What is it like to be an intern in London?

Gerrit Herrmann

Hello guys and gals (and people of any other gender). Allow me to introduce myself to you: My name is Gerrit Herrmann, I am 22 years old and I am from Kiel, which is located in the northern part of Germany. I am doing vocational training in Germany, which is a kind of educational programme where you learn to do a certain job. In my case, I am learning to become a salesman for dialogue marketing with the company “Deutsche Telekom” (known here as T-Mobile).

Because I am doing very well in my vocational training Deutsche Telekom offered me the opportunity to do a six-week internship abroad here in the UK Tti School of English. I wasted no time on taking that opportunity and now here I am, working with the office team of Tti for six weeks from the 1st of April to the 10th of May. So far I have really enjoyed being part of this team. My colleagues are about the nicest people on this planet and very helpful with everything at any time.

My tasks here at Tti mainly consist of administration tasks like putting student data into our database, checking students accommodation, creating certificates and evaluating grammar entry tests. Also, I am very much involved in the creation of content for our blog. I have already created the Easter blog for this year and am now working on summer blog topics like festivals in London, rooftop bars and cinemas and beaches in and around London (so you will definitely hear more from me). But for now, I am creating this intern blog entry so that you get to know me better.

But life is not all about work is it? So I would also like to share with you how I spend some of my free time here in London:
As I have only been to London once before (1 week in October 2018) there is still a lot of things to see and explore for me here in this gigantic city. So I spend most of my time going to markets (and eating loads of street food), sightseeing and going to different pubs and clubs at the weekend. I’ve been to Brick Lane and Camden Market already which are both very interesting and offer a bright variety of food, drinks and art.

Regarding sightseeing/tourist attractions I’m planning on going to Madame Tussaud’s and London Dungeon this weekend as I have already seen the major sights like Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Tower of London, Big Ben, London Eye and so on the last time I was here. For pubs and clubs, I am trying to go to different ones every weekend to have some variation and figure out which ones are the best. There are some good ones in Soho near Leicester Square (especially when you are LGBTQ+) but also near Tooting Broadway where I live while I am staying here.


Also, if you are a sporty person and like being outside I can only recommend going for a run in one of London’s many parks like Regent’s Park or Hyde Park because they are very beautiful, especially right now where everything is turning green again.



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