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Title: Opportunity Ready 2012

Opportunity Ready 2012
  • Gap Year, Higher Education and Employment

Example no.1 Whale Dolphin Conservation in
  • One gap year placement can hold many different
  • For example, this conservation placement calls

  • Film makers
  • Photographers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Animators
  • Conservation Management
  • Researchers
  • Fundraising
  • Strategic Management
  • Internet Marketing/Sales
  • Educationalists
  • PR Communication
  • Creative Writing

The Atlantic Whale Foundation
  • Whale Dolphin Conservation
  • Tenerife
  • 150 per week, at least 3 weeks.
  • No fixed start date
  • www.whalenation.org

Camp America
  • Working at a Summer Camp in the USA
  • 9 weeks long
  • Total cost 566
  • www.campamerica.co.uk

  • The Wildlife Journey Entebbe to Cape Town
  • 65 days (approx. 2 months)
  • Approx. 800
  • Optional opportunities such as white water
    rafting, voluntary school work, scuba diving and
    specific animal safaris.
  • www.madventurer.com

Project Trust
Placements in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin
  • Journalism
  • Business
  • Law Human Rights
  • Archaeology
  • Veterinary Care
  • Language Courses
  • Teaching
  • Care
  • Conservation Environment
  • Culture Community
  • Sports
  • Medicine Healthcare

Flying Fish
  • Superyacht Deck Crew Training
  • Based in Isle of Wight
  • 2 weeks to become fully qualified.
  • Qualifications in safety training, short range
    radio, powerboat Lv2, competent crew training.
  • Firm links with all superyacht employers.
  • 1,830.
  • www.flyingfishonline.com

BTCV Conservation Holidays
  • Conservation projects in many of Europe's key
    mountain regions and protected areas
  • Parque Natural Sierra de las Nieves, Spain. 13
    days, 580.
  • Hartz National Park, Germany. 9 days, 390.
  • Alvão Natural Park, Portugal. 9 days, 390.
  • Vatnajökull National Park, Iceland. Various
    dates, 390.
  • Ancient Trails of Syros Island, Greece. Various
    dates, 660.
  • Tatra Mountains, Slovakia. 11 days, 690.
  • Dolomite Mountains, Italy. 12 days, 440.

Alltracks Academy
  • Ski Snowboard Instructor Courses
  • 4 or 5 week course
  • Based at Whistler, North America
  • Chalet accommodation
  • 4450
  • www.alltracksacademy.com

  • Paid work in Sydney
  • Earn up to 25/hour in retail, bars, restaurants
    or offices.
  • 2 weeks, with option to stay on afterwards.
  • 1300
  • www.oysterworldwide.com

  • Gap Year Teaching
  • 8-16 weeks
  • Teach English, music, art, drama or sport
  • Africa, Asia or Latin America
  • Up to 3,285 (16wks)
  • www.aventure.co.uk

Year Out Group
  • Year Out Group provides a total reference for all
    you need to plan your gap year.
  • Includes 40 gap year organisations that provide a
    wide range of gap year programs in over 90
  • Organisations include Projects Abroad, Year in
    Industry, Art History Abroad, Madventurer and
    Sportventurer, Worldwide Experience, Lattitude
    Global Volunteering, Yamnuska Mountain
    Adventures, Raleigh, Travellers Worldwide, BUNAC,
    Camp America, Peak Leaders, Nonstop Adventure,
    African Conservation Experience, Alltracks
    Academy, Gap Year Diver, Outreach International,
    Real Gap Experience, Project Trust, Year Out
    Drama, Flying Fish, Quest, Oyster Worldwide,
    Frontier Conservation, Aventure
  • http//www.yearoutgroup.org/

Newcastle College
  • Part-time courses that start at various points
    throughout the year (and are frequently
  • Independent Film Making 4 weeks (started
    04/01), Wed. evenings, 100
  • Computer Aided Design / Manufacture 18 weeks
    (starts every 8 wks), Tue. evenings, 300
  • Digital Skills in Fashion Textiles 6 weeks
    (started 24/02), Fri. mornings, 150
  • Introduction to Screenwriting 4 weeks (started
    05/01), Thurs. evenings, 100
  • www.ncl-coll.ac.uk

Year In Industry
  • Providing high-quality, paid placements for
    students in their gap year before or during their
    degree course.
  • Placements for students interested in all areas
    of engineering, science, IT, e-commerce,
    business, marketing, finance and logistics.
  • Current vacancies include Science/Engineering
    Industrial Placement in Newcastle, Trainee
    Engineer in Nuclear Industry in Cumbria, Student
    Geotechnics Engineer in Newcastle, and Aerospace
    Structural Engineering Industrial Placement in
    South Yorkshire.
  • All the above placements have a salary of around
  • http//www.yini.org.uk/

Year Out Drama
  • A year-long intensive practical Drama course,
    held in Stratford-on-Avon.
  • Close contact with the RSC.
  • Includes acting, directing, design, costume,
    performance, voice, movement and text study.
  • www.yearoutdrama.co.uk

Flying Start
  • BA Business Accounting and Finance at Newcastle
  • Study towards the BA Honours in Business
    Accounting and Finance
  • Paid work placements at PricewaterhouseCoopers
    LLP (PwC)
  • Accelerated progress towards the ACA (Associate
    Chartered Accountant) qualification.
  • Earn while you learn!
  • www.ncl.ac.uk/nubs/undergrad/flyingstart/

Open University
  • Offers much more flexible study options than
    conventional degree courses.
  • Choose modules, not courses create a degree
    tailored to your own needs.
  • Over 600 courses to choose from, counting towards
    250 different kinds of qualifications.
  • Work from home, alongside a part-time job
  • You can pay per module, and a full year costs
    significantly less than other degrees, with
    additional financial help available.

  • 07/10/11 bulletin Liverpool John Moores
    University holds a Careers at Sea Open Day. At
    the event there will be a number of Shipping
    Companies to discuss the many different job
    opportunities available within the maritime
    industry for both Deck Officers and Engineering
  • 07/10/11 bulletin FLYER Professional Flight
    Training Exhibition for students considering a
    career as a commercial airline pilot. Many of the
    leading pilot training providers from the UK and
    Europe will be exhibiting, together with pilots
    and experts who can offer advice for a career on
    the flight deck. There will also be presentations
    from British Airways and Flybe, both of which
    have recently announced sponsored cadet pilot
    training schemes.
  • 4/11/11 bulletin Remit Training runs a
    substantial programme of Motor Vehicle
    Apprenticeships, with a choice of specialised
    areas Service Technician Options, Body Shop
    Options, and Non-Technical Options. There are no
    minimum entry requirements.
  • 17/11/11 bulletin The London 2012 Olympic Games
    and Paralympic Games are taking place in London
    and across the UK next summer, and there is a
    wide range of job opportunities available for
    students. From catering to IT, cleaning to
    ticketing, there are numerous roles available for
    a unique summer job next year.

  • 25/11/11 bulletin Two large travel companies are
    advertising for summer 2012 overseas reps Thomas
    Cook are looking for a variety of different
    summer reps. Entry requirements are GCSEs, good
    knowledge of Microsoft Office programmes, and
    good communication skills. Thomsons are also
    looking for summer 2012 reps, with similar entry
  • 9/12/11 bulletin The Scope Charity Shop in
    Hexham is looking for volunteers to help with all
    aspects of running the shop, including business
    administration, marketing, merchandising, and
    retail experience.
  • 13/01/12 bulletin Kingswood Learning Leisure
    Group has vacancies for Apprentice Activity
    Instructors. Kingswood operates nine centres
    across the country, including one at Dukeshouse
    Wood in Hexham. Duties include delivering and
    assisting with sessions, working towards NVQ
    Level 2 in Activity Leadership. The weekly wage
    is 125.76. There is a rolling application scheme
    up until July (and will be run again).
  • 20/1/12 bulletin Serve Legal are currently
    recruiting 18 year olds to work as part-time
    mystery shoppers across the UK. Their aim is to
    provide pubs and supermarkets with a service to
    check their cashiers or bar staff are checking
    for ID when selling age restricted products.
    Mystery shoppers would be paid per visit.
  • 22/2/12 bulletin OPTITO is offering a Modern
    Apprenticeship Scheme for applicants interested
    in working in the oil and gas industry. The
    scheme targets four key disciplines, and allows
    trainees to work side-by-side with experienced
    professionals and earn valuable vocational skills
    and qualifications. Entry requirements are four
    GCSEs at grade C or above, including Maths,
    English and Science.

Marks Spencer scheme
  • Year 13 school leavers
  • Trainee Management Scheme vacancies with MS.
  • Should be taking applications for 2012 soon
    (website indicates itll be in the spring).
  • Entry requirements for the scheme are just two A
    levels (no specific subject requirements).
  • Two-year trainee management scheme that combines
    on-the-job learning and project work towards
    becoming a Section Manager (first year) and then
    a Commercial Manager (second year).
  • http//corporate.marksandspencer.com/mscareers/opp
  • Similar opportunities available in Tesco,
    Morrisons, John Lewis, Iceland, Waitrose and

Guardian.co.uk Jobs
  • As well as paid opportunities, there are
    volunteer positions available, e.g.
  • Oxjam Takeover Manager (Newcastle)
  • Helping to organise Oxfams month-long music
  • Takeovers consist of multi-venue events taking
    place across a whole city.
  • Duties include recruiting managing a team of
    volunteers, with one-to-one support from industry
  • Ideal for events, project management or
    fundraising experience (7 months placement,
  • http//jobs.guardian.co.uk/job/4417005/oxjam-takeo

St. Stephens Volunteers
  • Supporting HIV services in London
  • Based at Chelsea Hammersmith Hospital, Dean St.
    Clinic in Soho, and Charing Cross Hospital.
  • Two main roles refreshment services on the
    medical ward or information exchange in the
  • Full training and support provided.
  • Indefinite length of volunteering.
  • www.ststephensvolunteers.org.uk

Travel Firm Vacancies
  • Travel firms are beginning their summer jobs
    recruitment phases
  • TUI UK is recruiting Overseas Reps for Summer
    2012, applicants must be 18 or over.
  • Thomas Cook has vacancies available for a range
    of different reps from overseas to transfer reps.
  • There are vacancies for cabin crew positions in
    several companies. See www.easyjetcareers.com,
    www.ryanair.com/en/careers/job and
    www.monarch.co.uk/jobs/cabin-crew, along with
    many others.
  • Disneyland Paris is recruiting new staff members.
    There are jobs in over 500 areas.
  • There are a wide range of opportunities for those
    looking to work with children, for example in
    summer camps. PGL provides school trips and
    childrens adventure holidays in the UK and are
    currently recruiting. www.pgl.co.uk/PglWeb/recruit
  • Butlins (www.butlinsjobs.co.uk), and Pontins
    (www.pontins.com/recruitment) are also

Camp Beaumont
  • Summer 2012 camp jobs available for applicants
    aged 18 and over.
  • Nearest base is Dukeshouse Wood in Hexham, but
    there are camps nationwide.
  • Group Leaders have the responsibility for the
    welfare of a group of children, both during and
    outside their activity sessions and excursion,
    also initiating and instructing games and
    activities play a large part in a Group Leaders
  • Group leaders are paid National Minimum Wage
    according to their age.
  • Will be accepting applications VERY SOON (website
    says February).
  • http//www.campbeaumont.co.uk/careers/residential/

Local Volunteering
  • Calvert Trust
  • Based at Kielder or Lake District
  • Aims to enable people with disabilities to
    achieve their potential through the challenge of
    outdoor adventure in the countryside.
  • Volunteering opportunities include assisting with
    activities, care, or maintenance of the site.
  • http//www.calvert-trust.org.uk/

Local Volunteering
  • There are lots of other local volunteering
  • Schools such as Hexham Priory School have needed
    volunteers in the past to help with sports
  • Youth Link (sean.soulsby_at_children-ne.org.uk),
    based in Hexham, needs volunteers to help improve
    the lives and well-being of young people aged
    12-18 years.
  • Charity shops frequently advertise for
    volunteers, with some offering more complex roles
    than general shop work.

National Trust
  • There are currently a number of volunteering
    opportunities available with the National Trust
    at Gibside (nr Rowlands Gill), which cater for an
    extensive range of skills and interests
  • Volunteer Handyperson
  • Volunteer Warden
  • Events Volunteer
  • Catering Support Volunteers
  • Volunteer Wildlife Room Guide
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Learning Volunteer
  • Volunteer Tour Guide
  • Volunteer Stables Guide
  • Volunteer Chapel Guide
  • Coffee Book Shop Volunteer
  • Visitor Welcome Volunteer

National Trust
  • Volunteer Wildlife Recorder
  • Based in Oban (Scotland), with accommodation
  • Duties include analysing marine mammal sightings,
    records, photographs and video, taken from the
    wildlife / whale-watching charter boat.
  • Could lead to a paid position as a wildlife
  • Opportunity for private diving as a qualified
  • www.countryside-jobs.com/cjsweekly/Vols.htm

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