BBC3 is to send three young people overseas to take on some of the world’s toughest jobs.

The youth channel has commissioned FremantleMedia UK’s Boundless to make 6 x 60-minute series World’s Toughest Jobs (working title), which aim to show that young adults are far from work-shy.

Each episode will follow three hard-up 18-24 year olds as they travel in search of labour, taking on challenges including fishing along treacherous Norwegian coastline and working as a lumberjack’s assistant in Canada.

“It’s never been harder to get a job in the UK,” said BBC3 controller Zai Bennett. “We’re sending three members of our audience to the ends of the world to do some of the hardest graft going where they can earn proper money and potentially turn their lives around.”

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Boundless managing director Patrick Holland added: “These are real jobs and the young people will be spending a month in their respective roles.”

World’s Toughest Jobs was commissioned by Bennett and Sam Bickley, head of commissioning for documentaries and features for BBC3. It will be executive produced by Claudia Lewis.