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?
Think carefully about what you want to get out of your year out
Year out organisations
Selected gap year websites to help you navigate your options
Questions to ask
Make sure you do your research on the organisations beforehand
While you are away
Reflect on your successes and check out the job market too
What employers think
The view from employers and advice on job hunting
Presenting your skills
Practical suggestions to help you sell the skills you have acquired
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