Our school – Berufliche Schulen Altoetting – started working with Work Placements UK in 2010. Even though our schedule was very tight Work Placements UK was able to provide work placements and lovely host families for our 16 vocational students.

Finding suitable companies was a challenge because our students are being trained as chemical laboratory assistants, chefs, hotel managers, hair dressers and office administration assistants. Work Placements UK met this challenge to our utmost satisfaction. Using individual telephone interviews and students' CVs Work Placements UK arranged appropriate placements for every student.

We received all the necessary information about the companies and the host families well in advance so that our students had a chance to obtain information on the companies and to contact their host families.

Each student got a Certificate of Work Experience as well as a reference letter from the employer on completion of the placement.

We were absolutely satisfied with the work Work Placements UK did and have therefore decided to work with them on a permanent basis.

English Department
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I wanted to write you before your mail but with the start of the school and everything I got really busy.

I really loved the month spent in St. Albans, it passed really quickly! Both of the families that hosted me where very kind and gentle, they were always available for helping me with all that I needed and all I asked. The working placement was lovely too, the shop was very nice like the customers that came in every day and like the owners and workmates, there was always something to do and I never got bored.

St. Albans is a beautiful town with beautiful people, I really had a great time.

Thank you very much for making me do such a great experience!

Many thanks

My first experience of working with Work Placements UK was in June 2010. I took a small group of Italian students to St.Albans where they worked in local retail outlets and were hosted by local families. The experience was so successful that I repeated it again this year. In my opinion this is an exceptional opportunity for our students. The agency director, Denise, is efficient and extremely helpful, supportive and understanding. I would definitely recommend this agency and above all that it enables us to offer our students a unique and very special time abroad that they will remember for a long time.
Margaret Mower

ISIS Gramsci-Keynes, Prato, Italy

Generally we had a really amazing and lively time in the UK. All of us enjoyed that journey, although it wasn't easy all the time speaking and understanding the whole day english. But that was a good challenge and experience. Especially we had a great time in London, beautiful amazing city with so much things to see. We felt really impressed.

Too bad, that we only had the weekends to visit London, but there were so much things to see, it was really stressful We especially loved the incredibly open-minded and helpful people in the UK. Anytime and anywhere we felt welcome. That's different to Germany

All in all we thank you a lot that we could take part of that project.

Thank you very much.

Kind regards from everyone


Our school, IISS Alessandro Volta, Bagno a Ripoli, Florence, gives the 4th year students of 17/18 years of age the opportunity to spend 3 weeks on Work Placement in England to give them a 'real life' experience in another country and help them improve their English language skills. When we started this project, we looked for someone to help us organise this experience. We needed someone to find work placements and host families and give assistance during the students' time in London, as well as getting them a reference letter and an evaluation from the workplaces. Luckily, we found Workplacements UK and that is what they do for us. We have now been working successfully with them for at least seven years.

Read more: Irene Simpson →

I work for AFBB, a stately recognized vocational school situated in Berlin, Germany. We train apprentices aged between 17 and 25 in various fields of administrative professions. A four week work experience in the UK is one part of their internationally orientated qualifications.

Being Head of English Department and German Work Placement Organizer, it was my job to find a reliable partner who could guarantee quality placements in England. We have successfully worked with UK Work Placements since 2009, our students being offered demanding jobs with interesting tasks in the activity fields they had asked for.

It also feels good to know that our students are well-accommodated in nice host families and are in good hands from arrival to departure. Work Placements UK is definitely a professional partner if you want to hand over responsibilities. 

AFBB Berlin ( the link is to a review of our services )

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