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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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Superyacht Crew Training Course

Superyacht Crew Training Course

Gap Year Provider: UKSA, 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

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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



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



Apprentice Activity Leader

Apprentice Activity Leader

Southampton
Apprentice Activity Leader (ref 635) / YMCA Fairthorne Manor / £7072 per annum / approx. 40 hours per week Are you interested in a more hands on approach to learning? Do you prefer for your classroom to be outdoors with extraordinary potential? Then this role is for you.



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



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 Activity Instructor

Outdoor Activity Instructor

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



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.



General Assistant

General Assistant

Foxlease (Hampshire)
Get set for 2017 - as a General Assistant at one of our adventure-filled Training and Activity Centres; Foxlease (Hampshire), with activities from canoeing to zip-wires!



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.




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.



Summer Activity Instructor, Wiltshire

Summer Activity Instructor, Wiltshire

Liddington, Wiltshire
This is a fantastic chance to have an unforgettable summer spent working in the outdoors. PGL are looking for Activity Instructors to ensure their guests have the time of their lives.



Seasonal Outdoor Education Tutor

Seasonal Outdoor Education Tutor

Swanage, Dorset and Bonchurch, Isle of Wight
We are recruiting now for our 2017 teams. The main role is the safe set up and delivery of sessions inline with our values and ethos. 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)
Get set for 2017 - as an Activity Instructor at our adventure-filled Training and Activity Centre, Blackland Farm, with activities from canoeing to zip-wires!




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.



Group / Specialist roles

Group / Specialist roles

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



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!



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.




Skills for Life Instructor – Level 2

Skills for Life Instructor – Level 2

South West
Skills for Life Instructors have a demonstrable passion for the outdoors and the opportunities for learning that this provides children and young people. The role offers Instructors the opportunity to develop their own skill base and a commitment to this personal development is essential.



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.



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.



Senior Watersports Instructor

Senior Watersports Instructor

At one of our JCA centres
Our Senior Watersports Instructors are responsible for supporting the Centre Manager in the day to day running of the centre and in the delivery of the Watersports/ Activity sessions.




Zip Wire Operator

Zip Wire Operator

London
We are recruiting several Zip Line Operators to join the onsite team. We need people that are enthusiastic, high energy, team players with a passion for extreme sports, to help deliver our flyers a flight of a lifetime. Full training will be given so you don't need any previous experience.



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.



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.



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.




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.



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.



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.



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.




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.



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.



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




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!



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.



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



Activity Instructor

Activity Instructor

Suffolk, Nottinghamshire, Gloucestershire, Buckinghamshire
Our staff deliver safe and enjoyable activity sessions for groups of approximately 12 Xplore participants in the activity (or activities) that you will be trained in e.g. Archery, Canoeing, Climbing, etc




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.



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.