If you’ve got an interest in a particular field, Travellers Worldwide can help you gain the experience to make your dreams become a reality AND you’ll get the chance to experience a new culture and make lifelong friends! If you don’t believe us, read Carmen’s story:
In October 2008 I completed a month’s TV work experience in Australia with Travellers. In the UK, I had struggled to obtain media work experience other than the odd week here and there, and was looking for a way to get some sound media experience whilst travelling, as I had always wanted to travel after finishing school, and thought your program was an excellent way to combine the two.
The project was great: the accommodation was nice, I had contacts in Perth in case I ran into trouble, and made loads of new friends. I then went on to travel all of Australia (and a week in New Zealand!) for an additional 6 months (although I had originally planned to go home waaay earlier than that! )
I came back to the UK from my travels in May 2009. In September 2009, I was offered a 6 month contract with MTV as their creative intern, and upon nearing the end of my contract, have now been offered a year contract at the BBC as production coordinator!
I just wanted to say a massive thank you to Travellers Worldwide for my experience, both work and culturally, in Australia. I would hugely recommend this to anyone, especially those who want to break into media via an alternative path. Even for those who do not want to obtain a career in the media, my employer said she was impressed with the month I did in Perth, because it showed I had the initiative to get out there and do something productive, and it was something that stood out amongst the hundreds of CVs she received!