Our work programme offers the opportunity of having paid work experience in Dublin. Working in the country is without a doubt the best way to improve your level of English quickly, getting to know the culture and Irish customs at the same time.
The programme combines work experience in a hotel or in another business, with a general English course of a minimum 4 weeks. The 20 lesson course per week serves to help the students to improve their level of English, working on the 4 main language skills, widening their grammatical knowledge, vocabulary and reinforcing speaking and communicating in an effective and fluent way.
The classes can be in the morning or afternoon, from 9:00 to 12:15 or from 13:45 to 17:00.
The paid work experience allows you to speak English every day, in a completely English speaking working context. Through daily practice within an Irish business, you will be able to test the language skills that you acquired in the English classes, and gain valuable work experience abroad.
The minimum wage in Ireland is 9,15€ per hour
The majority of the work is related to hotels, services or customer care.
An intermediate high level of English is required (B2) to have the guarantee of finding work straight away. The level of the participants will be evaluated through a Skype interview. On this occasion, we will establish if your level of English is enough to be successful in a work interview or if it is advisable to reserve more than 4 weeks of the course before starting the work experience.
For students that come from outside the EU, we offer the opportunity to combine the English course of 20 lessons per week with part-time work experience of 20 hours per week whilst doing the course, and increasing the timetable to 40 hours per week only during the summer holidays (from May to August) or the Christmas holidays (mid December to mid January).
The English course should be 6 months: 25 weeks
All non-EU students will have to do the IELTS exam at the end of the programme. This exam will give international recognition of the level of English, useful for any other academic or work experience in an English speaking country.
Doing the exam is required to comply with the established requirements for the student visa.