Virtual Australia placements

Australia offers a range of virtual placements you can do from home

Our virtual Australia placements enable you to gain professional experience with an Australian company without the cost and safety concerns of leaving home.

Your Virtual Australia placement

Virtual placements, also known as remote placements or online placements, are becoming more popular globally.

A virtual placement or virtual internship is a work placement where an intern gains professional experience and training while not physically at the host company’s location.

All communication between the intern and company is carried out via online platforms such as phone, email, Skype, WhatsApp, Zoom, webinars, Google Hangouts and various other communication & project management programs.

Industries like hospitality are not suited to a virtual placement but by using technology, we are now pleased to offer opportunities in the following industries:

  • Accounting
  • Administration
  • Engineering
  • Graphic and Web design
  • Finance
  • HR
  • IT / Software development
  • Logistics
  • Marketing / Online marketing / Social media
  • PR & Communications

Who can join a Virtual Australia placement?

Virtual Australia placements are available to students, graduates and career breakers of any nationality.

Requirements include:

  • Strong English level
  • Reliable internet connection
  • Basic skills and / or experience in your chosen industry
  • Flexibility to fit in with the host company’s business hours for online calls (other working hours are flexible)
  • Familiar with online communication and project management platforms
  • Self-motivated and well organised
  • Prompt response to the host company’s questions

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Benefits of a Virtual Australia placement

There are many benefits of doing a virtual or remote placement.

These include:

  • You can still do a placement / internship – no need to miss the opportunity because of Covid-19
  • Gain real work experience
  • Develop your skills and industry knowledge
  • Save money on flights, visa, travel insurance
  • Add an Australian host company to your CV
  • Make contacts for the future
  • Flexible working hours – fits in with your life at home
  • Flexible number of days / week – available 2, 3, 4 or 5 days / week
  • Flexible location
  • Continue studying or working alongside the internship
  • No visa limitations
  • Open to all ages
  • Become part of the global online workforce (everything changed since Covid-19!)
  • Safer than travelling while Covid-19 is prevalent
  • Quicker to arrange than a traditional placement

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

What training and support can I expect?

Initial training and weekly calls are part of the programme.

We’re not trying to pretend that doing a virtual Australia placement is exactly the same as going to Australia and working in the host company’s office every day. Of course it’s not!

However, remember that many full-time employees also can’t work in their company offices any more due to social distancing measures following the Coronavirus pandemic. So it’s the new normal for work to be completed virtually from people’s homes and most communication to be over Zoom / Skype calls. 

You will be part of this global online workforce. 

You will still have a nominated work supervisor who will give you initial training at the start of your remote Australia placement. They will also have at least a weekly call with you to give feedback on your work and discuss your tasks and progress. 

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Prices & what’s included

It’s important to be clear what you’ll pay and receive in return.

We charge a £200 ($300 USD) Acceptance Fee to ensure your commitment to the programme. This is 100% refundable if we can’t arrange a suitable Remote placement.

Our Placement Fee depends on the duration of your placement:

  • 2 months: £1,000  ($1,400 USD)
  • 3 months: £1,200  ($1,700 USD)
  • 3 to 6 months: £1,600  ($2,250 USD)
  • 6 to 12 months: £1,950  ($2,750 USD)

What’s included:

  • Professional work placement with a host company in Australia
  • Tailor-made role according to your work preferences
  • Detailed role description
  • Agreement signed with your host company
  • Video interview with your host company
  • Pre-placement video call with our UK staff to help you prepare
  • Training and feedback from your host company
  • At least 1x weekly voice or video call with your host company supervisor
  • Support from our friendly expert staff before & during placement
  • Certificate of completion
  • References

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We are here to answer your questions. Send us a message or call us on +44 (0)1273 710569.

How do I apply? 

It’s easy and quick!

Complete our short application form including uploading your CV and Cover Letter. Please clearly state in your Cover Letter which destination and type of placement you are interested in.

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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."

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“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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Many of our destinations are currently affected by international travel restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic.

We expect these restrictions to gradually start lifting in 2021 so if you want to start a placement after 1st January 2021 please submit your CV and covering letter on this page and we will contact you to arrange an interview. Your booking will be covered by our Covid-19 guarantee.

If you are looking for a placement starting before January 2021, we have a range of Virtual placements and internships which are available immediately. Find out more here

Thanks for your patience.

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