Meet the Team
Richard has arranged work placements since 2000.
Ever since completing a 1 year work placement in India, Richard has believed in the tremendous value of living and working overseas. His work has taken him to many of Asia’s most exciting countries. Since 2000 he’s developed an outstanding network of placements for students and graduates.
Now Richard enjoys offering other people the chance to experience different cultures for themselves while developing their skills and being part of exciting development.
He spends his free time taking part in triathlons, kayaking, sailing and improving his photography.
A psychology graduate, Tammie is also a competitive cheerleader.
Always very active and up for trying new things, Tammie has been lucky enough to experience living in Australia as well as travelling through Thailand. She loves visiting new countries, even for just a few days at a time, and learning new things.
In her spare time she enjoys going to the gym, painting, walking, baking and seeing her friends.
KC graduated in Business Administration, and also has a Master degree in Psychology.
“KC”, as he is known, started working part time at the age of 16 alongside his school and university studies. Before working with Placement Year International, he gained 10 years of work experience as Admin Manager in an international volunteering organisation. KC is very passionate to work as an Administrator, and also studies Human Behaviour and Counselling. He spends his free time with his wife and children, and also watches movies, reads detective novels, rides his bike, listens to music, sees his friends and plays cricket.
Social Media Manager
Charisse lives in sunny Cape Town, South Africa, and has worked in marketing and advertising for the past 15 years.
Charisse is our Social Media Manager has a passion for working with ethical businesses. In between looking after her two young children, she runs our social media pages, writes blogs and sends out our newsletters. When she isn’t behind the computer doing our status updates and posting photos received from our international interns, she is out trail running on the Cape’s epic mountain trails and cooking up exotic meals for her friends.
Sheyla studied Msc Strategic Innovation Management at the University of Sussex.
She has experience in the recruitment and consulting sector by working at a media start-up company in London which helped her understand the value of placements and how these can have an impact on students’ well-being and experience.
Through her volunteering work for non-profit charities such as UNICEF she also gained extensive experience in customer service.
Sheyla is very into photography and art. She likes spending her free time by going out with friends and petting dogs!
We have hospitality placements available at some of the world’s most prestigious hotels.
“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 - Switzerland
“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