IM TRAVELLING ALONE, IS THIS COMMON?
Over 90% of our workers come alone. We understand it can be a little daunting at first, but all workers are in the same boat. You will have plenty of time to meet friends before travelling in our facebook group https://www.facebook.com/groups/workersfamily2017/
I’M TRAVELLING WITH FRIENDS. IS IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO LIVE IN THE SAME APARTMENT OR WILL MY ROOMMATES BE RANDOMLY SELECTED?
We will always ensure you can share an apartment with friends.
WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE?
ARE FLIGHTS INCLUDED IN THE PACKAGE?
Flights are not included in the package http://skyscanner.net is a useful website to search and book your flights from.
HOW MUCH CAN I EXPECT TO EARN?
Wages vary from job to job. You can expect to earn from €25 per day and up to €100 per day, if you are a good ticket seller.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ARRIVE?
Our rep will meet you either at the airport or on arrival in resort. You will then be checked-in to your workers room. After this you will be introduced to your roommates and shown around. Our rep will always be available to make sure you feel totally at home.
DO I NEED TRAVEL INSURANCE?
We recommend you take out travel insurance. Your EU health card will give you basic and emergency treatment but private healthcare is still a better option. Please contact us if you need any help with this.
DO I HAVE A GUARANTEED PLACE WITH WORKERS FAMILY?
The moment we receive the £60 membership fee we will reserve your place in the workers accommodation for your 4 weeks. When that time expires, we can arrange your second months stay in resort.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER I BOOK?
You will receive a welcome pack. This will give you more details and we will begin the recruitment process.
DO I HAVE TO WORK IF I COME AWAY WITH WORKERS FAMILY?
Our mission is to find work for everyone on arrival, as we believe this will give you a real taste of what a season abroad is all about. However, if you are here for an extended holiday then you are more than welcome to still come out with us. We would advise that if you don’t have plans to work, then you should bring as much spending money as you can to maintain your 24/7 party lifestyle.
HOW DO I BOOK?
Click APPLY NOW to begin your booking.
HOW DO I FIND JOBS THROUGH YOU?
We are uniquely unlike other working holiday companies because we help you find jobs even before you arrive in resort through our job forum. Here we have all of the Bar Managers, Club directors and Event Managers who will post a full list of exciting job opportunities for the summer. It’s not uncommon for lots of our workers to have jobs the second they land. Where we pride ourselves the most however, is our experience and unwavering ability in finding everybody positions and job trials. We have exclusive contracts in all our resorts with the majority of the bars, clubs and event companies. We will take the time to sit down and listen to what roles you are interested in and will help you grab that job role that you’re after.
HOW DO JOB TRIALS WORK?
Job trials are very common. Many of the bars and club managers feel this is the best way to see if you’re the right person for the job. Here is your time to shine. Always enter every job trial with energy and enthusiasm. Be prepared to have your job trial spread out over a few days so the managers can make sure they are making the right decision in employing you as this can be difficult after only seeing you in the role for a few hours. Don’t feel disheartened if you don’t land the job on your first trial, you will gain skills and experience from each trial that you can take forward on to the next one. We are here for you every step of the way and won’t rest until we have found each and everyone of you a job for the summer season.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER MY JOB TRIAL?
After successfully landing a trial you will begin work immediately. Most venues will pay you on a weekly basis, and some will pay you after each working shift.
WHO CAN GET A JOB ABROAD?
Contrary to popular belief you do not have to be the most outrageously confident person with the ability to drink your weight in alcohol every night. The most successful workers are those who are outgoing, hardworking, personable and who are responsible enough to turn up for work when their shift starts. Working abroad is not just a six month party. Your employer will expect a level of professionalism off you if you want to stay in work. There will always be plenty of time to party.
WHEN’S THE BEST TIME TO GET JOBS?
There is no selected date that is the best to get jobs. All resorts start recruiting from early April and it is usually a case of ‘first come first served.’ Lots of the positions will be snapped up in the early weeks so coming out early is certainly an advantage. The season progressively gets busier with tourists as the season moves into late May and June so more positions will open up and lots more staff are taken on. Many of our workers came out to work in late July and August last summer and we were able to find work for all of them, so don’t feel you will miss out if you are not able to join us at the beginning of the season.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF BOOKING WITH WORKERS FAMILY?
We are the longest running workers company. We are the only company that are able to offer actual jobs opposed to just job trials. We also provide apartments in the official workers accommodation, where the majority of the workers stay. We are working closely with the owners and operators of almost all clubs, bars and events in your chosen resort.
CAN I SORT EVERYTHING MYSELF?
We see many people come out and try this every year. A lot end up struggling to find any where to work or live due to lack of support and advice. With WORKERS FAMILY we offer only the best accommodation and advice for when you arrive.
WHEN IS THE FULL BALANCE DUE?
Final balance is due 6 weeks prior to your arrival in resort, but we recommend paying the full amount as early as possible in order to sort everything out on time and plan your budget. If you book within 6 weeks of your arrival date then payment in full is required at time of booking.
DO I NEED A PASSPORT?
Absolutely. Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay; you don’t need any additional period of validity on your passport beyond this.
DO I HAVE TO COME OUT IN APRIL IF I HAVE OTHER COMMITMENTS?
No not at all. We recruit workers from April all the way through to August.
DO I HAVE TO STAY FOR THE ENTIRE SEASON?
We love it when the workers stay for the entire season and see the summer out but we understand everybody has commitments back home or will need to begin University. You can stay in the workers accommodation as long as you want.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I CANNOT PAY THE £60 MEMBERSHIP FEE STRAIGHT AWAY?
We understand that not everybody has the money straight away to become a member of our workers community. Just give us a shout as to when you can make the payment. In the meantime we will happily give you as much advice as you need so feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
CAN I PAY THE COMPLETE PACKAGE UPFRONT?
Yes, just call our payment line on 0845 2607726. Once your balance is paid in full your accommodation and package will be arranged.
CAN WE BOOK AS A GROUP?
Bookings are made separately, but if you want to share an apartment as a group, please contact us via the contact page.
DO I NEED A WORK PERMIT TO WORK ABROAD?
If you’re an EU National you will not need a work permit or visa. Due to this we are only able to recruit EU nationals.
HOW MUCH MONEY DO I NEED TO BRING?
A lot of people come out with about 300-400 euros, but end up calling home for more. If you are sensible and are keen to work straight away, 450 euros should be enough to cover first weeks pay and a weeks living. If you plan on going out a lot in your first week, which most do (or arrive early in the season), bring a bit more.
IS MY UK DRIVING LICENSE VALID ABROAD?
Yes, it is valid. If you have a full driving license you will be able to drive a car. However, check that your license permits you to ride a scooter/moped, beach buggy or quad.
MY PARENTS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT ME TRAVELLING ALONE
We will happily speak to your parents to reassure them of any concerns they have. All of our parents had the same reservations when we decided to make the big jump into working abroad, so we have all been there.
ANY ADDITIONAL CHARGES
Hoteliers in most resorts will require a refundable breakages deposit and/or a charge for the utilities including electric, water and air con payable on arrival .
This varies between resorts so please ask at time of booking for your chosen destination.