TEENAGERS across Britain are right now nervously awaiting their fifth-year exam results – but those with an interest in agriculture might then be tempted to celebrate the end of school with a gap year working on an Australian farm.

It has become something of a tradition for Scottish farming youngsters to spend some time overseas before settling into a career at home, and various companies exist to facilitate such trips, providing initial accommodation and training ahead of placement on a working farm.

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One of them, Australian Working Adventures, which has been training and placing working holiday makers as 'jackaroos and jillaroos' across the country for 30 years, reckons that average savings from the first three months of work can add up to £5600, more than covering the initial expense of the holiday.

With Australia’s international borders only recently having been opened to visitors after two years of being closed during the pandemic, AWA report 'huge pent-up demand' and plentiful work available, with programs running from three months to three years.