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    Hi Guys, I really want to take a year out to do a lot of travelling. I didn't have the opportunities or funds to do this prior to uni but now I do have the money I would love to take a year out after graduation.

    I have been applying for jobs (Big4) so I was wondering whether they'd be cool with me deferring a year if I was offered a job? Or would it be better to just apply for jobs the following year instead?
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    (Original post by Jaleman96)
    Hi Guys, I really want to take a year out to do a lot of travelling. I didn't have the opportunities or funds to do this prior to uni but now I do have the money I would love to take a year out after graduation.

    I have been applying for jobs (Big4) so I was wondering whether they'd be cool with me deferring a year if I was offered a job? Or would it be better to just apply for jobs the following year instead?
    Generally, there isn't a deferring process for jobs. It's very unlikely that somewhere would agree to hold a job offer until the following year - they can't be sure that you're still available and committed (and if so, you'll tell them at short notice so they don't have time to recruit a replacement), and it's possible they may not have funding for new starters, or the job description may have changed (look at BHS - nobody expected it to go, but it did).

    So you'll have to apply the year after.
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    I wouldnt be too worried about applying the next year, only issue is that you'd have to be doing apps while travelling for the most part and it might be a bit tricky scheduling interviews/assesment centres
 
 
 
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