Despite global economic doom and gloom, Australia seems to be one of the only places on earth where things are stable! A strong labour market Down Under means jobs are easier to come by, and as a result it's the perfect destination for graduates and students looking to gain practical experience and professional workplace training.
Our internships will give you just that, and will help you to get your foot in the door by offering the chance to gain practical experience in highly regarded businesses across Australia.
Whatever your field of expertise or training, whether you are a recent graduate or still studying we’ll set you set up and ready to gain experience alongside Australian professionals. The internship programme can be tailored to individual needs, taking into account your educational background and career goals/aspirations. Internships run for 8 to 12 weeks and you’ll get a specially developed training plan before you leave. In Australia you’ll have a mentor who will guide you through your placement to ensure you get the most from your experience.
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We have strong partnerships with hundreds multinational, national, and local host companies all over Australia so we are well placed to offer quality internships that will help you to take the next step in developing your career.
We have Internship coordinators located in each city providing you with support along the way to ensure you get the most out of your experience.
Upon completion of your placement you will not only have a wealth of experience in specific field, but also a great CV that will give an edge in a competitive job market. What’s more, many graduates gain employment within a matter of weeks of completing their internship.
Internship Placement experiences can be considered in other industries depending on location and availability. Contact us today and we'll talk you through how to get started.
Please note: You must be enrolled on a university degree course, or be a recent graduate in the same or similar field of study to the Internship field you apply for.
The most common types of internships include:
Engineering- The Australian economy is booming off the back of the mining industry giving rise to the need to engineers in all disciplines. The companies we are partnered with offer excellent training to lay the foundations for essential practical skills that will be invaluable throughout your career. There is even the potential to remain in Australia to gain paid work in the industry.
Accounting- As Accounting is a key function within all businesses we have a wide range of placements available in the Accounting and Finance industries. Whether you prefer to gain experience in a small or large business our Placement Coordinators in Australia will find the right match to kick start your career.
IT- Placements are available in a wide range of IT specialties. From coding to networking, system development to process efficiencies we will place you within a business that will give you the practical experience that will suitably complement your education.
Human Resources - Human Resources is one of the fastest growing industries in Australia. Many companies are offering excellent opportunities for recent graduates in this discipline to train and gain practical experience in a professional environment.
Marketing- Contribute to developing and carrying out marketing strategies in a wide range of businesses through several outlets including; Social Media broadcast, printing and distribution, events, communication planning and much more.
Business Administration – This multifaceted discipline plays a pivotal role in all bussinesses and you can gain valuable hands on experience by completing an internship in this area with one of our many host companies.
When you apply we will tailor a training program that will complement your education, training requirements and career ambitions. Your host company will then assign you a mentor, someone within the business, who will work with you throughout your internship. All of our internships are mutually beneficial to both you and the host company and the training schedule will give you exposure to many sides of the business field you work in.
Internships are based all over Australia, but typically in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane are the most popular locations. Participants are asked to be flexible on the location of the placement. We will endeavour to place you in your preferred location but do ask you to choose 3 locations when you apply.
When you first arrive into your city your personal mentor will meet you at the airport. They will take you to your accommodation where you will have a chance to settle in over the weekend to get used to your surroundings.
This is also a great opportunity to meet with others taking part in the programme in your location.
Induction and orientation
On Monday morning you will have a full and detailed induction session with our team. You will recieve details on how to get to our offices, and the time of your induction before you leave for Australia.
The induction gives you an overview of:
• What to expect from your internship experience
• The resources and support services available during your stay
• Australian workplace culture
• How to get your head around Australian culture and, in particular the slang!
• What it's like to live and work in Australia and what to expect
Host Company Introduction
After your induction session our Placement Coordinator will take you to visit your host company either on the morning you start your placement, of in the days running up to your placement should you wish to arrive early.
Host Company Supervisor /Mentor
Within your host company you will be allocated a supervisor/ mentor who is experienced in your chosen profession. They will be your main contact throughout your stay, although our team are always available should you have any questions.
So you've met your mentor, now it's time to meet the team! Throughout your placement you will have numerous opportunities to network with other industry professionals both on a business and social level and your mentor will introduce you to those you will be working with over the next few months.
Initial Check In
Our team will contact you to see how they’ve settled in typically during the first or second week of your placement.
Our Placement Coordinators will conduct a midway review with both you and the host company supervisor. To ensure all aspects of the internship are going well.
Our team will conduct an end review at the offices as a debrief to discuss your experience. Here you will receive your Certificate for successful completion.
Note: Participants are asked to remain flexible throughout the placement as the roles and priorities may change according to the business needs during the time you are there. The placements are designed to challenge you and at times you will need to take initiative on tasks you are involved with.
Of course all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, or so the saying goes. Throughout your time in Australia you will have weekends free to explore.
Whichever location you are based there's loads to see and do to make the most of your Australian Experience.
Here's a few ideas on trips and tours to get you started...
Our first intake for the Internship programme is July so please apply at least 3 months before you plan to depart.
Step 1: Registration
In order to register we will ask for the following details, along with a deposit payment of £195 plus 10% of the programme fee. We will then proceed with matching you with the companies that best suits your requirements and preferences set out in your application. We will require the following.
• A completed application form (provided upon deposit payment)
• Current CV /resume detailing your work and study history
• Current passport sized photo
• Cover letter outlining your key objectives you plan to achieve during your Internship
• One professional and one personal reference
• Academic transcripts/qualifications
• A copy of photo page of your passport
Note: If your internship is part of your university course, and requires accreditation we also request a letter from your tutor supporting your application for an internship.
Step 2: Telephone/Skype interview with our Internship Coordinator (within 5 days of receiving your application)
Once we have your application pack we will contact you to arrange an informal interview with our internship coordinator who will be your main contact before you leave for Australia.
Once the interview is finished we will begin contacting the host companies that best suits your requirements.
Step 3: Accepting the placement
We will send you a formal offer letter for you to sign, along with a clear summary of the types of roles you will be involved with during your internship.
Step 4: Interview with your host company
Your internship coordinator will arrange a date and time for an interview with your host company.
Step 5: Payment of full program fees and sign placement description and agreement
At this stage we will help you to organise a suitable visa to enable you to work in Australia. Visa applications are straight forward and take around 2-4 weeks to obtain.
Info Packs include a full itinerary, country guides and travel advice on visas, money, insurance and the local weather. By filling in your details you'll also be kept updated on all the latest news, offers and stories on this particular trip. Happy reading!
The minimum age on these programmes is 18, the maximum age is 30.
Please note that accommodation is not included in the price of the internship as the costs of renting houses or appartments vary according to the city your internship is located.
Many participants on this programme choose to live in a comfortable homestay while you are completing your program in Australia. This is the most cost effective form of accommodation and a great option as you will make Australian friends faster, meet students and travellers from around the world and develop an understanding of the Australian culture. We work with over 5000 families throughout Australia. You will stay with a family close to your place of work. In larger cities this will be a maximum of 1 hour commute, although this is rare.
The homestay accommodation option includes:
A fully furnished bedroom inclusive of a study desk, a chair and a lamp. All gas, electricity and water services are supplied at no extra cost. Bed linen, towels, toilet paper and soap are to be supplied by the host family.
The costs for homestay accommodation are as follows...
Homestay with meals- 4 weeks: £999 (for those who would like to get settled before finding alternative accommodation)
Meals are not included unless you request to live with a homestay with meals.
Typically our participants budget approx. 500 – 1500 AUD$ per month for other living costs e.g. food, public transport, entertainment etc.
This trip is ideal for those who are keen to learn and expand thier knowledge and experience within their industry. This is a practical programme that is designed to give you the best experience possible.
As an intern you will need to be flexible and proactive to get the most of your placement. Our placement consultants will guide you through the placement and continuously monitor your progress to ensure your learning goals are met.
Throughout your programmes you will have the support and guidance of the programme co-ordinator and team. You will be provided with competent assistance and help with any questions or advice you may need during your stay.
You will be assigned a personal travel advisor who will co-ordinate your programme with you. Feel free to contact them at any time before you go, or when you are on your travels.
In addition, you will have access to a 24 hour emergency contact number so you can contact one of our UK staff at any time should you need to.