Working during the holidays or taking a year to work and travel when you graduate can provide you not only with financial aid but with valuable life and work experience.
Vacation and Gap Year Guide
During your vacations or gap year you will probably want to look for paid work either in the UK or overseas. This is also a good opportunity to gain valuable work experience perhaps as a volunteer.
Teaching English as a Foreign / Second Language (TEFL / TESL)
There are many organisations that offer TEFL / TESL courses and teaching opportunities. Have a look through our guide for useful links, further information and plenty of resources to help you find a course or work opportunities.
Graduate Prospects – Country Profiles
Search via country to find out about the current job market, links to finding jobs, work experience and volunteering opportunities as well as information about visas, immigration and working conditions.
Target Jobs – Country Profiles
Search via country to find information on language requirement, where to find work, job search tips, application methods and vias basics.
How does a gap year ‘bridge the gap’ between education and employment?
Take a look at this guide from gapforce to find out how a gap year can increase your employability. It also includes a handy infographic detailing different types of gap year programmes and which careers choices they could be useful for.