Gap Year Work
Paid gap year work abroad is a great way to fund your gap year travels and gain valuable work experience in a different culture.
There are two ways to get a gap year job - sort it before you go or take a chance and find work when you are travelling abroad.
If you want to get a job before you go this will involve applying to a company that recruits UK staff overseas or one that arranges work placements abroad with non-UK employers. Year Out Work is a job site that specialises in all kinds of seasonal work that you can apply for and get sorted before you leave the UK.
If you are planning to wait until you get there the most important thing to do is make sure you have the legal right to work in the country you are visiting. As an EU citizen you can legally work in other EU countries but in other countries you may need a work permit or a holiday working visa. This is easier to get in some countries than others. The best place to check is the UK embassy of the country you are planning to visit. Most of them will have a web site which explains the deal for working travellers from the UK. Here are some links to some of the most popular gap year working abroad destinations: