Enhance your career prospects with a period of work for a London company.
Get valuable work experience with professional internships in fields such as sales, marketing, tourism, fashion and foreign trade. Start with an English Language Programme and continue learning language and skills while working. We will arrange accommodation for your whole stay in London. Work experience placements for foreign students are a great opportunity, as they allow students to speak directly to customers and members of staff, which helps to enhance their level of English.
We can only accept students on this course that hold a European passport or are able to obtain a Tier 5 (Youth Mobility Scheme) visa. Please send us your CV and cover letter. We need as well your requirements and expectations from work experience programme.
What experience do I need?
The majority of employers will not expect previous experience of the working world but they will ask what experience and skills you’ve gained through your degree. For example, to do a graphics design internship you would most likely need previous experience with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
As with many graduate jobs, the subject you’ve studied is not the most important thing but rather the skills you can demonstrate.
Students must have a minimum English level of intermediate in both writing and speaking to enrol on this course.
Is there an age limit?
When you think of an intern the image of a university or college student usually comes to mind but while some opportunities may come with an age limit, often 18 to 25 years old, not all work experience will be so restrictive.
If you’re a mature student or a career changer it’s best to do your research and check with the internship provider to find out whether any age restrictions apply.
Why should I do an internship?
Doing an internship will:
- increase your skills and knowledge
- improve your understanding of a particular job or industry
- show you other roles you may not have previously considered
- help you to gain an insight into the way organisations operate and the challenges they face
- provide you with networking opportunities
- give you and the employer a chance to ‘try before you buy’ and clarify whether this type of work is really for you.