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I agree with the other posters that it is beneficial! I would definitely recommend trying to get something relevant to the degree that you're looking at studying as this will be able to help you with confirming that the decision you've made is the correct one. I personally did a placement year as part of my degree (as I didn't take a gap year) and lots of universities recommend trying to get as much experience as possible to help you stand out in the job market after you graduate.
Best of luck!