Work experience is an exciting and challenging way to improve your English, gain insight into British working life and culture and learn new skills.

This is an invaluable opportunity to improve your English and to learn new skills. Designed for students, graduates and young job seekers aged between 18-35. 

There is no salary because the objectives of the program are educational and offer a chance to gain professional experience. Many employers pay for daily travel and/or lunch expenses, but this is not guaranteed. 

  • Age range 18-35
  • Fully monitored placements
  • Prepare a work portfolio for a Cambridge Certificate in Work Experience
  • The program is educational - work is unpaid
  • Placements in sales and marketing, administration, tourism, fashion, finance, engineering, accounting, computing and IT, charities, media resources, foreign trade, hotel management and other areas.


The program lasts from 6, 16 or 28 weeks. You begin with an English Course of 2, 4 or 14 weeks, followed by a work experience placement of 4, 12 or 14 weeks. That is,
  • 2 weeks Course & 4 weeks Work Placement (6 weeks)**
  • 4 weeks Course & 12 weeks Work Placement (16 weeks)**
  • 14 weeks Course & 14 weeks Work Placement (28 weeks)***
Length: 6**, 16**, or 28*** weeks




Placements are organized so that students can:

  • Improve fluency by using English at work 
  • Develop specialized vocabulary
  • Improve intercultural understanding 
The work you do will depend on your level of education and qualifications, your skills and experience, and your level of English. Placements are generally in medium-sized companies in London. Job specifications and workloads vary, but you can expect to have your own responsibilities and perhaps your own project. All placements include some routine activity such as data input, photocopying and making tea and coffee. Most companies will interview you before offering you a work placement.

We ask you to specify 2 different areas of interest on your application - flexibility is needed to find a worthwhile placement.


Students are monitored during their placement and given advice to prepare a work portfolio - this leads to a Cambridge Certificate in Work Experience.

Placement Fee: $1180 USD

Length: 4**, 12**, or14 weeks***


Your Language skill is an important factor in finding a quality work placement. Students must be Upper-Intermediate or above to be eligible for the work experience programs. You can choose any of the following English courses: Standard, or Standard Plus. Most companies will want to interview you before offering you a work experience placement and you will need good English to get the most out of your experience.
Length: 2**, 4**, or 14 weeks***
APPLICATION: required documents
  • Résumé either in English. (Example Provided)
  • Short essay (1-2 pages): the student has to focus on the kind of experience he/she wants to have, what he/she wants to learn, what kind of internship the student prefers, and why.
  • The student has to send the documents by e-mail to:
  • Deposit of $250 USD
  • Send documents at least 2-3 months before arrival date
*The EEA includes the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Latvia, Malta, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein. 

**This program is suitable for European Union (EU) and other European Economic Area (EEA) nationals*. 

***Non-EU and Non-EEA nationals should apply for this program.
Students must take the Cambridge Certificate of Work Placement. The fee is not included in the price and is payable to Cambridge after the student's arrival in the UK. 




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