Why Choose us?
Experts in our field
Placement Year International are experts at arranging paid work placements in 4 & 5 Star hotels in China, Thailand and the UK. 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 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 in some cases 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 partner hotels 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.
Like the idea of heading to Asia, but 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 international partners so we have staff who help you adapt to your exciting new life both before and during your stay.
If you’re joining us in the UK, you’ll also receive local staff support from our UK head office staff in Brighton.
Mandarin Language Course
If you’re off to China then a Mandarin language course is included in the cost of your visa. Provided by a top local university, you will develop your language skills alongside your hotel placement. Learn in small groups with our other interns and add another skill to your CV.
Flexible dates and Durations
You can join most of our programmes any month of the year. Tell us your ideal start date and we will agree one as close as possible. Choose your duration; depending on your destination, it could be anything from 3 to 18 months.
Future employment opportunities
Work hard, integrate yourself and you might find your internship leads to a future job. Our interns have been offered jobs with global brands in China, Thailand, the UK and other countries.
As an international tourist hub, Thailand consistently ranks in the top 10 preferred holiday destinations globally and in 2015 saw record numbers of tourists visit the country. It’s a great time to gain experience within Thailand’s hotel industry. In your free time you’ll also have plenty of awe-inspiring beaches and temples to visit.
Final Year Projects & Dissertations
We have 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
“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
“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