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AccountancyKPMG6-9 month Gap Programmes between school and university. UK opportunities in Audit, Transaction Services, or Tax. 020-7694-4076
Agriculture / Horticulture (Overseas)AgriVentureWide range of paid placements in Australia, NZ, USA, Canada, Japan. Live and work with one of our host families.01664-820074
Agriculture (Organic - Australia)WWOOF (Willing Workers on Organic Farms)Volunteer exchange programme, farming/gardening work 4-6hrs/day for food/accommodation. Access to 2200 hosts.61-(0)3-5155-0218
American summer camps, work abroad, volunteeringIST PlusIST Plus provides work abroad programmes, Camp USA, and volunteer programmes in Cambodia and Thailand020-7788-7877
Art History / Italy / CultureArt History AbroadEnlightening cultural courses travelling throughout Italy. 2-6 weeks, all year round, dynamic on-site tuition in small groups.01379-871800
Art History / Venice / LanguageJohn Hall Venice CourseCultural gap year course in Venice, Florence, Rome: art history, literature, music, cinema, cookery, life drawing, photography.020-8871-4747
Business / Information TechnologyIBM UK Ltd9 month salaried pre-university work in various business areas, plus options afterwards including overseas expeditions.02392-564104
Church-based Community Projects (S America)Latin Link - Step TeamsStep Teams get involved with practical projects, help in the community and join with local Christians in evangelism.0118-957-7114
ConservationEarthwatch Institute (Europe)An international environmental charity recruiting volunteers to join research projects operating all over the world.01865-318831
Conservation and Community WorkShumba ExperienceLeading specialist in unique conservation projects in Southern Africa. Veterinary, marine and hands-on wildlife projects0845-257-3205
Conservation (Australia & New Zealand)Conservation Volunteers Australia / New ZealandPractical conservation programs in OX & NZ; all training given; 4,6 weeks or longer, urban, regional & remote
Conservation work with wildlifeAfrican Conservation ExperienceWork with African wildlife and carry out valuable conservation work on Game and Nature Reserves in Southern Africa. 01454-269182
Conservation ExpeditionsCoral Cay Conservation2 week to 6 month coral reef & rainforest conservation, community work, learn to scuba dive. Philippines, Cambodia, Montserrat. 0207-620-1411 or
Conservation Expeditions, Community ProjectsGlobal Vision International2 weeks to 1 year conservation, community and sustainable development expeditions and projects worldwide, all year. 0870-608-8898
Conservation ExpeditionsGAPFORCERemote conservation, teaching and medical placenents, working holidays, sport coaching, ski instructor and leadership training.0207-384-3028
Conservation ExpeditionsBlue Ventures Expeditions2-12 week marine conservation expeditions in Madagaskar, Belize and Malaysia. SCUBA dive qualifications included0207359-1287
Cookery and recruitment for paid work in ski resortsOrchards Cookery LtdTraining,recruiting chalet cooks 5 day / 2 week residential courses. Off to University course. Qualifies for Gold DofE. Residential01789-490259
Cookery / Wine (professional and amateur courses)Leiths School of Food and WineLondon based courses from one week to nine months, pre- and post-university amateurs and potential professionals.0208-749-6400
DanceSprings Dance CompanyProfessional Christian dance company: apprenticeship scheme runs Sept to June. Training, performances, national tour.01634-817523
Drama CourseYear Out DramaAn intensive, full-time, year-long practical drama course based in Stratford-on-Avon01789-266245
EngineeringRenishaw PLCSummer placements, gap years, apprenticeships, industrial placements & graduates. University sponsorships possible.01453-524524
European Voluntary ServiceErasmusplusFully-funded 2-12 months working with EU community projects. Go to erasmusplus website / how to apply / mobility for young people.0161-957-7755
Expeditions (Oceanic)Tall Ships Youth TrustUltimate 2-3 week Tall Ship Adventures in the UK, Mediterranean, Canaries, Trans-Atlantic & Caribbean.023-9283-2055
Expeditions/Environmental Research (Overseas)British Exploring SocietyAdventure and environmental research expeditions to remote wilderness environments worldwide020-7591-3141
Expeditions OverseasOasis Overland LtdBudget-friendly overland adventure camping expeditions in Africa, South America and Central Asia from 2 to 39 weeks.01963-363400
Finance / Business ScholarshipsDeloitteScholars Scheme. See website for details.0207-303-6943
Industry: science, engineering, IT, technology & businessThe Year in Industry (YINI)Degree-related, paid, year-long work placements in business, ICT, technology, science or engineering.02380-597061
Language Courses: France,Spain,Italy,GermanyEn Famille OverseasHomestay immersions from one week to one year, 1-to-1 tuition, excellent families, good preparation for further
Language Courses AbroadLANACOSCertified courses, beginner to A level (approved by top universities), opportunity to meet locals on a linguistic gap year01732-456543
Language Courses AbroadLanguage Courses Abroad & Spanish Study Holiday2-36 week language residential courses, opportunity to meet locals, options to work as a volunteer or for payment.01509-211612
Language Courses (Spanish)don Quijote UK Year round Spanish courses 1-44 weeks,all levels in schools in Spain & Latin America. Accommodation provided.020-8786-8081
Language Courses AbroadCESA Languages AbroadOne to 12 week language courses + Academic Term/Year courses. ALL ability levels. In Europe, Latin America & Asia01209-211800
Languages / Hospitality Management (Paid)Canvas HolidaysPaid summer work in campsites across Europe. Wide range of roles.01383-629012
Language Immersion CoursesESL Language TravelShort to medium term language immersion courses, ideal as part of a gap year travel experience.0207-451-0943
Management ConsultancyAccenture (Graduate Recruitment Department)8 Month Scholarship programme with travel bursary and possible sponsorship throughout university.0500-100-189
Medical / Journalism / Various Work ExperienceGlobal Volunteer ProjectsMedical, Nursing, Physiotherapy & Journalism work experience projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America0191-222-0404
Music (Classical) with practical emphasisRoyal College of MusicIntensive, high-level instrumental / vocal tuition and academic work prior to Music or other degree020-7591-4362
New Zealand Working Holiday SchemeImmigration New Zealand (Government)Stay in NZ up to 23 months and work for up to 12 months in one or many jobs. Apply on line. Website links to job sites.09069-100-100
Paid work:science,engineering, technology, IT & businessThe Year in Industry (YINI)Degree-related, paid, year-long work placements in business, ICT, technology, science or engineering.02380-597061
Paid work, volunteering worldwide, USA children's campsBUNACSummer camps (USA),paid working holidays (USA, Canada,OZ,NZ),volunteering (Africa,Asia,Americas),internships (China, Thailand)020-7870-9570
Paid work: Australia, Canada, ChinaOyster Worldwide / VISITOZPaid work in Canadian ski resorts, schools in China or farms in Australian outback. Full training and guaranteed paid work.01892-770771
Paid Seasonal Work OverseasHolidaybreakPaid summer work on campsites in Europe, variety of positions available working for Eurocamp and Keycamp Holidays.01606-787522
Paid Work, Banff, CanadaGAP YEAR CANADAPaid work Banff, Canada, pre-organised mountain jobs & early season instructors course, guaranteed employment.403-763-7015
Paid Work USA/Aus/Europe (Childcare) with StudyChildcare International LtdAu pair placements throughout USA (one year), Australia and Europe (3-6monts+)020-8371-4551
Paid Work Placements (various)PGL Travel LtdPaid work opportunities at children's activity and educational centres in the UK, France & Spain.0844-371-0123
Paid Work, Volunteering, Courses and Qualifications, InternshipsChanging WorldsProviding a wide range of life-changing learning and travel opportunities around the world0208-123-8702
Ski Resort Paid Work: Informationc/o The Orchards School of CookeryInformation on life in a ski resort, types of jobs available, and the advantages/disadvantages, benefits etc. Where to start.01789-490259
Ski & Snowboard Instructor CoursesPeak Leaders UK LtdGain a snowor mountain bike qualification or take an improver camp in Argentina, Canada or Eutope.01337-860079
Ski/Snowboard Instructor Courses NONSTOP Ski & Snowboard2, 3, 6, 11 week ski/snowboard improvement/instructor courses in Canada.01225-632165
Social / Caring (USA)Camphill Association of North AmericaVolunteering opportunities in international communities with children or adults with developmental disabilities. 1 year term.1-518-671-6832
Social / Community Work (UK, Overseas)Time for God020-8883-1504
Sport: play & coach overseas (OZ, NZ)Sport LivedPlay and coach sport in Australia, Argentine and New Zealand. Programmes last from 4 weeks to 6 months.0844-858-9103
Sport:play & coach overseasSporting OpportunitiesSports coaching volunteer projects in Africa, Asia and South America: coach sports to disadvantaged children020-8123-8702
Teaching and Community Projects in Africa and AsiaAfrica & Asia Venture (AV) 5 week–5 month community, sports coaching and teaching projects in Africa and Asia.01380-729009
Teaching / Conservation / Work ExperienceTravellers WorldwideTeaching, Care, Conservation, Work Experience (Journalism, Medicine, Law etc), Languages available. Mix & Match.01903-502595
TEFL courses, advice, jobs worldwide; language coursesCactus Worldwide LtdTEFL courses advice, TEFL jobs and impartial TEFL advice. Language and volunteering projects overseas.0845-130-4775
Thailand: TeachingKaren Hilltribes Trust2 -5 month placements teaching English in primary and secondary schools in northwest Thailand with the Karen hilltribes01904-612829
USA School ScholarshipsThe English-Speaking UnionGap year scholarships to spend 6 or 9 months at a private USA high school0207-529-1550
Voluntary Work (Africa & Asia)Restless Development (formerly SPW)Youth led development agency, international placements focused on HIV/AIDS and youth issues in rural communities.0207-808-1780
Voluntary Work OverseasICS: International Citizen Service020-8780-7400
Voluntary Work OverseasProject Trust12 month volunteer placements in Africa, Asia and South/Central America: teaching, social care and outward bound..01879-230444
Voluntary Work OverseasLattitude Global Volunteering Lattitude is a charity open to volunteers aged 17-25. Placements last 3 to 12 months in 20 countries worldwide.0118-959-4914
Voluntary Work OverseasRaleigh InternationalVolunteer expeditions to Costa Rica & Nicaragua, Tazania, Borneo,comprising community, environment & adventure projects.020-7183-1286
Voluntary Work OverseasProjects AbroadVolunteer placements in 28 countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, South America, Caribbean and South Pacidfic. 01903-708300
Voluntary Work OverseasOutreach InternationalVolunteering in grass-roots conservation and social welfare projects:Cambodia,Nepal,Kenya,Tanzania,Ecuador,Costa Rica and Mexico.01458-274957
Voluntary Work OverseasPod VolunteerAn award-winning non-profit organisation arranging ethical, inspiring and supported volunteering opportunities around the world.01242 250 901
Volluntary Work in Fiji IslandsThink PacificVolunteer intural areas of Fiji islands, 1,2, or 3 months.Projects involve teaching, leading youth projects and sports coaching.0113-253-8684
Voluntary Work in China, Hong Kong, Mongolia & MalaysiaJust-VolunteersVolunteer China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Mongola. Mainly with children. No fees. Free accommodation most projects 2 to 6 months.Contact website
Voluntary Conservation & Tourism Work OverseasThe Leap Overseas Ltd6-10 week volunteer programmes:Community,Conservation,Ecotourism. Internships:Medicine,Care,Law,Business,Media,Education.01672-519922
Voluntary Projects and ExpeditionsQuest OverseasResponsible and ethical community based conservation and development projects and expeditions overseas. 01273-777206
Voluntary work and internship projects overseasGapGuru2 weeks to 9 months volunteer programmes:Cambodia,Thailand,Romania,Africa,S America.Teaching,medicine,community,business.01635-285664
Voluntary Work (Worldwide)Inter-Cultural Youth Exchange (ICYE-UK)Worldwide voluntary social and environmental placements, emphasising cultural exchange, for 3 weeks to 1 year. 020-7681-0983
Voluntary Work in the UKThe Prince's Trust Team 0800-842842
Voluntary & paid work abroadOyster WorldwideMeaningful teaching, childcare, animal welfare and sports coaching in Africa, SE Asia, Latin America, Europe.01892 770771
Volunteering oportunities for deaf young peopleVoluntEarsSpecialist overseas volunteering projects in Sri Lanka for the deaf community01273 782288
Yachting, Ski/Snowboard, Sail, Surf, Windsurf, Dive Flying FishYachting, STCW 95, Watersports / Snowsports Pro Courses to Instructor Level.1 to 18 weeks UK/Aus/Greece/Canada01983-280641
Europe: Travel ScholarshipsPeter Kirk Memorial Fund020-8789-7927
Gap Year AdviceGapadvice.orgIndependent advice on gap years for people of all ages
Gap Year Advice and InformationYear Out GroupAssociation of established organisations which adhere to a Code of Practice and provide a wide range of options.01380-816696
One-day Safety Training CourseObjective Travel Safety LtdOne Day Travel Safety Courses for individuals and schools.01788-899029
Paid Work in the UK InformationGap Year JobsWebsite providing details of paid work opportunities by category and region of the UK (and overseas)
Paid Work Overseas InformationThe Jobs Abroad BulletinWebsite providing information on paid work opportunities worldwide and advice on living abroad, travel etc
Safety awareness coursesPlanet Wise LtdOne and three day travel safety and awareness courses for individuals, schools and groups - as featured on BBC and Sky0870 2000 220
Specialist Gap Year Travel InsuranceMind the Gap YearSpecialist gap year travel and backpacker insurance, safety and assistance - for travellers under 40 years old01428-664265
Specialist Tavel Health CharityInterHealthProvides specialist healthcare & support to international aid humanitarian agencies, gap year & expedition organisations0207-902-9000
Sponsorship (for projects in Commonwealth countries)Royal Commonwealth Society Bath & DistrictBursaries for Bath & District based applicants. Apply by post: Pandora, Clarendon Road, Widcombe, Bath BA2 4NN01225-333586
Sponsorship for voluntary work overseasSarum St Michael Educational CharityContact website
Student / Youth Independent TravelSTA Travel (Offices Bristol, Bath and other towns)Specialists in travel for students and under 26 year olds.0117-929-4399
Student / youth Independent travelHostelz.comWebsite providing information on on hostels worldwide.Contact via website
Travel Health Service Bath Travel ClinicMake sure you are protected when you travel abroad - vaccinations, prescriptions & travel supplies
Travel Health Service Nomad Travel Clinics (Bristol, Southampton, London) Up-to-date travel health advice, vaccinations, malaria tablets/travel medicines, travelling tips, instore and online shopping.0117 922-6567