Work Placements

Jobs are generally available in the hotel and catering industries, however, there are also some opportunities in holiday resorts and in sales. French language skills are obviously very important for the applicant to possess, and for jobs with direct contact with clients, a very high level of French is required.
Most important to prospective employers is motivation, flexibility, a professional attitude, and excellent interpersonal communication skills.
Previous work experience in these industries is also highly valued.

Work Schedule: According to different positions, you will work between 30 and 39 hours per week. Occasionally extra work may arise, and you will be paid for these extra hours. Salaries are based on the French minimum wage requirements.

Program length

Job placements are for a maximum of 90 days due to visa requirements.

Program location

Job placements are all over France.

Application procedure

We must receive application forms a minimum of 3 months before the starting date.

Dates and prices

Dates and Prices List: please contact us.


The program allows candidates to get a temporary work permit for a 3 month period during university holidays for a paid job.

Please note that AFX is not qualified to advise you on or process your application for obtaining a visa for travel to France.  In general, an Australian citizen (under 18yo) does not need to apply for a visa when going to France for less than 90 days.  AFX will assist where possible but we will take no responsibility for the outcome of visa applications.

Please visit the French consulate website as soon as you have applied with us to make sure you undergo the application of a visa when requested.

AFX recommends commencing your visa enquiries/application 6 months before the start of your program. AFX advises that in certain cases, applicants may be required to attend the French consulate in Sydney.

Alliance Française

To make the most of your time in France we do encourage you to “boost” your French before leaving Australia. Have a look at the awesome courses available at our partner Alliance Française in MelbourneSydneyPerthCanberraAdélaïde and Brisbane. They have a huge range of courses so you’ll definitely find the one that suits you!

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