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Providers - YOG Membership Information

Interested in Joining the Year Out Group as a full member?

We welcome all membership enquiries from organisations offering gap year and gap experience opportunities. Just email [email protected] for an application pack or call 01869 338890 for an informal discussion.

Benefits of Membership

Industry Leading Network - Members tell us that their main reasons for joining the Year Out Group are to benefit from being associated with likeminded operators who place high importance on the quality of the experience their clients receive. This is exemplified through adherence to the standards, continuing improvement and a focus on positive outcomes for the client and project/programme/organisation supported through their work overseas and in the UK.

Representation and Peer Support - Members also value the support given to them by the network, including advice and training and representation of issues in the media, at conferences and in industry networks.  Access to an arbitration service in case of dispute and support in times of crisis are similarly valued.

Marketing and Promotion - Members also measure the return on their membership in terms of the marketing exposure the Year Out Group can offer through the provision of an advice and listings website, social media presence, an annual promotional booklet to schools, universities and careers services and speaking events.

Restrictions - Although full membership is restricted to organisations that have 3 years trading history, we do offer alternatives for start-ups and those with less experience (see Aspiring members below). This is because we believe membership of our group can help raise standards through contact with other professionals and sharing of best practice.

Cost - Full membership starts at £440 per annum and is based on the number of customers booking onto your programmes in the previous calendar year.

Aspiring Members. This category is for organisations whose ambition is to become a full Year Out Group member but  do not yet meet the condition of membership, usually because they have only recently begun trading. However they have provided evidence (identified in their profile) that they are legitmate businesses. Year Out Group will be working with these business with a view to them attaining full membership in the future. They do not receive a listing on the organisation pages of the website and do not feature in any promotions. However they are eligible to attend Year Out Group meetings, benefit from offers (conditions may apply) and receive support from Year Out Group.