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How & Where to begin: WHV to UK

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1. Posted by Nat86 (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hi all,

My name is Nat, I'm 24, currently live on the east coast of Australia & am starting planning for a Working Holiday to Ireland & the UK.

I plan to depart in May 2012 and will be heading straight to London, the plan so far is to Experience a bit of London & then head down after a week to some family friends in Exeter. I will be using Exeter as a base & travelling from here around Europe, This is where I become a little unstuck.

I was hoping to do a tour of some sort so I get an Idea of what countries I want to experience & what countries I am happy to settle having seen only the tourist traps.

I would love it if someone could share with me their experiences of working holiday visa's particularly in Ireland & just help me get my head around where to start, Plan the travel or plan the work.

Any help would be super fantastic, I just need help focusing my attention in one area, not everywhere at once.

Also I have a budget of $35,000 AUD just incase you needed to know.

Thanks in advance guys.


2. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Little confused at the moment - are you looking at applying for a UK visa, or an Irish visa? You say your base will be Exeter (UK) but then ask about experiences of WHVs for Ireland.

3. Posted by Nat86 (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Well, thats the thing...

I want to travel, & work in any place that I like the feel of & want to spend time in.

I will get my working holiday visa for the UK & travel around England first, I think there will be work available in London around the Olympics, and am keen to make a start here.

I can apply for my Irish working visa in London so was hoping after some time working & travelling I can then make my way to the Emerald Isle and work around Ireland.

I work in Hospitality, so I am sure of work even if it is minimum wage, most places.

When I say my base will be in Exeter, It is for mail, banking & storage purposes, & if I feel the need to see a familiar face I can always spend time there.

Hope this helps with your confusion, any suggestions, thoughts or recommendations?