Work Experience Programme

Work Exp

Working in an English speaking environment is an excellent way to improve communication skills and develop fluency in the English language while, at the same time, enjoying the friendliness and hospitality of the Irish people.

SLS offer unpaid work experience placements for international students year round. This programme offers students an ideal opportunity to experience Irish life as well as improving their grasp of the English language. Placements are usually no less than 3 weeks.

When applying for a work placement participants should be aware that hours, days of work and dress code are at the discretion of the placement company.

In order to gain the most out of the work placement SLS advocate the participants commit themselves to the agreed period with the company and be prepared to work the hours required (working hours and other conditions of employment are agreed at the time of interview). All participants are expected to take their employment seriously and endeavour to be conscientious in every aspect of their job.

In line with government guidelines applications for this programme are currently on hold. Please check back for further updates or email

Dublin, Ireland

Year round programme (except Christmas).
Minimum duration 3 weeks

Age Group:
16 and over

Beginner (CEFR A2) to Advanced (CEFR C2)
Job level depends on level of English

SLS can arrange a full social programme for students

Areas of Work:

  • Hospitality
  • Legal
  • Web Design / IT
  • Administration
  • Restaurants/Café
  • Healthcare
  • Montessori
  • Childcare
  • Fashion Industry
  • Shop Assistant

Included  What’s Included

  • Host Family Accommodation – Full Board
  • Unpaid Work Experience
  • Support Services

Not included  Not Included

  • Flights
  • Private travel and medical insurance
  • Local transport costs