Do I need a visa for a STAGES work experience?

If you come from an EU-member country or Switzerland, you do not need a visa or work permit. However if you come from a non EU country this programme is open only to students with the appropriate sponsorship. Please ask for details.

What level does my English language need to be?

Minimum level to start a work experience through STAGES is Intermediate. Upper Intermediate or higher is preferred.

What type of accommodation should I choose?

Staying with an English host family is a great way to save money and to learn more about everyday life in Britain, as well as to improve your English language skills.   House sharing is also an option, but we would recommend staying with a host family until you feel settled in Brighton and your work placement.

How much does travel cost in Brighton?

See www.brighton-hove.gov.uk and www.buses.co.uk for travel details. Also see national rail & national express web sites for additional information.

Will there be an interview?

Possibly. Some companies like to meet students prior to the start of the internship. If you are in the UK this can be organised face-to-face, and if you are not in the country, a telephone interview will be arranged. Whatever the situation, STAGES will organise everything.

How should I prepare for my first day at my work placement company?

STAGES will send you an information pack with details of your placement company We can answer any questions you may have but we would strongly recommend familiarising yourself with the company's website and the Internet to find out about your work experience company, as well as the services they offer.

What hours will I work? 

Usually 9am – 5.30pm , Monday to Friday.

What if I have problems at my work placement company?

All the companies we work with have been checked and approved. The STAGES team will remain in touch with you during your placement and you can telephone or e-mail us if you have any questions or just want to have a chat!

Will someone meet me at the airport?

Stages can arrange a personal pickup/drop off service. Prices vary according to the arrival airport.

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