A European country seeks young Argentines to travel and work: how to apply and how much can be earned

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A European country seeks young Argentines to travel and work: how to apply and how much can be earned

The Irish Embassy in Argentina announced that the country has reopened the travel and work program for Argentines. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez/File Photo

Traveling the world has always been a yearning present in the imagination of Argentines, motivated by the ancestors who helped forge the country, or by the simple interest in knowing other cultures, the search for opportunities abroad is constant and there are always people interested in them.

European destinations appear again and again as the promised lands where Argentines can find compatible Western cultures, and above all, security and economic stability. Therefore, young people who are looking for opportunities in the old continent should know that Ireland reopened visas work vacation in Argentina.

This was detailed by the cultural attaché of the Embassy of Ireland in Argentina, Yanina Bevilacquain a live uploaded to the embassy’s official Instagram account, where he made the announcement and detailed all the pertinent specifications.

Ireland will open two batches of 200 working holiday visa vacancies each for young Argentines.  REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne
Ireland will open two batches of 200 working holiday visa vacancies each for young Argentines. REUTERS/Clodagh Kilcoyne

The program work vacation Ireland – which deals with granting travel and work visas for 12 months for young people-, had been suspended in Argentina since the coronavirus pandemic broke out. Originally they granted 200 visas per year to people between 18 and 35 years old, but this year, exceptionally, the requirements were relaxed a bit and the number of vacancies doubled.

specifically, Ireland will give 400 vacancies that will be enabled in two batches of 200, one per semester, for young Argentines between 18 and 37 years of age. The requirements to obtain it are:

Be an Argentine citizen and have a valid and current Argentine passport.

Be between 18 and 37 years of age, both inclusive.

Do not travel accompanied by dependent family members, unless they have their own visa.

Not have previously participated in the program.

Have no criminal record.

Have sufficient funds to cover the initial period of your stay; have a return ticket to your country of origin or sufficient funds to purchase it (EUR 1,500 with ticket, EUR 3,000 without). They may be required to prove funds upon entry to Ireland.

Have medical and accident insurance, including hospitalization and repatriation, for the total of your stay.

Pay the consular fee corresponding to the visa of 150 euros.

Saint Patrick is one of the most recognized Irish holidays in the world
Saint Patrick is one of the most recognized Irish holidays in the world

Those who can meet the requirements described and are interested in obtaining a work permit, should send an email to irishwhargentina@vfshelpline.comexpressing interest in the program. “The first 200 emails received will be assigned an appointment”detailed from the Embassy.

Emails can be sent from 9:00 a.m. on May 31and those who obtain an appointment must go to it with all the aforementioned documentation.

The second round of 200 vacancies for visas work vacation It will be enabled during the second half of 2022, although the Embassy has not yet defined the exact date.

Ireland is a country with open doors for young people from Argentina and the world.  (Getty Images)
Ireland is a country with open doors for young people from Argentina and the world. (Getty Images)

What can you work in Ireland with a work and travel visa?

Young Argentines who are interested in the Irish travel and work permit should know that the best time to get a job is during the summer there, that is from May to the end of September. However, when the end of the year holidays are approaching, it is also a good time to look for jobs in the country.

The fields that offer the most jobs in Ireland are Gastronomywith positions such as kitchen assistants, chefs, waiters, bartenders, among others; the Tradewith openings for salespeople, sales assistants and more; and the call Hospitalitywith jobs for cleaners, housekeepers and receptionists.

The sightseeing It is also an industry that offers many jobs, whether in hotels, restaurants and event halls.

The minimum salary for temporary visa holders is EUR 10.20 in Ireland.  REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff/File Photo
The minimum salary for temporary visa holders is EUR 10.20 in Ireland. REUTERS/Jason Cairnduff/File Photo

Regarding salaries, if one takes into account that the minimum wage for temporary workers in Ireland is paid 10.20 euros; it can be estimated that working about 8 hours a day could obtain a gross salary higher than 1,600 euros per month. These figures could however vary depending on the qualification of the position itself.

To search for jobs, there are several web platforms where employers publish the searches such as Irish Jobs, My Job, Neuvco, Gumtree.ie, Construction Jobs, Recruit Ireland, Europelanguagejobs.comamong others.

There are also advertisements that can be found through the classifieds of the media, a practice that is still common in Ireland, the three most recommended newspapers where to look for jobs are The Irish Times, The Examiner and The Irish Independent.

With all this in mind, young Argentines who decide to try their luck in Europe could opt for the visa work vacation of Ireland where they will find a culturally rich country and where they will be able to gain work experience that will also allow them to save in euros.

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