For coffee. And because despite what we’re told growing up, you should never have to choose between getting a job and going travelling. With JENZA, you can do both.
Earn money, enhance your resume and explore the world with JENZA.
What makes our world go round
Who is JENZA? Can I trust them? And why don’t you ever call? (Mum??!). So, (mostly) legit questions to ask before you book. JENZA is the travel love child of USIT and BUNAC – two originals of the work and travel world founded by students in 1959 and 1962. Yep, we’re old AF. But with that, comes a ton of wise old owl expertise and trust. Basically, these chaps may be so new they chafe – but it’s not our first rodeo. Working as one global team, JENZA has the backing of 60+ years of work abroad experience, but has been built for today’s travellers. Shaped by our Youth Advisory Panel and given the stamp of approval by our roadtesters, it’s all in our logo: You Shaped Travel.
We hated that working holiday jobs were often poorly paid with rubbish terms. We also hated the insecurity of not knowing if we'd even be able to find a job overseas. So, all our employers are vetted to make sure they offer safe and fairly paid positions. You can then apply before you go or when you land. It's how we work.
Youth Advisory Panel
We know the world doesn’t need another work and travel brand – it needs a more authentic one. So, we recruited a Youth Advisory Panel (YAP). Our global panel of 18-25 year olds have been with us from the start, helping to shape everything we do – from what we sell to how we look and what we stand for.
Profit with purpose
We’re not looking to change the world. But we are looking to make our little corner of the working holiday world a fairer and more accessible place. We give 5% of profits to our scholarship fund, have made cultural and hiring changes to become a more inclusive workplace, and are set to become a B Corp by 2024.
The ministry of lost travel souls
Meet the team
As a close-knit company of 50+ people, scattered across the globe from Melbourne to Manchester, we have to have a few rules. (1) We can work from anywhere. (2) We’re mental health aware trained – because being open and human makes the world of difference to a person’s day. (3) When you start to fear Monday mornings, it’s time to employ rule 1 or talk it over with someone – see rule 2. (4) We don’t employ assholes. (If the first three rules work correctly, this rule should be obsolete). We also favour life and travel experience over academic achievements. So, if like us, you’re either wanting to start a career in travel or you've spent far too many years on the road trying to find your place in the world – then we’re probably the place for you. Keep an eye on jenza-travel LinkedIn for job ops.
Canada and New Zealand news
News: JENZA x Go International launch Mauri and First Nations pilot program
"It’s one of JENZA’s values to make travel for young people more accessible." Read more about our pilot work exchange program for Mauri and First Nations young people.
"It’s one of JENZA’s values to make travel for young people more accessible." Read more about our pilot work exchange program for Mauri and First Nations young people. READ THE BLOG
All the feels
News: 2023 JENZA scholarship recipients announced!
We direct 5% of profits to our Youth Access Scholarship Fund for moments like this. We're delighted to announce our 2023 scholarship awardees. Click to watch their reactions and to find out more.
We direct 5% of profits to our Youth Access Scholarship Fund for moments like this. We're delighted to announce our 2023 scholarship awardees. Click to watch their reactions and to find out more. FIND OUT MORE
Convos from the JENZA community
How one pilot program is putting First Nations young people at the forefront of work and travel
JENZA x Go International’s pilot work exchange program. And why we need to make work abroad opportunities more accessible for Indigenous communities.
Jenza Talk / Australia
My Melbourne working holiday: travelling as trans
On finding a job, hormones and a community. We love it when a WHV works out.
with our Extra Mile Promise
JENZA was founded on the four A's. Authenticity, Accessibility, Accountability and not being an A-hole. So when it comes to what we do, we own it. If you're not happy with part of your JENZA experience, we'll put a human on it to sort it - or refund it. T&Cs apply.
JENZA Travel (NZ) Ltd trading as “JENZA” and “BUNAC” in Australia and New Zealand is a company registered in New Zealand with company number 8177942 and registered address at 336 Broadway Avenue, Palmerston North, 4414, New Zealand.