London Discovery Experience

Get the perfect introduction to British culture in one of the most iconic cities in the world. Make new friends, explore London and get set up for life in the city. It’s the perfect introduction to the city and life in the UK.

Start Dates

Year-round

Duration

4 days

Cost

C$799

Program Overview

Whether you’re planning to move to London for your UK Working Holiday or haven’t got the foggiest idea where you will end up, our London Discovery Experience Program will give you will get the perfect introduction to British culture in one of the most iconic cities in the world. You’ll be speaking Bri’ish in no time.

In addition to all the support in our UK Send-Off Package, you’ll have the first three nights of accommodation covered, and get the opportunity to participate in a slew of fun activities to connect with other new arrivals to the city. We’ll also offer additional job support once you arrive in the UK so that you can hit the ground running.

Program Itinerary

You’ve finally made the big move to London to start your UK Working Holiday. Jolly Good. Now check out what your first four days in the city will look like…

Day 1

Welcome to London!

Monday is your official start day, and use it to settle into London time. Connect with others in your start group and explore Kings Cross, which, located in the heart of London, is where you’ll be staying. Arrive over the weekend? No problem! We can arrange additional hostel nights to fit your flight schedule.

Day 2

Set Up & Guided Tour

Our team will meet you bright and early at your hostel to check out the city sights with a London Walking Tour. We will also take care of the nuts and bolts of London life, such as opening a UK bank account and applying for your NIN (tax number).

Day 3

UK Job 101

Today is all about jobs! We will do a job workshop, adapt your CV to a UK format, and, if you are looking to start work right away, get started with your job search; capping off the day with a pint in one of the city’s top bars. You’ll be a Londoner in no time!

Day 4

Day Trip to Brighton

Hailed as ‘London by the Sea’, Brighton is the capital's artsy seaside sibling. Only an hour by train from London, hit the sights of our must-see Brighton Guide with your new friends. Insider tip: make sure not to miss The Lanes, Brighton’s quirky central quarter packed with vintage, independent boutiques.

What’s Included

Pre-departure

  • Personalized step by step visa support
  • 1:1 visa consultation
  • Document revision
  • 1:1 pre-departure orientation
  • Comprehensive Pre-Departure Guide and Working in the UK Guide
  • Updates on the latest travel requirements
  • UK SIM Card

In Country

  • Job support
  • Employment search session 
  • CV revision
  • Housing support
  • National Insurance Number assistance
  • Mail forwarding and holding
  • Employment support
  • Assistance finding housing
  • Local support and travel advice
  • On-going support for the duration of your trip

The Fun Stuff!

  • Connect with other Stepabroad participants and other new UK arrivals
  • Three nights of hostel accommodation
  • London walking tour
  • Organized social events and welcome drink
  • Return train tickets to Brighton
  • 24-month support over your time in the UK

What’s Not Included:

Flights, medical insurance, visa and/or work permit application fees, local transportation, food & rent.

What Will I Do?

The UK Working Holiday Visa has very few restrictions, so you can be employed in nearly any industry! You can work as many hours per week as you like and can work for one employer for the full length of your visa, or choose short-term gigs to fund your travels. Like in Canada, the positions available to you will depend on your skills and experience.

Possible Working Holiday Jobs

  • Hospitality and Food Service
  • Administration
  • Teaching Assistant
  • Au Pair
  • Temp Jobs
  • Tourism
  • Retail and Customer Service
  • Sales and Marketing

Want to Learn More?

Interested to chat with us to learn which program is right for you?

Let’s Get Started!

The 2022 start dates for our London Discovery Program are 9 May, 13 June, 11 July, 8 August, 12 September, 10 October, 14 November, and 12 December.

Get in touch to start planning your UK Working Holiday adventure!

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FAQs

Can you arrange accommodation after the first three nights?

While we don’t arrange long-term accommodation for you, we have partners in the city who specialize in placing recent immigrants into shared apartments around London. We would be happy to introduce you if this is something you are interested in! There is also plenty of other advice on finding a place to stay included in our pre-departure orientation. Otherwise, our in-country team can help you extend your stay at the hostel if you would only like to stay for a few extra nights.

What can I expect from my accommodation?

During your orientation, you will stay with your group in a centrally located hostel in London. Dorm sizes can vary, but usually average 12 beds per room. Upgrades to private rooms may be available for an additional cost, depending on availability. The hostels we use are social, clean and the staff will do their best to make you feel at home.

What do you mean by 'job support'?

We will support your job search in many ways, including by introducing you to any recruitment connections we may have in your field and reviewing your resume to make sure it meets the standard UK format. We will also recommend websites or social media groups that may assist with your search, and the arrival team will provide access to our London jobs board upon arrival. This will make your job search easier, and ensure that you have all the resources that you need to successfully apply for suitable positions.