Work Placement & Internships

UK Work Placement has vast experience operating as an intermediary organisation for Leonardo da Vinci and the new Erasmus+ programmes.

At UKWP, we receive many applications from students, trainees and jobseekers, all wishing to carry out their work placements within a UK company. At UKWP we take great pleasure in assisting all of our students and trainees in finding a suitable work placement matching their training, requirements, personal projects and aspirations, so as to aid them gain secure and rewarding jobs in the future.

Our placements enable the participants to link their training to their aspirations for the future. Trainees are able to gain real-life working experience in a UK company, incorporating English linguistic skills, life skills, and professional skills. Collectively these enable trainees to complete the programme with a greater understanding of life, new competencies and awarenesses.

UKWP guarantees high quality work placements and will ensure that you will be able to use your skills learnt in training/university and gain valuable international working experience. We have established links with hundreds of companies, ranging from very small business with just 2 employees to international companies. Our database of companies covers a wide range of sectors and industries, ranging from accounting, to hairdressing, to zoology. All our companies understand the importance of the work experience programme, and make every effort to engage the trainees, make time to train them to a point where they can be given the autonomy to use their own initiative, and support them in their work.

The placements we arrange vary in length from 2 weeks to 24 weeks in national and international companies. We require 4 weeks from receipt of CV to secure the correct placement for trainees, but please note that for some specialist training, longer may be required. Once the CV is received with the trainee’s requirements our placement team will contact companies on our database who would be suited to the trainee. Companies may ask for supporting documentation, email correspondence, or telephone interviews before making a final decision. Once the prospective company confirms the placement offer, UKWP will confirm the company details, and other associated information to the partner organisation and trainee.

To ensure your placement is going according to plan, the UKWP team will be your point of contact throughout your placement. We will also keep track of your progress by sending you regular review forms and maintaining regular telephone/email contact.

In addition, UKWP will also find a suitable accommodation if you require, hence taking away all the pressures of moving to a different country. UKWP offers students and trainees a complete and comprehensive service from the day we receive your application to the day you finish your placement. We are always your first port of call for any assistance you may require.

UKWP can provide work placements in the following professional and vocational sectors:

  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Advertising
  • Animal care
  • Beauty
  • Catering
  • Dog grooming
  • Electrical testing
  • Engineering
  • Finance
  • Hospitality
  • Human resources
  • Information Technology
  • Insurance
  • International Trade
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Masseur
  • Public relations
  • Retail & Sales
  • Visual merchandising
  • Waitering/waitressing
  • Web design
  • Web marketing

Just because your preferred sector is not listed above, does not mean it is not possible! Please contact the UKWP team with your requirements.