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GAP YEARS IN THE UK

purple square We created our UK gap year page in direct reponse to requests from visitors to our website who either wanted to take some time out before embarking upon their career, or were looking for a sabbatical from work. For some people the chance to explore another country or continent is a desired part of the experience, but if money is tight, or you have ties to the UK, then it is still perfectly possible to take a gap year in the UK.

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Bear Grylls Survival Academy - Instructors Course

Bear Grylls Survival Academy - Instructors Course

Gap Year Provider: Bear Grylls Survival Academy, Forest of Dean - Gloucestershire UK
Aside from the opportunity to work alongside Bear’s skilled team as the Academy grows on an international scale, passing the course provides an accredited, professional qualification that equips participants with the necessary skills for leadership & teaching adventurous training at various events

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Bear Grylls Survival Academy - Instructors Course

Bear Grylls Survival Academy - Instructors Course

Gap Year Provider: Bear Grylls Survival Academy, Forest of Dean - Gloucestershire UK
Aside from the opportunity to work alongside Bear’s skilled team as the Academy grows on an international scale, passing the course provides an accredited, professional qualification that equips participants with the necessary skills for leadership & teaching adventurous training at various events



Adventure Instructor

Adventure Instructor

Forest of Dean, East Anglia, West Sussex and Buckinghamshire
Working in the outdoors is an amazing opportunity to escape the 9-5 routine. Try something new today. Have a job you love, make new friends and change children's lives.



Professional Yachtmaster (Offshore and Ocean)

Professional Yachtmaster (Offshore and Ocean)

Isle of Wight
UKSA’s all-inclusive Yachtmaster training has frequent start dates so you can train when it suits you. Unique to UKSA are the excellent personal development opportunities on offer, which make you more employable. Fast and effective route into the maritime industry. Includes food/accommodation.



Volunteer Trainee Instructor

Volunteer Trainee Instructor

Gwynedd
Voluntary Trainee Instructor positions for 1 or 2 years available to committed Christians. Be one of the CMC team working alongside highly qualified instructors who will help you reach your full potential as an outdoor practitioner. You may gain ML, SPA, FIST AID, RYA quals., BCU quals. etc.



Outdoor Activity Instructors

Outdoor Activity Instructors

South East
Essex Outdoors is now recruiting for both experienced and trainee outdoor activity instructors to work throughout the 2018 season at one of our centres in Bradwell, Danbury, Harlow or Mersea.




Residential Care Worker in Wales

Residential Care Worker in Wales

Nr Bala, Gwynedd
New Reflexions are a specialist childcare organisation providing support to young people who have experienced trauma in their lives resulting in emotional and behavioural difficulties requiring a high level of intervention. We are currently looking to recruit Residential Care Workers.



Residential Care Worker in Cumbria

Residential Care Worker in Cumbria

Penrith, Cumbria
New Reflexions are a specialist childcare organisation providing support to young people who have experienced trauma in their lives resulting in emotional and behavioural difficulties requiring a high level of intervention. We are currently looking to recruit Residential Care Workers.



Field Studies Instructor

Field Studies Instructor

Osmington Bay, Weymouth, Dorset; Little Canada, Wooton, Isle of Wight
As a PGL Field Studies Instructor, you will have the opportunity to bring the natural world to life introducing our guests to concepts of learning, using the outside world as your classroom.



Residential Care Worker in Shropshire

Residential Care Worker in Shropshire

Nr Shrewsbury, Shropshire
New Reflexions are a specialist childcare organisation providing support to young people who have experienced trauma in their lives resulting in emotional and behavioural difficulties requiring a high level of intervention. We are currently looking to recruit Residential Care Workers.




Outdoor Activity Instructor – Torquay

Outdoor Activity Instructor – Torquay

Torquay, Devon
If you love nothing more than being active, meeting new people, inspiring others, and spending time in the great outdoors then apply today to join PGL as an Outdoor Activity Instructor at our Barton Hall centre in Torquay, Devon.



Activities Manager

Activities Manager

Essex
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Management team at Stubbers Adventure Centre. As an Activity Manager at Stubbers you will be one of the key players in the day to day management of the centre and medium term planning.



Seasonal Activity Instructor

Seasonal Activity Instructor

Cornwall
We are looking for confident, outgoing Outdoor Instructors to join our team for 2018! The Manor House is an exceptional activity centre close to the beaches of North Cornwall, providing residential activity courses to schools, hen activity weekends, activity holidays and corporate events.



Adventure Manager

Adventure Manager

Forest of Dean, East Anglia, West Sussex and Buckinghamshire
Lead an adventure team and strive for the best outdoor residential centre in the UK. You will be responsible for all aspects of the operation from leading the staff team, liaising with the site regarding meals and accommodation and being the main contract for teachers whilst onsite.




Duke of Edinburgh’s Award County Co-ordinator

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award County Co-ordinator

Essex
Reporting to the County Manager for Duke of Edinburgh’s Award (DofE), this role will be responsible for supporting the development of the DofE in Essex and implementing the strategy to work within a cost recoverable business model.



Watersports Instructor

Watersports Instructor

Wales
Plas Menai's flagship training course the 16 Week Multi Watersports Instructor includes everything you need to qualify as an RYA Dinghy and Windsurfing Instructor and BCU Kayak Coach as well as essential foundation training in Powerboat Level 2, Short Range Radio and First Aid



Permanent Full-Time Senior Instructor

Permanent Full-Time Senior Instructor

Cornwall
An opportunity has become available for an experienced outdoor professional to join the Senior Team at Manor House Activity & Development Centre You will be working during the summer providing activity sessions to schools hens etc and leading elements of our Instructor Training Course in the wint



Watersports Instructor Training

Watersports Instructor Training

Isle of Wight
UKSA’s Watersports Instructor training courses are a great way to kick-start your career. We give you all of the qualifications needed to work as a Watersports Instructor and we will train you in up to four disciplines.




Superyacht Crew Training Course

Superyacht Crew Training Course

Isle of Wight
Have you ever wanted to work on a Superyacht? Our course would be an ideal way to start your career. Gain the skills and qualifications demanded of crew in deckhand roles. Our price includes all food and accommodation, and given the potential pay packets in the industry, you will soon cover the cost



Multi Activity Instructor

Multi Activity Instructor

Upminster, Essex
With a massive range of activities set in 130 acres of Essex countryside in close proximity to London, Stubbers is the perfect place to enjoy the outdoors without being miles away from anywhere.



Multi Activity Instructor

Multi Activity Instructor

Cornwall
At Outdoor Adventure we are currently recruiting qualified activity instructors to work for us during 2018 and beyond. We are particularly interested in hearing from individuals who have previous experience in working with a range of clients, including school groups.



General Assistant

General Assistant

Blackland Farm (West Sussex) & Foxlease (Hampshire) & Waddow Hall (Lancashire)
Join us this season as a General Assistant at one of Girguiding’s adventure-filled Training and Activity Centres! This will escape the traditional 9 to 5 working day and provide a hands-on, all systems-go experience.




Freelance Instructor

Freelance Instructor

Cornwall
Freelance Outdoor Activity Instructors BF Adventure is looking for qualified freelance instructors to work at its busy outdoor centre located near Falmouth in Cornwall. Qualifications required will be at least one or more from the following list: • BCU L1 coach (minimum) • SPA • Arche



Get trained as a Paddlesports Instructor. No experience necessary!

Get trained as a Paddlesports Instructor. No experience necessary!

Across the UK
Gain free UKCC Paddling qualifications when you join PGL as a Paddlesports Instructor. Share your love of the outdoors at a range of stunning locations in the UK. If you love being active, meeting new people, inspiring others, and spending time in the great outdoors then this is the job for you.



Outdoor Activity Instructor

Outdoor Activity Instructor

Various locations across the UK
Discover your new working adventure in the outdoors with PGL.



Paddlesports Instructor

Paddlesports Instructor

Various
The summer is approaching and time is running out for those who want to work as a Paddlesports Instructor with PGL this summer! You'll use your Level 1 3* Open Canoe qualifications to lead paddling sessions. Apply NOW to work in the sun this summer!




Seasonal Outdoor Education Tutor

Seasonal Outdoor Education Tutor

Swanage, Dorset and Bonchurch, Isle of Wight
We're recruiting enthusiastic & positive individuals for our 2018 teams to set up and deliver our exciting and inspirational outdoor sessions. We welcome applications from those with or without experience, though a strong interest in outdoor education and working with children is essential.



Activity Instructor

Activity Instructor

Blackland Farm (West Sussex) & Foxlease (Hampshire) & Waddow Hall (Lancashire)
Join us this season as an Activity Instructor at one of Girguiding’s adventure-filled Training and Activity Centres! This will escape the traditional 9 to 5 working day and provide a hands-on, all systems-go experience.



Outdoor Learning/Activities Instructor

Outdoor Learning/Activities Instructor

Hampshire
Working in an enjoyable, busy atmosphere you will be required to deliver high quality activity programmes to a diverse range of groups including; schools, youth groups (including Prince’s Trust and NCS), corporate groups and individuals with additional support needs.



Watersports Instructor

Watersports Instructor

Shropshire
We are looking for a watersports instructor to take a range of activities including; Stand up paddleboarding, kayaking and raft building for a mixed group of adults and children at a well-known and established glamping holiday resort in Shrewsbury




Cook

Cook

Various locations across the UK
Join modern catering enterprises at PGL's activity centres across the UK. set up to deliver excellence in both service and food, you'll work in a supportive environment and have a fantastic time.



Chef - 2017

Chef - 2017

Stowmarket, Suffolk
We're looking for a positive, motivated and experienced Chef at our Suffolk based centre, Walnutree Manor. In this role you will provide good quality food to staff and children aged 6 to 18 years of age. This will include breakfast, lunch and dinner for a maximum 300 covers daily in busy period



Outdoor Instructor Training Course

Outdoor Instructor Training Course

SPECIAL OFFER!

South West
If you are seeking to venture into the exciting world of outdoor education and are looking for a partner to help, coach, develop your skills thus enabling you to begin your new career with the best possible advice, training and support, look no further than The Manor House Activity Centre. We



Axe Throwing Instructor

Axe Throwing Instructor

Birmingham
A Whistle Punks instructor is as reassuring as a mother’s kiss, patient as the day is long and firm as a bed of nails. All the while, channeling the most relentlessly energetic children’s TV presenter you can imagine.




Apprenticeship in outdoor activity leadership

Apprenticeship in outdoor activity leadership

Staffordshire
An apprenticeship with Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre is an amazing opportunity. We work with 1st2Achieve to deliver a fantastic NVQ level 2 in outdoor activity leadership. At the end of our apprenticeship you will have real hands on experience enabling you to begin a career in the outdoors



3 Month Fast Track Instructor Course

3 Month Fast Track Instructor Course

The Lake District - The UK's Adventure Capital
Dave's Winter Program - A Fast Track Outdoor Instructor Training Course designed to help you gain the most useful NGB qualifications ready to start work as a qualified outdoor instructors. If you're serious about being an outdoor professional we will help you get there. 100% success rate.



Apprentice Activity Instructor

Apprentice Activity Instructor

Blackland Farm (West Sussex) & Foxlease (Hampshire) & Waddow Hall (Lancashire)
Join us this season as an Apprentice Activity Instructor at one of Girguiding’s adventure-filled Training and Activity Centres! This will escape the traditional 9 to 5 working day and provide a hands-on, all systems-go experience.



5 Week Ultimate Gap Adventure

5 Week Ultimate Gap Adventure

Lake District - The Adventure Capital
Do you love Amazing Outdoor Adventures? Always wanted to try something different? Up for a real adventure? We have an amazing 5 week adventure that might just be the best experience of your life!!