Careers and Employability Service
Services for current students

Year out organisations

Student working with young child painting


There are hundreds of gap year providers. Listed below are a few gateway websites to get you started.

To work out whether the organisation is a good fit for you, use our list of questions to assess their suitability and the quality of the provision.

Find relevant questions to ask


Teach English as a Foreign Language 

Sophie Newell, a University of Nottingham graduate discusses teaching English as a foreign language in Shanghai with English First. 


Paid and volunteer gap providers, seasonal work, country information, case studies and general advice on taking a gap year
Volunteering opportunities, seasonal work, sightseeing trips and work experience as well as some useful planners to download for solo female travellers and managing money

Prospects - Gap Year
Information to help you decide whether to take a gap year and suggestions for what you could during it

Year Out Group
Information on how to plan your gap year, the benefits of taking a gap year told from several viewpoints and gap opportunities

Seasonal work

There are many websites offering seasonal work. Remember to ask the same questions as for a gap year before you take on any seasonal work.

Anywork Anywhere
Search for summer, temporary, gap year, casual and voluntary work worldwide
Search by job sector, country or keyword. Job matching service.

This list of websites is not exhaustive and has not been verified by the University or the Careers and Employability Service. 

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