Location: Edinburgh
Experience: Entry Level
Training: Provided
On-site staff housing – dorm style -£105.70 fortnight.
All bills and wifi included. Staff meal on shift. Great staff discounts.


Position: Bar & Kitchen Staff in a  funky boutique beer cafe/bar
Job Type: Full-time
Commitment: 6 months+
Start Date: 6th July – 14th August
Wages: £10 – £12/hour plus tips
Location: Fort William
Experience: Entry Level
Live On site: Shared Free dorm style housing inc bathroom,
kitchen, & laundry, Free meals on shift


Position: Front of House & Back of House roles
(Runners, Hosts, Servers, Bar backs, Bartenders & more!)
Job Type: Full-time
Commitment: 6 months+
Start Date: All year round
Wages: Role dependent
Location: Edinburgh
Experience: Entry Level
No housing is offered with this job – you will have to source
your own accommodation.

Staff Housing (Castle Hotel jobs)

Private rooms. All within an easy walk to the hotels.  Various locations and sizes.
Some have private bathroom, some shared.  Some have a kitchen, most do not.

Dormitory-style rooms (Boutique Beer Bar & Cafe)

Our free shared staff accommodation is located within our building, meaning it is easy to go to and from shifts during your time. Included are a shared bathroom, kitchen, and washing facilities.You will have a great time meeting new people to live and work with while exploring the Scottish Highlands.

Dormitory-style rooms (Bed & Bar job in Edinburgh)
  • On-site staff housing £105.70 fortnight
  • All bills and wifi included
  • Dorm rooms, 6-8 staff per room
  • Couples can apply but they’ll be in a dormitory room with others
  • Kitchen access outside of rush hours
  • 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.

How do I apply?

Easy! Just ring us on 1300 295 579, or email

When should I apply?

Our Jumpstart Scotalnd programme 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 Scotland.

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;
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.

Scotland at it's best

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