Work Experience, Placements & Student Internships
Get your foot in the door for a career that you really want and vastly improve your chances of making it by getting work experience. You may want to work for a major blue chip company or a smaller business, or perhaps you want to work in television or gain experience in your chosen degree subject - shadowing someone already doing that role is a great way to gain the experience you need.
You can find work experience in the UK under your own steam by applying for the many school leaver or graduate schemes available. Or you could write a speculative letter to some of the companies in your area. If you want to travel, you can still gain experience, either in a voluntary role or in a role that wil pay.
Companies that can help you find work experience abroad
African Conservation provide all ages with the opportunity to work alongside experienced zoologists, conservationists, wildlife vets and reserve managers In southern Africa.
Over 150 projects across 27 countries in Asia, Africa & Latin America. Choose to volunteer or intern from two weeks to six months in the fields of: wildlife and environmental conservation, medical and health, community projects, NGO and business development, sports, teaching and education.
Volunteer to work in an ethical and responsible volunteer project, with the full support of Outreach International. Outreach offer a personal service to help volunteers find the placement where they can offer the most and enjoy a rich cultural and personal experience throughout.
Finding paid work abroad is your ticket to living like a local, gaining work experience, getting under the skin of a destination and not to mention brilliant if you’re traveling on a budget
Voted Best Gap Year Company by the Sunday Times. Volunteering, Internships, Summer Gap and Equine placements across Africa, South America and Asia. All programmes contain their unique mix of projects, locations and challenges.
TEFL experts providing TEFL jobs, internships and an accredited TEFL qualification. LoveTEFL also provide support for all their teachers with orientation weeks, in-country support and professional and social development.
Gili Shark & Marine Conservation project is a small grassroots volunteer organization dedicated to marine and land conservation throughout the Gili Matra Marine Reserve in Indonesia through scientific research and data collection.
Learn to build in Patagonia. We offer a 4 year course or just one semester. Magical, intense, super fun and rewarding, all on a 100,000 acre ranch. Study, work and live in a community. From horse riding to building onsite. Estancia Ranquilco is an organic, rustic green house on a beautful lake. Vamos! Visit their website