If you are considering a Gap Year you will find some useful links below.
Please think carefully about your personal safety when planning a Gap Year. Take advice about health, safety and insurance issues.
Your will find a useful list of websites below:
www.independentgapadvice.org - independent gap year advice for young people
yini.org.uk - a Year In Industry. Opportunities for paid employment in top UK companies prior to university
http://www.studentladder.co.uk/ - information about a range of opportunities, including gap years
If you intend applying for a course which requires relevant work experience, eg social work then you may wish to consider volunteering. You may find the following links useful:
volunteering.org.uk - organisation for local volunteer opportunities
vso.org.uk - Voluntary Services Overseas
volunteeringkirklees.org.uk - Volunteering Kirklees helps local people find volunteering opportunities that benefit the local community
princes-trust.org.uk - voluntary work and information on starting your own business
do-it.org.uk/ - search for volunteering opportunities