Thinking about taking a Gap Year before heading to university?

Maybe you want to surprise yourself and discover things you never thought you could do on your Gap year. Maybe you want to be a Nurse, Physiotherapist, Doctor or Occupational Therapist. Maybe you just want to give something back.

Helping and supporting others will build your confidence and give you a fresh perspective on the important things in life. Working in the Care sector will give you that edge in your degree and a headstart in your Health & Social Care career.
A Gap Year with Candlelight Care will reward you in ways you never imagined.

Working in Health & Social Care during your Gap Year shows dedication, compassion, and commitment – plus it’s very rewarding. If Health & Social Care is your career path of choice, a Gap Year will give you invaluable insider experience and contacts within the industry. You can also get a great reference for your next job or further qualifications.

While you’re with Candlelight Care, we can offer you training to build your skills, flexible work patterns to suit your student lifestyle and an open door if you ever choose to return to us.

Not sure if a Gap Year with us is for you? Read Gemma’s Story here.

Whether you’re just leaving school or taking time out for a change of career, we’d love to hear from you. Even if you’ve got no care experience or qualifications, we want to work with people who can always put others first. We can give you the training, experience and qualifications for a long, rewarding career in care, as long as you’ve got the caring attitude.

Get some more Gap Year ideas here.

Want to work with us?

Click here for our Current Vacancies or contact us now to kickstart your career with Candlelight Care. 

Contact us here

I would like to say a big thank you for all your help. It gives my family a break from coming twice a day to see me.

Mrs S
Ringmer, E Sussex

You are not just carers, you are friends and friendship means so much.

Mrs T
Trowbridge, Wiltshire

We look forward to the four visits we receive each day. The carers are always cheerful and make us laugh.

Mr H
Westbury, Wiltshire

The help of the carers visits to me gives me the confidence to stay in my own flat.

Mr G
Heathfield, E Sussex

Candlelight helped my father during the last weeks of his life and cannot be praised highly enough.

Mr BWC
Sherborne, Dorset

I would like to express how delighted we are with the excellent services you have been consistently providing. Thank you.

Mr G
Street, Somerset

The service I receive has always been very good and my life is made much easier by it.

Mr C
Wells, Somerset

Your Client Care Plans are very comprehensive and provide us with lots of useful information. Thank you.

Therapy Team
Yeovil District Hospital

My grateful thanks to the carers who have been so kind and helpful. I have happy memories of all our little chats!

Mrs M
Sherborne

I have nothing but praise for the service I receive.

Mrs H
Uckfield, E Sussex

I really couldn’t be without them. It is lovely to have carers who really care.

Mrs M-C
Frome, Somerset

I cannot speak highly enough of the carers who come to me, I would be lost without them. Thank you.

Mrs M
Shepton Mallet, Somerset

We have had nothing but wholehearted support from your carers that we’ve worked with for Mum’s care.

Mrs B
Radstock, Somerset

The carers are always cheerful and I always feel good when they have been to see me.

Mr. P
Wadhurst, E Sussex

Mum is very pleased with the care she has. The family thank you for the care you give her each day.

Mrs E
Wimborne, Dorset

It’s so nice to have the same girls regularly, I feel so comfortable with them.

Mrs M
Shepton Mallet, Somerset

I shall certainly recommend you to my friends. At a stressful time, your help has been very much appreciated.

Mrs M
Bradford-on-Avon

Thank you all for the amazing care you took of my dad. I feel very blessed to have found such a good care company.

Mrs H
Poole

I want to say how grateful I am for all the help you have given to make me feel better. You are wonderful.

Mrs B
Frome, Somerset

I’d like to thank you very much for your excellent support and flexibility. It has been very much appreciated.

Mrs M
Bradford on Avon