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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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Multi Activity Instructor IMMEDIATE START

Multi Activity Instructor IMMEDIATE START

Gap Year Provider: BF Adventure, Cornwall, Falmouth
Due to a strong level of bookings BF Adventure is looking to recruit 1 multi activity instructor to work at its main site and satellite sites in Falmouth and around Cornwall.

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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



Chief Instructor

Chief Instructor

Norfolk
Manor Adventure are an industry leading residential outdoor activity provider. We have been able to become an Employer of Choice through our focus on the quality of the educational sessions we offer, as well as our commitment to the training and development of our staff.



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.



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.



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.




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.



Deputy Centre Manager (Live in Role)

Deputy Centre Manager (Live in Role)

Nottinghamshire
The Deputy Centre Manager will manage the day to day activities of the centre co-ordinating and ensuring the delivery of services and activities to customers and also managing related facilities.



Apprentice Activity Instructor - 2017

Apprentice Activity Instructor - 2017

Shrewsbury, Shropshire
If you join us as an Instructor for the Summer then you will be put into a draw for the opportunity to win £1000 holiday voucher! Combine that with only a 5 day working week and you're already onto a winner!



Adventure Instructor

Adventure Instructor

Forest of Dean, Isle of Wight, 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.




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!



Adventure Activity Instructors

Adventure Activity Instructors

Herefordshire
Do you want to be an Activity Instructor in one of the most stunning parts of the UK? Our activity centre is based at Symonds Yat in the heart of the Wye Valley.



Senior Management roles

Senior Management roles

South East England
We have various senior roles available over Summer and Easter which include Area Manager, Assistant Manager, Camp Manager, Early Years Manager and Senior Sports Instructor. These roles are all different but entail similar responsibilities on camp.



Outdoor Activity Instructors

Outdoor Activity Instructors

Essex
Essex Outdoors is now recruiting for both experienced and trainee outdoor activity instructors to work throughout the 2017 season at one of our centres in either Bradwell, Danbury, Harlow or Mersea.




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



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



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.



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




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.



Sky Trail Instructor

Sky Trail Instructor

E4 8TA
Everyday is full of excitement and adventure, so we’re looking for enthusiastic and energetic Sky Trail Instructors to interact with our visitors to ensure everyone has a fun and memorable experience. From bookings to building the anticipation upon arrival, you will deliver the full Experience.



Chef - 23rd March - 9th August 2017

Chef - 23rd March - 9th August 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



Ultimate Survival instructor (Bushcraft and multi activity)

Ultimate Survival instructor (Bushcraft and multi activity)


Ultimate Survival Instructor Title: Ultimate Survival Instructor Reporting to: Course Manager Summary of Position: The role of Ultimate Survival Instructor is to deliver outstanding, structured outdoor education activities and workshops to groups of children on our Ultimate Survival Cour




JCA - Outdoor Activity Instructor

JCA - Outdoor Activity Instructor

Nationwide
JCA have a number of Activity Instructor positions currently available, across numerous locations in the UK!



Adventure Manager

Adventure Manager

Forest of Dean, Isle of Wight, 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.



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



General Assistant

General Assistant

Blackland Farm (West Sussex), Foxlease (Hampshire) & Waddow Hall (Lancashire)
Get set for 2017 - as a General Assistant at one of our adventure-filled Training and Activity Centres: with activities from canoeing to zip-wires!




Activity Instructor

Activity Instructor

Blackland Farm in Sussex, Foxlease in Hampshire & Waddow Hall in Lancashire
Get set for 2017 - as an Activity Instructor or a Trainee Activity Instructor at one of our adventure-filled Training and Activity Centres: with activities from canoeing to zip-wires!



Group / Specialist roles

Group / Specialist roles

South East England
We have various Group and Specialist roles available for Easter and summer.



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.



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




Outdoor Activity Instructor

Outdoor Activity Instructor

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



Outdoor Instructor Apprenticeship x 6

Outdoor Instructor Apprenticeship x 6

Cornwall
BF Adventure is looking to recruit 6 apprentices to its team of instructors to work at its outdoor pursuits centre near Falmouth. The 1 year programme will involve full training, delivering outdoor pursuits to a variety of different groups and assisting in the smooth running of the centre.



Kitchen Porter/Food Service Apprentice

Kitchen Porter/Food Service Apprentice

Condover Hall, Shrewsbury
The purpose of this role is to ensure that the kitchen and dining areas are prepared for each mealtime, maintaining high levels of hygiene, safety and cleanliness in the kitchen, whilst ensuring our guests have an excellent dining experience.



Apprentice Activity Instructor

Apprentice Activity Instructor

Blackland Farm in Sussex & Waddow Hall in Lancashire
Time for a change? Why not be an Apprentice Activity Instructor at one of Girlguiding's Training and Activity Centres, where you can work towards gaining a Level 2 NVQ certificate in Activity Leadership in one of the most adventurous jobs going!