Careers and Employability Service
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Taking a year out

If you want to take some time out after your studies there are a range of opportunities, both in the UK and abroad. In general, employers view taking a year out as a good thing as long as you can outline how the experience has benefited you and could benefit the employer. 

Why have a year out?

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Think carefully about what you want to get out of your year out

Year out organisations

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Selected gap year websites to help you navigate your options

 

Questions to ask

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Make sure you do your research on the organisations beforehand

While you are away

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Reflect on your successes and check out the job market too

 

What employers think

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The view from employers and advice on job hunting

Presenting your skills

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Practical suggestions to help you sell the skills you have acquired

 

 

 

Careers and Employability Service

The University of Nottingham
Portland Building, Level D
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3680
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 3679
email: careers-team@nottingham.ac.uk