Placement Year International

Paid work placements in 4 & 5 Star hotels in China, Maldives, Thailand, UK and Vietnam!

What we do

Everything you need to know about our paid work placements.

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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 paid work placements in 4 & 5 Star hotels in China, the Maldives, Thailand, the UK and Vietnam for undergraduates, graduates and those already working in related jobs.

Our commitment to recruiting the best interns for our partner hotels has resulted in long term relationships being established with the best business and leisure hotels.

We offer 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 long durations.

Why choose us?

Experts in our field

Placement Year International are experts at arranging paid work placements in 4 & 5 Star hotels in China, the Maldives, Thailand, the UK and Vietnam.

We have strong partnerships with global brands and smaller boutique hotels and believe that work placements should be mutually beneficial for you and our partner hotels alike.


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. You receive a salary and all your accommodation, food, airport transfers, orientation and support is included.


In return for your hard work and new ideas 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.

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 doing business 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 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)

“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 - Ecole Hôtelière de Lausanne, 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

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