Frequently asked questions
Do you have questions? Maybe you can find the answers to them below. Do you have another question or is your question not answered fully? Please feel free to contact us! That can be done via email, Facebook or chat. Or just call us! Our contact information can be found here.
How old do I have to be to work abroad?
You must be at least 18 years old to work abroad through us. This is because of the legislation in the various countries. If you’re going on an internship and your school provide an apprenticeship, it is possible in some cases for 16 or 17 year olds to work abroad.
Can I work with a friend?
You can always suggest that you would like to work together with a friend. We cannot guarantee that we will succeed putting you together in the same location. It depends on the job opportunities locally. For the best chance to get your perfect job, you should apply for a job by yourself. The more flexible you are, the more opportunities we will have for you. This does not mean that you are always just going to work by yourself. You’ll always have colleagues locally, local peers or colleagues via European Leisure Jobs.
In what kind of accommodation will I stay in?
Accommodation varies by location. Your employer provides a good place to sleep. Some options are: a large equipped tent, a room or a mobile home. Please note that you will often share your accommodation and sanitary facilities with one or more colleagues. Once we offer you a job, you also get more details about your accommodation.
How much will I earn?
The salary varies by country, job and company. It is therefore difficult to give a general indication. Once you get a job, you’ll know exactly what you will earn. Of course, we can sometimes tell you more in the interview.
How long do I have to be available for?
The period required for the role is indicated in the vacancy texts. Sometimes there is some leeway on these so if you have questions, please contact us. For our summer jobs the general rule is that you must be available for approximately 8 weeks in high season: July and August. At a number of locations, it is possible to work a shorter period of time. In many locations, you can also work for a longer period of time.
Can I go home in between?
When you work for European Leisure Jobs you are only allowed to go home when there’s an emergency. Such as when a family member has had an accident, or when you have to go to the hospital. If you want to go home for any other reason, you must always discuss this with us and your employer.
Are meals provided?
Some employers provide meals, daily or on your working days. Others provide a small meal allowance or let you eat in the restaurant. However, at most locations you have to provide your own meals. There are always cooking facilities. For example, in your accommodation or as a central facility for all employees. You will be told how it is organised by your employer once you hear from us to propose a job or internship to you.
How is my trip arranged?
Before you leave you obviously get details of your work location and the maximum amount allowed for your travel expenses. You arrange your own travel to your destination. Of course, we can help you with it. Always contact your employer first before you book the trip. In many cases, they have useful tips about the local public transport or they can even pick you up from somewhere. It is also possible to drive your own car to the destination.
Will my travel expenses for the interview be reimbursed?
You pay the travel expenses for the interview yourself. When you actually work for us you will receive travel expenses. For example, for your travel costs to and from the work destination at the start and end of your contract.