Sat, 17 Mar 2018

Gap Year IDEAS

To have a look at some great ideas for what to do with your gap year, see IDEAS

FIND a Placement!

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Time of Life

Gap Year SHOP

Search for gap year suppliers of flights, insurance, accommodation and much more...

Gap Year TALKS

For an impartial gap year talk at a school, college or an exhibition, see TALKS

Gap year companies

Be associated with

Gap year companies may wish to keep in close contact with because many people turn to it for impartial advice and information in the complex gap year world. It provides a unique, independent information and advisory service across the gap year industry, for:

  • Individuals - pointing them in the right direction, by giving one-to-one advice on their gap year
  • Careers advisers - one source of independent gap year advice
  • Schools/colleges - impartial talks around the country, supported by returned 'gappers' (gap year alumni)
  • Gap year companies - promoting them through talks, exhibitions, exposure on the website, in articles written or researched for the media
  • The media - article written or drafted, research undertaken, contacts given, stories and photographs obtained 

Quotes about include:

  • The BBC recommends: 'An extremely useful and reliable resource: Gap Advice offers crucial insight for any prospective gapper. The site also affords a nifty gap year budget calculator.'
  • The Independent - 'good news for gappers looking for a reliable, independent information source'
  • The Sunday Telegraph - 'for information, research and advice'
  • The Observer - 'excellent'
  • BBC Radio 4 - 'the one that stands out'.
  • Time Out magazine - 'an indispensable independent website'.
  • The Guardian - 'pick of the best'.
  • The Times - number 1 on the list of gap year contacts.
  • The Daily Telegraph - the only website mentioned for 'advice on taking a gap year'.
  • The Observer - featured as one of the panel of experts.  


Visible to thousands of visitors when running gap year clinics or giving talks at a number of exhibitions, advising individuals on appropriate choices, including:

  • The One Life Live Show - Olympia, London
  • The Great Escape Expo - Dublin
  • GO Wales - Cardiff International Arena
  • Skills London - ExCel exhibition centre, London
  • Society Guardian Live - Earls Court, London
  • The National Work Placement Exhibition - Olympia, London
  • UCAS London Convention, Olympia
  • Futurwise Fairs, at 20 schools around the country each year & many other schools 

Advantages of being on's Placement Search is number 1 on Google for a search for 'gap year advice/information/suggestions'. But just as important:

  • There is brand association with, through its reputation and influential partners
  • You have access to free, impartial advice, within limits!
  • You may be offered the chance to attend school talks
  • Your case studies can appear on
  • You will be mentioned in media articles drafted by, if appropriate 

If you wish to discuss your involvement with, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gap supports and/or is in association with

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