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.


Gap year TEFL training, certification and school placement

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.
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Make an enquiry with SEE TEFL

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.
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Make an enquiry with Wildpacks




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.
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Make an enquiry with Nomadic Ski

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

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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Make an enquiry with Camp America

EFL Teacher

EFL Teacher


Do you like the thought of using your skills to teach English to our foreign summer camp students? If you are then join our team of amazing people this summer. Apply today.
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Make an enquiry with Xplore The World

Camp Leader

Camp Leader


Are you a positive role model that wants to help students who are away from home for the first time? If you are then join our team of amazing people this summer. Apply today.
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Make an enquiry with Xplore The World

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

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.
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Make an enquiry with Broadstone Warren Scout Camp & Activity Centre

Office Manager

Office Manager


Do you pride yourself on attention to detail and enjoy administration and planning? If you are then join our team of amazing people this summer. Apply today.
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Make an enquiry with Xplore The World

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!
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Make an enquiry with Camp America

Watersports Instructor

Watersports Instructor


Delphi Resort is located in the heart of the scenically breath-taking Delphi Valley, near Leenane, Connemara, Co. Galway. It has everything the outdoor enthusiast is looking for in a workplace nestled between spectacular mountains to climb and with stunning beaches at your doorstep.
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Make an enquiry with Delphi Resort

Call for Interns, Instructors and Seniors in Outdoor Education

Call for Interns, Instructors and Seniors in Outdoor Education


At Ecoventure our goal is to increase environmental awareness and inspire young people though outdoor education. We are looking to employ enthusiastic people with a passion for outdoor education and the environment who can help us meet this goal.
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Make an enquiry with Ecoventure

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

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.
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Make an enquiry with Donegal Adventure Centre

Outdoor Instructor

Outdoor Instructor


As an Outdoor Instructor, you will deliver a range of fun, memorable and tailored adventurous activities, experiences and adventure holidays aimed at families, individuals and groups. Such as snowmobile tours, ice fishing, snowshoeing and cross country skiing.
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Make an enquiry with Davvi Arctic

Lifeguard

Lifeguard


Fancy a summer by the pool with some amazing people? If you do then join our team of amazing people this summer. Apply today.
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Make an enquiry with Xplore The World

Chief Instructor

Chief Instructor


Are you looking to step up the ladder in the outdoor industry and gain further experience and a residential summer camp. If you are then join our team of amazing people this summer. Apply today.
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Make an enquiry with Xplore The World

Activity Instructor

Activity Instructor


Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre provides outdoor experiences for young people from all backgrounds. We offer life-changing experiences and we help to develop confidence, teamwork, leadership and communication through outdoor activities, apply today to join us
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Make an enquiry with Beaudesert Outdoor Activity Centre

Lego Robotics Instructor

Lego Robotics Instructor


Are you handy with coding and want a fun summer? If you are then join our team of amazing people this summer. Apply today.
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Make an enquiry with Xplore The World

Activity Instructor

Activity Instructor


Are you a fun outgoing person looking to enjoy the outdoors instructing activities to our English and international students this summer? If you are then join our team of amazing people this summer. Apply today.
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Make an enquiry with Xplore The World

Centre Manager

Centre Manager


Do you have management experience and you're looking for a fun summer managing one of our many centres with a team of amazing people? If you are then join our operations team and apply today.
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Make an enquiry with Xplore The World

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.
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Make an enquiry with Acorn Adventure

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
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Make an enquiry with Woodlands Adventure

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

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.
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Make an enquiry with Voyager

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.
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Make an enquiry with Voyager

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.
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Make an enquiry with Acorn Adventure

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.
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Make an enquiry with 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!
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Make an enquiry with Ultimate Survival

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.
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Make an enquiry with Acorn Adventure

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.
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Make an enquiry with Acorn Adventure

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
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Make an enquiry with 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.
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Make an enquiry with 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!
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Make an enquiry with Manor 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.
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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.