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Placement Year International

Updated: August, 2018

About Placement Year International

Placement Year International arranges paid work placements and internships for students and graduates who want to gain international experience in Business, Hospitality, Medicine & healthcare, Sports & leisure and Teaching.

Destinations include Australia, China, Maldives, Nepal, Thailand, UK and Vietnam.

Start dates are flexible all year round and you can choose durations from two weeks to 18 months.

Our objective is to enable aspiring young people to develop their skills, gain experience and boost their CV while travelling to interesting destinations with the safety of our friendly staff.

Work sectors


Join one of our Business placements in Australia, Nepal or Thailand if you’re studying International Business or a related degree and want to gain experience in sales and marketing, accounting and finance, business development, HR, IT, media and entertainment, PR, social media management and more. You’ll receive training and supervision as you work alongside friendly local people on a worthwhile business placement.



We arrange paid hospitality placements and internships in four and five star hotels in Thailand, Australia, China, Maldives, UK and Vietnam. Join one of the world's fastest growing hospitality industries, add a global brand to your CV, learn a new language and make contacts for life. Gain experience in culcinary arts, events, front of house, food and beverages, marketing, sommelier and more.


Medical and healthcare

Gain medical experience working in one of Nepal’s busiest hospitals as part of your degree. We employ a fully qualified nurse who is Nepalese and has experience working in the UK to support you throughout your placement. She will answer all your questions about the many different cases you see in Nepal. Opportunities available in medical, nursing, midwifery, dentistry, physiotherapy, radiography, pharmacy and more. Trek in the Himalayas or relax by Pokhara lake on your days off.


Sports, leisure and recreation

Travel to Thailand or Australia for your placement. Gain experience in a four or five star luxury hotel in one of the world's fastest growing hospitality and leisure industries. You will be part of the sport, leisure and recreation team working closely with international guests. You’ll receive training, feedback and support from friendly local staff. Develop your skills, boost your CV and make contacts for the future. Join us for the placement of a lifetime.


Paid TEFL Teaching

Live and work in China or Thailand and earn up to £1,700 per month. No previous experience required. Flexible start dates and durations from 6+ months. Trips include a 120 hour TEFL course and you can choose between working in private language centres, kindergartens, schools, colleges, universities, freelance or online. Placements include many other benefits, you’ll get lots of support and contracts can be extended.


Professional development

  • Boost your CV with international experience
  • Develop key contacts in your industry
  • Improve future employability prospects
  • Continual support and feedback from a work supervisor at your placement to ensure you learn and develop
  • Long placements at affordable prices

Application timeline

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

3 simple steps:

  1. Send us your CV
  2. We will arrange a Skype interview
  3. We offer you a place on the programme and start arranging your placement and trip

Work sectors

IT and information services, sales, business, consulting and management, recruitment and HR, accountancy, banking and finance, teaching and education, marketing, advertising and PR


Australia, China, London, Maldives, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam

Contact details

01273 710569
4th floor
Park Gate
161-163 Preston Road

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