At Totnes European School our experienced staff can organise a work experience programme that is suitable for any individual or group.

Whatever the chosen vocation we can organise a work experience placement in the UK that will help the student to improve linguistic competence and employment potential.

We will endeavour to find a placement that will suit the individual’s vocational or professional experience.

English courses prior to the placement are available.

Monitoring and full support are offered throughout the placement.

Good quality placements organised in a variety of different sectors.

Students complete a portfolio of evidence which includes a diary, skills evaluation and company feedback.

Work experience certificate provided by Totnes European School.

Work experience can help you to improve your employability and stand out from the crowd.

Work experience programmes are becoming increasingly popular because they enable you to improve:

• Your self-knowledge

• Your career planning

• The development of life skills essential in the world of work

Your level of English....

You need to provide us with a Curriculum Vitae/ letter of application in English and must have at least pre-intermediate (A2)* level of English to start.

We recommend you undertake an English language course before this programme, minimum of 1 week, depending on your level.

We can arrange Work Experience Placements in almost all vocational areas, throughout the U.K.

Most placements are situated in the South West of England.

These are just a few examples:

Business & Administration


International Trade / Commerce


Engineering & IT




Social Integration

Graphic Design

Arts & Media



The work experience placements should be taken in an area related to your studies or experience.

You should expect to work 5 days a week and approximately 38 hours per week. During your placement you will stay in homes that are within walking distance or a bus ride from work.

You may need to buy a weekly ticket (approximately £15.00).

During the work experience placement you will be monitored by the school and will also complete a portfolio signed by your supervisor.

*According to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages http://www.britishcouncil.org

email: info@totneseuropeanschool.co.uk 4 Birdwood Court, Totnes, TQ9 5SG Tel: 0044-(0)-1803-868123