If you've had it with searching the job pages and competing with the rest of the UK in interviews, then why not take a gap year, do something completely different and get wonderful work experience abroad?
If you have been dreaming of taking a gap year but don't want to neglect your career prospects, then combining worldwide paid work experience with seeing stunning sights is a match made in heaven! Getting paid for the privilege of seeing the world is a brilliant opportunity and one that really is too good to pass up. Weigh up the options... searching for work while the rain comes down outside, or filling out your applications while sunning yourself on a faraway beach? No contest! Whether you want to get work in an office or in hospitality, get active outdoors, test out your teaching tricks or seek out some specialist skills, then your dream job is waiting for you somewhere in the world!
If you choose to look for a paid job abroad, then not only will you see the world but you'll make some money as you go! If you have always wanted to travel but are faced with financing fears and the worry of how to fund your gap trip, then getting a job abroad is the ideal way of funding your stay overseas and saving up to see the sights. There are so many incredible job opportunities to choose from: You can work in Australia and live like a local, seeing stunning Sydney or getting outback experience. Or maybe you fancy yourself as a modern-day Mary Poppins and want to become an awesome Au Pair in the USA? Financing gap travel doesn't have to be a headache; with a paid job you'll have financial security, the freedom to travel and pennies in your pocket.
If you have a clear idea of the work route you want to take in life, or want to try a taster of new things, then you should consider taking up an internship, or becoming a volunteer abroad and gaining valuable work experience on your gap year. With a range of professional internships on offer, as well as volunteer placements working with kids, communities or wildlife, whatever your career path you can see it all if you choose to take up the challenge and work abroad on your gap year.
Getting work abroad on your gap year is like striking CV gold. Not only are you proving your job skills to employers, but you are showing off a whole range of other talents and qualities, such as the ability to take on a new challenge, travel independently, show a versatile skill set and gain work experience worldwide. It will also prove to your parents and family that you've thought through how to use your gap year to your maximum advantage, while still having fun and travelling the world. If you want to show that you're a serious contender in the career market then working abroad is the way to go! Leave your working worries behind you and create a win-win situation when you work worldwide. Why work abroad? The real question should be...why not!?
Up to 24 months
Work, live, travel Canada!
Experience the best of Canada as you work and wander around the country for up to two years on an epic travel adventure!
6 or 12 months or longer
Take a TEFL course then earn $1200 a month!
Take 120 hours of TEFL training in the beautiful beach resort of Hua Hin in Thailand before taking on a paid teaching role in schools across Thailand and earning up to USD1200 per month!
Up to 12 months
Paid work + flexible travel in Australia and New Zealand
Aged 18-30? This trip combines our Absolute Oz Jobs paid work programme in Australia with fantastic flexible travel passes in Australia and New Zealand! You could earn between £10 to £15 an hour, and then spend that cash exploring these beautiful countries - Perfect!
Up to 12 months
Earn top dollar in Australia's Northern Territory!
Find paid work in Australia’s amazing Northern Territory and enjoy gorgeous landscapes, buzzing nightlife and incredible culture! Expect to earn a whopping AUD18-35 an hour!
6 or 11 months
Become a “gappie” at an Aussie boarding school.
Become a ‘gappie’ assistant in an Australian boarding school. Spend 6 months or more gaining amazing work experience abroad and discover Australia at the same time! You could expect to earn between AUD75 to AUD200 a week PLUS enjoy all-inclusive accomodation and meals during term time!
12 months or longer
Earn over USD20,000 plus free flights & accommodation!
Aged 21-35? Got a degree? Earn at least USD 20,000 per year as a paid teacher in South Korea, plus a TEFL Course, cultural course, cultural excursion weekends and accommodation included!
Up to 12 months or longer
Take a TEFL course & be a paid teacher in Myanmar!
Get a paid teaching job guaranteed before you travel to beautiful Burma (Myanmar): Earn up to USD1200 a month, and gain that all-important TEFL qualification too!
Up to 12 months or longer
Our most popular round-the-world trip – in reverse!
Head west across the globe and explore 5 fantastic countries. See the USA, New Zealand, Fiji, Australia and Thailand in one perfect round-the-world package!