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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POPULAR UK COURSES


Children's Activity Group Leaders

Children's Activity Group Leaders

Robinwood is looking for fun and outgoing people to work as Group Leaders and deliver great courses to the thousands of primary school children who visit our centres every year. Apply now to become part of our award-winning staff team!
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Outdoor Learning Instructor (C2)

Outdoor Learning Instructor (C2)

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.
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OUR FEATURED GAP YEARS


Activity Instructor

Activity Instructor

Great Opportunity to test yourself and travel UK to different locations. Gain experience working with young people and delivering an activity. Apply now!
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Trainee Instructor Scheme

Trainee Instructor Scheme

Our Trainee Instructor Scheme is designed for those with a passion for the outdoors who want to become a well qualified professional instructor. Do you research and you will find we offer the highest contribution to your expenses and the most NGB qualifications of any similar scheme.
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 Watersports Chief Instructor

Watersports Chief Instructor

PGL has a fantastic opportunity for a Chief Instructor to join our busy activity team at Osmington Bay on the Dorset coast overseeing the watersports operation. This is a great chance to be part of a fun and supportive team, enriching young lives through delivering unforgettable outdoor experience!
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ALL GAP TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES


Outdoor Activity Instructor Level 1 to Level 4

Outdoor Activity Instructor Level 1 to Level 4

Winter job based in the Ras al Khaimah mountains of UAE. We are looking for instructors from level 1 up to level 4 the ideal candidate will have a love for the outdoors and be enthusiastic in sharing this with others. Working mainly with schools we are looking for dynamic, professional instructors
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Outdoor Learning Instructor (C2)

Outdoor Learning Instructor (C2)

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.
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Watersports Centre Manager

Watersports Centre Manager

Looking for the chance to develop your watersports management skills in a venue with untapped custom and a fantastic sailing area? We have just the role for you! Rosneath have invested significantly in our Watersports Centre recently - we just need that special someone to come and take the lead!
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Housekeeping Assistant

Housekeeping Assistant

As a Housekeeping Assistant at PGL, you’ll have the option to live on-site at one of our 14 stunning activity centres across the UK, earning up to £394 a week, with your food, utilities and bills covered. With no additional bills, all you have to worry about is enjoying your amazing new job!
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Cook

Cook

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.
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Live in Childcare Assitant

Live in Childcare Assitant

Ideal for enthusiastic young people, recent graduates & college leavers to gain life experiences while living with a family. An interest in Childcare or teaching is helpful but not obligatory, or perhaps you just want a great 6 month+ stop gap to fill in some time that will enhance your CV.
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Adventure Instructor

Adventure Instructor

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.
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School Groups Co ordinator

School Groups Co ordinator

Job Role • Organise and co-ordinate the arrival and departure of your group. • Ensure the accommodation is kept clean and tidy at all times. • Ensure meal times run smoothly and organise the children for tidying up. • Run / organise evening activities which include campfire
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Multi Activity Instructors UK

Multi Activity Instructors UK

We are recruiting for instructors with and without previous experience, to work at our UK activity centres, where you will be teaching outdoor pursuits to school groups. £1000 bonus for 2022! £250 bonus after 90 days for immediate starters!
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Children's Activity Group Leaders

Children's Activity Group Leaders

Robinwood is looking for fun and outgoing people to work as Group Leaders and deliver great courses to the thousands of primary school children who visit our centres every year. Apply now to become part of our award-winning staff team!
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