Paid Summer Gap Year Jobs UK & Overseas

You want to make the most of your gap year and of your summer... How about getting a paid gap year job or a paid summer job in the UK or further afield? This type of gap year is the best of both worlds - have a great summer and get paid for it! Working outdoors, leading activities for some of the UK's best known adventure companies is an ideal gap year. At Best Gap Year we have a variety of paid summer jobs in the UK and overseas, available for you to apply for right now.


POPULAR PAID SUMMER JOBS


Teach Sports at a Summer Camp in the USA

Teach Sports at a Summer Camp in the USA

Not only could you be enjoying teaching your sport at camp but you will be having a laugh with people your age, going for nights out and enjoying your days off exploring America.
More Details.. Wildpacks



Ski Instructor Training Course with Guaranteed Job on Completion
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Ski Instructor Training Course with Guaranteed Job on Completion

Our prices are far lower than every other instructor course out there for a number of reasons: - PASSIONATE PROS - QUALITY CHALETS - OUR OWN TRAVEL COMPANY - POLAND IS THE BEST VALUE
More Details.. Sunshine World






OUR FEATURED SUMMER GAP YEARS


Summer Chalet Staff in Chamonix

Summer Chalet Staff in Chamonix

We are looking for dynamic kitchen/chalet staff to join our team in Chamonix for the Summer season. Our Summer program runs from mid-May until the end of September. We are looking for staff with industry experience who love the mountains.
More Details.. Nomadic Ski



Outdoor Land and Water Instructor

Outdoor Land and Water Instructor

Donegal Adventure Centre is all about embracing the Wild Atlantic Way's great outdoors. As an Instructor you will coach and supervise our guests in a manner that allows them to have great fun whilst feeling safe and secure.
More Details.. Donegal Adventure Centre



Seasonal Multi Activity Instructor

Seasonal Multi Activity Instructor

Activity Instructors wanted to join the team at Broadstone Warren for the Summer 2020. These roles includes involvement in the day-to-day operations of the site including activity instruction, site maintenance/cleaning, training, personal development, health and safety.
More Details.. Broadstone Warren Scout Camp & Activity Centre



ALL GAP SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES


Work on a Summer Camp in the USA - Lifeguard

Work on a Summer Camp in the USA - Lifeguard

Are you a qualified Lifeguard? Want to move your job from the pool to a lake in the USA? Then Camp America is for you! Spend your summer soaking up the sun with the coolest job on camp. Many of the camps we work with have a picturesque lake or swimming pool which is an amazing way to spend summer!
More Details.. Camp America



Superyacht Crew - Deckhand, Steward, Stewardess, Yacht Chef, Engineers

Superyacht Crew - Deckhand, Steward, Stewardess, Yacht Chef, Engineers

Would you like to work as a deckhand, steward, stewardess, engineer or chef on a luxury superyacht?
More Details.. Galileo Maritime Academy



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.
More Details.. Aqua Sports



Work on a Summer Camp in the USA

Work on a Summer Camp in the USA

Are you ready to make summer 2020 the best one yet? Get ready for real fun, real travel and real adventure with the real Camp America. Camp America is your chance to spend nine weeks living and working on an amazing summer camp in the USA.
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Dinghy Instructor

Dinghy Instructor

Our Instructors are the heart of our activity programmes. Leading watersports sessions and helping deliver all aspects of the Voyager Adventure programme. You'll spend a lot of time on the water, both training and leading activities, you'll also see the region by accompany groups on excursion.
More Details.. Voyager



Seasonal Multi Activity Instructors

Seasonal Multi Activity Instructors

Woodlands Adventure and Outdoor Learning are set in 36 acres of beautiful natural woodland, centrally located with easy access to the motorway network. Each visit is tailor-made for each individual group, by choosing the activities to suit their requirements
More Details.. Woodlands Adventure



Senior Instructor / Activity Manager

Senior Instructor / Activity Manager

The Senior Instructor's / Activity Manager role is to support the Resort Manager in delivering the daily operational requirements of the Voyager Adventure programme. You'll be setting the bar for the resort team in professionalism, work ethic and leading activity sessions.
More Details.. Voyager



Activity Manager

Activity Manager

The Activity Manager role is ideal for an experienced senior or chief activity instructor with a proven supervisory background looking to progress in the outdoor industry.
More Details.. Acorn Adventure



Activity Instructor

Activity Instructor

Seasonal positions available from April to September 2019!! Our teams of Activity Instructors deliver taster activity sessions and an evening entertainment programme to our guests.
More Details.. Acorn Adventure



Assistant Instructor

Assistant Instructor

An Assistant Instructors role is to support our instructional team delivering watersports activities. Even if you have limited previous experience in watersports our training and support programme will help you progress far quicker than you imagined. We can also offer NGBs.
More Details.. Voyager



Activity Instructor

Activity Instructor

Ultimate Activity Camps provide fun-filled, and action-packed Holiday Camps for children at fantastic locations near you during the school holidays. If you have the enthusiasm and experience to provide the best camp experiences to the children in our care, then we want to hear from you!
More Details.. Ultimate Survival



River Leader

River Leader

Want to further your career in Paddlesports? Acorn Adventure are recruiting River Leaders who will be responsible for the delivery of various activity sessions to guests at our centre in Savane in Southern France. We are also launching a 5 Star Open Canoe Training & Assessment Scheme for experience
More Details.. Acorn Adventure



Senior Instructor

Senior Instructor

Want to further your career in the Outdoor Industry? We are recruiting Senior Activity Instructors who will be responsible for the delivery of activity sessions to our guests at our centres in the France and Italy.
More Details.. Acorn Adventure



Windsurfing Instructor

Windsurfing Instructor

Our instructors are the heart of our activity programmes. You main role on the beach will be leading Windsurfing sessions but you will also get the opportunity to assist and deliver Sailing, Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle boarding; as well as helping deliver all aspects of the Voyager programme.
More Details.. Voyager



Paddle Sports instructor

Paddle Sports instructor

Our Instructors are the heart of our activity programmes. Leading watersports sessions and helping deliver all aspects of the Voyager Adventure programme. You'll spend a lot of time on the water, both training and leading activities, you'll also see the region by accompany groups on excursion.
More Details.. Voyager



RYA Senior Instructor

RYA Senior Instructor

This is a fantastic opportunity for somebody with their Senior DI qualification who is looking for a Senior Instructor position or an Activity Manager position.
More Details.. Acorn Adventure



Village Manager

Village Manager

Customer Focused, Friendly, Energetic Team Members Wanted! As the Village Manager your main responsibility is to ensure that our guests have a smooth and successful trip or holiday whilst on centre, outside of activity sessions.
More Details.. Acorn Adventure



Multi Activity Instructors France

Multi Activity Instructors France

We are looking for suitable candidates to become multi-activity instructors at our two French activity centres: Le Château du Broutel and Le Château de Warsy, where you will be teaching outdoor pursuits to school groups. No previous experience nor French language required. Vacancies available now!
More Details.. Manor Adventure




Summer Season Jobs

There are residential summer camps and outdoor activity centres dotted throughout the UK and they all need to pay seasonal staff to run their activities for their visitors. Although professional adventure staff will be the first port of call, many centres need so many staff that previous experience is not always required. For this reason, the paid summer jobs on this page are absolutely perfect for gap year students. Jobs include support staff (Apprentice Activity Leader) to qualified instructors (Outdoor Activity Instructor, Watersports Instructor, Paddlesports Instructor or Adventure Instructor). Applications are welcomed from people who have the energy and enthusiasm to relate to young people. You will need good organisational skills and effective communication skills to be able to deliver exceptional customer service. Your paid gap year job in the UK or paid summer job in the UK will introduce young people to a variety of outdoor activities, from high-ropes, climbing and zip-lining to kayaking, canoeing and canyoning. These outdoor activities must be delivered as a safe and enjoyable experience. Your paid summer job in the UK or paid gap year job in the UK will broaden your experience and give you numerous transferable skills. Most of the paid summer jobs in the UK and paid gap year jobs in the UK come with accommodation provided. These residential summer camps and outdoor activity centres are often great bases to explore the rest of the UK.

If you are looking to train up to be a fully qualified instructor, there are Apprentice Activity Leader programmes available. Often you will be sponsored to take nationally recognised qualifications, paid an apprentice salary and be given subsidised accommodation and board. Getting paid to live and work at a residential summer camp or outdoor activity centre is the best way to qualify as an Instructor. To top it all off, you may be offered a paid job at the end of your training!

Taking a gap year in the UK? Fancy a paid summer job? Have a passion for outdoor activities? If you are thinking about taking a gap year in the UK, a summer job in the UK should be your first port of call.