Placement Year International

Paid Hospitality, Business & Teaching placements in Australia, China, Maldives, Thailand, UK & Vietnam and Medical placements in Nepal!


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We keep our application process simple to make it fast, secure and easy for you and us.

Experts in our field

We arrange Business placements in Australia, Nepal, Thailand and UK. 

Teaching placements are available in China and Thailand.

We also arrange Hospitality placements in 4 & 5 Star hotels in Australia, China, the Maldives, Thailand, Vietnam and the UK for undergraduates, graduates and those already working in related jobs.

We arrange Medical placements in Nepal. 

Our commitment to recruiting the best interns for our partner businesses, hotels, schools and hospitals has resulted in long term relationships being established with the best business and leisure hotels, local companies, schools and medical facilities.

We offer hospitality placements with global brands such as Crowne Plaza, Fairmont, Intercontinental, Luxury Collection, Marco Polo, Marriott, Radisson Blu, Sheraton, Sofitel, Tonino Lamborghini, W Hotels and smaller boutique hotels.

We offer affordable placements for short or long durations.

Why choose us?

Experts in our field

Placement Year International are experts at arranging paid work placements in Australia, China, the Maldives, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam and the UK. 

We have strong partnerships with everything from specialised owner-managed companies in Sydney right up to global brands like Marriott, Sheraton and Centara.

We believe that work placements abroad should be mutually beneficial for you and our partner host companies, hospitals and schools alike.

We enable you to gain work experience overseas as part of your degree or after you graduate. 


The costs vary depending on the destination you choose for your international work placement or hospitality internship. For all destinations we charge a £195 registration fee. This confirms your commitment to our programme. It’s 100% refundable if we can’t find you a suitable work placement.

You pay for your flights, visa and insurance (if needed) and a placement arrangement fee. We’ll advise you on these and you can spread out the costs. Depending on your chosen destination you will often receive a salary and all your accommodation, food, airport transfers, orientation and support is included.

Our paid teaching placements in China and Thailand offer salaries between £640 and £1,700 per month plus many other benefits. 


In return for your hard work and new ideas many of our host company partners pay you a local salary. Use this to help towards the cost of your flight and visa or simply use it as spending money during your stay.


Worried about culture shock? Living in a new and different culture can be a challenge. It can also be huge fun and we believe that’s a valuable part of your experience. We’re committed to you and our partners around the world so we employ staff who help you adapt to your exciting new life both before and during your stay.

Update on COVID-19

Already joined us or thinking of booking your placement through us? 

Find out how Covid-19 Coronavirus is affecting our placements, if it’s still ok for you to go ahead with your trip or to book one for the future. 

Why International?

Because international work placements offer a wealth of opportunity!

There are many nations around the world which will influence our lives. Those who understand other cultures and ways of working overseas have a real advantage. 

Many people join us to gain valuable work experience, but also to experience the many other benefits available to international placement interns.

We have hospitality placements available at some of the world’s most prestigious hotels.

Sofitel Luxury Hotels
Tonino Lamborghini

Jason Billam - Plymouth University

“I wanted to personally thank you for all the help you've given me the last few months, and for allowing me to have this fantastic opportunity.”

Jason Billam - Plymouth University

"Thank you very much for everything, you found the internship I really wanted."

Gabriela Arevalo, Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS)

Alex Smarsch - Oxford Brookes University

“I arrived at the Sheraton hotel and there are no words to describe how amazing this place is and how well they treat me. I hope my work here makes up for the good treatment I get!”

Alex Smarsch - Oxford Brookes University

"I would really like to thank you for being so involved in finding my internship. It was a great thing to discover your program."

Marko Djukic - Switzerland

Jason Billam - Plymouth University
“I have always wanted to travel with my work, and experience different cultures and lifestyles. China is now a place with so much to offer due to its phenomenal growth in the last few decades.”

Jason Billam - Plymouth University

Placement Year International - paid international work placements

Thanks for visiting our website!

Due to the coronavirus pandemic and current international travel restrictions, we will be accepting new applications and doing interviews from 1st September 2020 onwards.

If you want to start a placement from January 2021 then please submit your CV and covering letter on this page and we will contact you again in September to arrange an interview at that time.

Please note, we are still here and still working every day to support all our existing interns. We are also working hard to develop new and exciting opportunities for placements from 2021 onwards.

Thanks for your patience.

The team at Placement Year International

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