Voluntary Work Placements for Students in Ireland

Language Xchange Ireland offers groups of students an opportunity to improve their ‘Business English’ through our structured, multi-tiered English Learning Programs. For programs with a Voluntary Work Placement component, students' skills and interests are matched with a local company or business - known as a Voluntary Work Placement Provider.

Voluntary Work Placement programs are typically 2 weeks duration and provide student groups with an opportunity to gain international business experience, improve English language skills and enhance life skills through the experience of participating in a Voluntary Work Placement, living with an Irish family and attending social and cultural events and activities. This program is most suited to teenagers aged 17 years upwards on arrival to Ireland.

Voluntary Work Placements can be for a duration of up to 4 weeks on request. Please see our 'Internship' information for work placements longer than 4 weeks.

Voluntary Work Placement programs consist of five core elements:

- Free 45 hrs E-Learning Package prior to arriving in Ireland
- Voluntary Work Placement
- Irish Host Family for duration of stay in Ireland
- Access to local social events
- A Cultural Tour
Programme travel and transfers are included.

Your Voluntary Work Placement will be from Monday to Friday each week with fully organised cultural tours every second weekend along with mid week social evenings! There is a very large choice of work environments to choose from. LXI don't just sell English Learning Programs, we deliver a truly Irish experience, which helps you learn English and have fun doing so!

Immerse your self in an Irish workplace for two weeks and stay with a host family. Develop your "ear" for English with our pre & post program e-Learning package. For further details contact our managing Director at:- training@confurey.ie - and book your 2 or 3 week place in Ireland.

Work Placements previously sourced for participants:

Hospitality - Reception & front office, Bar work, Restaurant, Accommodation, Sales & Marketing or Gym
Retail - Clothing Stores, Furniture Stores, Supermarkets, On-line Sales, Hardware Stores or Artisian Markets.
Sport & Administration - Gyms or Fitness Centres.
Farming - Equestrian Centres, Diary Farms, Mixed Farms, or Pet shops.
Nursing - Nursing homes, Physiotherapy Clinics or Creches.
Office / Administration - Small Businesses, Solicitors Offices, Accountants Offices, Retail Offices, Tourism Office, Kitchen & Tile Companies, Politicians Office, or Art Galleries.
Catering - Hotel & Restaurant chef positions, Waiting in cafes and restuarants, Food Producers or Bar & Food premises.
Trades - Painting & Decorating work, Mechanical Garage work, Hairdressing, Beautician work, Electrical work, Plumbing work, Carpentry work, Landscaping work, Web design, Social Media Marketing, Video production & Advertising or Database entry.

You tell us what you are interested in doing and the skills set you have to match that role; and we will try our best to source a work placement for you in Ireland.

Students develop confidence speaking English in a business environment,
expand their vocabulary and learn business terminology.

A warm welcome and friendly Irish hospitality are a cornerstone of our services
and a strong feature of the Voluntary Work Placement program experience!