Business placements in Thailand
Work with international and local companies based in Bangkok and smaller cities.
Our Business placements in Thailand give you an insight to working in one of Asia’s most vibrant business cultures.
Your business placement in Thailand
After accepting you on the Thailand programme we will match your preferences, requirements and previous training with the most suitable host company. This personal approach ensures you receive the experience and training you want and the host company receives someone with the skills they need.
Business placements can include roles in Business development, Human Resources, PR, Revenue & reservations, Sales & marketing, Social media management, Training & development. We can sometimes organise rotations giving you experience in more than one area, depending on your length of stay.
Who can join our Business placements in Thailand?
Business placements in Thailand are available to students and recent graduates of Business-related degrees, such as:
- Business Administration & Management
- Finance / Accounting
- International Business
- Human Resources Management
If you have a different background then please email your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org so we can check your eligibility.
You will have a work supervisor throughout your placement. This is normally the HR Manager or head of department you work in.
Your work supervisor is the main “go-to” person for all your work-related queries. They will explain your role when you arrive at the host company, arrange your work schedule, give you regular feedback, answer your questions and help solve any problems which arise at work.
If you work hard and impress your colleagues, you may be offered opportunities you never expected.
Our interns doing Business placements in Thailand either live in private rented apartments or staff accommodation.
If your host company has it’s own staff accommodation then you will live here with other staff from your company and food will normally be provided in a staff canteen. Alternatively, your host company will provide a private rented apartment nearby and give you a monthly food budget.
Orientation & Staff support
You will receive an orientation on arrival and ongoing support from our in-country representatives.
Our UK staff will be in frequent contact with you before your trip while we make all the arrangements for your business placement in Thailand. We will arrange a group video call with you and several other interns before your trip to explain many aspects of the trip, ways of dealing with culture shock and homesickness and helping to set your expectations before you leave home.
On arrival in Thailand, you’ll be met by a nominated person from your host company at the airport who will take you directly back to your accommodation and explain the plans for the following days. You will meet your HR team for on-boarding and your friendly work supervisor will give you a thorough local orientation.
Our colleagues in Bangkok and our UK staff will keep in touch with you throughout your trip and are always available to talk to and give advice and support on Skype, Whatsapp or by email. They are also on hand 24/7 for emergencies.
If you join as part of your degree we will also communicate directly with your university Placement Office or Employability Office when necessary.
Health and safety
Your safety is our first priority.
Our staff in Thailand complete comprehensive checks before you arrive. If you join as part of your degree, we will help ensure that your university health and safety documents are checked and signed by your business placement in Thailand.
This means your university is able to verify the work placement meets their criteria. We work directly with universities on this.
Prices & what’s included
It’s important to be clear what you’ll pay and receive in return.
We charge a £200 Acceptance Fee to ensure your commitment to the programme. This is 100% refundable if we can’t arrange a suitable placement. For your bespoke Thailand business placement, you will pay a Placement Fee of £1,600.
Prices include the business placement in Thailand tailored to your skills & requirements, your accommodation and food (3 meals a day), pre-departure support, all visa documents, orientation in Bangkok, work permit, support and guidance from our staff and 24/7 emergency support.
Not included in this cost are flights, visa, insurance, local travel and any inoculations you may need before you travel. You can spread these costs out over several months rather than paying everything at once.
We’ll give you advice about the best airlines, routes and prices and we support you with your visa applications. Some universities provide insurance for overseas placements on a university insurance policy so it’s worth checking before buying your own.
Your host company will pay you a local salary, normally around £200 per month. This may not sound a lot but most interns find it covers socialising and travel in your free time. Remember costs in Thailand are considerably less than back home and remember your food and accommodation is provided.
“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
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Marko Djukic - Switzerland
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Jason Billam - Plymouth University