Guaranteed internship placement with Internship In London!
No other company in the UK guarantees an internship placement to EU students. Internship In London is working with 1400 companies who take interns through Internship In London. Please read the following information on our internship programme:
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To be eligible for an Internship In London placement, you must fulfil the following criteria:
Internship In London require the following documents to organise your placement:
Internship in London offers internship placement in the following sectors:
Internship In London offers many other more specific internship placement areas, if you wish to make sure that we can offer an internship in your desired sector please contact us first. For a more detailed list of internship offered click here.
University projects / requirements:
If you are required to carry out an internship project for your university qualifications and you are under a lot of pressure regarding this, we have good news for you! All the students that we placed have completed their assignment with success, each student each time, 100% success!
You will need to send the assignment to us, we will inform the company and they will help you in completing what is necessary. Whilst it may not feel easy to you (as you have your university asking this and that) many students have carried out this process successfully before, so companies know what they need to do (many of the managers have done the same for their university).
We will be happy to talk to your university co-ordinator to explain to them the procedures and tasks, as well to send them contacts to insure that the internship placement offered by us is accepted by your university. All documents that need to be signed before or during placement will be signed in time, projects that you need to do for your university will be done. We have experience with university requirements for placement and we always fulfill programme and university requirements making each and every single student complete their internship placement with success and approval from their university!
Internship In London works with 1400 companies who take internship students. The size and profiles of these companies vary enormously, some of them are small companies with a few employees and others are larger ones with hundreds or thousands; so we often get asked ‘where is it best for me to do my internship placement'?
It really depends on what are you looking for. Smaller companies usually include interns in all activities of company, you will have contact with everyone from the administrator to the company director. You will be able to get a wide range of experience on all aspects of company life and their products. Usually smaller companies are more personal with students.
Larger companies usually have a standard procedure in place so you will have a taste of how it is to work in a big company. You will however not necessarily have contact with senior staff or even all departments, mainly just with your supervisor. The job will be more structured and you are more limited with regards to working across the company, as you mainly you work in one department. A smaller company with more learning opportunities or a larger one for a taste of corporate company procedures; it’s your choice!
Internship In London works with companies who are placed throughout London, however most of them are in the City of London, Central London or Canary Wharf– the three main business areas. Some companies of specific profiles ( logistic, transport, airlines) are placed outside London’s city centre.
As an internship student you will be treated in the same manner as the other employees.
A mentor and/or supervisor will be appointed for the duration of internship placement to help you to fully engage with your internship and related work tasks as successfully as possible.
Regular monitoring will take place and the set tasks adjusted to suit your ability when needed/if necessary (experience, language skills etc). All tasks and related work projects will be as clearly explained.
The company will initiate training and induction to all its relevant company policies, rules, rights and obligations, along with suitable health and safety policy induction and guidance.
The company will inform you through us, Internship in London, of your working hours and days, which may be altered from time to time, within reason, to suit the requirements of the company. Maximum working hours will not normally exceed 40 hours per week.
The company will issue a letter or certificate at the end of your internship, confirming your internship placement and giving a summary of details of your performance.
The company will normally help you with any university tasks and project that student need to do as part of internship placement.
Throughout the internship placement you should be positive, flexible and willing to learn. You must be punctual, presentable and professional and follow the same code of conduct as other company employees.
It is expected that you will use your time in the company effectively to show initiative, enthusiasm and commitment to completion of the work tasks and project given for the duration of the internship placement.
You should observe any reasonable requirement of your employer, particularly concerning any instruction given, dress code and rules of the work place.
You must be at work on time and adhere to the normal working hours as given by the supervisor.
You must not abuse the facilities in the host company. Unauthorised personal telephone calls, incoming or outgoing, are not allowed unless specified otherwise.
You must undertake your internship placement as if you were a permanent employee, maintaining a professional work ethic and performing the tasks given in a business-like manner.
You should not only comply with all the tasks requested by company, but should also try to use initiative. If you do not understand what is being asked then before undertaking the task further clarification or assistance should be asked from the supervisor.
All interns should look after all interests of the host company and exercise the greatest discretion regarding facts and information that become part of your knowledge during the internship placement. You must not, in any manner whatsoever, disclose to any unauthorised person any documents or information.
You should not during your internship placement maintain any professional connections with third parties which could create a conflict of interest or the appearance of a conflict of interest.
All interns should carry out set tasks to the best of his or her ability.
After submitting the application form and paying the 10% deposit you will be contacted by our placement manager from Internship In London who will discuss your requirements. At this point you will need to provide your CV (curriculum vitae) and motivation letter by e-mail within 48 hours of submitting your application. You will receive an e-mail with instructions of how to do/improve your CV and motivation letter to make a better impression with any potential company representative.
Internship In London will then see if the company that you have selected is interested in offering you an internship placement. If that company is unable to offer you an internship, Internship In London will offer the most appropriate company in the same field to you. Internship In London will be sending your documentation, communicating with companies on your behalf, sorting things out and getting a clear idea of the expected tasks. As Internship In London is an experienced specialist with many companies in our network, all this work we do on your behalf saves you time and makes your internship placement guaranteed!
Once a company is interested in your profile, the company may want to speak to you by phone. The purpose of the phone interview can be to get more certainty about your skill set, to see how you would fit in the team or just to introduce them to you. This is your time to make a ‘good first impression’, so try and make the most of it.
You must do preparation by researching relevant info about the company via the web, do some interview rehearsals with friends, etc. The invitation to the phone interview we sent to you by email, so it is important you check your e-mail frequently and respond immediately. The least we expect from you is that you are accessible by phone and that you react to e-mails within 24 hours.
If the company is still willing to offer you an internship placement after the phone interview and you are satisfied with the offer, we will send a placement contract.
In some cases it occurs that a company is willing to take you on, without interviewing you by phone. It is common practice that certain parts of business activity is reserved for interns. This means that if the company is confident that your profile is sufficient and they can offer what you are looking for they are ready to offer an internship placement. In those cases any intern will receive the company offer without any interview as both we and the company are confident that this position suits your requirements and skills.
If you do not need to have an interview we will simply send you information about the interested company and a short internship job description. If you are not satisfied with the offer, we will continue searching for a suitable internship placement. This will occur up to a maximum of three internship offers. Note that we cannot offer different internship placement offers simultaneously, so students must accept the one that feels right, if a student intern refuses an internship placement from a company, the company will not re-offer an internship placement if the intern changes his/her mind after. Interns are strongly advised that if the first one feels ‘right’ to be decisive and take that internship opportunity as it will not come back!
The official confirmation of placement – placement contract -will be sent to you on behalf of the company, outlining the company details, internship job description, the companies and your obligations. At this point a full invoice will be issued for the internship placement to you along with any other services ordered and this must then be paid in full immediately.
It’s very important you are on time on your first day at your internship placement, to do so we advise you to visit the location before your first day just to see where it is and to know how to get there. Remember- punctuality is very important in the UK.
Make sure you introduce yourself on arrival and try to smile, the first impression is very important! The first few days will be quite slow, as you will need time to adjust yourself.
The last day is equally important, you will need to do your tasks as you would on any other day, some companies will prepare a small surprise for you on the last day, so make sure you go to work on the last day and that you ask for a letter & references from your manager. We can also provide an ‘internship certificate’ as well, just ask us.
All internship placements are unpaid, however some companies will assist you with local travel cost, or lunch cost & some companies may give you other benefits. This is at the discretion of the company and it is not guaranteed.
During your communication with the company before starting your internship placement, you should not ask for the company to contribute any of the expenses, your best chance is to wait to start your internship placement first.
A company may inform you of benefits before starting your internship or they may wait to see how you perform. In any case the company will spend a lot of resources on training you and developing your skills, this is best form of payment that you can get!
Occasionally problems can occur during your internship, if so you must contact us before taking any action. We have many years of experience in placing students in internship programmes and we will be willing to listen, carefully evaluate the situation and advise you on how to resolve it. One problem that can arise is if the intern is very capable but has a low level of English understanding, so communication with the company staff is difficult and hence the intern cannot be given complicated tasks, which can be frustrating for all involved. If your English isn’t fluent, to avoid this and to have a better internship placement, we do advise you to consider taking a few weeks English Language classes before starting your internship.
Another usual problem is an unrealistic expectation. When an intern has their first internship placement they should not expect lots of responsibility in a short period of time, companies will be willing to give you more tasks, more complicated and challenging ones if you prove to them in the first place that you can do basic tasks and that you are capable and willing to learn.
As with any job, when you start a new one you need a few weeks just to settle in, so you must give yourself at least first 2 weeks at first to understand the company, your colleagues and your tasks well before you can actually do more complex tasks. Remember they need to trust their business in your hands - and this takes a little time!
If you need a replacement company for genuine reasons one will be provided in the shortest possible time, usually within 2 weeks.