I don’t know whether or not to take a Gap Year and what I could do in this time?

What to expect from a Gap Year

There are lots of factors to consider when thinking about taking a gap year. If you use this time wisely, it could help you to decide the right career path, gain new skills, travel and gain life experiences.

Things to consider include;

  • Your long term plans – the career ideas you have
  • Your short term plans – do you know what you would like to do after your gap year e.g. go back to college, university or find an apprenticeship
  • What opportunities are available? – are these going to be beneficial for you in reaching your long term goal?
  • Are the opportunities realistic? – e.g. can you support yourself financially or will your family support you? What will your travel plans be?

Once you decide that you want to take a gap year then you might want to consider;

  • Paid work
  • Voluntary work
  • Travel
  • Study Abroad

What to expect in the Q&A Section

In this Q&A section, we hope to answer any important questions people may have for us so they may have a clearer picture in what to do. If you have any other questions where we haven’t answered, please feel free to let us know at careerservice@warrington.gov.uk or through our Contact Page.


Last Updated: 30th January 2020