Gap Assistants

Bringing cultural exchange and diversity to each school and community

Each year, boarding houses are transformed into successful and engaging communities through the employment of well-trained gap participants.

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The Letz Live approach

With the growing demand for Gap Participants in boarding schools throughout the world, Letz Live was built with the purpose of facilitating schools with their Gap Participants and requirements. With full-time staff having personally seen and experienced the thrills, challenges and rewards of a Gap Year, Letz Live has been providing enthusiastic and motivated young people with similar life-changing experiences for the best part of 15 years. It is our aim to align prospective participants with your school’s ethos and culture.

Gap Participants

Letz Live provides your school with enthusiastic, culturally unique, English speaking & fully-trained Gap Participants. Your gappies can help in multiple areas of school life & provide a different cultural appreciation for students.

A helping hand

Tasks could include house supervision & monitoring, sports coaching, outdoor activities, a link between staff & students, classroom supervision, general office tasks, pastoral care role & tutoring.

Our reputation

Schools trust us to hire suitable Participants, Families trust us to place their childrent in a safe, secure & structured environment & Participants trust us because we’ve experienced a Gap Year.

Why choose us?

Letz Live has dedicated staff, whose job it is to provide support to both the host school & participant.

Beneficial orientation & training program

Australia, New Zealand & UK programmes include an orientation program:

Frequently Asked Questions

Below, you will find the answers to some frequently asked questions. If you can’t find the answer to your question please get in touch with our friendly team today!

Each school makes the final decision on the candidate. Your school will provide the job description & key attributes of a Gap Assistant. Letz Live will interview & send through recommendations. Your school will interview & advise Letz Live of your decision & an offer of placement is then sent. We recruit, you decide.

We work with you. This is the best way for us to fully understand your requirements. We discuss areas of the school that you would like participants to assist for example, boarding/sports/classroom /junior school/general admin & match these requirements with the skills of the applicant. The final decision is yours.

Letz Live will visit your school throughout the year to meet with line managers and Gap Assistants. We have open lines of communication throughout the placement with full-time staff to assist when necessary.

For New Zealand, Australian and the United Kingdom programs, participants engage in a 2 day orientation program prior to their host school arrival. Gap Assistants will have the opportunity to network with their peers & create a social support team throughout their placement. This is when Assistants will complete their exclusive Boarding School Association Course, which will prepare them for their time ahead at your boarding school. This includes safeguarding your school, job descriptions & workplace landscape.

Letz Live will interview & send through recommendations. Your school will interview recommended applicants, advise Letz Live on your choice/s & an offer of placement is then sent. The applicant has 7 days to accept the offer. Once the applicant accepts, Letz Live assists with visa application, organising a seamless end-to-end travel plan, bank account set-up, official training & other necessary administration tasks prior to their arrival at your school.