Work in the UK

Cost and inclusions

From guiding you through the visa process to helping you find a job and place to live, our Work UK program is the essential introduction to life in the UK.

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Our 4-day Essential UK starts the second Monday of every month. Put down a deposit to secure your place, start receiving support with your visa and planning your UK working holiday, and pay the balance eight weeks before departure.

Program costs 4-day Essential UK



Pay eight weeks before you fly





  • Guidance on applying for your UK working holiday visa
  • Pre-departure call to get set up for life working in the UK
  • Bank account, National Insurance number set up, UK SIM card
  • 1-on-1 help finding a job when you land + CV assistance
  • 24 months’ job, travel planning and accommodation support
  • 3 nights’ hostel accommodation at Generator London
  • Welcome drinks + UK and Europe travel planning session
  • London walking tour, Sky Garden visit, Brighton day trip

See below for the 4-day itinerary and full inclusions when you land


  • Visa fees paid directly to UKVI and other costs on this page

Visa costs

Visa cost

Youth Mobility Scheme visa: £298

Ancestry visa: £637

Immigration health surcharge

2-year Youth Mobility Scheme visa: £1,552

5-year Ancestry visa: £3,880


Our team will guide you through the visa process and application, but all visa payments must be made directly to UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI). The Immigration health surcharge is a mandatory visa requirement that gives you access to National Health Services (NHS) while you're in the UK. It's currently £470 per year.

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Other costs

Our BUNAC team are here to assist you with your visa, but all applications and payments must be made directly to the UK Visa and Immigration (UKVI) website.

Support Funds

As a requirement of your visa, you’ll need to show proof that you have the following funds: £2,530

VFS Global user fee - where applicable

Some of the visa application centres where you will submit your biometrics are managed by VFS Global on behalf of UKVI. When managed by VFS there is an additional user fee to pay to use the Centre for Biometrics and submitting your visa application. These include:
Australia (Brisbane/Perth/Canberra): £55
Canada (Edmonton/Halifax/Ottawa/St Johns/Vancouver): £59
Find out more about submitting your biometrics in our FAQs.

Travel insurance

You can only purchase travel insurance before you enter the UK. We’ve got you covered, get an online quote here.


You can usually book flights up to 11 months in advance. The cost will depend on when you book and the date you leave your home country. When travelling on a working holiday visa, you can fly into the UK on a one-way ticket. However, you may need to show additional support funds when you arrive.

Itinerary What you'll do

Day 1: Arrival day

Welcome to London, baby! Today is free to chill at the hostel, sleep off the jet lag or jump on our WhatsApp group to meet up with other BUNACers starting their UK working holiday that month. Generator hostel is based near Kings Cross, so if you don’t want to venture too far, wander over to the converted railway arches of Coal Drops Yard or cobblestoned Clerkenwell to grab food and drinks.

Arriving early? Get in touch with the team and we’ll hook you up with extra bed nights.

Inclusions: 3 nights’ dorm accommodation at the Generator hostel in London.

Day 2: Meet the fam

Day 3: Get to work

Day 4: By the seaside

Accommodation Where you’ll stay

Generating a buzz since first opening its London doors, Generator is probably London’s best-known hostel. Located just a five-minute walk from Kings Cross in a former cop shop, there’s zero chance that the fashion police will be calling here. The décor is next level, with cool industrial vibes and colourful murals. Hang in the café or cinema room, or party till late with pool, beer pong and other backpackers at the bar.

Get a room: We include three nights’ dorm accommodation at Generator when you arrive. If you want to upgrade to a private room or add extra nights – let the team know and we’ll hook you up. * Please note, during busy periods when we’re not able to book Generator, we use an alternative city-centre hostel with a similar vibe and facilities.

2023 departure dates

Save your spot with a deposit and pay the balance eight weeks before you fly.

  • 13 Feb 23 
  • 13 Mar 23
  • 17 Apr 23
  • 8 May 23
  • 12 Jun 23
  • 17 Jul 23  
  • 14 Aug 23
  • 11 Sep 23
  • 16 Oct 23
  • 13 Nov 23
  • 11 Dec 23
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