Earlier this month, the UK government announced the signing of an agreement to extend the Youth Mobility Scheme visa to include adults aged 30 to 35 and increase the time allowed in the UK from two years to three years. This move strengthens ties between the UK and New Zealand giving many more young adults the opportunity to experience a working holiday of a lifetime.

Currently, the Youth Mobility Scheme is a popular visa used by young adults aged 18-30 from one of 11 participating countries* to live, work and study in the UK for up to two years. The visa gives people the chance to truly experience British culture and society for an extended period of time. Our YMS Working Holiday programme makes use of this visa for its candidates and helps people to settle into life in the UK.

The expansion of the Youth Mobility Scheme with New Zealand follows a similar agreement made with Australia last year which opened up working holiday opportunities to adults aged 30 to 35 and increased the travel period to three years.

Similar to the deal with Australia, the eligibility rules do not come into immediate effect. The UK government states that further details will follow next year. We look forward to hearing more from the Home Office on how candidates from New Zealand and Australia can benefit from the expansion.

If you are looking to apply for the Youth Mobility Scheme visa from one of these countries and require help settling into the UK, please contact us here. We can conveniently help you find work, English language lessons and accommodation on the South Coast of England, a popular tourist destination with excellent travel connections to London, as well as the rest of the UK and Europe. Our work placements include on-the-job training and certification, as well as a welcome course to assist you in adjusting to life in the UK.

Learn more about the location here: https://www.studybournemouthpoole.co.uk/yms-working-holiday/

Learn more about the Youth Mobility Scheme eligibility here: https://www.gov.uk/youth-mobility/eligibility

Learn more about our work placements here: https://www.studybournemouthpoole.co.uk/working/


*Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Iceland, India, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, San Marino, South Korea, Taiwan