UK Guardians

British Council For Teaching


"In the heart of the New forest and only minutes from the wonderful coastal beaches"

Are you looking for an Internship? Are you looking to gain work experience in the UK?

An ideal opportunity for those wishing to improve their job prospects and gain valuable work experience in the UK. UK Guardians are here to find you a placement in your preferred sector.

If you are an apprentice in your own country, or just looking to enhance your CV through a work placement after graduating, we can help you to visit and work in the UK to gain a work placement.

We enable trainees in basic vocational education and training to embark on an internship in the UK. We will find you a work placement (6 to 52 weeks) matching your chosen field and relevant experience or qualifications.

Where Will I Be Based in the UK?

UK Guardians are based on the South Coast in the heart of the New Forest within easy reach of the main towns of Bournemouth and Southampton You will benefit from a unique location and excellent local transport links, you will be just 90 minutes from London and Oxford, and minutes from Southampton and Bournemouth which are cosmopolitan towns with Bournemouth being a seaside town with 7 miles of white sandy beaches.

Where Will I Live?

UK Guardians will arrange one of our welcoming and friendly homestay families that are selected, inspected and monitored by our experienced team regularly, and all family members must pass a Disclosure and Barring Services (DBS) Police check.

Host families welcome you into their homes, making you a part of the family and helping you feel at home in the UK. English is spoken in the home and is an excellent way for you to practice your conversational English, and to learn about British culture and daily life.
You will have your own bedroom, use of electricity, gas and water and a family bathroom. Your host will provide you with Breakfast and evening meal daily and breakfast, lunch and evening meal at the weekends.

Your family may have a pet, which is very common in the UK. As part of the application process, we ask you to give us information about your preferences which will help us match you with the most suitable host family. All homestays will be arranged within easy reach of your work placement with a maximum travel journey of 30 minutes.

Where Will I Work?

We can arrange placements for you in your preferred sector.

Work Experience Students

We place students in many different sectors. Veterinary care, mechanics, nursing, IT and more. 

What are the benefits to you?

What we do for you

Are you eligible?

UK Guardians are here to support you through this exciting challenge and will ensure that you leave us having received the best experience.  Our Unpaid Work Program guarantees you WORK EXPERIENCE in your industry and prepares you to your future working life! You will also get references and a certificate that you can use for your future employment. Sometimes you will have the opportunity to be offered a paid job at the end of the placement.