Work Experience in London

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Work Experience in London

Work experience is one of the best ways to improve your employment prospects. It gives you a chance to learn and develop your professional skills in a real world environment. It also provides future employers with an assurance of your experience and dedication. Here at Tti we offer three different types of work experience programmes:

Paid Work experience

Our paid work experience courses are designed to make things as easy as possible. We provide classroom lessons to develop your skills and job interviews through our partner company to get you into work.

Course content

Before starting your work experience, the course requires you to reach a good standard of English. So we ask that you spend at least four weeks studying at least 20 lessons per week of General English.

General English classes – combining group activities with individual tasks, these classes focus on the everyday skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Option classes – to complement your General English, you can pick ’grammar’, ‘conversation’ ‘pronunciation’ or ‘Business English as an Option class.
On completion of your classroom course, we work with you to find suitable work experience at a company that suit your personal career goals

Find work quickly – we arrange lots of job interviews so you can find employment much faster

Two months ongoing support – to help you improve your interview technique and find the type of job you want

Target a range of jobs – including chambermaid, fast food service, kitchen porter, receptionist, sales assistant, waiter/ waitress and more …

Get paid for your work – typical salaries for our work experience placements range from £165-235 per week

Keep working – our work placements last for a minimum of eight weeks, but if your employer agrees, you can continue your employment indefinitely

To apply for a Tti Paid Work Experience, you must be aged 18 or over and have a minimum A2 lower Intermediate level of English. You must also be a European Union (EU) national. We regret that non-EU nationals are restricted by immigration rules from participating in work experience.

You must also be available to work for a minimum of eight weeks.

Download the Paid Work Experience PDF

Professional Work Experience (unpaid)

Professional Work Experience or an internship is one of the best ways to improve your employment prospects. It gives you a chance to learn and develop your professional skills in a real world environment. It also provides future employers with an assurance of your experience and dedication.

Course content

Before starting your internship, we provide class time to help build your confidence and skill. We ask that you spend at least four weeks studying at least 20 lessons per week of General English.

General English classes – combining group activities with individual tasks, these classes focus on the everyday skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking

On completion of your classroom course, we arrange an internship at a company that suits your personal career goals:

Choose from a range of industries – including advertising, architecture, catering, education, engineering, fashion, finance, galleries and museums, hospitality, IT, law, marketing, sales and many more…

Work with a personal supervisor – who oversees your time in the company, providing advice, monitoring your progress, and ensuring your work programme is fulfilling your needs

Receive a reference – from the company that you can put straight on your CV To apply for a Tti internship, you must be aged 18 or over, have a university degree or be studying towards one, and display at least an upper-intermediate level of English (equivalent to Cambridge First Certificate). You must also be a European Union (EU) national. We regret that non-EU nationals are restricted by immigration rules from participating in work experience.

Please also bear in mind that internships are usually unpaid. Although companies will often contribute towards transport and lunch expenses.

Download the Professional Work Experience PDF

Volunteering with a local charity

In association with some of our local charities we have created a great opportunity to gain volunteer experience and build your CV in the UK at the same time as improving your English. Working in an charity shop you will be involved in the following types of tasks: serving customers window dressing, sorting donations, assisting with social media.You can work and study at the same time with a typical shift being 4 hours per day.

Course content

Study hard at Tti to prepare yourself for the volunteering which can take place while you study or if you prefer once you have completed your studies. If you choose to study and volunteer at the same time you can choose between studying in the morning and volunteering in the afternoon or vice versa. (15 lessons in the morning or 10 lessons in the afternoon) The minimum placement and course length is 4 weeks.

General English classes – combining group activities with individual tasks, these classes focus on the everyday skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking

Typical Student Profile for our Volunteering Programme:

  • Minimum age 16
  • Intermediate level of English or above – B1
  • Mature, confident and outgoing personality
  • Reliable, hard-working and motivated

Download the Volunteering PDF

English+ Paid Work Experience | Professional Work Experience (unpaid) | Volunteering with a local charity
Programmes Class Days Levels Price
Paid Work Experience Mon – Fri Pre-Intermediate – Advanced Additional £450 to your course
Professional Work Experience (unpaid) Mon – Fri Upper Intermediate – Advanced Additional £750 to your course
Volunteering with a local charity* Mon – Fri Pre-Intermediate – Advanced Additional £100 to your course

*Start any Monday (except bank holidays)

What Tti students have to say…

Tti’s Paid Work Experience was really helpful. Despite my young age and lack of professional experience, I found a job after only two interviews. The few weeks that I worked were a totally new experience which allowed me to gain maturity. I’d recommend the Paid Work Experience programme to anyone wanting to improve their English.

Lucas Lambrey
France

Tti School is, in my opinion, like a big family, where the staff work very hard to make the students feel good during their stay. I volunteered in a charity shop that is easily accessible from the school by walking. The shop is quite small but cute. The most helpful thing about the experience was the opportunity to practise my speaking and listening skills when dealing with the customers.

Francesca Castelnovo
Italy
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