Career Breaks can seem a bit daunting, but once you've made the decision to take that time out from work, the fun can really begin. And it's not all fun... depending on what you choose to spend your career break doing, employers will understand that they too can reap the benefits of your time abroad. It's a win-win scenario for everyone! Career breaks can come in all different shapes and sizes - from a 2 week volunteering holiday to a full year of living and working abroad using your particular skill set - and they all come with advantages and disadvantages. Whether you are looking for a CV enhancer, or something a little more light-hearted, there are thousands of adventures waiting for you.

The hardest part is working out exactly what you would like to do and achieve during this time because there's one thing for sure - there will certainly be an option out there for you, no matter how off-beat you think it is.

If you're looking for tips on researching and raising the sponsorship for your future trip, visit our pages on research, finance and fundraising.


Vocational Placements

If you have a specialist skill, there is a high chance you will find a project out there to suit it. Medical, logistics & engineering are just some of the opportunities open to you.


Community Development

Whether 2 weeks or 2 years, working in local communities is a great way to really get to know a culture... and to give something back.


Teaching Placements

Teaching is a tough, yet highly rewarding job. With the children depending on you, these trips are usually the longest & should ideally be for the full school year.


Animal Placements

From wild cats abused in the name of 'entertainment', to monkey conservation and Orang-Utans whose homes are being destroyed, these rescue animals need your help.


Environmental Placements

The environment is a dynamic lifesystem and it's important to maintain it and minimise those carbon footprints.


Sports Placements

If you are sporty and looking to improve your skills while being paid to work, these placements are for you. From ski seasons to sailing, the choices are out there.


Overland Tours - camping

1 week or 6 months, overland camping trips are for the adventurous amongst us. Where do you want to go?


Overland Tours - hotels

These are perfect if you are looking for adventure, but want to know you've got a good night's sleep at the end of the day.