Why International?

Because it offers a wealth of opportunity!

Those who understand different cultures, languages and ways of doing business have a real advantage in their future careers. Our destinations have some of the world’s fastest developing economies and most vibrant cultures. Many people join our programme to gain valuable work experience, but also to experience the many other benefits available on international work placements.

Important for your future

Joining one of our placements will help you develop international expertise within your field of study.

Gaining hands-on experience within another country will help you step out of your comfort zone and step up to new opportunities. You will expand your professional and social network as well as improving your future job prospects with the knowledge and experience you will gain by working abroad.

Not only will you learn about yourself, but you will learn about people from different cultures and enhance your language and interpersonal skills. Our destinations are so varied there’s bound to be a “perfect” for you. Choose between thriving cities to secluded tropical islands. We will match your skills and requirements to the best work placement available which will allow your true personality to shine and develop.

Our paid work placements offer unrivaled opportunities for young people to kick start their careers and learn a major international language while doing so. In some cases, employees start their careers as interns and later on move into paid positions. Other interns either obtain jobs with different businesses overseas or use their newly enriched CV and impressive international references to get jobs back home.

Our Covid-19 guarantee gives you peace of mind booking a place for 2021/22. 

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

Will it help my future job prospects?

Yes. Joining a paid work placement in one of our exciting destinations will immediately give you a competitive advantage in the jobs market and can help you demand a better salary as a result. 

Global hotel brands and other businesses are increasingly recruiting staff who have first hand experience of living and working in new and different environments. They want staff who understand different cultures, people, language and ways of doing business. Completing one of our paid work placements overseas boosts your future job prospects. 

Travel opportunities and time off

Paid placements overseas also provide inspiring opportunities to explore ancient cultures and stunning scenic locations. 

You will be spoilt for choice of things to do in your free time, whether it’s an evening stroll watching the sunset on a beach in the Maldives, exploring the busy streets and floating markets of Bangkok, checking out the latest bars and restaurants of your local town in Thailand, visiting must-see sights like the Paradise Cave in Vietnam, the Great Wall in China, trekking in the Himalayan mountains in Nepal or visiting Buckingham Palace in London. We’ll advise how to travel and guarantee you’ll never be bored!

Personal development

Apart from gaining practical work experience, your time overseas offers a range of other CV developing benefits that will make you stand out from the crowd.

You will:

  • Gain self confidence
  • Show flexibility, open-mindedness and adaptability in work and life
  • Develop your ability to overcome challenges
  • Boost your communication skills in a foreign language
  • Learn about another country’s exhilarating new lifestyle
  • Expand your horizons and learn about an exciting new culture
  • Develop new friendships
  • Make important connections for the future

Our locations

We work in 7 exciting destinations; Australia where you can choose between Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, China where we have opportunities in and around Shanghai, the Maldives for people wanting to experience Hospitality on a stunning tropical island paradise, Nepal where we’re based in the bustling capital city of Kathmandu with the Himalayan mountains in the distance, Thailand with opportunities in busy Bangkok or the beautiful coastline and islands down south, London and the south east of the UK and several coastal locations in Vietnam.

All have their own unique tourist and business attractions and all are fabulous places to live and gain experience.

Contact us now for more information.

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

We have hospitality placements available with prestigious global hotel brands and many other businesses. 

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)

Alex Smarsch - Oxford Brookes 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 - 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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Notice about placements for 2022 


Due to the continued unpredictability over international travel and border restrictions we have taken the decision to stop accepting new inquiries until May 2022, except Australia Virtual internships which continue to be available wherever in the world you live. 

If you want to start a placement or internship from September 2022 onwards, please submit your CV on our Apply Now page and we’ll contact you in May 2022 to discuss options. 

We continue to support all our interns who have already joined us.

The team at Placement Year International

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