PRLog - Aug. 22, 2011 - BOSTON -- (Boston, MA)-- Gap travel experts Real Gap Experience and i-to-i Volunteering understand that it is a difficult time for young people either trying to secure a place at university or to stand out in the job market. In a recent nationwide survey of over 500 UK businesses conducted by Real Gap Experience, it was identified that work experience is the first item looked at by employers (45%)* on a young candidates resume.
Ultimate Year Out
“We have launched a global search for two lucky candidates to win a once in a lifetime money-can’t-
The two lucky winners will travel and discover Thailand, South Africa, Australia and the USA. While visiting some of the world’s most stunning destinations, they will be provided with the tools to report back via blogs and video. By documenting all of the fantastic experiences on their trip, the students will effectively be creating a portfolio, a potential platform to impress future employers. During this amazing adventure, work experience in Real Gap Experience’s and i-to-i Volunteering’
For two lucky winners this is the beginning of a life-long learning journey. It is apparent in the current economy that employers are looking for a strong record of qualifications as well as seeing what students have achieved outside of the academic world. This is a great opportunity to seize a life enhancing experience and get that much needed work experience under their belt.
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About Real Gap Experience: Since 2003 Real Gap has been offering worldwide Gap Experiences to 35 countries across 6 continents. Tours run from 2 weeks to a year and can be anything from a full time volunteer project to a hands-on activity with adventure travel itineraries exploring the highlights of the destination. Experiences encourage interaction with locals, helping travelers really get under the skin of the culture. Real Gap and Inspired Breaks offer a variety of tours from volunteering, teaching, sports coaching and paid work programs across Africa, Asia, Australia and the Americas. www.realgap.com
About i-to-i Volunteering:
Contact: Lynsey Devon, Activity Sector PR Manager, 800-985-4852, travel@i-to-
Survey results: *Carried out by Opinion Matters, the survey results were taken from 505 UK nationwide businesses. Employer groups covered most industry sectors including Arts and Culture, Education, Finance, Healthcare, IT and Telecoms, Retail, Catering, Architecture and Engineering, Media and Sales, and Travel and Transport.