UK Work Placement offers the following accommodation types:
- Self-catering accommodation
- Homestay accommodation
1. Self-catering accommodation: For trainees conducting their language course in Preston and trainees with work placements in Preston we can organise self-catering accommodation in the city centre area. It is student accommodation, with all facilities and amenities close by. Our office is also a short 5 minute walk away. The accommodation provided is a secure single room, with bed, wardrobe and desk. Each room has a private ensuite shower room, with stand up shower cubicle and a toilet. The trainee must bring their own single pillow case, single duvet cover, and single bed sheet. The actual duvet and pillow are provided by UKWP.
The room is usually in a cluster of 4-6 rooms. These 4-6 rooms share a kitchen and communal area. The kitchen is fully equipped with cooker, oven, fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster. Cutlery and crockery are provided by UKWP.
Trainees will buy food and be able to cook for themselves. Supermarkets are close by.
Minimum term for this type of accommodation is 1 week.
2. Homestay Accommodation: Homestay accommodation can be secured for trainees staying in Preston and in other major towns and cities. We have established a good network of homestay families in different locations.
Those in Preston are within travelling distance to our offices, and all homestay accommodation have great transport links enabling trainees to get to their work placement companies and generally move around easily.
Rooms are single or sharing, with access to the bathroom and washing facilities, and communal areas.
Homestay accommodation is usually half-board, i.e. include breakfast and the evening meal. Breakfast is usually on a help yourself basis, whereas evening dinners are cooked with an opportunity to sit down and socialise with the host family.
Our host families vary; some are young couples, some retired couples, other middle-aged with children. All of our host families offer a warm and inviting home, with time to engage with the trainees. We make an effort to get to know our host families so as o ensure our trainees are in safe hands.