Take your Gap Year in the UK

When most Brits think gap year, their thoughts turn to tropical beaches Far East Asia, or mountain treks in South America, but plenty of people stay much closer to home and take gap years in the UK. And why not! There are plenty of options available, from volunteer work to paid jobs and internships. Apart from the financial savings on transport, not to mention your carbon footprint, we can help your find some great ways to spend your gap year in the UK. Whether you are looking to earn a bit of extra money or develop some new skills to help in your chosen career, we can help.

Or maybe you live in Europe, South Africa or Australia and are thinking about spending some time in the United Kingdom as part of your gap year. We cannot promise unbroken sunshine or world class surfing beaches, but the UK is a great gap year destination with plenty of opportunities for temporary or seasonal work.

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 in England, Wales or Scotland. 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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Let us find your perfect UK Gap Year. We can put you in touch with a few outstanding providers who can help you plan and cost your adventure.

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Outdoor Activity Instructor - Tribe Leader

Outdoor Activity Instructor - Tribe Leader


The Bushcraft Company is a leading provider of outdoor education, offering residential trips to students across 9 secluded beautiful woodland estates, from Yorkshire to Kent, our outdoor jobs are all about a love of adventure, education, fun and of course the great outdoors.
Get more details & apply
Make an enquiry with The Bushcraft Company

Activity Leader – Childcare - London

Activity Leader – Childcare - London


Join the Fit For Sport Delivery Team as an Activity Leader – Child Care Qualified. Childcare NVQ level 2 (minimum) or similar you will support the business with your knowledge and experience of compliance e.g. sign in / sign out, headcounts accident and incident reporting procedures as examples.
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Make an enquiry with Fit For Sport




Outdoor Instructor Fast-Track Course

Outdoor Instructor Fast-Track Course


Outdoor Adventure's Fast-Track Instructor Training course is perfect for anyone wanting to enter the Outdoor Industry. You will gain 17 Instructor Awards and Qualifications in 16 weeks, with training, assessments, food and accommodation included leaving you prepared and excited about your new career
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Make an enquiry with Outdoor Adventure

Outdoor Activity Instructor - 'Tribe Leader'

Outdoor Activity Instructor - 'Tribe Leader'


The Bushcraft Company is a leading provider of outdoor education, offering residential trips to students across 9 secluded beautiful woodland estates, from Yorkshire to Kent, our outdoor jobs are all about a love of adventure, education, fun and of course the great outdoors.
Get more details & apply
Make an enquiry with The Bushcraft Company

Outdoor Instructor  - Camp Leader

Outdoor Instructor - Camp Leader


The Bushcraft Company is a leading provider of outdoor education, offering residential trips to students across 10 secluded beautiful woodland estates, from Yorkshire to Kent, our outdoor jobs are all about a love of adventure, education, fun and of course the great outdoors.
Get more details & apply
Make an enquiry with The Bushcraft Company

Mountain Chef-Training Course

Mountain Chef-Training Course


An intense course, giving you kitchen confidence and the practical training you need to truly amaze your guests and manage your chalet kitchen safely and confidently. Mountain Chefs specialise in providing Chalet Chef Cookery Courses. Our open-plan kitchens provide the perfect learning environmen
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Make an enquiry with Mountain Chefs

Outdoor Activity Instructor (Apprenticeship)

Outdoor Activity Instructor (Apprenticeship)


Walesby Forest is an outdoor activity centre set in over 250 acres of Sherwood Forest, with more than 80 years of heritage and a friendly team at it's core. We offer young people the opportunity to enjoy more than 30 exciting activities including abseiling, climbing, watersports and quad biking.
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Make an enquiry with Walesby Forest

Outdoor Instructor  - Camp Leader

Outdoor Instructor - Camp Leader


The Bushcraft Company is a leading provider of outdoor education, offering residential trips to students across 10 secluded beautiful woodland estates, from Yorkshire to Kent, our outdoor jobs are all about a love of adventure, education, fun and of course the great outdoors.
Get more details & apply
Make an enquiry with The Bushcraft Company

Activity Leader – Childcare - London

Activity Leader – Childcare - London


Join the Fit For Sport Delivery Team as an Activity Leader – Child Care Qualified. Childcare NVQ level 2 (minimum) or similar you will support the business with your knowledge and experience of compliance e.g. sign in / sign out, headcounts accident and incident reporting procedures as examples.
Get more details & apply
Make an enquiry with Fit For Sport

5-week Windsurfing Instructor Training

5-week Windsurfing Instructor Training


Plas Menai is the National Outdoor Centre for Wales and has been inspiring people for over 35 years and is recognised as a centre of excellence in the development of outdoor professionals that go on to work all over the world. Become and outdoor instructor with no prior training or qualifications.
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Make an enquiry with Plas Menai

Chalet and Villa Cookery Course

Chalet and Villa Cookery Course


You may feel you have nailed the fluffy souffle or can knock up a pretty mean curry but have you got what it takes to work in the industry? If you have already got the basics under your belt, this course will help you refine and extend these skills so that nothing will faze you in the kitchen.
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Make an enquiry with Flora's Kitchen

16-week Multi Outdoor Instructor Training Programme

16-week Multi Outdoor Instructor Training Programme


Plas Menai is the National Outdoor Centre for Wales and has been inspiring people for over 35 years and is recognised as a centre of excellence in the development of outdoor professionals that go on to work all over the world. Become and outdoor instructor with no prior training or qualifications.
Get more details & apply
Make an enquiry with Plas Menai

Outdoor Activity Instructor - Tribe Leader

Outdoor Activity Instructor - Tribe Leader


The Bushcraft Company is a leading provider of outdoor education, offering residential trips to students across 9 secluded beautiful woodland estates, from Yorkshire to Kent, our outdoor jobs are all about a love of adventure, education, fun and of course the great outdoors.
Get more details & apply
Make an enquiry with The Bushcraft Company

Chalet Cooks Course

Chalet Cooks Course


At the Abinger, you'll build your confidence and culinary skills and learn to create and present contemporary dishes to a fine-dining standard. We love to have fun with food and all of our courses are hands-on, practical and inspired! We offer both 5 & 10 Day Chalet Cooks Courses.
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Make an enquiry with Abinger Cookery School

Outdoor Activity Instructor - 'Tribe Leader'

Outdoor Activity Instructor - 'Tribe Leader'


The Bushcraft Company is a leading provider of outdoor education, offering residential trips to students across 9 secluded beautiful woodland estates, from Yorkshire to Kent, our outdoor jobs are all about a love of adventure, education, fun and of course the great outdoors.
Get more details & apply
Make an enquiry with The Bushcraft Company

Outdoor Instructor  - Camp Leader

Outdoor Instructor - Camp Leader


The Bushcraft Company is a leading provider of outdoor education, offering residential trips to students across 10 secluded beautiful woodland estates, from Yorkshire to Kent, our outdoor jobs are all about a love of adventure, education, fun and of course the great outdoors.
Get more details & apply
Make an enquiry with The Bushcraft Company

Outdoor Jobs (Climb Guide, Abseil Instructor, Ground Crew Staff and many more....)

Outdoor Jobs (Climb Guide, Abseil Instructor, Ground Crew Staff and many more....)


Wire & Sky are looking for dynamic, confident outdoor enthusiasts to work at our exciting aerial adventure visitor experiences in London and the South-East.
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Make an enquiry with Wire & Sky

22-week Multi Outdoor Instructor Training Programme

22-week Multi Outdoor Instructor Training Programme


Plas Menai is the National Outdoor Centre for Wales and has been inspiring people for over 35 years and is recognised as a centre of excellence in the development of outdoor professionals that go on to work all over the world. Become and outdoor instructor with no prior training or qualifications.
Get more details & apply
Make an enquiry with Plas Menai

Activity Leader – PE - Middlesex

Activity Leader – PE - Middlesex


Join Fit For Sport’s as an Activity Leader – PE. Reporting to the Site Manager you will responsible for the planning and delivery of curriculum driven Physical Education within our Schools Programme in line with our Fit for Sport guidelines and values.
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Make an enquiry with Fit For Sport

Instructor Development Programme

Instructor Development Programme


Plas Menai is the National Outdoor Centre for Wales and has been inspiring people for over 35 years and is recognised as a centre of excellence in the development of outdoor professionals that go on to work all over the world.
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Make an enquiry with Plas Menai

10-week Dinghy & Windsurfing Instructor Training

10-week Dinghy & Windsurfing Instructor Training


Plas Menai is the National Outdoor Centre for Wales and has been inspiring people for over 35 years and is recognised as a centre of excellence in the development of outdoor professionals that go on to work all over the world. Become and outdoor instructor with no prior training or qualifications.
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Make an enquiry with Plas Menai

RYA Dinghy Instructor

RYA Dinghy Instructor


This comprehensive five-day course (minimum age 16) enables candidates to teach beginners up to Seamanship Skills and Spinnaker courses.
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Make an enquiry with Aqua Sports

Surf Instructor

Surf Instructor


Just you, your board and the wave. Once mastered there is nothing to match this sport. When you stand up and ride your first unbroken wave you will be hooked. Surfing will become your reason to travel, searching out the best spots. And after Flying Fish, surfing can become your whole way of life.
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Make an enquiry with OutdoorJAC

Activity Leader – PE - London

Activity Leader – PE - London


Join Fit For Sport’s as an Activity Leader – PE. Reporting to the Site Manager you will responsible for the planning and delivery of curriculum driven Physical Education within our Schools Programme in line with our Fit for Sport guidelines and values.
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Make an enquiry with Fit For Sport

Activity Assistant - London

Activity Assistant - London


With our hugely popular Camp and Extended Schools programmes growing in the number of locations and attendance figures, Fit For Sport are seeking to expand our Delivery Team with the addition of Activity Assistants.
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Make an enquiry with Fit For Sport

Activity Site Manager – Slough

Activity Site Manager – Slough


Join Fit For Sport, the UK’s largest Extended School’s and Active Camp provider as an Activity Site Manager.
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Make an enquiry with Fit For Sport

Activity Deputy Site Manager – Milton Keynes

Activity Deputy Site Manager – Milton Keynes


Due to growth in the business Fit For Sport are now seeking to expand our Delivery Team with the addition of a Deputy Site Manager.
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Make an enquiry with Fit For Sport

Camp Leader / Senior Instructor

Camp Leader / Senior Instructor


As a Camp Leader you will be responsible for leading the students through a variety of experiences, to include but not exclusive to; Archery, Tracking and Trap Making, Wilderness Cookery, Fire Lighting (hand drill and more). You don't need any preexisting qualifications as we will provide training.
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Make an enquiry with The Bushcraft Company

Fast Track Dinghy Instructor Course

Fast Track Dinghy Instructor Course


The fast track dinghy instructor can run as a two week (experienced sailors) or four week (no experience)option. By then end of the course you will have completed your RYA dinghy instructor training and assessment, RYA powerboat level 2 and RYA First Aid (the pre requisites to complete the course).
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Make an enquiry with Galloway Activity Centre