and study AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND with OPUS
Investing in OPUS Work and Study programme can give you professional
experience, much more valuable than theory from school, and can give
you more possibilities than you can imagine. If you think that you
cannot afford a year abroad, you have to think this programme over. Work,
which is the part of the programme, can cover the costs of study,
and combination of work and study can change your way of thinking
If you think of your future and want to do something to make
your dreams come true, this programme may be something you are
looking for. OPUS provides for general and Business English and paid
work. Persons who would like to take part in the programme have to
meet the criteria of age and level of English knowledge. Language
classes are held in small groups, students also prepare for a job
interview. A job offer for the participant is provided, but if
the participant thinks he/she is able to find an employer alone, he/she is
free to do so.
We talk a lot about global economy, but what
does it really mean and in what way can it influence your life and
career? You may enter the world of international business or work in
your home town - in both cases the employer is glad to know that you
have international experience. When you combine theory and
experience, studying and working with OPUS, you will be able to show
your strength of character and ability to work with people of other
Your dream is to work in IT sector, health or
social care, e-trade, international financing, websites design or
teaching, or maybe you would like to run your own business? In every
job, in all countries you will need self-confidence, ability to work
in a group and communication skills. These are the universal skills
necessary on the global job market. OPUS Study and Work Programme
can give you all of these.
You can choose the place of study and work from
several the most interesting cities in the world.
Possible types of work:
shops, caffees, restaurants, hotels (experience necessary),
cleaning, fruit harvest.
of hours you work depends on several factors - season
(January - March is not a very busy period in touristic sector, but
June - July and December are the peak of the season), skills of the
student (the employer can offer more hours to a person with
interpersonal skills, if it's possible), type of visa (students
taking part in Holiday Work can work as many hours as they wish
after completion of language training).
of work can differ - may be in the morning, in the
afternoon or in the evenings. Student will be informed about the
hours of work before the interview. Students should be flexible to
combine study and work. Classes are usually held in the morning, and
you work in the afternoon.
During the preliminary phone
call the student will be informed about possible
types of employment. The participant will have to tell if
he/she is satisfied with these offers. It will not be possible to
choose the job or change the place of employment with no reason.
Students start working after 6-8 weeks after the start of the
course. Some may start working earlier, some later. Students with
poor knowledge of the language may be referred to additional
Student fills in an application form, and he/she additionally
2 credentials - first one from the former
employer or a teacher, on the company's paper with official seal of
the company/ school.
Second one may concern the character of the applicant and may be
issued by a person who has known the applicant for at least 2 years.
Credentials should be translated (certified translation).
CV - we can supply you with an exemplary
CV, it should not be longer than 2 pages. Then you will take part in
a telephone interview. OPUS Representative will call the candidate
at his/her home. Summary of the candidate's level and the possible
date of the start of work will be sent to the partner agency (to
Students going to New Zealand have to get a student visa before
departure. Students taking part in OPUS 5, 6 and 9 in Australia will
have to modify their student visa after arrival to get work
permission. The costs are covered by the student.
After arrival students will be informed about the procedure of the
employment, will receive exemplary questions to prepare. Students
will take part in exemplary individual job interviews, OPUS
employees will give them advice how to behave during the real job
Students will receive instructions how to fill in the documents
necessary for employment (opening a bank account, getting the tax
identification number, insurance, etc.). If you have any problems,
OPUS employees will help you to fill them in.
OPUS employees will organize the job interviews and will inform the
students of the time and place. The students will be notified of the
results directly by the employer or the OPUS employee.
When the students start working, they receive the advice how to
behave in a new job and what to do in the case of any problems. Most
of the employers confirm the employment after the trial period. OPUS
will be checking if the student is satisfied with the work and how
he/she is doing.