Frequently asked questions
Please see the range of frequently asked questions below.
If your question is not listed, please feel free to contact us.
Each programme is priced differently and can be specifically tailored to your needs to include things like travelcards and airport transfers. Please contact us for an individual quote.
All internships offer our placement matching service and support from our team but optional extras such as language tuition can be added upon request for an additional fee.
Durations vary based upon the programme but can be anything from two weeks to 12 months. For our hospitality internship, the minimum duration is four months.
We have a portfolio of more than 1000 businesses and we always aim to place students within their sector of choice. The specific company you are placed in will be dependent upon company availability and your level of English.
Most of our host companies are based throughout London and Dublin, but we also have customer service placements available in Eastbourne. Hospitality internships are available throughout the UK, predominantly in rural locations.
You will attend an interview at your placement company, they will then determine if you are successful. If you are unsuccessful at your first interview, a second one will be arranged.
You will attend an induction at our HQ in London, or Dublin, where you will be given all relevant information. If your placement is not in London or Dublin, your induction will take place at the location of your placement.
Hospitality Training Direct students are provided with a Participant Handbook, which is also available in key EU languages. In addition, those in Hospitality Training Direct placements will be provided with instructions on how to prepare for paid work in the UK. Furthermore, we will provide important information on opening a UK bank account and applying for a National Insurance Number. Students will also receive an induction from the employer upon arrival to their placement.
Yes! You can travel together but we cannot guarantee that you will be placed together.
You will be given details of a 24/7 emergency contact and will have a dedicated placement officer who will arrange your placement and be there to answer any questions you might have.
Every year we place more than 1000 students and our busiest time is usually during the summer.
Most of our students are from EU countries; however we do have many non-EEA nationals taking part in our London Internship thanks to our partnership with BUNAC.
All internship students will have access to our social programme in London and Eastbourne. Optional extras include English tuition, airport transfers and accommodation.