Voluntary Work Placements for Students in Ireland

Language Xchange Ireland offers groups of students an opportunity to improve their ‘Business English’ through our multi-tiered English Learning structure - a Work Experience Program.

This program is ideal for students looking for an Internship, work experience, work placement or Erasmus mobility in Ireland.

We match our clients studies & skills with a specific work placement, in a relevant Irish company, in line with Erasmus / PON / Movetia objectives.

Voluntary Work Placement programs are typically 2-12 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 12 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 Preparation Package prior to arriving in Ireland
  • Airport Transfers
  • Voluntary Work Placement / Work Experience
  • Irish Host Family accommodation 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 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 or 4 week place in Ireland.

Language Xchange Ireland Work Placement Options:

General Work Placements

Work Placements that can be picked by any student, within any type of EU course or school system.(B2 – level English mandatory)

Arts / Crafts & Administration


Bar work & catering


Coffee shop & catering

Marketing related & Administration (B2)

Construction & Maintenance related

Office & Administration (B2)

Crèche & Childcare

Restaurant, Service & Catering

Equestrian Farming


General Farming

Sports & Administration

General Hotel Work

Supermarkets (Food)

General Mechanical & Bicycle

Tourism related & Administration (B2)

Trade Work Placements

Work Placements that are reserved for students with TWO years study completed in the specific field or for students who have SIX months or more of direct work experience in this field and in a similar work environment.

Aircraft Maintenance (Trade)

Logistics / Warehousing (Trade)

Beautician (Trade)

Metal Fabricator/Engineering (Trade) **

Carpenter (Trade)

Nursing (Trade)

Chef (Trade)

Plumbing & Maintenance (Trade)

Construction (Trade)

Robotics (Trade) *

Decorator (Trade)

Sign Writing (Trade) * (B2)

Dental Nurse (Trade) **

Stone Mason / Block Layer (Trade)

Electrical (Trade)

Upholster (Trade) *

Graphic Designer (Trade) * (B2)

Vehicle Mechanic (Trade)

Hair Dresser (Trade)

Vehicle Panel work & spraying (Trade)

Information Technology (Trade) ** (B2)

Waiting Service (Trade)

* These work placements are limited to approximately #3 students per group.

** These work placements are limited to approximately #4-6 students per group. Greater numbers of students looking for these difficult to source preferences, will result in multiple locations used to meet project targets. These placements are limited to max 6 weeks program duration.

(B2) – Mandatory English level / Level II e-learning targets – 75% of theses companies want their student to bring their own Lap Top to their company – to allow for GDRP compliance. Schools should bring 2 Lap tops /#10 students in these categories.

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!

Location for your next mobility program: choose Ireland for 2023 & '24.

Partner Company: choose Language Xchange Ireland.

Essential numbers: OID No. E10117110.

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