Volunteer, Work & Learn UK: Work & Travel Brochure Training 2011/2012 In Detail Global Land Product 05/10/2011
Fast facts, brochure layout & suppliers What you need to know about our Work & Travel products
Travel the world and push your limits Learn more about Work & Travel products to help your customer work abroad Programmes offer much more than just a tourist experience Opportunity to work alongside locals Working abroad funds further travel International experience looks fantastic on a CV Learn new cultures and live day-to-day in another country Earn a living whilst overseas
Products will differ in each division so check your brochure! 25+ programmes Bookable through STAy and B2Bs 5 suppliers Some programmes offer visa assistance Spanning multiple countries Group flight options Commission vary from £50 Differing age restrictions And commission from 20 – 25% Some require specific experience 24/7 support in home/host country Some programmes require skill sets
An brief overview of the programme and what to expect Duration – min & max Understand the bigger picture. Many programmes involve multiple steps within the application process The programme’s best bits! Its unique selling points Fairly important! Restrictions range from age, nationality, skill set, qualification and language Break it down. Keen to know how life pre and during the programme works day by day? Take note! Departures range from days of the week to date, months and even seasons A large part of Work & Travel is all about potential earnings! Product Code = important! Code will be searchable through 1Source (April 2012)
BUNAC: in detail BUNAC provide a whole range of products in the US and Canada which we have previously not had access to. And while we do already sell Working Holiday programmes to Australia and New Zealand, BUNAC product has USPs such as the IEP Work Exchange Visa for New Zealand - available exclusively through BUNAC for people 18-35 years old. As the only agency that has access to BUNAC's products, it puts STA Travel in a unique and very exciting position. It's a great step forward in establishing ourselves in the broader 'work and study abroad' markets. Unique Selling Points: - Market leader with 50 years of experience - Great reputation with employers and Universities - Offers full support packages STA Commission £50 See Cheat Sheets
BUNAC: Summer camp USA Snapshot: Work as a camp counsellor in a variety of kids’ summer camps in the USA Types of Camp: - Private (middle/high income families) / Underprivileged (low-income families) - Specialist (focus on one sport / activity) - Religious / Scout Camps - Special Needs (physically or mentally disabled, or kids with ADD) The Role: Be a mentor, role-model and teacher to the children, willing to ‘live and breathe’ camp life Activities: Counsellors who can teach specific sports & activities are always in high demand – swimming, canoeing, football, horse riding, climbing, tennis etc. Duration: 8-10 weeks (plus up to 30 days post-Camp travel time) Departures: Applications open Sep-Mar; Interviews Oct-Mar; Placement notification any time until early May; Camps operate mid-May to mid-Aug Eligibility: Min. 18 yrs / fluent English / experience of working with children Salary: Typically US$900 per summer season (18-20 years old) or US$1,100 per summer season (21+ years) Inclusions: Visa (J-1) assistance, flights, transfer to Camp, SEVIS Fee, compulsory insurance, food & accommodation at Camp, use of Camp facilities Programme Fee: £495 (inc £50 referral) Other Fees: Visa (£115), police check (£35) Flights: BUNAC lends the cost of the flight, employer (Camp) pays direct to BUNAC in lieu of wages
BUNAC: KAMP USA Snapshot: Supporting role at summer camps for those without childcare experience The Role: Various positions including cooking, cleaning, laundry, housekeeping & maintenance Duration: 8-10 weeks (+ up to 30 days travel time) Departures: Same schedule as Camps USA Eligibility: Min. 18 yrs / full-time uni-level degree student at UK or Irish university / fluent English Salary: Typically US$1,300 per summer season Inclusions: Visa (J-1) assistance, flights, transfer to Camp, SEVIS Fee, compulsory insurance, food & accommodation at Camp Programme Fee: £495 (inc £50 referral) Other Fees: Visa (£115), police check (£35) Flights: BUNAC lends the cost of the flight, Camp pays direct to BUNAC in lieu of wages
BUNAC: Work America Snapshot: Full guidance for student working holidays using J-1 Visa Duration: 3-4 months (summer only) Departures: Applications only open from Oct-Mar, travel in May or June Eligibility: 18 yrs / full-time uni-level degree student at UK or Irish university / fluent English Inclusions: Visa application, on-line ‘Job Zone’, 24/7 BUNAC support, handbook, phone card, help to get social security no. Programme Fee: £365 (inc £50 referral) Other Fees: Visa (£115), SEVIS Fee (US$35), compulsory insurance (£148), flights & support funds Flights: Group flights to NYC with 1st night accom (or go independent)
BUNAC: Work Canada Snapshot: Live, work and travel in Canada and enjoy the ‘Great Outdoors’ Duration: Up to 12 months Departures: IEC Visas (limited availability); apply for places from January or soon after Eligibility: 18-30 yrs / UK Passport Inclusions: Visa application, jobs database, walk-in centres (YYZ, YVR), orientation, social events, tax/banking Local Partner: SWAP Programme Fee: £254 (inc £50 referral) Other Fees: IEC Visa (£90), police check (£35), insurance (fr £136), flights & support funds Flights: Monthly group flights to YYZ or YVR with 1st night accom (or go independent)
BUNAC: Work Australia Snapshot: Gap year support package for anyone travelling on a Working Holiday Visa Duration: Up to 12 months Departures: Year-round Eligibility: 18-30 yrs / UK or Irish Passport Inclusions: Visa application, jobs database, arrival transfer, 1st night accommodation, walk-in centres (SYD, MEL, BNE, PER), orientation, social events, tax/banking Local Partner: Work ‘n’ Holiday Programme Fee: £379 (inc. £50 referral) Other Fees: Working Holiday Visa (£205), insurance (fr £136), flights & support funds Flights: Monthly group flights to SYD with 3-day HKG stopover (or go independent)
BUNAC: Work New Zealand Snapshot: Ultimate working holiday support package Duration: Work for up to 12 months & stay up to 23 months (Working Holiday Visa); work/stay for up to 12 months (IEP Work Exchange Visa) Eligibility: 18-30 (Working Holiday Visa) or 18-35 (IEP Work Exchange Visa – this is exclusive to IEP/BUNAC), plus UK or Irish Passport Inclusions: Visa application, jobs database, arrival transfer, 1st night hostel, orientation, walk-in centre (AKL), social events, tax/bank Local Partner: IEP (sister company) Programme Fee: £359 Other Fees: Working Holiday Visa (£95) or IEP Visa (£155), insurance (fr £136), flights & support funds Flights: Monthly group flights to AKL with 3-day HKG stopover (or go independent)
Australian Backpackers: Starter Packs Snapshot: City starter packs perfect for anyone wanting a stress free start in Perth, Darwin, Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide. With guided orientation, hostel accommodation, job search access and job offers sent for entire duration of stay! Programme Details: Perth (2n), Darwin (2n), Cairns (2n), Brisbane (2n), Sydney (2, 4, 6n), Melbourne (2, 4n) and Adelaide (2n) Clients are met at the airport, transferred to their hostel accommodation and equipped with a comprehensive work and travel pack, and 12 months membership to the Australian on-line job agency and Woodduck Australian Backpackers job agency Departure Dates: daily Duration: 3-7 days Inclusions: hostel accommodation and transfers, comprehensive work and travel pack, 2x12 months Job Club membership, set up of: mobile phone/SIM card/bank account/Medicare card/mail forwarding/holding service/tax/file number; and variety of excursions and planned social activities. Programme Fee: from £245 Other Fees: visa, food and other personal support funds STAy Commission: 25%
Australian Backpackers: Australian Internships Snapshot: Australian Internship placements (paid and unpaid) with a focus on the hospitality industry. From 6 weeks to 6 months in SYD, MEL, BNE, OOL, ADL and PER. Ideal for linking university studies & graduate qualifications with career dreams. Programme Details: -3 months & 6 months paid placement options with pre-departure and in-country support assistance, welcome pack, host company induction and arranged social events. Remuneration from AU$13 to AU$18 (average $15-16) and weekend rates AU$20 to AU$28. -6 weeks to 6 months un-paid placements - to gain valuable experience in anything fr marketing, finance, media to fashion. Clients to provide 8 weeks before intended start date: CV, cover letter and application (including STAy booking reference). Clients will then undergo an interview. Departure Dates: daily (exact start date will depend on the internship offered) Duration: 6 weeks – 6 months Eligibility: -Have a strong level of English (min IELTS 7.0) -Be 18-30 years of age -Have full-time availability throughout the internship period -Be eligible for a Working Holiday Visa (417) Inclusions: 6 week – 6 month placement, pre-departure and in-country support and assistance, welcome pack and in-depth induction with host company, organised social events/weekends, reference or statement of service from host company on completion of internship Programme Fee: from £795 Other Fees: visa, arrival transfer, insurance, accomm and other personal support funds STAy Commission: 20%
Australian Backpackers: Farm Familiarisation Snapshot: Farm Familiarisation packages ex Sydney – terrific opportunity for those wanting to gain farm hand experience in Australia’s outback. Varying package options, some with the onwards employment that count towards a second year visa! Programme Details: 9 nights Gold, 6 nights Silver and 6 nights farmstay (basic). All 3 are aimed at educating the participant in the Australian outback way of life and they offer the opportunity for participants to learn to drive 4x4 vehicles, horse ride, muster, sheep shear, pick cotton and work with polo-cross horses (just to name a few). Completion of learning modules leads to certification and possible onwards employment. Departure Dates: Gold - Thursdays (Farm Course starts Mondays), Silver & Farmstay - Sundays (Farm Course starts Mondays). Duration: 3-7 days Eligibility: -Understand, speak and write fluent English -Possess the correct working holiday visa -Have an Australian reciprocal Medicare Card, if not eligible, then comprehensive personal/Travel Insurance -Be fit and able to complete the course -Notify any medical conditions/medication, prior injuries, dietary conditions or learning disabilities -Possess a drivers’ license
Australian Backpackers: Farm Familiarisation continued… Inclusions: *Gold - Sydney airport pick up and transfer out to the farm, 3 nights accomm in Sydney, 6 nights station accomm and all meals, learning modules, work shirt, activities, local pub dinner, guaranteed 3-4 job offers after successful course completion, assistance with bank account, tax file and mail redirection set up, 12 months emergency assistance *Silver - one way transfer out to the farm, 6 nights station accommodation and all meals, learning modules, work shirt, activities, local pub dinner, guaranteed 1 job offer after successful course completion, assistance with bank account set up. *Farmstay - one way transfer out to the farm, 6 nights station accommodation and all meals, learning modules, work shirt, activities, local pub dinner, assistance with bank account set up Programme Fee: from £559 Other Fees: visa, onward travel - funds of at least at least AU$500 to cover travel expenses, other personal support funds. STAy Commission: 20%
How to book: city starter & farm packages 1. Refer to STAy Product Information Pages –Sydney/Melbourne/Adelaide/Brisbane/Cairns/Darwin for Starter Pack departure date and duration details. And Sydney for Farm packages.
2. Availability Search - enter search criteria: Packages (or All Accommodations as default), departure date, # nights, 1 room and 1 pax. Click on ‘Search’.
3. Results – 1. Click +sign (next to details) to glean further details and then click on the ‘hyperlinked product name’
4. Room Details - various information tabs will appear. Ensure you read through each carefully as terms & conditions/cancellation policies are not to be taken lightly. Enter 1 ‘room’, tick that acceptance of all errata, terms and conditions and click on ‘Proceed’
5. Transfer Details – add in clients flight arrival details (failure to do this and the client will not be met at their chosen Australian airport)
8. Passenger Details – Enter all relevant details, DOB and then click on ‘Proceed’
9. New Overview – Pending new booking with passenger details. Click on ‘Book’
10. Booking Overview – Confirmation of new booking with STAy reference
How to book: Australian internships 1. Refer to STAy Product Information Pages – Sydney /Melbourne/Brisbane/The Gold Coast/Adelaide/Perth – for departure dates, duration and any important information required as part of the booking process (eg client’s email address must be added as a memo).
2. Availability Search - enter search criteria: Other (or All Items as default), departure date, # pax and city code. Click on ‘Search’.
3. Item Set Detail Results - Click on the ‘hyperlinked product name’
4. Item Detail Results – Click on the desired blue arrow and note deposit requirement!
5. Book Item – various information tabs will appear. Ensure you read through each carefully as terms & conditions/cancellation policies are not to be taken lightly. Tick that the errata, T&Cs have been read, select the number of adults required and then click on ‘Proceed’.
7. Additional Pax Details – complete all section and then click on ‘Proceed’ 8. New Overview – Click on ‘Book’
9. New Booking Overview – confirmation of new booking with STAy reference 10.Continuation of booking (post STAy): Step 1 – Clients to provide Australian Backpackers with client's CV, cover letter and application (including STAy booking reference). This must be done at least 8 weeks prior to the intended start date of the internship. Australian Backpackers will then respond advising if they can assist the customer
Base Backpackers Auckland Snapshot: The perfect package for backpackers travelling to New Zealand on a Working Holiday Visa - The package includes help setting up an NZ bank account and an NZ Tax File Number and A GUARANTEED JOB OFFER, as well as loads of other handy additions. Programme Details: Clients will be met at Auckland airport, transferred to BASE backpackers and, from there, equipped with all necessary details to get the off to a cracking working start. Package available for 3, 5, 8 days. Departure Dates: Daily Duration: 2, 4, 7 nights Eligibility: min 18 years and a New Zealand working holiday/tourist visa Inclusions: Accommodation in shared dorm, airport pick up transfer, breakfast, Vodafone SIM card, one hour Internet access, a drink voucher for Globe Bar - Work package x 12 months registration with NZ Job Search x Orientation Session / Job Placement Service x Applying for IRD (NZ tax number) x Opening a bank account x CV / Cover Letter hints and advice x Arranging interview times with employers 24 contact number, access to discounted NZ travel products, luggage storage, mail and fax service; and work NZ Handbook. Programme Fee: fr £199 Other Fees: flights, visa, travel insurance, return transfer, meals and any other personal support funds STA Commission: 25%
How to book: Base Backpackers Auckland 1. Refer to STAy Product Information Pages – Auckland for departure dates and duration details
2. Availability Search - enter search criteria: Packages (or All Accommodations as default), departure date, # of nights, # rooms/beds and # of pax. Then double click on the Accommodation Name field and a pop up window/field will appear. Type in Base Auckland: and click on ‘Search’
3. A list of products and their related STAy code will result. In this case only the one. Select the product by clicking on the ‘hyperlinked name’
You will be taken back to the Availability Search page and the Accommodation name field will be correctly populated. You can choose to also include the city code, but as a particular supplier has been selected it is not mandatory that a city be selected too 4. Click on ‘Search’
6. Room Details – various information tabs will appear. Ensure you read through each carefully as terms & conditions/cancellation policies are not to be taken lightly. Enter 1 ‘room’, tick that acceptance of all errata, terms and conditions and click on ‘Proceed’
7. Transfer Details – time and flight number MUST be added at this point before proceeding otherwise the client will not be met at the airport. Click on ‘Proceed’
8. Item Set Detail Results – skip additional services by clicking on ‘Skip’
10. Additional Details – populate all fields 11. New Overview – Pending new booking with passenger details. Click on ‘Book’
12. New Booking Overview – confirmation of new booking with STAy reference
13. Transfer Voucher – it is essential you print off the necessary transfer vouchers from the STAy product pages, for the client before they depart.
Camp Europe Snapshot: Unique camp counsellor experiences in any one of 20 European summer camps. Programme Details: Week 1 – language course in Hamburg/Munich, week 2 – Camp Adventure Academy and counsellor certification, weeks 3 to 8 – counsellor placement in any one of 20 camps (depending on where the programme requires additional hands) Departure Dates: Hamburg – 08 June 2012. Munich – 15 June 2012. Duration: 4-8 weeks Eligibility: min 19 years of age and experience working with children Inclusions: 1 wk language/culture learning in Hamburg or Munich, 1 week camp counsellor course, 2 to 6 week camp placement, room & board (half board during language course, full board during counsellor course and placement), ground transport in camp country (transfer from Munich or Hamburg to chosen camp are not included and clients not arriving to Munich Airport must arrange their own transport to the package departure point), further language training, full insurance coverage during placement and Camp Counsellor certification/recognition Programme Fee: fr £2,230 Other Fees: European/Schengan visa, flights, travel from Germany to camp placement and additional support funds STA Commission: 20%