If you’ve always wanted to explore Australia, then you can get a working holiday visa. This lasts for 12 months, and you can extend it for a further 12 month if you’ve completed 3 months of agriculture work. This usually means fruit picking and farm hand jobs, but of course you don’t have to undertake this type of work if you’re only looking to stay down under for one year.
It can be a bit of a wake up call when you go from your 9-5 admin role in the UK to a fruit-picking job in Australia, but it’s all part of the experience. You can apply for sponsorships too, but competition for these roles are fierce. A working holiday visa is certainly more about holidaying than working, and if you’re looking to develop your career, this may not be the right type of visa for you.
As a rule of thumb, use this route if you want to earn some money to fund your holiday travels, but don’t use it if you’re looking to further your career.