WORK PLACEMENT RESOURCES
http://www.gogapyear.com/ – Foreign Office advice specifically for gappers
www.gapyear.com – a good overall site including specific tips for female travellers
http://www.dh.gov.uk/travellers – Department of Health Advice for Travellers – you can also apply for an EHIC (previously E111)
http://www.carolinesrainbowfoundation.org/ - charity established to raise awareness of safety issues amongst backpackers and gappers; set up in memory of Caroline Stuttle, who was murdered in Australia during her gap year
http://www.objectivegapyear.com/- Safety courses run by ex-SAS trainers
www.safetrek.co.uk Dangers are not confined to crime or illness; many gappers fall victim to road safety accidents while travelling.
www.STEP.org.uk – Shell STEP offers a wide range of summer work experience placement opportunities.
www.internjobs.com – Offers internships of varying lengths to students.
www.business-bridge.org.uk – Work experience for students at Liverpool universities or people returning to Merseyside for the summer.
www.yearoutgroup.org – Offering opportunities to people taking a gap year.
www.graduateadvantage.co.uk – Provides paid work placements and employability training for students and graduates based within the West Midlands. Placements can be between four weeks and 12 months, and encompass a wide variety of projects across business and industry.
www.placenet.org.uk – PlaceNet is a registered UK charity that actively promotes the benefits of work experience.
www.westfocus.org.uk – CUT-IT, (Companies & University Talent Industry Training) launched in January 06, offers eight week paid placements for undergraduates, and graduates in firms in the WestFocus-area (i.e. West London area) undertaking short-term projects outside the summer period.
www.gowales.co.uk – Graduate Opportunities Wales – the most popular provider of work experience placements in Wales.
www.work-placement.co.uk – provides students with the opportunity to find out when the exhibitions are, who will be recruiting, and to pre-register prior to the event.
www.nases.org.uk – a list of contact details for all universities that have a student ‘Job Shop.’
www.Hotrecruit.com – A temporary jobs site dedicated to students.
www.aspectinternships.co.uk -Aspect Internships UK and Ireland offers unpaid professional work experience placements in a range of UK-based companies.
www.efwe.org – CRAC’s European framework for work experience project.
www.raleighinternational.org or call 020 7183 1270. Raleigh runs four- to ten-week expeditions to India, Borneo, Costa Rica and Nicaragua for anyone – whether they are aged 17 or 75 – considering taking a gap year or a career break.