Australia and Poland will sign a Work and Holiday Visa agreement
Young people from Australia and Poland will soon have the option to work in each other’s countries with the signing of a reciprocal Work and Holiday Visa agreement. The agreement was made in Warsaw and the Australian minister of foreign affairs – Julie Bishop commented that it represents the growing importance of the relationships between both countries.
There will be a yearly quota of 200 people from Poland and 200 people from Australia, which will be able to participate in the program. Poland joins a number of other countries in signing a reciprocal work and holiday arrangement with Australia, including Argentina, Bangladesh, Chile, Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Turkey, the United States of America and Uruguay.
The difference between the Working Holiday Visa and the Work and Holiday visa is that the latter requires that all applicants must study towards their tertiary educational qualifications and must have the support of their government in order to be able to take part in the program. In addition to that they need to speak, English at least on an higher-intermediate level, so that they are able to easily find a job in Australia.
After the signing of the argument, both Poland and Australian will start working together in order to implement the necessary administrative and legal processes that are needed for the new Work and Holiday Visa to come into effect. The Work and Holiday Visa is one of the most popular youth exchange programs in the world today.
It allows young people from more than 20 countries worldwide to travel and work abroad. The can gain important international work experience, and improve their foreign language skills. In this way, they may significantly boost their CV, which will help them find better jobs when returning to their home counties.