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Winter resort jobs

IEP’s Work Japan Winter Jobs pre arranges a winter resort job for you before you leave Australia or your money back. We work with some of Japan’s best winter employers and best of all we have roles available that require no Japanese language skills. Our employers offer loads of perks such as free or subsidized ski passes, free accommodation (yes, you read that correctly – FREE accom!) amazing resort discounts and much more!  We have indoor and outdoor roles available; retail, rentals, ski school, central reservations, lift/base operations and food and beverage.

Work Japan: what you get with STA Travel

Work Japan

Before you leave Australia

  • Pre-arranged winter job
  • Visa assistance for your Japan Working Holiday visa (6 months AU – can be extended in country)
  • Assistance with detailed travel itinerary planning & general advice
  • Work and Travel Japan preparation material about a Working Holiday in Japan
  • Skype preparation session (around 60mins) including intercultural training with a coach
  • Access to IEP's online members group where you can meet your fellow co-workers
  • Exclusive discount for Japanese language course
  • Great flight deals through STA

Work Japan

When you arrive

  • 2 nights of dorm/share house accommodation in Tokyo
  • Airport pick-up & comprehensive orientation
  • Help with residence card, opening a bank account, tax number, mobile phone contract and advice about life in Japan
  • Forwarding of tax number notification, SIM card and bank card to your place of employment
  • Assistance booking domestic travel to employer
  • Bilingual Contact person on site (English and Japanese) for assistance

Am I eligible to work in Japan?

To be eligible for the Work Japan Winter Jobs program you must be available to work an entire winter season in Japan. Winter resort start dates are typically in November/December and the season runs until April. Ask your Travel Expert for more details on Work Japan Winter Jobs employers. Most roles do not require previous experience and no Japanese language skills are required. Obviously previous experience is beneficial when applying for high-end hotel environments, but your best asset is enthusiasm and a good attitude. Obtaining the working holiday visa for Japan is fairly easy and IEP will guide you through the entire process to ensure it runs smoothly. Applications must be submitted from your country of citizenship.

To be eligible you must satisfy, in full, the criteria listed below:

• Be an Australia citizen with a valid Australian passport residing in Australia and be able to apply in person
• Be aged between 18 to 30 years (inclusive) at time of application Have no dependent children
• Be in good health and have no criminal record
• Have not previously obtained a Work Holiday Visa for Japan (on a passport of any country)
• Provide proof of sufficient funds to support initial stay in Japan – at least AU$2,500
• Have an insurance policy for the duration of your visa (please check with IEP for more information)
• Be travelling on a return/onward passage ticket, or have additional proof of funds to show you can purchase such a ticket (further AU$1,000)

Important notes

You should allow at least 8-12 weeks for the complete process from submitting your initial application to having your visa issued; however it can take longer depending on if you have  medical or background issues or if the processing time increases.

Remember that your main reason for visiting Japan is to holiday and that any work should be casual/temporary to supplement funds.  Therefore, your application must show as much detail as possible to all the places you would like to visit and activities you would like to engage in.

Australian citizens who are travelling or living abroad will not be eligible.

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Terms & Conditions

Up to $100 off Worldwide Working Holiday promotion is valid on new program applications only, booked in store between 01 January - 31 January 2019. Discount will vary based on program selected and further terms and conditions apply.  Please contact your closest STA Travel store or cal 134 STA for more details.