Study & Work programme

LSI Study & Work Experience Programmes are an excellent opportunity to practise and develop your language skills in a business environment while gaining valuable work experience.

The programme helps you develop your communication skills so you can enjoy and benefit from your work placement. LSI offers both unpaid work experience placements and paid positions. These programmes are ideal for university-aged students or young professionals with limited experience.

Why LSI?

  • Over 50 years experience
  • Develop language skills in a business environment
  • Study and gain valuable work experience
  • Unpaid and paid positions

UK

Work Experience (unpaid)

  • Available to EU nationals and for Working Holiday Visa holders
  • LSI Intensive 30 course for a minimum of 4 weeks prior to work experience
  • Work Experience Placement for 1-6 months
  • Select 3 industry/ professional areas that you would like to work in and we will then search for a suitable placement
  • Applications must be received at least 12 weeks in advance
  • Minimum age: 18+

Demi au Pair - EU Nationals

Programmes also available in the UK.

Work Experience (paid)

  • Available to EU nationals and for Working Holiday Visa holders
  • LSI Intensive 30 or General 20 course for a minimum of 4 weeks prior to work placement
  • Full or part-time work placement in an unskilled job for 3-6 months earning at least the minimum wage hourly rate
  • Placements are available in hotels but may be based anywhere in the UK
  • Applications must be received at least 12 weeks in advance
  • Minimum age: 18

Australia

Unpaid Internships

  • Available in a range of areas including hospitality, telecommunications, accounting, information technology and more
  • Placement length: 6–26 weeks
  • Minimum level: Upper Intermediate
  • Prerequisite: 12 weeks Intensive 30 at LSI Brisbane
  • Ages: 18-30

Working Holidays

  • Working holiday visas are available to students from a number of countries
  • Students can study up to 17 weeks
  • Live in Australia and work for 1 year
  • Assistance from LSI Brisbane to improve your English
  • Job Club once a week to help with CVs, interviews and job search websites

Read the LSI information sheets on working in Australia.

Demi au Pair

Programme available in Australia. More details here .

New Zealand

Unpaid Internships

  • LSI Intensive 30 course for 4–12 weeks prior to work experience
  • Placements are for 3-6 months and are located mainly in Auckland but some may be based in other cities
  • Ages 18-30
  • Minimum English level: upper-intermediate
  • Internships offered in various areas such as Administration, Advertising, Marketing & Sales, Media & PR, Retail, Travel & Tourism, Web Development
  • Available to Working Holiday Visa holders
  • Also available to Trainee Visa holders where the internship forms part of the holder’s University study requirements

Working Holiday

  • Working holiday visas are available to students from a number of countries
  • Students can study up to 12 weeks on this visa
  • Live and work in New Zealand for 1 year
  • Assistance in preparing CVs, cover letters and interview techniques for job applications

As we are a proud Category 1 school, LSI Auckland students are entitled to work on a Student Visa of 14+ weeks in duration, for 20 hours/week. Our Intensive 24 and Intensive 30 programmes are both suitable for a Student Visa application.

Read the LSI information sheets on working in New Zealand.

Demi au Pair

Programmes available in NZ. More details here .

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