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.
Denise Anderson is a pleasure to work with. She immediately understands your needs and gets on with the job. She has found us some very good work placements of all kinds from charity shops, chain stores (like Boots, WHSmith's) to florists and pottery workshops, trying her best to match students to the most suitable positions. We have had no organisational problems, always receiving the work placement and host family information at the established times and when changes have had to be made, or problems followed up, things have always gone smoothly.
Workplacements UK have organised the experience for us both in London and St Albans, and Denise is always ready to help find the best solutions for us, even when we propose something new. It is reassuring to know that we can rely on Denise and Workplacements UK to do a good job.