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.


Assistant Instructor / Rep

Assistant Instructor / Rep


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.
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Make an enquiry with Voyager

Outdoor Instructor Training Programme

Outdoor Instructor Training Programme


Outdoor Instructor Trainee Programme Share Discovery Village based in Co Fermanagh is offering you the opportunity of a lifetime! Apply to become a highly qualified Outdoor Instructor in Ireland’s most prestigious Outdoor Instructor Training Programme. Training lasts for 12 months.
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Make an enquiry with Share Discovery Village




Superjeep Driver Guide

Superjeep Driver Guide


Category D/D1 licensed drivers, responsible for the safety and enjoyment of guests while leading our winter ice cave tours.
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Make an enquiry with Glacier Guides

Canoe Trip Leading at Summer Camp

Canoe Trip Leading at Summer Camp


Experience Canada on a whole new level. This summer, spend 9 weeks canoeing with children at an incredible Canadian summer camp. With mountains on your doorstep, this is an opportunity to work in potentially the world’s best job, in some of the world’s greatest locations.
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Make an enquiry with Camp Canada

Centre Management Team

Centre Management Team


Rockley are looking to employ experienced senior centre staff to perform the Centre Manager, Activity Manager and Centre Senior roles at our French activity centres. Our unique locations in the South West of France provide a fun and adventurous working environment.
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Make an enquiry with Rockley

Outdoor Instructor Training Programme

Outdoor Instructor Training Programme


Outdoor Instructor Trainee Programme Share Discovery Village based in Co Fermanagh is offering you the opportunity of a lifetime! Apply to become a highly qualified Outdoor Instructor in Ireland’s most prestigious Outdoor Instructor Training Programme. Training lasts for 12 months.
Get more details & apply
Make an enquiry with Share Discovery Village

General Camp Counselor in America

General Camp Counselor in America


Spend 3 months having the most epic summer at camp in America. Travel the states and earn up to $1250 in pocket money. Become a Camp Counselor and push yourself to be a better person, you will walk away from the summer as a problem solver, a communicator and a team player.
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Make an enquiry with Camp Leaders

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?
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Make an enquiry with Galileo Maritime Academy

Neilson Watersports Instructor Training and Job (Greece)

Neilson Watersports Instructor Training and Job (Greece)


UKSA is a world leader in instructing and coaching in watersports. Neilson is the leading specialists in active holidays. It’s a perfect match! This ten-week course delivered in Greece, is part-funded and offers guaranteed employment for 2 years with Neilson upon graduation.
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Make an enquiry with UKSA

Outdoor and Adventure Specialist at Summer Camp

Outdoor and Adventure Specialist at Summer Camp


Teach your hobby every single day. This summer, spend 9 weeks working with children at an incredible Canadian summer camp. With mountains on your doorstep, this is an opportunity to work in potentially the world’s best job, in some of the world’s greatest location
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Make an enquiry with Camp Canada

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!
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Make an enquiry with Ultimate Survival

Sports Coaching Jobs in America

Sports Coaching Jobs in America


Coach sports to children in USA Summer Camps with Camp Leaders. The summer camp in America programme offers you the opportunity to gain over 500 hours of hands-on sports coaching, whether it's soccer, tennis, basketball or many more.
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Make an enquiry with Camp Leaders

Summer Camp Counsellor Job

Summer Camp Counsellor Job


Experience Canada on a whole new level. This summer, spend 9 weeks working with children at an incredible Canadian summer camp. With mountains on your doorstep, this is an opportunity to work in potentially the world’s best job, in some of the world’s greatest locations.
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Make an enquiry with Camp Canada

Mountain Bike Mechanic

Mountain Bike Mechanic


Reporting to the Head Mountain Bike Mechanic you will assist with the overall smooth running of the Mountain Bike program within the French Alps.
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Make an enquiry with Alpine Elements

Catering Team

Catering Team


Rockley are looking to employ suitably experienced Head Chefs, Assistant Chefs and Kitchen Assistants to work in our kitchens as part of a small team providing healthy, nutritious and tasty meals suitable for a variety of clients at our activity centres in South West France.
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Make an enquiry with Rockley

 Waiter

Waiter


Reporting to the Hotel Manager/Restaurant Supervisor you will provide an efficient waiting service for up to 26 guests/ or 6 to 7 tables in one of Ski Hotels. You will be serving guests at breakfast and dinner, ensuring a high level of customer service at all times.
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Make an enquiry with Alpine Elements

Multi-activity instructor in Switzerland

Multi-activity instructor in Switzerland


If you enjoy working with children, join our team of international staff in Switzerland for an incredibly rewarding experience in a beautiful mountain resort. You will instruct and assist in a programme of outdoor activities, including hiking, mountain biking, climbing, canyoning and orienteering.
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Make an enquiry with Viamonde

Kitchen / Catering Assistant

Kitchen / Catering Assistant


Come and work in our beautiful French Chateau as part of our Catering team. Learn new skills and improve your french at the same time in a fast paced but fun environment.
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Make an enquiry with Voyager

Mountain Bike Mechanic

Mountain Bike Mechanic


Reporting to the Head Mountain Bike Mechanic you will assist with the overall smooth running of the Mountain Bike programme - guiding and maintaining our fleet of bikes and setting the bikes up for guests to use.
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Make an enquiry with Ocean Elements

Outdoor Instructor (Permanent Contract) x 2

Outdoor Instructor (Permanent Contract) x 2


CMC Adventure is an outdoor activity centre with a 52-year heritage, situated within the Snowdonia National Park and set against the stunning backdrop of the Rhinog Mountain Range. The centre is also on the waterfront, enabling water sport activities to take place on-site.
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Make an enquiry with CMC Adventure

Windsurfing Instructor - Summer 2018

Windsurfing Instructor - Summer 2018


We are actively seeking experienced and qualified Windsurfing/Dinghy Instructors to come work in one of our stunning Mediterranean beach resorts.
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Make an enquiry with Mark Warner Summer

Cook - France

Cook - France


PGL's catering operations are modern enterprises set up to deliver excellence in both service and food at their activity centres. As well as providing supportive and fun environments to work, you'll get the chance to have a fantastic experience in one of the most beautiful regions of the world.
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Make an enquiry with PGL

Chief instructor

Chief instructor


The Chief Instructors principal role is to manage the beach and evening activities. Key accountabilities for this role include support of pre-season training and resort preparation, overseeing activity operations & team management, staff timetabling, health & safety, equipment mangement
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Make an enquiry with Voyager

Cycling Coordinator

Cycling Coordinator


We are actively recruiting for Cycling Coordinators to work in one of our stunning Mediterranean beach resorts. The terrain, topography and quiet roads surrounding our beach resorts offer some fantastic cycling opportunities for both mountain and road bikers alike.
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Make an enquiry with Mark Warner Summer

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.
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Make an enquiry with Voyager

Hotel Manager

Hotel Manager


You will be responsible for the day-to-day management of your hotel and its staff, exceeding guest’s holiday expectations at all times. You have commercial accountability for budgeting and financial management, planning, organising and directing all hotel services.
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Make an enquiry with Ocean Elements

Assistant Hotel Manager

Assistant Hotel Manager


You will, under the Hotel Manager's instruction, be responsible for the day-to-day running of the hotel and its staff, exceeding guests' holiday expectations at all times. You have commercial accountability for budgeting and financial management,planning, organising and directing all hotel services
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Make an enquiry with Ocean Elements

Sailing Instructor

Sailing Instructor


Introduce our guests to the basics of sailing in the UK, Southern France and Spain. Excellent RYA training and development opportunities. Our Sailing Instructors deliver group taster sessions in sailing as well as helping to organise and participate in evening entertainments.
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Make an enquiry with PGL

Head Mountain Bike Mechanic

Head Mountain Bike Mechanic


As the Head Mountain Bike Mechanic you will co-ordinate with the Bike Programme Manager to ensure the overall smooth running of the Mountain Bike program within the French Alps.
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Make an enquiry with Alpine Elements

Assistant Instructor / Rep

Assistant Instructor / Rep


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.
Get more details & apply
Make an enquiry with Voyager

Photographer

Photographer


You will be responsible for the capture, promotion and sale of high quality images of our clients. You must be organised and have the ability to meet sales targets. The majority of your day-to-day will be spent either on land or in a powerboat, capturing images of guests partaking in activities.
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Make an enquiry with Ocean Elements

Trainee management program

Trainee management program


We are an international outdoor adventure company located in the UK, Central Europe, Australia and Canada. We are currently focused on expanding in Europe and have opportunities at multiple levels. If you are active, love the outdoors, travel we would like to hear from you.
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Make an enquiry with Delta Force Paintball

Sous Chef

Sous Chef


You will assist in the running every aspect of the Hotel Kitchen. Supporting the Head Chef in the management of a team of chefs (size dependent on property size), you would take responsibility for ensuring the preparation, delivery and service of food within your property.
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Make an enquiry with Ocean Elements

Maintenance Person

Maintenance Person


You will be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all Ocean Elements property within resort. You will work on a rota basis to coincide with our chalets within resort but it is expected you possess a flexible attitude as this is an ‘on-call’ role.
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Make an enquiry with Ocean Elements

Youth Squad Instuctor

Youth Squad Instuctor


As a Youth Squad Instructor you will be leading and assisting RYA sessions for any children/teens on holiday with Ocean Elements. You will provide practical and theory based tuition that adheres to RYA criteria.
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Make an enquiry with Ocean Elements

Childcare Practitioner

Childcare Practitioner


We are actively seeking experienced and qualified nannies to come work in one of our stunning Mediterranean beach resorts. As a member of our childcare team you will ensure all children have a fun, safe and exhilarating action-packed holiday.
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Make an enquiry with Mark Warner Summer

Bar / Restaurant Supervisor

Bar / Restaurant Supervisor


You will work closely with the Hotel Manager to deliver excellent customer service and seamless delivery of all beverage services including afternoon tea. You will oversee, manage, develop and inspire the Hotel/Bar Assistants to ensure that the Hospitality staff are performing at the top level!
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Make an enquiry with Ocean Elements

Hotel Manager

Hotel Manager


As a Hotel Manager you will be responsible for the day-to-day management of your hotel and its staff exceeding guest’s holiday expectations at all times.
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Make an enquiry with Alpine Elements

Active Leader

Active Leader


As a passionate sports and activities enthusiast, you will ensure our guests' holidays are filled with fun and exciting activities throughout the week.
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Make an enquiry with Alpine Elements

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.
Get more details & apply
Make an enquiry with Voyager

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
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Make an enquiry with Manor Adventure

Bar Assistant

Bar Assistant


You will provide a warm, welcoming atmosphere for guests in our Hotels. You will assist with running the bar ensuring a high level of customer service at all times in a friendly and comfortable atmosphere.
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Make an enquiry with Ocean Elements

 Kids Club Activity Leader

Kids Club Activity Leader


Dependant on location you will report to the Activities Manager or the Childcare Manager where you will assist with the overall smooth running of the Childcare programme 5-6 days a week, including chilled evening activities, such as movie night.
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Make an enquiry with Alpine Elements

Paddlesports Instructor, southern France

Paddlesports Instructor, southern France


We currently have a fantastic opportunity for UKCC Level 1** qualified Paddlesports Instructors to join our team in the Ardeche region of southern France.
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Make an enquiry with PGL

Activities Manager

Activities Manager


You will be responsible for the overall smooth running of the activities offered in resort and delivering our customers’ expectations of outstanding customer service. You will be responsible for providing support to the Instructors.
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Make an enquiry with Ocean Elements

Beach Senior

Beach Senior


You will maintain the overall smooth running of the waterfront. As a Beach Senior you will be responsible for providing support to your team of Watersports Instructors, the Activities Supervisor and Activities Manager, occasionally acting in any of these roles in their absence.
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Make an enquiry with Ocean Elements

Greece Area Manager

Greece Area Manager


Are you an experienced centre manager, with a background in watersports, activities, yachting or hospitality? This Greece-based, seasonal role is responsible for the direct management of the resort-level managers and their departments, with close involvement with the Yachting and Flotilla Operation.
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Make an enquiry with Ocean Elements

Hotel Assistant

Hotel Assistant


You will provide a warm, welcoming atmosphere for guests in our Hotels. You will assist with serving breakfast, work at the bar and serve dinner to our guests, ensuring a high level of customer service at all times. You will also carry out daily and weekly housekeeping duties.
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Make an enquiry with Ocean Elements

Senior Instructor

Senior Instructor


The Senior Instructors role is to support the Chief Instructor in delivering pre-season training and the daily operational requirements of the Voyager Adventure programme. Leading by example to set the highest professional standards for the resort team.
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Make an enquiry with Voyager


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.