Once a ruler of half of the world, and steeped in history and culture, the United Kingdom is a must-see for any keen traveller. But why just see it? Why not live it? With our gap year UK programme, you have the chance to experience the real Britain! We offer the school leaver (undergraduate or recent graduate) the opportunity to work in an overseas school environment as a Gap Assistant at either a primary or high school.


Please note this program is no longer available.

Why Gap Year UK?

In a secure, stable, supportive environment where participants are provided board, lodging and a financial allowance in return for performing a range of tasks and responsibilities at the schools discretion. As a gap assistant, you’ve got the opportunity to work alongside staff at local schools in England, Scotland and Wales, experiencing life in the British Isles first-hand. And when school’s out, you’re free to roam not just the country, but the entire continent!


  • Age 17-25
  • Australian, British, Canadian, European, New Zealand, or South African passport holder
  • No criminal record - police clearance
  • Completed a min. of secondary schooling prior to arrival into the UK
  • Fit, healthy, willing to work hard & open to new ideas & cultures
  • Available for 12-months, commencing in the first week of January and concluding a week or so before Christmas in December.