Australia has witnessed a surge in interest in working holidays among young British travellers. In 2005-06 the number of Australian working holiday visas granted to young people from the UK was 28,281. In 2009-10 this figure stood at 37,056. Young British people apply for and are granted more working holiday visas for Australia than citizens of any other country. With youth unemployment in the UK close to 20%, many are being lured overseas in search of work.
Rebecca Jordan of work and travel gap year specialist website gapwork.com believes that ”