Want to do something different? Create a career that really matters to you? Interested in working or studying abroad? These organisations could help you find a fulfilling alternative to corporate life…
Escape The City
Non-Corporate Opportunities – Escape The City
All types of fulfilling jobs around the world – from volunteering and internships to full-time professional roles.
Or join a development programme, or connect with the community of like-minded people to share ideas.
Search the Jobs Board by factors like ‘entrepreneurial’, ‘social impact’, ‘exotic’ or ‘exciting brand’
A few examples of the current diverse opportunities include:
Teach science in rural Tanzania
Expedition photographer in Nicaragua
Build a language education business in Turkey
Become a marshmallow brand ambassador on fun UK road trips
Part-time courses to help you set up a business or find a new career direction.
The British Council
Is involved in international cultural relations, working in over 100 countries – offering programmes & services through the arts, education & society.
They offer short/long-term paid/voluntary work abroad, graduate schemes, internships or opportunities for further studies:
Jobs – British Council
Opportunities to pursue personal/professional development via training & study, whilst working
Examples of the roles include:
Teach English to toddlers in Hong Kong
Run an arts event in India
Provide IT support in Singapore
Accompany teenagers on an Arctic expedition
Future Leaders – British Council Graduate Scheme
3 year graduate scheme to develop globally mobile cultural relations leaders, involving international work placements
Internships – British Council
Access international internships, as well as the UK based British Council Internship Programme, which includes positions like Music & Film Intern, Corporate Communications & Events or Global Network Team.
Study-Work-Create – British Council
Study abroad from just weeks to a year: learn a language, broaden your horizons or gain a postgraduate qualification. Develop and fund your creative projects, with the help of a global network of creative partners & online resources
Year Here build solutions to social problems.
A postgraduate course in social innovation – demanding but rewarding; explore different ways of working, develop projects, pitch for investment, make a difference.
Likely to lead to an entrepreneurial career dedicated to social change.
Global Graduates provide opportunities and support for students and graduates who want to work or study abroad during or after their degree course: international jobs, work placements, volunteering, studying
Have you ever thought about travelling? It can be a difficult transition from education to employment. A lot of employers we have interviewed, encourage graduates to travel after uni as a ‘character building’ and ‘worthwhile’ experience (You will see these interviews coming up on our YouTube channel or on the News & Views section of the site).
‘The Escape Manifesto’
Quit Your Corporate Job, Do Something Different’ from Escape The City.
Practical advice & encouragement to help you start your own adventure.
‘Be A Free Range Human: Escape the 9-5, Create a Life You Love and Still Pay the Bills’
by Marianne Cantwell
Inspiring case studies from people who have taken unconventional career paths.
A guide of ideas & practical steps to create a tailor-made career that suits your personality & interests.