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Working Holiday Travel Insurance

Go Walkabout has seen an increasing variation in the type of paid or volunteer work that travellers require cover for under our policies whilst away from the UK. Working with our underwriters, we have been able to set up the new Go Walkabout Working Holiday policy.

This policy has been specifically designed to be cover a wide range of jobs that you may be doing whilst away from the UK, allowing you to tailor your cover for your individual plans.

Travellers have traditionally found that insurers have been unable to offer cover for the work that they have intend to do, or that the policy has to be specially endorsed. Our 4 Work Packs make it easy to select the correct pack and to then have the peace of mind that the benefits of our comprehensive travel insurance extend to the times that you are working.

All policy holders will be covered for all the work activities that are listed in Work Pack 1 as standard - which will include office work, bar work and standard fruit picking. However, for example, if a trip involves working or volunteering on an elephant sanctuary, or working on a farm with livestock, you will need to add an additional work pack to your policy to be covered for this. The 4 Work Packs band together occupations which typically involve a similar level of risk, so the more hazardous the occupation, the higher the Work Pack needed.

Below is a selection of the work covered under our 4 Working Packs, please see further down the page for full details of work types covered under the packs.

Pack 1 (covered as standard) - TEFL Teacher, Office Work, Farm Labourer with no use of machinery, Barman/Barmaid, Au Pair and Waiter/ Waitress.

Pack 2 - Farm Labourer with the use of tractor or heavy machinery, Personal Trainer, Sports Coach, Domestic or Farm Animal Veterinarian or Veterinary Nurse.

Pack 3 - Car Mechanic, Horse Riding Instructor, Pool Life Guard and Fork Lift Truck Driver.

Pack 4 - Veterinarian or Veterinary Nurse including Wild Animals, Ski or Snow Board Instructor, Electrician and Plumber.

If you are unsure which Working Pack your work falls into please fill in our Working Holiday Travel Insurance Quote Request form.

Working Packs available under our Working Holiday Policy

Admin. Staff/Managers (Office type work)
Advertising Agent/Clerk/Executive
Air Traffic Controller/Control Assistant/Planner
Airline Manager/Superintendent/Check-in
Animal Sanctuary/Refuge Work domestic/farm animals
Staff Architect
Au Pair / Nanny
Bank Staff
Bar Manager/Manageress/Staff/Steward(ess)
Beautician/Beauty Therapist
Book Keeper
Box Office Clerk – Cinema or Theatre
Building Society Manager and Staff
Business Analyst/Consultant
C.A.D. Designer
Call Centre Operator/Manage
Canteen Assistant/Supervisor
Car Valet
Cashier, Chambermaid
Chef (including Head Chef)
Chemist (not shop or research work)
Civil Servant (Office-based)
Claims Adjuster/Assessor Classroom Assistant
Cleaner (Domestic Office or Internal only)
Clerical Assistant/Officer/Worker
Coal Merchant (Administrative)
Commodity Broker/Jobber
Company Director (no manual work)
Computer Analyst/Consultant/Programmer
Customer Services Agent/ Supervisor/Manager
Customs and Excise Officer – Port control
Dinner Lady
Director – no manual work
Economist Editor – Publishing
Environmental Health Officer
Estate Agent,
Farm Labourer/Worker no use of machinery
Finance Broker/Director/Manager
Financial Adviser/Controller
Financial Analyst
Funeral Director
hairdresser – mobile/salon
Health and Safety Officer
Hospital Administrator/Manager/Receptionist
Hospital Porter/Storeman/Ward Orderly
Hotel Barma
Hotel Porter
Hotel Receptionist
Immigration Officer
Independent Financial Adviser
Insurance Agent

Investment Analyst
IT Analyst/Consultant/Services Manager
Kitchen Worker/Supervisor
Left Luggage Attendant
Legal Adviser/Assistant/Executive/Secretary
Loss Adjuster
Mail Sorter
Make-up Artist
Management Accountant/Consultant
Manager – Office type work only in an office environment
Medical Administrator/Receptionist/Secretary
Money Broker
Museum Attendant/Guide
Occupational Therapist
Office Administrator/Cashier/Clerk/Manager
Payroll Administrator/Accounts Clerk/Manager
Personal Assistant
Porter – baggage, hospital, hotel, night
Post Sorter
Postman/woman (no driving)
Public Relations
Recruitment Consultant/Manager Registrar
Safety Officer (not on a rig)
Sales Assistant
Sales Manager
Sales Representative
School Bursar/Inspector/Secretary
Services Manager
Shop Cleaner
Software Consultant/Engineer
Stock Broker/Jobber
Structural Engineer
Supermarket Assistant/Staff
Systems Analyst/Manager/Programmer
Tax Consultant/Inspector
Teacher – includes supply, teaching assistant
TEFL Teacher
Telesales Manager/Representative
Travel Agent
Website Designer
Works Clerk/Receptionist
Youth Hostel Warden
Zoo Curator/Director

Animal Welfare Inspector / Officer,
Antique Dealer
Baggage Handler
Baker – Bakery
Computer Engineer
Baker – in a shop
Building Inspector/Technician
Building Surveyor
Cafe Owner/Proprietor (Unlicensed)
Camera Operator
Car Salesperson
Carpet Cleaner
Carpet Fitter
Caterer/Catering Assistant
Chartered Surveyor
Chemist (shop or research work)
Chiropodist, Chiropractor
Customs and Excise Officer – Investigative work
Dance Teacher
Doctor (not surgeon/anaesthetist and not Armed Forces)
Dog Breeder
Door and Window – Assembler No fitting
Double Glazing – Assembler No fitting
Elephant sanctuary volunteering
Factory Manager - no manual work
Factory Worker
Farm Labourer/Worker with use of tractor
Farm Manager - no manual work
Fence Erector
Film Editor
Fitness Instructor
Forestry Officer
Garage Manager/Proprietor – no manual work
General Practitioner Geologist/Geophysicist
Health and Fitness Club Trainer
Health Visitor

Hospital Consultant (no surgery)
Hospital Doctor (not surgeon or anaesthetist)
Hotel Doorman/Manager
Laboratory Manager/Technician/Worker
Leisure Centre Instructor
Marine Biologist
Martial Arts Instructor
Medical Laboratory Technician
Personal Trainer
Pharmacy Assistant
Photographer – Portrait/Studio/Industrial or Weddings
Post Office Counter Staff/Postmaster
Production Manager/Superintendent – no manual work
Property Developer – no manual work
Psychiatrist Psychologist
Quantity Surveyor
Recording Engineer/Technician
Restaurant Manager/Proprietor
Retail Shop Manager
School Janitor
Scientist /Scientific Assistant
Shop Assistant/Worker/Keeper/Manager/Proprietor
Sound Engineer
Sports Coach
Store Manager
Supermarket Manager/Deputy Manager
Surveyor –Architectural/Land
Timber Merchant (no manual work)
Tour Guide (no driving)
Veterinarian - domestic and farm animals
Veterinarian Nurse - domestic and farm animals
Yoga Teacher

Actor/Actress (No Stunt Work)
Ambulance Crew
Ambulance Driver
Delivery Driver
Antique Restorer
Building Site Manager
Bus Driver
Car Mechanic
Care Worker (including Residential)
Child Carer/Childminder
Civil Engineer
Clock and Watch Maker/Repairer
Clothing Designer
Coach Driver
Coast Guard
Conductor – Train crew – Railways
Debt Collector
Dental Nurse
Dentist or Dental Assistant/Auxiliary/ Consultant/Hygienist
Director – some manual work
Driver – not heavy plant or construction
Driving Examiner/Instructor
Dry Cleaning Shop Owner/Staff
Factory Inspector
Farm Owner
Fashion Designer (including Accessories)
Film Director/Producer/Writer
Fire Service – Senior Officer
Fish Farmer
Fork Lift Truck Driver
Garage Manager/Proprieter – some manual work
Garage Tyre/Exhaust Fitter
Graphic Designer
Head Teacher/Master/Mistress
Heating and Plumbing Engineer
Horse riding instructor
Hotel Proprietor
Hovercraft – Captain/Navigator/First Officer
Importer and Exporter
Inspector – within manufacturing industry
Landscape Designer
Launderette – Supervisor, Assistant or Counter staff
Lifeguard –beaches
Lifeguard – swimming pool only
Light Goods Vehicle Drive
Maintenance Engineer/Technician
Mechanical Engineer
Mental Health Worker
Milk Roundsma
Music Teacher
Musical Director

Musical Instrument Maker
News Photographer
Nurse – all including Student Nurse, Nursery Assistant/Nurse
Nursing Home Proprietor
Occupational Health Nurse
Optical Instrument Fitter/Maker/Repairer
Park Keeper/Ranger
Pest Control Operative
Photographer – Other
Plant Hire Manager/Owner – no manual work or driving
Police (All ranks)
Police Community Support Officer (PCSO)
Postal Courier Driver
Postman/woman (some driving)
Presenter – Radio/TV
Printer/Printer’s Assistant
Prison Officer/Warden
Private Investigator
Probation Officer
Producer – TV/ Radio/Record
Property Manager
Public Service Vehicle (PSV) driver
Radio and Television Repairman
Railway Guard/Station personnel
Railway Police Officer
Refrigeration Engineer
Residential Care Officer
Residential Home Proprietor
School Crossing Attendant
School Maid/Matron/Nurse
Service Engineer
Sewing Machinist
Shoe Maker or Repairer
Sign Writer
Social Worker
Stage Technician
Station Officer – Fire Service
Support Worker
Technical Engineer
Telecommunications Engineer
Tool Fitter
Traffic Warden
Tyre Fitter
University Lecturer
University Technician
Van Driver
Vehicle Technician
Vending Machine Engineer
Vocational Training Instructor
Windscreen Fitter
Youth Worker/Leader
Zoo Keeper (including Head)

Animal sanctuary work including wild animals
Assembly Line Worker/Assembler
Boat Builder
Breakdown Recovery Patrolman
Bricklayer not above two storeys
Bricklayer’s (mate) not above two storeys
Builder not above two storeys
Builder’s mate not above two storeys
Building Contractor
Building Site Foreman
Bulldozer Driver
Cafe Owner/Proprietor (Licensed premises)
Carpenter not above two storeys
Club Manager
Club Proprietor/Steward(ess)
Coal Merchant (Manual)
Digger Driver
Doctor (surgeon/anaesthetist and not Armed Forces)
Electrical Engineer
Electrical Technician
Electronics Fitter/Installer/Repairer
Excavator Driver
Factory Manager – some manual work
Fitter/Fitter’s mate – usually Floor Layer
Flying Instructor
Forest Worker
Foundry Worker
Furniture Remover
Gas Engineer
Gas Fitter
Glass Worker/cutter/Finisher
Ground Worker
Handyman, Haulier
HGV Driver
Horse dentistry
Horse training
Hospital Consultant (surgeon)
Hospital Doctor (surgeon/anaesthetist)
JCB Driver
Labourer ( Building) not above two storeys
Landscape Gardener
Licensee (Licensed Trade)
Lifeboat Crew
Lorry Driver
Machine Assistant/Operator/Minder
Machinery Electrician
Market or Street Trader
Mason/Mason’s Mate
Mechanical Road Sweeper Driver
Metal – fabricator/machinist/plater/sprayer/miller
Motor Cycle Courier/Messenger
Mustering cattle on horseback

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Painter and or Decorator
Panel Beater
Petrol Station Attendant
Photographer – Aerial photography
Pipe Fitter
Plant Hire Manager/Owner – some manual work or driving
Plant Operator
Pop Musician/Singer
Process Operator/Worker
Production Manager/Superintendent – some manual work
Production Operative/Worker
Property Developer – some manual work
Publican/Public House Manager/Landlord
Railway Linesman
Recycling Operative
Refuse Collector
Removals Man
Road Maintenance Worker
Road Sweeper
Royal Military Police Officer
Scrap Yard Dealer/Owner
Security Guard Security Officer (other)
Security Van Driver
Sewage Works Attendant
Shark conservation (including cage diving)
Sheet Metal Worker
Shop Fitter
Ski / snow board instructor (not off-piste)
Spot Welder
Stable Hand/Lad
Stone Cutter/Dresser/Polisher
Stone Mason
Street Cleaner
Tattoo Artist
Taxi Driver/Owner
Tool Maker
Track Layer/Trackman
Train Driver
Veterinary work - including wild animals
Warehouse Operator
Wood Worker/Machinist

Please note that the Working Packs do have some limitations, as we can’t offer cover if travellers are:

  • Working Underground
  • Working outdoors at heights above two storeys
  • Lifting weight in excess of 25kg 

Also, please note that no cover would be in place under the personal liability sections of our policies whilst working and you would also not be eligible for the lump sum payments under the personal accident section, if an incident occurred whilst working. You would however, be covered for emergency medical expenses, that are the result of an accident at work. It is assumed that employers would have their own insurance in place for personal liability but it is advisable that you check this with prospective employers. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us, or if you would like a call back please complete this form. Alternatively, you can obtain a quote onlineusing the link below:

Obtain a Working Holiday Travel Insurance Quote 

Please note that we are only able to offer cover to travellers who are resident with their main home in the UK and are registered with a UK GP. We are unable to offer a policy if you have spent more than 6 months outside of the UK during the last 12 months.

If you are unsure whether the working holiday policy policy is suitable for you please don't hesitate to get in touch to find out more. You can call us on 01424 223964 or submit a working holiday travel insurance quote request.

Once we have received the above information we will be able to confirm if cover can be offered and the cost of cover. We usually respond to quote enquiries the same working day or the morning of the next working day.

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