Do An Internship in England | Intern Jobs

England in general and London, in particular, have traditionally been fertile ground for students and young professionals looking for their first experience abroad. Legal framework, health insurance… What is essential to know before doing an internship in England?

WHY DO AN INTERNSHIP IN ENGLAND?

As long as your written and spoken English is of an acceptable level, a brief foray across the Channel can be very profitable on a curriculum vitae: with an unemployment rate currently at the lowest for more than 40 years, England is the ideal hunting ground for all students or young graduates looking for a professional internship.

The renowned flexibility of the local job market, the presence of many very large international multinational companies, and certain centers of excellence such as the financial heart of the City fully justify the choice of an internship in England … Without even mentioning the opportunity to work seriously on Shakespeare’s language at the same time.

FIND AN INTERNSHIP IN ENGLAND BY YOURSELF

The best way to find a good internship in England is still to scan the specialized sites of job offers and internships, and especially to go far in advance of the planned date of your stay: if the offers are numerous, the interested candidates are just as numerous and are sometimes ready to travel half the planet, which makes the competition stiff.

The best-known sites include Prospect UK, The Graduate, or Studentjob.uk.It is generally appreciated to send application letters accompanied by a CV, especially if you are looking for an opportunity in a very specific company or sector.

USE A PLACEMENT AGENCY

In London and in England there are many “placement” agencies which, for a commission, serve as intermediaries between the future intern and the companies looking for a candidate. Some agencies, particularly renowned, maintain a long-standing collaboration with the largest companies in the country and constitute an ideal springboard to obtain the internship of your dreams.

Intern: what remuneration?

Internships in England, when remunerated, give the right to a minimum wage which varies according to age and which is the same as for traditional employment.

 – Trainee under 18: £ 4.20 per hour.

 – Trainee aged 18 to 20: £ 5.90 per hour.

 – Trainee aged 21 and over: £ 7.38 per hour.

INTERNSHIP IN ENGLAND: WHAT REGULATIONS?

The status of “trainee”, strictly speaking, does not exist in England. Depending on the case, the student will be considered a ‘worker’ classic ( worker ), an “employee” ( employee ), or finally a “volunteer” ( volunteer ). The first two statutes automatically entitle you to remuneration, but not the last.

Note that internships carried out within the framework of a higher education course, if they are of a duration of less than one year, are not normally remunerated, except specific initiative of the host company.

WHAT INSURANCE FOR AN INTERNSHIP IN ENGLAND?

Completing an internship in England is an excellent experience for starting or completing a professional career. In any case, do not leave without good insurance by your side.

WHAT COVERAGE IN THE EVENT OF A HEALTH PROBLEM?

Although it is a neighboring country, never underestimate the cost of care and medical consultations outside of France.

Please note, however: the CEAM is limited to the public health structures of the National Health Service (NHS), known for their congestion, and will only provide you with partial reimbursement for care.

 In addition, taking out appropriate insurance is essential. The Allianz Travel Youth insurance dedicated to young people under the age of 31 who are doing an internship abroad notably includes cover for medical and hospital expenses of up to € 500,000. This insurance also provides for the organization and support of a repatriation or the care of one of your parents if you are hospitalized on site for example.

 

In addition to the health-related aspects, it is also important to be able to benefit from suitable cover if you cause accidental damage to a third party and / or to your accommodation on site by checking that your insurance contract also includes civil liability cover. private in particular.Similarly, it may prove useful in the event of a problem on the spot to be able to benefit from legal assistance.

Completing an internship in England is an excellent experience for starting or completing a professional career. In any case, do not leave without good insurance by your side.

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