English plus Internships

Business English language courses can be combined with an unpaid work placement/internship in a local company or charity, so that students can further development their language skills as well as gaining invaluable work experience. (Minimum age 18 years with B2 English or above.)

English plus Internships

English plus Internships

Internship placements can be arranged in retail, hospitality and business administration

These combined courses are suitable for students who want to gain work experience in a UK company or charity. The length of study is 4-8+ weeks on a Business English course. If choosing the 4 week English course the internship fee will be increased and this may only be an option if an internship is found in advance – see below. 

Internships can be from a minimum of 2 weeks to a maximum of 12 weeks.

Fees

See English course fees – plus £300 internship placement and supervision fee. (£400 if taking only 4 weeks of English course)

Example 1

8 weeks' Business English (BE15) = 8×£200 = £1600 plus £300 internship fee = £1820

8 weeks intensive (BE15+GE10) = 8 x £250 = £2000 plus £300 internship fee = £2300

Example 2 

4 weeks' Business English (BE15) = 4×£200 = £800 plus £400 internship fee = £1200 

4 weeks intensive (BE15+GE10) = 4 x £250 = £1000 plus £400 internship fee = £1400

The Internship is ideal for:

  • Students looking for real in-company experience to complement English studies
  • Students & professionals wishing to develop specialised vocabulary
  • Professionals wishing to develop more intercultural awareness in their own area of work

Additional Benefits Include:

Specific Skills and Attributes that will be developed:

Developing personal maturity Communication skills
Improving time management Numerical skills
Developing entrepreneurial skills Report writing
Self presentation skills Critical evaluation/reflective skills
Experience for CV IT skills
Enabling a more informed career choice Information gathering and analysis
Knowledge of the business environment Problem solving

Evaluation during the internship

Students will submit an evaluation/reflection about the internship a. Host companies will also provide feedback at the end of the internship. Formal references are available from host companies on request. 

Entry Requirements

Students must:

  • Be over 18 years old
  • Have an EU passport
  • Have English language proficiency of at least IELTS 5.5. level or above (upper intermediate/B2 standard)
  • Be at university entry standard (i.e. to have completed A-Levels, high school or equivalent)
  • Be motivated, able to use initiative and willing to learn in the workplace