Originating in the United States, the idea of the internship placement was to provide high flying students with work experience opportunities prior to or upon completion of their degree studies before they entered the workforce.
Today the Internship concept has been embraced by the European Union since it is universally accepted that internship programmes are an excellent educational experience for the student whilst providing a valuable contribution to the employer’s workforce. In Britain more and more firms are realising the benefits of accepting an intern.
Our interns come from EU countries, some have fluent English and others just a smattering: in any event your intern can contribute positively to your business.
This is where we come in. Internship In London will select the right intern for your company according to the information you provide on our application form.
Simply complete the form and we will contact you immediately to discuss your requirements.
Interns are available year round, although most seek placements between May and September. Most interns seek placements for between six weeks and six months.
No, there is no cost involved, our service is free to you and interns are not expecting to be paid, this is unpaid work experience, however companies do assist the intern in the form of a contribution to their travel expenses or a meals allowance or indeed a small bonus at the end of their stay.
1. There is no fee for providing an intern to a company.
2. The Company is expected to treat the intern in the same manner as it would its other employees (not including permanent staff's legal & statutory rights).
3. A mentor and/or supervisor should be appointed for the duration of the placement to help the intern fully engage with their job and related work tasks as successfully as possible. Regular monitoring should take place and the set tasks adjusted to suit the intern's ability when needed/if necessary (regarding experience, language skills etc). All tasks and related work projects should be as clearly explained to the student as possible.
4. The company should initiate intern training and induction to all its relevant company policies, rules, rights and obligations, along with suitable health and safety policy induction and guidance.
5. The company should inform the intern and Internship In London of their working hours and days, which may be altered from time to time, within reason, to suit the requirements of the company. Maximum working hours should not exceed 40 hours per week.
6. The company should issue a letter or certificate at the end of the intern's stay, confirming the intern's work placement and giving a summary of details of their performance.
7. An intern should carry out set tasks to the best of his or her ability. Should their performance be regularly considered insufficient or below the standard at which a company can make any use of them they are entitled to terminate the agreement. In this event the company should contact Internship In London before making such a decision to discuss possible options and possible ways forward. Internship In London will provide new student should one be required.
8. It is at the company's discretion to approve holiday and other special leave if any, requested by the intern.
9. Interns should usually be covered by the company insurance policy. Internship In London will be notified if this will not be the case.
10. It is at the company's discretion to pay for the intern's travel, lunch or any other expenses and they should notify Internship In London of this intent before the intern starts or if it ceases.
11. At the end of the stated period of internship the company may if they wish offer a paid or permanent job to an intern at which time this agreement and all obligations contained within it will cease.
12. The company must inform Internship In London of any major changes to the interns planned job description either in advance before arrival or during the internship, if they are made.
13. The company must inform Internship In London of any major changes to the status of the company or the intern's planned job description in advance. These include a change of location, office restructuring or expected insolvency.
14. Internship In London will represent the above terms as agreement on behalf of the company for the student intern.