Welcome to our July newsletter, also known as the "end of summer edition".
Thanks to the rain driving us back inside, we've managed to put together a packed newsletter for you this month. As well as our regular features, we see the return of the events section, plus there are exciting new opportunities for the right career breakers.
So take a break from whatever you were doing (unless it's extinguishing a fire or something), grab a brew, and spend the next 10 minutes indulging yourself in career break niceness.
SPONSORED: BECOME AN EA AMBASSADOR
Ski and snowboard course company Educating Adventures (EA) are looking for dynamic career breakers like you to become brand ambassadors!
The brand ambassador opportunity will not only provide you with the foundation of knowledge for a career or gap year as a ski or snowboard instructor, but for anyone with a passion for the media industry, this is a great opportunity to gain hands-on experience representing an international brand. You will train as a ski or snowboard instructor, qualify and be able to earn money all in the same season - and by providing EA with awesome content you’ll only pay 50% of the course price!
If you are LUCKY enough to be selected then you'll need to:
- Be adventurous, outgoing, and funny!
- LOVE your selfie stick or GoPro, know your way around some basic video editing software and can commit to regular blogs/vlogs or Instagram posts.
FREE STUFF, DISCOUNTS AND COMPETITIONS
Win an awesome backpacking bundle from Career Break Site approved company Real Gap
Tons of sim-only and free sim deals on this Hot Deals UK thread
Win an epic Scottish adventure with Visit Edinburgh (you get to go to the Highlands too!)
Follow itsawot and retweet this link before 29th July to win a USB travel shaver
Get £10 free money with this travel currency card
Incognito are offering 20% off their insect repellent products in July (look out for a review coming to the blog soon!)
Get your free European Health Insurance Card - while you still can! :(
Free tracking software for your laptop in case it gets nicked - whether you leave it at home or take it with you
You can win a stonking £10,000 in this travel competition from Europcar
NEW AND UPDATED CAREER BREAKS
Find all our new and updated career breaks here - we've got something new every month!
CAREER BREAKS STARTING IN THE NEXT 3 MONTHS
Need to get away soon? Here are all the career breaks starting in the next 3 months.
CBS-approved organisation Projects Abroad are holding 2 FREE information evenings. There's one in Birmingham on Tuesday 13th September, and another in London on Tuesday 20th September. Both events are from 7pm to 9pm. Find out more and reserve your place here.
ON THE BLOG
First up, we have a piece on how to set your career break goals - to help you make the most of your time away.
And our funny post of the month is 99 reasons to take a career break. How many of these can you tick off?!
We're currently looking for real career breakers to tell their story on our blog. You don't have to have left yet to be featured - we want people in the planning stages too! If you'd like to be famous and featured, drop us an email.
PHOTO CORNER - YOUR MONTHLY DOSE OF INSPIRATION
The winners of the International Drone Photography Contest have been announced and you can see the winning photos here, as well as the runners-up. These are some really stunning pictures, shows drones aren't all bad!
A great video on rookie travel mistakes NOT to make, by the fab Hey Nadine. Super useful stuff!
TIP OF THE MONTH
To get the cheapest plane ticket, fly midweek, go just after a holiday (like Christmas or Easter) and fly early in the day or late at night. The best time to book your flight is 2 months in advance. BTW, these tips only work for normal plane tickets, not RTW ones where cheap deals are much harder to come by.
QUESTION OF THE MONTH
A number of people have asked us how Brexit will affect their career break plans. The short answer is, we don't know yet. Obviously it will have a direct impact on those planning to live or work in a European country because you'll no longer have the right to do that. What impact Brexit will have on things like exchange rates, flight costs and other travel costs remains to be seen. One thing we do know though, is it will take ages for anything to happen, but even so, if you're planning a career break in Europe, go sooner rather than later!
If you've got a question, get in touch! We never reveal your name (unless you want us to!)
A tramp knocks on the door of a pub called St. George and the Dragon. The landlady answers. “Could you give me something to eat?” asks the tramp.
“No!” shouts the woman, slamming the door in his face. A few minutes later, he knocks again.
“Now what do you want?” the woman asks.
“Could I have a few words with George?”
We've got lots of opportunities here at The Career Break Site for smart, enthusiastic people who want to make the most of their career break and get involved in some exciting new projects. Send us an email and we can tell you more about what's on offer.
Until next time,
The Career Break Site