Gap years – Do they increase your employability?

Wonderful hearing you doing so well Leo! We support you in such an enriching experience.

Leo in Lanka


Leo Minns
Wednesday 27th August 2013 13:36

As I’ve been preparing for my year I’ve been asked this question many times, so I figured what better topic to write about!


‘Year out, not year off.’

Contrary to popular belief, gap years are not solely undertaken by a swarm of undergraduates each year, in fact more and more post graduates are taking a year out to build upon their CV before joining the rat race. The key phase here is the term ‘a year out’, not ‘a year off’. A 2011 survey commissioned by showed that 85 % of HR executives questioned felt that relevant work experience is more valuable to a job seeker than an average non-vocational degree, and 65 % believed that a constructive gap year spent volunteering or gaining work experience overseas made a job application stand out.

So what skills do you gain on your…

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Memorable Meetings of the Terrific and Terrifying kind

Beautiful blog. Very brave great adventure!

Cycling Dutch Girl

After sticking to roads for about three weeks I had the urge to get out, find a dirt track and see what else there is on Hokkaido.

According to my logic there had to be a track where I saw a river and a railway line on my map. I was right. Almost.

Found some dirt!

In most countries you will find service roads along railway lines. No difference here.

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Vocation, Vocation, Vocation

You have so much to give Leo and so much to take on board. Very best wishes!

Leo in Lanka


Apologies for the delay in my first overseas blog post, the reason for this is that there have been quite a number of errands that have kept me from having the time to sit down and write. Nonetheless, I’m here, I’ve settled and picked up a few stories on the way. The journey was smooth with no drama; however, upon arrival at Colombo airport- Sri Lanka, we were greeted with the joyous task of immigration. This process took some time, partly due to the fact we had no clue what we were doing and partly due to the immigrations officer having a half empty 1.5L bottle of Gin behind his desk… After finally leaving the airport we were taken to Anjita Ratnutunga’s house in Colombo where we had time to fill out MORE paperwork and freshen up a little. Needless to say, after being awake for 28+ hours, the simplest…

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