Tourism, Catering & Hospitality Jobs


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Links for Tourism Jobs Abroad

Mark Warner - Recruit over 1,500 staff for the Alps and the Med each year. Applicants must be over 19 and hold an EU passport. - International bar work listings.

McDonalds - Burger chain careers.

Med Sailors - Offers skippered sailing holidays in Greece, Turkey and Croatia for 20 to 35s. Through their Yacht Academy, a train to work programme, there are several options to train and start work with MedSailors, depending on your experience level. They also sometimes have vacancies for crew, hostesses and guest managers.

Monarch Travel - The Monarch group includes Cosmos Holidays where jobs can be found in Mediterranean resorts as overseas representatives, children and creche representatives and operations assistants. Knowledge of a foreign language is an advantage and applicants should be over 21, have a UK National Insurance number, UK bank account and a full UK driving licence. There are also cabin crew jobs with the airline.

MyCateringJob - A global job board with positions on cruise lines and international hotels. - The Season Workers' Website - Summer jobs and working in resorts. An excellent site for finding ski jobs.

New Experience Holidays - Guided walking holidays in many countries including Switzerland, Spain and Cyprus. Despite expanding greatly in recent years (and since Paul Sawyer sent us the note added below) no information on working for them is offered on the site except to state guides are specially chosen for their knowledge and love of the area in which they are guiding. A Note from Paul Sawyer, MD of New Experience Holidays: "We do not employ any guides, we use only friends."

New Frontiers - Travel and hospitality recruitment.

Newmarket Holidays - Group, educational and sports travel. Tour managers employed. While there were no vacancies listed when we last visted they state they "always welcome new applicants, so send your CV and an introductory letter to the HR Manager."

Oasis Overland Adventure Travel Company - Offers overland adventure travel to Africa, the Middle East and South America from 10 Days to 30 Weeks.

Openwide International - A chance to sing and dance your way around the world. Openwide seek talented performers, singers and dance couples for entertainment programmes on cruise ships and in hotels throughout the Med and Caribbean.

O’Reilly’s Irish Pubs - Five Irish pubs scattered across Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium. Enquiries for jobs can be made via the contact us page for each pub.

Palladium Hotel Group - Several brands mostly, but not entirely, focusing on Spain.

Peak Adventure Travel Group - Brands in this large travel group include Headwater, Gecko's, Exodus, Trek America and Intrepid Travel.

PGL - Recruit over 2,000 staff to work at activity centres across Britain, France and Spain. Along with meals, accommodation and wages, PGL also offer the opportunity to gain training and qualifications from various rugged sporting bodies. PGL, along with other brands in the same group, do their recruiting via

Pillow - This adventure travel company relies on rely on volunteers to work at events such as San Fermin, Oktoberfest, Royal Ascot and Motor Sport Tours to put up tents and manage their campsites. In return volunteers travel for free.

Powder Byrne International - Site includes an online job application and job description section. Vacancies mostly for winter but there is some summer work too.

Prefered Travel Services - A small company offering holidays and short escorted tours to many European destinations. Tour directors speak English and another language but seem, for the most part, to come from the holiday location. No employment information on the website.

Regent Seven Seas Cruises - Hotel and catering professionals recruited as waiters, bartenders, chefs, and stewards.

Ramblers Holidays - Walking and sightseeing tours around Europe for groups of 15 to 20 adults. No employment information on the site but their tour leaders are described as "passionate about walking and discovering the world. All are first-aid trained, holding walking qualifications commensurate with the holiday grade they lead and often have good foreign languages skills."

Resident Entertainers - Apply online for access to singing, dancing, animator, karaoke and coat style entertainer jobs in the UK and Europe. Work available in holiday parks, hotels and cruise ships from employers and agents worldwide.

Resort Jobs - Search for vacancies by location or keyword.

Resorts Online - No jobs - just an opportunity to search the World's luxurious resorts. Many will undoubtedly be looking for staff.

Rolling Pin Jobs - You can get the latest jobs in the cruise and hospitality field sent to you by e-mail.

Rum Jungle - Luxury motor yacht based in London that sometimes requires experienced stewards and stewardesses for tours around the south coast of England and northern Europe.

Seabourn Cruise Line - Experienced bar and catering staff often needed. - An excellent and well established site offering summer jobs, ski resort jobs and ski instructor courses, teaching English and gap year projects. Search and apply online or try the help guide, message board and destination guides for extra info, each section has an A-Z of companies. Website is updated daily.

Shearings Holidays - Application forms were once offered via the website to join the group's 3000 staff. If they are still there they are well hidden. Shearings also includes a chain of UK hotels.

Sixth Star Entertainment and Marketing - Provide cruise ships and resorts with entertainment programmes and personnel.

StagePool - Jobs we have seen advertised include a "Benny" keyboard player wanted for an Abba tribute act to tour hostels and resorts in Greece and Turkey, Disney character lookalikes for Disneyland Paris, singers and dancers to perform in cruise ship shows, and female models wanted for educational hairdressing in London.

STA Travel - A real job rather than casual, short term work, but worth listing because they encourage their sales team to continue travelling and offer special airfares and a travel allowance each year. There are also possibilities of regular educational trips and foreign work exchanges. Several nationalities work at STA, but applicants should speak and write English fluently and have the right to work in the UK for at least 2 years.

The Stained Apron - Addictive reading as food servers vent their frustrations and anger.