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The ultimate gap year that straddles the best of both worlds

Choosing between spending a year out working or seeing the world is a difficult decision which young people no longer need to face. Thanks to a brand new package from The Year in Industry, the ultimate gap year is now up for grabs – giving young people the opportunity to both work and travel as part of a structured placement for the very first time.

The YINI Combo package, officially launched on July 2007, is a unique solution which meets the demands of today’s career-savvy, globe-trotting young people. The nine-month YINI work placement provides students with their all important first step on the career ladder – gaining valuable industry experience, developing skills and earning a salary. While the new addition of a three-month travel option, from one of four leading gap year organisations, now means participants can also explore stunning parts of the world, take part in worthwhile volunteer projects and further enhance their transferable skills.

The YINI work placements, starting between July and September, include opportunities in all branches of engineering, science, technology, IT and business industries. Students can undertake challenging projects, learn how businesses work firsthand, gain management qualifications and develop a CV with real work achievements that will stand them apart from other candidates, all while bringing in an income.

The new travel placements, starting in June or July, continue this personal development – adding leadership abilities, communication skills and social interaction to the growing list of achievements. Students can travel to fantastic destinations around the world with one of four organisations affiliated with the Year Out Group:

• Summer Camp in the USA or China through BUNAC

• Conservation through Coral Cay Conservation

• Expeditions to Malaysia, India, Costa Rica and Nicaragua through Raleigh International

• Voluntary projects through Projects Abroad

With more than 20 years experience in providing young people with highly-regarded work placements, The Year in Industry’s innovative new Combo package now means that for the first time students can have the very best of both worlds – combining working with travelling in a structured year out. Choosing how to make the most of a gap year has never been so simple.

For more information or to register for the YINI Combo package please visit or phone 02380 597061.

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