It goes without saying that Canada is renowned around the world for its unforgettable winter seasons. Deep powder, thriving nightlife, untracked terrain and breathtaking scenery are what make it so special.Whether you’re taking the plunge alone or with a group of mates our Powder Package is the one-stop service to the most memorable experience of your life.
- Face-to-Face or Skype Resort/Hotel Interview (Pre-Departure Job Offer)
- Staff Housing or Full Housing Assistance
- Step-by-Step Visa Assistance
- Free Season Lift Pass
- Orientation on Arrival to Vancouver
- First Nights Free Accommodation on Arrival
- Invitation to your Closed Resort Specific Facebook group (Connect with your fellow staff before you arrive)
Living & Working In Canada's Top Ski Resorts
Living & Working In Canada's Top Ski Resorts & Hotels
With the globes largest selection of Canadian ski resort partners you are sure to land yourself at an authentic Canadian winter wonderland!
With tens of thousands of young people flocking to Canada from all over the world to partake in a ski season it is advisable to secure employment before you leave - not only to save yourself from disappointment but also a small fortune.
We have employment opportunities in a variety of departments including retail, rentals, ski school, central reservations, lift / base operations and food and beverages. Almost all positions provide full training and offer great benefits including staff housing, free season lift passes, competitive wages, staff discounts, and invitations to countless social events and parties.
What makes our Powder Package even more attractive is that your employment contract will be secured before you commit to purchasing any flights or travel insurance. That’s right! We fly the HR managers from Canada out to interview you in your home country; In fact we now do two trips to Australia / New Zealand (June & August) UK & Europe (August)! Taking the stress and anxiety away from your working holiday experience!
This year it’s your turn to take the plunge! Don’t let another year pass being the one that’s viewing everyone else’s travel updates, photos & posts! Canada 2017 … Let’s do it!
If you join the Canada Powder Winter working holiday program you will have access to the largest selection of premium resorts, some of which were voted the best working holiday locations:
- Whistler Blackcomb
- Big White
- Silver Star
- Mt Norquay - Banff
- Last Frontier - Heliskiing
- Lake Louise
- Sunshine Village
- Kicking Horse
- Grouse Mountain
- The Four Seasons - Whistler
- The Best Westin - Whistler
- The Bull Dog Hotel
- Calabogie Peaks
Grooming Policy - Please note some of our partners have quite strict grooming policies and applicants with neck and hand tattoos will not be eligible for any of our partners.
- Face-to-face & Skype interviews in your home country
- Job offers within a few weeks of interview
- Jobs offers include rate of pay and start date
- Staff housing or housing assistance*
- Unsuccessful applicants receive program refund!
- Free season lift pass**
- Invitation to our exclusive resort-specific Facebook groups
- First-night free accommodation at the Samesun Hostel, Vancouver
- Arrival Pack - Guide To Living & Working In Canada
- Excellent resort discounts on retail, rentals, food & beverage
- Ongoing support from our Canadian Specialists right up until you get to your resort
- In-country support from Vancouver office (friendly face on arrival) (late Oct to early Dec only)
- Step-by-step visa assistance
- Meet & greet party on arrival to Canada
- Confirmed job offers months in advance of start date
* Not all resorts include staff housing. Many applicants would prefer not to live in staff accommodation, but instead, rent off-site shared housing in local towns and resort housing. We have something for everyone. Check out the Canada employment profile pages and learn which resort have on-site staff accommodation. Resorts which do not come with staff accommodation will receive a $200 discount on the programme fee.
**, Please Note: Not all hotels offer free season lift passes. Please check with The Working Holiday Club™ specialist team if your preferred employer comes with a free season lift pass.
Ski Resorts Participating For Winter
Below are the participating resorts for the upcoming season. We have listed the countries in which the recruitment fairs will take place. All eligible nationalities are welcome to apply for the program. However the working holiday recruiting does not facilitate working holiday hiring fairs outside of the list provided below.
- Whistler Blackcomb – (Australia, UK, European and New Zealand interview locations)
- The Four Seasons Whistler – (Australia, UK ,European and New Zealand interview locations)
- Silver Star – (Australia, UK, European and New Zealand interview locations)
- Big White – (Australian and New Zealand interview locations)
- Nakiska – (Australian and New Zealand interview locations)
- Lake Louise – (Australian and New Zealand interview locations)
- Sunshine Village – (Australian and New Zealand interview locations)
- Grouse Mountain – (Australian and New Zealand interview locations)
- Kicking Horse – (Australian and New Zealand interview locations)
- The Westin Resort & Spa at Whistler – (Australian and New Zealand interview locations)
- The Bulldog Hotel – (Australian and New Zealand interview locations)
- Calabogie Peaks – (Australian and New Zealand interview locations)
Please visit our resort profile page for a detailed overview of each resort. Also visit our job descriptions page for a detailed overview of the positions available at our resorts.
Employment Opportunities For WinterIt is possible, of course, to go to the resort and find yourself a job. To do this, you may need to rely on having money to back you up, and a lot of luck. If you do such a thing, you may be able to find jobs last-minute and negotiate the terms of your contract. However, an easier, more certain way to work a ski season is to find a job in advance. With our Powder Pack Working Holiday Employment feature we can offer the positions listed below, guaranteed, months before you leave:
- Night Auditor
- Food Station Server
- Hut Bistro Worker
- Food And Beverage Cashier
- Cappucino Bar Worker
- Rental Technician
- Retail Sales Clerk
- Lift Host
- Tube Park / Attendant
- Parking Host
- Outdoor Ranger
- Sss Sales Host
- Tickets / Validation Host
- Reservation Host
- Ride Tribe Schools Host
- Revenue Representative
- Check In Duty Manager
- Front Desk Agent
- Front Desk – Check In
- Hotel Duty Manager
- Hotel Housekeeper
- Hotel Housekeeping Supervisor
- Condo Housekeeper
- Condo Housekeeping Supervisor
- Bellman / Houseman
- Call Centre Operators
- Outside Operations
- Ice Rink Attendants
- Rental Tech
- Sleigh Drivers
- Ski Instructors
- Snowboard Instructors
- Guest Services
- Mountain Operations Attendant
- Resort Crew
- Administration Clerk - Accounting
- Administration - Payroll & Accounting
- Base Area Attendant
- Bus Host
- Custodian - Staff Accommodation
- Custodian - Base Area
- Employee Services Coordinator
- Gondola Operator
- Guest Services Agent
- Hotel Concierge
- Hotel Houseperson
- Hotel Maintenance Worker
- Hotel Night Auditor
- Hotel Room Attendant
- Rental Attendant
- Custodian Powder Crew
- Junior Sous Chef
- Lead Cook
Accommodation Ski Resorts & Hotels Winter
The atmosphere in staff housing is very fun, but it’s not for everyone. We have carefully selected resort partners so you have either on-site (staff) and off-site (private) housing options to suit you.
- Staff housing is normally dorms, shared rooms, and if your lucky, single rooms (these are few and far between)
- Private residential is usually shared condos, small flats or large houses where people can rent rooms with others
Finding accommodation by arriving without a job can be a competitive sport in itself.
- Private room & house rentals fluctuate between seasons. Due to the seasonal nature of life in these resorts, rental rates vary according to weather and seasons. Winter rates in Whistler & Banff, for example, are up to a third higher than summer rates.
- If you are thinking of doing it yourself, get to the resort in the 'shoulder season' to give yourself a better chance of having a larger pool of places to pick from. 'Shoulder season' is between winter and summer (mid-April – end of May) and summer into winter (late September into mid-October). Make sure you have sufficient cash to get you through this period as you will not be working as many hours. Some resorts close their doors during the entire summer… know if this will affect you as you’ll need to find alternate accommodation and track down another job!
The good news is if you join our Powder Pack, staff accommodation, for most resorts comes with a job offer. If you opted for a resort without staff housing, you would receive a housing newsletter after job offers are sent out. These housing newsletters include details to ensure our applicants have the greatest chance of securing the best accommodation earlier in the season.
Guaranteed Placement On A Ski Resort & Hotel
How Do The Working Holiday Club™ Guarantee A Position Pre-Departure?
Easy, we fly the HR managers to your home country to interview you face-to-face, so you will 100% have a full-time job contract in your hand, before you even book your flights to Canada!
Unlike some agencies we do not take applications and THEN search for suitable working holiday placements. We already have over 2000+ pre-season vacancies, given to us directly by resort HR through our premium resort portfolio, a year in advance. There are no sneaky surprises like being stranded in Canada without a job. It simply doesn't happen with The Working Holiday Club ™... Ever!
Canada Work Visa
International Experience Canada (IEC) provides young individuals the opportunity to travel and work in Canada. IEC is available in countries that have a bilateral youth mobility arrangement with Canada. As an Australian citizen, you may participate in the working holiday category ONLY ONCE.
Information For Australian Applicants
To be eligible for the Working Holiday category, you must:
- be an Australian citizen
- have a valid Australian passport for the duration of your stay in Canada – your work permit in Canada must not be longer than the validity of your passport
- be between the ages of 18 and 30 (inclusive) at the time of application
- have the equivalent of $2,500 (Canadian) to help cover your expenses
- be able to take out health insurance for the duration of your stay – you may have to present evidence of this insurance when you enter Canada
- have, before departure, a round-trip ticket or the financial resources to purchase a departure ticket for the end of your authorized stay in Canada
- not be accompanied by dependents, and pay the fees
Processing times for International Experience Canada
- 8 – 12 weeks
- Visa offices close every year between October and January – the earliest you can travel is March each year.
Currently, Australians and New Zealanders are only permitted to have one two-year working visa with renewals.
Before arriving in Canada
We strongly suggest that you wait until you receive your POE Letter of Introduction from CIC before:
- you buy a plane ticket for any travel to Canada
- you buy health insurance for your stay in Canada
- you commit to any accommodation
Applications & InterviewInterview Dates & Locations
- Australia: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Gold Coast (mid to late June)
- New Zealand: Auckland & Queenstown (early July)
- UK: London (August)
- Denmark: Copenhagen (August)
- Sweden: Stockholm (August)
- Finland: Helsinki (August)
- After completing an enquiry form on our website, you will immediately be sent a banquet of helpful and detailed information about the program, as well as a few links to some epic videos to give you an insight into the adventure you have gotten yourself into.
- You will then be contacted within 24 hours by one of our specialists to walk you through the program and visa criteria. You will then be required to pay a deposit (so we know that you are committed before we start working on our end) and we will then send out your application forms so you can get started.
- After completing the application forms, which will ask you about your previous work experience, skills, job and resort preferences, our recruitment manager Julia be in touch to organise a Skype pre-screening interview with you.
- In your pre-screen interview, Julia will assess your job and resort preferences and match you with a position which not only you are going to be stoked working in, but also, one which she is confident is a good match for your personality and work experience/skills.
- By the end of your Skype pre-screen, you will know exactly which positon you will be interviewing for, with which resort or hotel and the exact time and date of the final interview.
Now it's time to start your visa application, and we will let you know exactly what to do, when to do it and how to go about it.
- Within three weeks of your face-to-face or Skype interview with the HR manager, you will have your employment contract, which will state your exact job title, pay rate as well as the start date.
- It’s now time to book flights and our partners at Student Flights can help you with this if you need help. If not, happy days.
- Once you have booked your flights and know your arrival date into Vancouver let us know and we will book your first nights' free accommodation on arrival into Vancouver at the Samesun Backpackers, right in the centre of Downtown Vancouver.
We run orientations Mon – Fri, at 10.00am, 11,00pm & 12..00pm, from our office which is inside the Samesun Backpackers, so you have a friendly face on arrival. We will show you how to set up your bank accounts, Social Insurance Numbers (SIN), give you a free sim card, show you where to buy the cheapest snow gear as well as show you a bunch of cool things to check out in the city.
We also host meet and greet drinks at The Beaver Bar each night, which will give you a good opportunity to have a beer with the crew you are going to be spending the season with. It's a good idea to break the ice (mind the pun) over a beer in Vancouver, so you have some mates before you get up to the mountain.
Oh yeah, and we also have closed Facebook groups for each of our resort & hotel partners, so you can get to know your future co-workers before you get up to the resort. It’s also an awesome forum for exchanging travel tips, hints and helpful info.
Either by yourself or as a group, we then jump on a bus and head up to the resort/hotel to check into housing and get the season underway!
Can't I Just Do It All Myself?
Can't I Just Do It All Myself?
You can. However, it’s extremely risky and no doubt costly. The resorts & hotels have staffing needs of hundreds of employees and can’t leave it until the last minute to do their hiring, in case they fall short. Subsequently, they use The Working Holiday Club™ to handle their candidate flow for international hires (the global hiring number for Canadian employees is carefully monitored and tracked by the Canadian Government – there's not a bottomless pit for internationals to work in Canada).
You might be able to score yourself a job at one of the local grocery stores, bakeries or restaurants, but without guaranteed hours, living well might be tricky. At $10.00 per hour, if you are only getting 15 hours per week, you won't even be able to cover your rent (if you are not living in staff housing).
Here are some factors to take into consideration if you have decided to do it yourself:
- You will need to secure your work visa fast as the quotas are reached earlier and earlier each year.
- If you decide to work at a ski resort, you will need to have accommodation before the resort offers you a position.
- If you manage to secure employment with a local grocery or retail outlet on the mountain, your accommodation will be very expensive if any is even available for you to rent on minimum wage.
- You will need to fork out as much as $1800 for a season ski lift pass – local shops very rarely offer you an annual ski lift pass for free.
- You will need to budget for a minimum of three weeks in a hostel while you job hunt.
- For your interviews, you will need to travel to the resorts and pay for accommodation and flights. Very costly!
In a nutshell, those that DIY face accommodation issues, ski lift pass cost, a lack of consistent and reliable work and costly interview travel costs!
The Working Holiday Club™ offers you the security to have everything pre-arranged so that you have peace of mind when arriving in Canada. You'll also have:
- instant income
- free season lift pass
- a roof over your head
- a legal visa
- safe arrival into your new home
All you need to think about is what drink you're going to order at the Meet and Greet Party on arrival!
What Makes The Powder Pack The Best?
Simple. We have the best jobs, at the best resorts in Canada, and we follow through on our promises. There are some seriously dodgy companies out there, which might look the part but don't have partnerships with Canadian employers. If you are in doubt about any company, please visit the ski resort websites and check out their employment pages to see who their Australian/NZ/EU/UK partners are... which you'll quickly find leaves only one option... US.
All members of the Canadian team have travelled extensively to our winter locations and can tell you the ins and outs of every resort/hotel partner. From where the best clubs and bars are to where you get a hot tub session in, or just find the cheapest gym – we know our stuff! The team speaks from experience & tells it like it is!
When consulting applicants, we honestly advise if this program is a good fit for them, as we don't want to waste your time, your money or the employers' time. Our company is also the preferred international recruitment company for all of the top level ski resorts in Western Canada, including Whistler Blackcomb, recently rated yet again as Canada's #1 Overall Resort in Canada by Ski Magazine.
Terms Conditions & Refund Policy
Terms Conditions & Refund Policy
- Applicants will be sent The Working Holiday Club™ Terms & Conditions which need to be read, understood and signed prior to the commencement of the program. Any questions... let us know... we are very clear about what we offer and what we don't... so should you need clarification, ASK!
- Once these T&C's are signed (online) and the program has commenced, should applicants drop out or no longer want to continue, all money paid, be it partial or full payment, is not refundable.
- Once applicants have secured employment and commenced work at the resort/hotel, The Working Holiday Club™ will not interfere with the employment relationship. We are a facilitator of the employment relationship.
We are, however, always there for you should you have any questions down the track, are interested in a second employment opportunity after the season, or simply want some advice.
Frequently Asked Questions
CAN I GO WITH A FRIEND OR PARTNER?
Yes, you can. We understand moving to the other side of the world can be a little daunting, and we strive to ensure 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.
Be aware the larger the group of travellers, the greater the chance of someone not being offered a role. This was also applied to couples – one is stronger than the other. There is always 'one person' in the group that isn't as sharp or as focused. The resort or hotel interviewers have no qualms deciding who they offer roles to, and who they don't. This is a brutal reality... the info here is to help prepare you.
DO I NEED TO HAVE EXPERIENCE AT SKIING / BOARDING TO WORK IN A SKI RESORT?
In most positions you will not need to have skied in your life before. Some of our applicants have never even seen the snow before! However, lift operations & some instructor positions will need you to have experience on the slopes to be considered for a position.
Kicking Horse Ski Resort requires lift operators to be at least intermediate or advanced skiers or riders. The terrain at this resort is quite advanced, and there is minimal beginner terrain here.
WHAT IS THE AVERAGE AGE OF SKI RESORT WORKERS?
International ski resort employees age from 19 – 35 but keep in mind that local staff, particularly supervisors and managers, can be older than this. It sounds cliche, but it's a state of mind, not age!
WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE ARE WE LOOKING FOR?
Our Canadian resort partners love the international flair our participants bring to their ski resorts and the experiences they provide for their guests. As long as you are over 19, hardworking, outgoing, friendly and eager to be in Canada (and are available for the entire season) you should not have any problems. University students and those in the middle of their studies should consider the USA ski resorts as four-month visas are welcomed. While some jobs require particular skills and experience, many provide full training on-site. Cash handling experience, if applying for ticket sales positions, or bar/wait experience in hospitality positions, would obviously be an asset, and you can never go wrong with customer service skills in almost any position.
CAN I SPECIFY A PARTICULAR POSITION THAT I WANT TO APPLY FOR?
- You sure can! Once your application fee has been finalised and you have completed your online application, you will be asked to answer our skills-based assessment test, where you can put forward your application for a particular position. However, as certain positions are very popular, you may wish to consider listing some different preferences. Remember, flexibility is an attractive trait for all employers!
- The job you applied for might have many other applying for it as well, so consider the role and your suitability carefully. For example, many people apply for lift operator roles... those people who have worked outside previously or in labouring roles will have a distinct advantage over those who have never had a physical job. Reading and understanding job descriptions and how they will apply to you is incredibly important when considering jobs for six months or more.
- Consider if you are fit for the role – if you have previous experience. Some roles start early and finish early. Again, read and research the roles you are interested in.
- Ask your Working Holiday Club™ recruitment manager if you have any questions or require clarification.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I AM NOT OFFERED A JOB?
- Should you not be offered a position by one of our resorts, TWHC will, where possible, provide alternate employment opportunities and set up secondary interviews for you. We will continue to do this until all options are exhausted. Once all attempts at locating a job are exhausted we will refund the program fee (less your deposit).
- Should you decide to 'drop out' due to the fact, you weren't offered a role at your first preference location, or your travelling partners were offered positions, and you weren't, you will forfeit your program fee. We are committed to finding you work in Canada... For us, the process is not completed until all avenues are thoroughly exhausted.
IS A TWHC REPRESENTATIVE IN CANADA WHEN I ARRIVE?
Yes... we have a desk within the Samesun Hostel so we will meet you on arrival. We also host orientations to help you set up your Social Insurance Number (SIN), bank account and sim card, and much more, which will assist the transition into your new home country a breeze. The Working Holiday Club™ representative will also host the meet and greet drinks with the other staff heading to the same location as yourself, so you get to make some new mates before heading up to your resort/hotel.
HOW DO I MEET OTHER APPLICANTS BEFORE ARRIVAL?
- We have specific and exclusive closed Facebook groups set up for each resort/hotel. It doesn't sound like much, but when you pool all these various applicants into one social environment, you're pooling lots of other peoples' experiences and stories.
- Many applicants organise to meet up in their cities with others before interviews, and then once job contracts are finalized, organize to travel with other crew mates on the same flights. Leaving home & family and arriving into a foreign country is less intimidating with a posse of mates beside you!
- Not to mention, it also helps to know some names (even if only socialise online) on arrival to Canada.
CAN I JUST DO IT MYSELF?
You can. However, it’s extremely risky and no doubt costly. The Resorts & Hotels have staffing needs of hundreds of employees and can’t leave it until the last minute to do their hiring in case they fall short. Subsequently, they use The Working Holiday Club™ to handle their candidate flow for international hires (overall hiring numbers for Canadian employees are carefully monitored and tracked by the Canadian Gov – there's not a bottomless pit for internationals to work in Canada).
- You might be able to score yourself a job at one of the local grocery stores, bakeries or restaurants, but without guaranteed hours, at $10.00 per hour, if you are only getting 15 hours per week that’s not even going to pay for your rent if you are not living in staff housing.
Here are some factors to take into consideration if you have decided to do it yourself.
- You will need to secure your work visa fast as their quotas are reached earlier each year.
- If you decide to work at a ski resort, you will need to have accommodation before the resort offers you position.
- If you manage to secure employment with a local grocery or retail outlet on the mountain, your accommodation will be very expensive if any is even available for you to rent on min wage.
- You will need to fork out as much as $1800 for a season ski lift pass – local shops very rarely can offer you an annual pass for free.
- You will need to budget for a minimum of three weeks in a hostel while you jobs hunt
- For your interviews, you will need to travel to the resorts and pay for accommodation and flights. Very costly.
In a nutshell, those that DIY faces accommodation issues, ski lift pass cost, a lack of consistent and reliable work, and expensive interview travel expenses!
The Working Holiday Club™ offers you the security to have everything pre-arranged so that you have peace of mind when arriving in Canada. You're also guaranteed:
- instant income
- free season lift pass
- a roof over your head
- legal visa
- safe arrival into your new home
All you need to think about is what drink you're going to order at the Meet and Greet Party on arrival!
IS MY CURRENT RSA QUALIFICATION RECOGNISED IN CANADA?
No. Should applicants be working in any food and beverage role, an online certification will need to be obtained before arrival to commence employment. Each province in Canada has their version of RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol). This information will be clarified during this program, along with any other certifications.
WHAT IS THE LEGAL DRINKING AGE IN CANADA?
It’s different across the country. British Columbia is 19, Alberta is 18. Should you travel to the United States while working in Canada, you will need to obtain an ESTA visa to enter, and be aware that their drinking age is 21. There can be severe consequences should you be caught underage drinking!
CAN I APPLY FOR CANADA PROGRAMS IF I AM A UNI STUDENT?
- Yes... but be aware that Canadian employers consider university students pathological liars because they rarely commit to the entire season/job contract. Because of the poor reputation of uni students, applicants are required to obtain 'letters of deferment' to prove their commitment to this program and employment.
- If you are a uni student, remember that this experience is for potential employment for up to two years... don't waste this opportunity by only coming for six months, as the visa criteria have changed and recurring visas are now no longer available!
Need clarification? Give us a call... we'll help walk you through it!
WHY CAN I GET A WORKING VISA FOR CANADA WHEN I'M 18 BUT I AM NOT ABLE TO JOIN YOUR PROGRAM?
- Why do I have to be 19? The majority of 18-year-old applicants are fresh out of school and don't have enough personal savings and maturity to leave home and hold down a job overseas. Canadian employers are concerned that 18-year-olds won't take this opportunity seriously and might fail at their commitments, compared to their older counterparts.
- The majority of references supplied by 18-year-olds are from high schools, which, compared to earlier applicant references from employers, sets them at a serious disadvantage right off the bat!
- We have found the success rate of applicants 19 and older is exponentially higher & TWHC is about setting our candidates up for success.
- Again, we're talking about the majority of 18-year-olds, not all... but ultimately we had to draw a line in the sand... so you must be 19 by the time of the interviews in your home country!
- If you are 18 and want to do this program, get a job, work hard and save your money, and call us after your 19th birthday, or before if you have your birthday before interviews, and we'll get you sorted!
REFERENCE LETTERS – WHAT INFORMATION DO YOU REQUIRE?
We would like you to provide us with a maximum of one page, the minimum of two paragraph, the document on a company letterhead, or at very least with the employer’s business card. This will outline your length of employment, skills, duties, responsibilities, work attitude and their personal reflections on your work ethic and presence within their team.
**Please Note: Not all partners provide free season lift passes, particularly some hotels. Please check with The Working Holiday Club™ specialist team if your preferred employer comes with a free season lift pass.
Guarantees & References
- you a job offer before you leave or your money back
- you a 100% refund if you're not accepted for a position
Our Glass House Policy:
- we will provide you with all the information about our program before a fee is payable
- we will publish in our employer profile page the rate of pay & cost of accommodation, so that you know what you are getting
- we will provide all the details we discussed with you by phone in writing after you consultation call
- We can refer you to a Flight Centre Group Plc. Store anywhere in Austalia or New Zealand for you to purchase our packages in a face-to-face environment if required
Industry references, so you know you're in safe hands
Whistler Blackcomb Reference:
We have partnered with TWHC™ for ten years now. We have worked with a few agencies over the years and now use TWHC™ exclusively. With honest two-way communication, the team understands our business & consistently delivers top candidates for us to meet. Extremely organised & efficient, our time is always well spent & this has proven to be the most efficient way to recruit great people. The team are true professionals & I would recommend them to anyone.
Silver Star Reference:
Silver Star have been working with The Working Holiday Club™ for many years now to assist us with our hiring. It is a challenge for any company to recruit large numbers of employees season after season, however, with the assistance of The Working Holiday Club™ we can fill these positions with a professional, reliable, engaged employee team. We feel that The Working Holiday Club™ are industry leaders in recruiting employees within the ski industry. The team at The Working Holiday Club™ understands the needs of each resort that they partner with, offering an honest service to both employer and employee. I would have no hesitation in recommending The Working Holiday Club™ as a friendly, welcoming and trustworthy company to work with.
Flight Centre Group Plc Reference:
This email is to acknowledge that Flight Centre Travel Group and The Working Holiday Club™ have been working together for over five years.
During this time we've found TWHC™ to be a reliable, ethical, and completely above-board organisation, and furthermore, we have a strong business relationship with them. We strongly value the partnership between our two institutions and rely heavily on TWHC™ to provide our customers with an honest, and seamless customer experience. Our relationship extends across all retail brands within the Flight Centre Travel Group, including but not limited to Flight Centre, Student Flights, Escape Travel, and My Adventure Store.
- No previous experience is necessary. Obviously previous experience is an asset, specifically in a the hotel environment, if applying for these positions.
- Applicants are advised that hotels are very picky regarding applicants entering the world of a four-to-five-star location.
- Applicants need to be verbally polished, well spoken, articulate & well presented. It is highly advisable for applicants to visit five-star hotels in advance of their interviews to do some on-the-ground research, ensuring they have a realistic gauge of what they are getting in to.
- Those applicants looking to kick off a career in hotels usually look at this program as a huge opportunity to obtain experience in hotels while completing a working holiday.
Program Timetable & Season Start Date
- Applications for both winter & summer seasons open in October
- Applications for summer close in mid-March
- Interviews for summer – late March / early April
- Most summer positions commence early June
- Applications for winter close early June (or when all job roles have been allocated)
- Interviews in Australia – mid-June (predominantly face-to-face interviews)
- Interviews in New Zealand – early July in set locations both in north and south islands
- Interviews in London – late July / early August
- Interviews in Europe (Sweden, Netherlands, Denmark) – late July / early August
- Majority of winter jobs to commence early to mid-November