Discover the world of work in England
Have you always wanted to live in a seaside city and experience working a language different to your monther tongue? If so, then this programme is definitely for you! Our programme offers you the unique experience to live and work in Brighton, a lively and quaint seaside resort in the south of England. At a time where work experience is becoming a mandatory requirement to dip your toes into the professional world, what better way to start than to explore Brighton and improve your English skills while gaining fantastic work experience? You'll be working in English in a professional environment, all the while acquiring new linguistic and professional skills.
This internship will also show you the English professional working methods and lets you immerse yourself in the local culture, making the most out of your stay!
Why do an internship abroad?
- Professional experience abroad: an asset to your CV.
Doing an internship in a foreign country is a fool-proof way to acquire new skills, as well getting to know another language and culture (and notably its work culture). You'll be able to improve your English language skills in a professional context, which will push you to learn the language very quickly. A good level of English and professional experience is an asset to any employer nowadays.
- A high quality partner organisation
Our partner offers a high quality for international students, and our programme provides regular assistance during each stage of the internship process. We offer advice and act as a link between the host company and the candidate themselves. Our partner has established links with numerous different companies in Brighton, of all different sizes and sectors.
- Assistance throughout the duration of the internship
Easy Languages helps participants throughout the whole internship process, from enrolment through to the end of the programme.
Located on the south coast of England, less than an hour from London, Brighton is one of the most famous seaside resorts in the country. Walk along the Brighton beachfront on the famous pebbled beaches and marvel at the architectural beauty of Regency seafront squares.
A tourist town of about 250,000 inhabitants, it is also a dynamic, vibrant and modern student city, which attracts hundreds of students from around the world. The mixture of nationalities and cultures makes Brighton a melting pot of different people, giving the city a fresh and international vibe.
We have established partnerships with many companies in Brighton, from small family companies to large multinationals. Even if the latter may be "prestigious" on a CV, be aware that you will certainly have more interesting tasks to fulfill in a small or medium sized company. Interactions are more personal and interns gain a better overview of the overall operations of a company.
Please note that we guarantee a placement in your domain, but not in a particular company.
Tasks and working conditions can be very varied, depending on the business and the participant. Some companies ask their interns to work independently, while others prefer to supervise them.
The companies are located in Brighton itself or nearby. If you choose to book accommodation through us, we will find you a host family as close as possible to your host company.
Level of English
In order for your internship to take place in the best possible conditions and that you are able to carry out the tasks required of you, your level of English must be sufficient. The minimum required level is B1 or intermediate.
If you need a language refresher, we recommend that you start your stay in England with an intensive English course. Our programme English in Brighton will help you to make radpid improvement nin the language in just a few short weeks.
Participants must be members of the European Union and have a minimum level of intermediate (B1) in English. Our partner is responsible for evaluating your level of English with a test and a phone interview, which will determine the level of internship you can apply for.
The duration of the internship must be a minimum of 3 weeks, to 6 months maximum.
Participants must be aged at least 16 years at the start of the internship.
Internships are unpaid. The company may eventually compensate travel costs but this is not consistent.
Dates & enrolment deadlines
Internships can take place all year, for a duration of your choice.
The registration deadline is 6 weeks before your departure (8 weeks for level 3 interns).
Note, some industries require more time, be sure to prepare your placement as soon as possible so that you can take advantage of a placement appropriate to your goals.
The internship is full time and unpaid. The number of working hours complies with English law and depends on the pace of work at the company. Students on the Leonardo or Erasmus programmes may nevertheless adapt their schedule in accordance with their host companies.
Several types of placement are available, according to the duration of your internship, your level of English, and your sector of interest:
Minimum level: A2+ (lower intermediate)
Minimum age: 16 years (16-17 years: with parental permission)
Duration: 4 to 24 weeks (duration of 2 or 3 weeks, possible but depending on availability) Available sectors: sales, catering, hospitality
Minimum level: B1 (intermediate)
Minimum age: 18 years
Duration: 4 to 24 weeks
Available sectors: sales, catering, hospitality, general administration
Minimum level: B2+ (upper intermediate)
Minimum age: 18 years
Duration: from 4 to 24 weeks
Available sectors: sales, catering, hospitality, general administration, education, events, finance and administration, associations, education, events, finance, marketing, data processing (IT), media, recruitment, web design, travel & tourism...
The Erasmus Plus mobility programme
Mobility programmes implemented by the European Union offer a unique opportunity for EU members to acquire professional experience in England. We can organise your placement for you, enabling you to do an internship in the field you study at university, while being subsidised by the European Union.
This programme is aimed at students over 18 years of age who have an intermediate level in English. These programmes can last from 4 to 26 weeks.
Guarantees from our partner
Before departure, our partner is responsible for:
- Evaluating your level of English
- Selecting potential companies
- Arranging a telephone interview between the intern and the company, if necessary
- Filling out the required documents if the internship is a part of the Leonardo or Erasmus programme
During the internship, you will receive:
- An orientation session which explains how to live and work in England
- Constant supervision and intervention in the case of any problems
- An internship contract, a participation certificate and other useful documents
- A programme of sociocultural activities and excursions
- A 24 hour emergency number
After the internship , your experience is approved by obtaining an internship certificate.
To help you achieve the best possible internship experience, we are also able to offer you accommodation with a host family in Brighton which you can book for part of or all of your placement.
Staying with an English host family will allow you to fully experience English culture and throw yourself in at the deep end.
Our hosts are carefully selected for their hospitality and quality of housing which fits the national norm. The rooms are cleaned and the linen and towels are changed at least once a week. The participant will have a key to the house and the host will be available to offer help and advice so that the participant feels at ease.
You will be in an single room and can choose either full board or half board.
- Internship placement in the selected area (in the area of Brighton and Hove)
- Control of assigned companies (safety and insurance)
- Organisation of interviews with companies
- An introductory meeting upon arrival
- Evaluation and certificate at end of course
- Help with administrative tasks (providing the necessary documents in the Erasmus + program)
- Assistance in finding housing and open a bank account
- Accommodation with use of common and meal (optional) and assistance in case of problem
- Support for the visa (if necessary)
Prices do not include
- Visa fees (if necessary)
- Travel to/from the place of training
- Local transportation
- Optional insurances
After submitting the enrolment form on line and paying the required deposit, we also ask you to send us the following documents in Word format:
- Your CV in English
- A cover letter for the sector or company that you are interested in
- A list detailing your 3 choices of sector, in order of preference
- A DBS check (police criminal record check), to be obtained from town hall.
On receipt of payment, we are able to quickly confirm if you are accepted onto the programme.
You will have an interview via telephone or Skype with our partner to verify your level of English, then with several potential companies who will confirm your placement or not. It is therefore possible that you will have several interviews before being accepted by a company.
Once the placement is confirmed, you will receive all the company's details and information on your position, in general in the 4 weeks leading up to the start of your internship. You will also receive information on accommodation after the placement, if you booked through Easy Languages.
If you are not accepted by the companies, we will reimburse you the total amount paid.
If after arriving and you have been working for at least 2 weeks, and it does not suit your needs, you can inform our partner on location who will look for another placement.
If you wish, we can book the journey for you. Please make sure you note this in your enrolment form.
Do you need a visa for this programme? For more information please consult our page Visa Information.
Do not hesitate to contact us by telephone or email if you require any additional information.