English + Work Experience

English + Work Experience

Improve your English skills and boost your CV

English is the language of international communication, and a good grasp of English makes you a highly attractive candidate for future employers. Combining language learning with work experience in an English-speaking environment does wonders for your CV in a concentrated period of time.

Not only will you interact with English throughout your day and make far more rapid improvement than you would in your home country, but by working in an English-speaking environment you’ll be exposed to specialist workplace vocabulary. The responsibility and independence you’ll gain living in a new country will help your confidence and teach you skills that will be invaluable throughout your career, and will also impress hiring managers down the line.

Work & Study experiences abroad will help you:

  • Make your CV or résumé stand out
  • Expand your global network
  • Gain insight into a foreign work environment
  • Discover a new country
  • Practice your language skills in an English-speaking work setting
  • Practice job-seeking skills such as interviewing

 

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Program structures

Kaplan International offers a variety of work placements and internships in the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

 

United Kingdom & Ireland

In UK & Ireland the courses which we offer are:

Immersion Internship

Our Immersion Internship courses in the UK and Ireland are a great first step into the working world and a fantastic opportunity to greatly improve your English. No prior experience is required, and with a minimum English level of Lower Intermediate, this internship is a perfect chance to boost your English skills quickly as you gain work experience and improve your CV. You will study English for 4 weeks or longer, and after you complete your studies we’ll provide a minimum 4-week Internship placement in a professional area of interest through Kaplan's partner CEI. In many instances you’ll even be able to extend your placement at the end of your program if you wish.

You can choose from a wide range of professions, and we guarantee you a placement into one of 2-3 of your preferred fields.

Locations

United Kingdom – London
Ireland – Dublin

Requirements

EU passport holders only
Age: 17-30
English level: Lower Intermediate

Course facts:

Course length

4 weeks of Intensive English + 4 weeks of full-time Internship placement

Length of lessons

45 minutes

Average class size

12, maximum 15

Placement fee:

490 €
Kaplan's partner CEI will organize interviews with potential employers for a paid work placement in a professional area of interest

Types of internship placements include

  • Administration
  • Architecture
  • Design & Creative
  • Fashion
  • Secretarial & PA
  • Audi-visual
  • Trade
  • Communication, Media
  • Accountancy
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Tourism
  • Hospitality
  • Catering
  • Sales
  • Customer Service
  • Web Development & Design
  • Logistics
  • Engineering
  • Legal / admin
  • Events
  • Financial Services
  • Insurance
  • Education
  • Property Development
  • Import-export
  • Computing, IT, Web
  • Construction

Please note that all internship placements are unpaid.

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Professional Internship

Our Professional Internship programs allow Kaplan students who have already begun to develop their skills in a university or through other work experience to boost their CV even further and quickly enhance their employability and English skills. You will study English for 8 weeks or longer, and after you complete your studies we’ll provide a minimum, 8-week Internship placement in a professional area of interest through Kaplan's partner CEI. In many cases, this Internship can be extended beyond 8 weeks if you wish.

You can choose from a range of professions, and we will guarantee you a placement into one of 2-3 of your preferred fields.

Locations

United Kingdom – London
Ireland – Dublin

Requirements

EU passport holders only
Experience required: Minimum Year 2 of university in a field similar to the placement, or 2 years work experience in the industry of the placement
Age: 18-30
English level: Intermediate

Course facts:

Course length

8 weeks of Intensive English + 8 weeks of full-time Internship placement

Length of lessons

45 minutes

Average class size

12, maximum 15

Placement fee:

700 €
Kaplan's partner CEI will organize interviews with potential employers for an Internship placement in a professional area of interest

Types of internship placements include

  • Administration
  • Architecture
  • Design & Creative
  • Fashion
  • Secretarial & PA
  • Audi-visual
  • Trade
  • Communication, Media
  • Accountancy
  • Marketing
  • Human Resources
  • Tourism
  • Hospitality
  • Catering
  • Sales
  • Customer Service
  • Web Development & Design
  • Logistics
  • Engineering
  • Legal / admin
  • Events
  • Financial Services
  • Insurance
  • Education
  • Property Development
  • Import-export
  • Computing, IT, Web
  • Construction

Please note that all internship placements are unpaid.

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Paid job placement

Our work placement courses allow you to improve your English skills as you earn a bit of extra spending money and gain invaluable work experience*. You will study English for 8 weeks or longer, and we’ll set you up with three job interviews through Kaplan's partner CEI. At your job, you’ll continue to improve both your general and workplace-specific English skills at the same time you earn some extra cash and build up experience to show off to future employers. In many cases, employers will be happy to keep you on longer than the minimum 8 weeks of placement.

The type of work you may do varies from working in hotels and retail stores to waiting tables in bars and restaurants.

*Please note that your salary will cover some general living costs, but may not cover all your expenses to live in London or Dublin.

Locations

United Kingdom – London
Ireland – Dublin

Requirements

EU passport holders only
Age: 18-30
English level: Intermediate

Course facts:

Course length

8 weeks of Intensive English + 8 weeks of paid work placement

Length of lessons

45 minutes

Average class size

12, maximum 15

 

Placement fee:

490 €
Kaplan's partner CEI will organize interviews with potential employers for an Internship placement in a professional area of interest

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