Travelling abroad for your gap year can be extremely expensive, especially if you are fresh out of college or have not been working for very long. Saving the funds for your gap year trip can require months of hard work. But what if you could travel the world and get paid for it! There are gap year companies who will pay you a wage, allowing you to earn enough to cover the cost of your travel and perhaps extend your stay at the end of your trip. The work experience will also look great on your CV!
Work and Travel Australia
Gap Year Provider: TRU Experience Travel, Australia
This introduction to Sydney offers an eight day, seven night trip that will include exploration and beach adventures. This experience is an excellent chance to introduce yourself to Ozzie culture, and to get started on your trip of a lifetime.
Paid TEFL Teaching Internship in Thailand for 4-5 months (1 semester)
Gap Year Provider: SEE TEFL, Thailand
SEE's paid internship includes pre-arrival and 2 weeks of onsite training before placement in a provincial school for 1 semester. Training is conducted by SEE in Chiang Mai. There are two intakes each year. These coincide with the start of the Thai academic semesters in April and October.
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.
Gap year TEFL training, certification and school placement
SEE offers a 4-week TEFL certification onsite training program with teaching practices at local schools or a paid TEFL teaching internship for 4-5 months in a Thai provincial town school. The 4-week training course offers a job guarantee and the internship offers a guaranteed placement.
Food & Beverages Department Whistler Blackcomb
Join the biggest department, serving hungry and cold skiers hearty food on top of the mountain. Some positions require skiing to work each morning all include a free meal every shift ( great for the budget!). Work 4 x 10 hours per week so plenty of time to play !! Please review our profile
Instructor Training + guaranteed job
Over 2000 qualified ski and snowboard instructors, a 99% pass rate, a great reputation & 25 top resorts across the globe! EA Ski and Snowboard training offers selected courses at the best rates in the industry. Training, exam, accommodation, lift pass, a guaranteed job offer and MORE!
Select either our 7-day Australia Essentials program with 12 month Job seeking assistance, or our 5 week Australia Explore program which includes everything in the Essentials package plus a 3 week East Coast Adventure and a week of either Surf lessons, Outback ranch or Dive training - you decide!
Superyacht Crew - Deckhand, Steward, Stewardess, Yacht Chef
Would you like to work as a deckhand, steward, stewardess or chef on a luxury superyacht?
Trainee Ski or Snowboard Instructor
Silver Star, BC
Join our Powder program for Silver Star and spend a season with the snowsports team teaching and inspiring the next generation. Suitable candidates will need to take and pass the Level 1 CASI or CSIA course on arrival to join the team.
Ski and Snowboard Instructor
Lovell Camps are looking for a qualified ski and/or snowboard instructor to join our team for 2017. Instructors will be working 5 hours a day on the hill, either 5 or 6 days per week and we are looking for candidates who are motivated and passionate about working with children.
Teaching Jobs Abroad
The demand for English teachers around the world is astronomical, take China, where there are 350 million people learning the language at any given time. Combine gain valuable experience teaching and a qualification with our TEFL courses.
Whistler Blackcomb & Silver Star
Join our Powder program for Whistler Blackcomb or Silver Star and spend a season with the Operations team - the best partys on the Mountain! Man the main village Gondola or the high Alpine lifts, the best office in the world. 4 x 8 hour shifts per week - best hours on the Mountain!
Australia, Canada, Thailand, China, Romania, New Zealand
Chose from instructing, hospitality and support roles in one of our Canadian ski resorts. Experience the Aussie Outback or the cosmopolitan city of Sydney or Auckland. We offer the chance to earn money teaching in China or Thailand.Travel, gain experience, get to know the locals and enhance your CV!
4-week onsite TEFL certification training with guaranteed job
SEE's Ministry of Education licensed 4-week onsite TEFL certification program with 6 observed teaching practices in local schools allows new teachers to step into the EFL classroom in any country with an EFL teaching industry and teach effectively and confidently.
Housekeeping Assistant, France
PGL's Housekeeping Assistant roles in France are a good platform to get started in hospitality and fantastic job to enjoy with a team of like-minded people from around the world. First impressions are always important and you can help deliver a positive and lasting first impression for our guests.
Summer Alps Chef
We are recruiting a confident, experienced catering professional to support the Head Chef in the running of a successful kitchen operation, ensuring the highest standards of health and hygiene and training and motivating the small team by sharing enthusiasm for all things food.
Gap Year Snow Jobs
Looking for the ultimate winter Gap Year? Want to get paid to ski (or snowboard) AND get a qualification? EA Ski & Snowboard provide full training and a guarantee instructor job... Whats the catch? You just need to be a motivated, personable and reliable team player with a passion for sno
Chef - 2017
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
Looking for something else? We have plenty more gap year ideas to inspire you.
Work experience internships are becoming more and more popular as an alternative to your standard gap year adventure. Companies offer a wide variety of opportunities in industry, whether it's working as an office junior in Tokyo or a diving instructor in the Maldives, you should be able to find an opportunity to suit you. Even if your overseas internship is unpaid, the skills you'll develop will be invaluable and regarded highly by universities and future employers.
Of course its not all work, you'll still have time to travel and see the sites like any other gap year traveller would do, however you'll get the opportunity to really experience a country and its culture by integrating yourself into the daily lives of the working community.
Paid and voluntary work experience internships will give you a great head start in your working life and they will help prepare you for life away from school or college. That's why an increasing number of employers and universities are looking for applicants with some form of work experience or internship, so by adding this to your CV, you'll be giving yourself the best chance of standing out from the crowd.