Are you up for a gap year travelling South-East Asia? Don’t want to spend all your hard earned cash? Sounds like you should work whilst you travel with ThaiJobs! Surrounded by heavenly beaches with white sands and turquoise oceans and renowned for nightlife like nowhere else in the world, unsurprisingly, Thailand has become the most popular backpacker destination in the world. Explore this incredibly beautiful country whilst earning the same as a Thai doctor? You’re in the right place because you can do just that with ThaiJobs.


Breathtakingly beautiful Buddhism temples, mouth-watering cuisine and beaches that make you feel like you’re in paradise, Thailand couldn’t have more appealing aspects for backpackers. After spending some time in Thailand, you will never want to leave; the nightlife is incomparable to any other location in the world. The Buddhist culture and religion can be seen throughout the entire country, scattered with beautiful Buddhist statues and intricately designed temples, learning about the religion and history of Thailand is always exciting (and we’d definitely recommend a good camera to capture the temples).

The Program

With Thai Jobs there are 3 options for you to choose from. If you want to start in January, April or October you can choose between TEFL online and TEFL on location. Unfortunately, if you cannot start during those months then TEFL online is the only option for you. The contracts available are either 5 or 12 months and can be renewable depending on the school’s needs. You are welcome to change location if you need to and you will be working anything from 20 – 25 hours per week. The locations where teaching contracts are available are: Bangkok, Buriram and Phuket, unfortunately you cannot choose the location of your placement as it is organised dependent on the schools needs.

Option A Already got a TEFL? £449

If you already posses an internationally accredited, 120 hour or more TEFL/TESOL certification, then you will just need to send us proof of your certificate and you can begin your placement as soon as you would like to. Once you arrive in Thailand you will be required to attend a 6 day orientation seminar to brief you on Thai culture, dos and don’ts and much more.

Option B TEFL online £579

The TEFL will be sent to you to begin completing in your own time, there are 8 stages to complete and they must be completed before you go to Thailand to begin your teaching contract. Once you arrive in Thailand you will be required to attend a 6 day orientation seminar to brief you on Thai culture, dos and don’ts and much more.

Option C TEFL on location £859

Please remember this option is only available if you can begin your teaching contract in January, April and October. You will fly out 3 weeks before you teaching contract is set to begin and complete the TEFL in a face-to- face teaching environment, on location in Bangkok, Buriram or Phuket over 2 weeks. In the final week you will attend the 6-day orientation to meet the other teachers that will be also be starting teaching contracts with ThaiJobs.

What’s included?

5 or 12 month teaching contracts. You have the option to renew the contract and even change location.

ThaiJobs T-shirt that you can teach in.

Excellent Salary Package of approx. 600 GBP or $1,000 USD. This is 2-3x the salary ofthe average local Thai teacher and similar to that of a Thai doctor.

Accommodation is included by the school and will be located nearby your placement. If the school are unable to provide you accommodation, you are provided an accommodation allowance to find this yourself.

Full B1 Visa preparation and assistance. Paid Work Permit and accident insurance.

Airport transfers on designated arrival date at Bangkok/Phuket/Buriram airport to your Bangkok/Phuket/Buriram hotel accommodation for the orientation.

4 Day Professional Teacher Development, Thai Culture and Immersion and Orientation Program.

6 Night’s shared accommodation are included at your hotel for orientation.

Full Pre Departure and 24/7 in-Thailand emergency services support covering the duration of your contract.

What’s not included?

Flights which can be booked through our flight partners.

A DBS check (criminal background check – £48.86).

Medical form.

Travel insurance.

Spending money for your first month before you are paid.


What are the program requirements?

Native English Speaker.

Bachelors Degree or Higher in any subject.

21 – 45 years of age.

120 hours or more, internationally accredited TEFL/TESOL certification (this is provided by ThaiJobs if you do not already have one).

Valid passport, if you are from outside of the UK please check the visa regulations for your nationality before applying.

Which airport do I fly to?

Bangkok, Buriram or Phuket depending on the location of your teaching placement.


Thai Baht


Provided by the schools, likely to be shared with other teachers with air-conditioning and a bathroom.


There will be Wi-Fi available but please remember that you are in South-East Asia and the connection is not likely to be as good as it is in the UK, it is best to bring an unlocked phone so you can buy a local sim and pay for data that you can use when you won’t have Wi-Fi.

Application process

Stage 1: Apply! We need certain information so we can assess your application. Once you have applied for ThaiJobs one of our lovely team members will be in contact. They will give you all the required information, answer any questions you may have, and tell you about their amazing personal experiences at ThaiJobs.

Stage 2: If accepted onto the program, all you need to do to secure your place is pay a £99 deposit. This confirms your spot and you don’t need to pay the remaining balance until 4 weeks before you leave to ThaiJobs.

Welcome pack

Once your deposit is paid we will send you a welcome document, confirming your place and giving you next step information, detailing everything we need to organise before you arrive.

Flights and Insurance

We will then pass you over to our flight partners. They will be in touch to help you arrange these and give you some great deals. Once you do book your flights remember to send us your itinerary so we can arrange your pick up.

Visa & Vaccines

You will have to make sure you have the correct visa and required vaccines for your ThaiJobs placement. We will be in contact at the appropriate time to advise.

Pre Departure Pack

Before you fly, you will receive information about packing lists, pick up arrangements and your in country orientation.