CV, Cover letter, Interview training
Need help with your CV, cover letter or interview technique?
Even if you don’t join us for your placement or internship, we can help you develop your CV, cover letter and interview technique to help you succeed.
How can we help you?
To stand any chance of getting an interview, it’s vital to make a good first impression and that means your CV and cover letter must be excellent.
We read hundreds of CV’s and covering letters every month and we partner with over 400 host companies around the world which host our interns for placements and internships. So we know what makes the difference between a potential employer contacting you for interview and deleting your details forever!
But getting an interview is only half the story – many people are rejected after interviews because they make mistakes that could have been avoided with some help.
To ensure you’ve got the best chance of securing your perfect placement, why not invest £50 in your future with our CV and interview service.
The services below are automatically included for all interns on our programmes. We also offer them as stand-alone packages so you can benefit from our help and assistance developing your CV, covering letter and interview technique even if you don’t do an internship with us.
What we offer
We’ll do two things:
- Help you improve your CV and Cover Letter to ensure you’re more likely to get interviews
- Help improve your interview technique
You have a choice of services.
You can choose from one of the following three options:
CV and Cover letter: £
Interview technique: £
CV, Cover letter & Interview technique: £
You can either choose to live with a local Australian family or in your own rented apartment. Some interns like the home comforts and support of a host family, especially while they’re settling into life in Australia. Other people prefer the independence of living in their own apartment or sharing with other interns. We can give advice about both options.
Orientations & Staff support
You will receive an orientation on arrival and ongoing support from our in-country representatives in Sydney.
Our UK staff will be in frequent contact with you before your trip while we make all the arrangements for your placement in Australia. They will also keep in touch with you throughout your trip and are always available to talk and give advice and support on Skype, Whatsapp or by email.
If you join as part of your degree we will also communicate directly with your university Placement Office or Employability Office when necessary.
Costs and Inclusions
It’s important to be clear what you’ll pay and receive in return.
We charge a £195 registration fee to ensure your commitment to the programme. This is 100% refundable if we can’t arrange a suitable placement. For your bespoke Australia business placement, you will pay a Placement Fee of £1,195.
In addition to that you should budget for flights, visa, insurance, accommodation & food. Most students receive a monthly stipend which helps towards the cost of your accommodation & food and it’s fine to do your placement 4 days a week if you want to get a part-time job on the side to earn some extra cash 1 or 2 days a week.
If you would like advice on the best flights then we are happy to provide a quote. We will also assist you with your visa application.
Some universities provide insurance on a university insurance policy so it’s worth checking before buying your own.
Placement Year International arranges and pays for pre-departure support and support and advice throughout your stay in Australia, as well as 24-7 emergency assistance.
We have hospitality placements available with prestigious global hotel brands and many other businesses.
“I wanted to personally thank you for all the help you've given me the last few months, and for allowing me to have this fantastic opportunity.”
Jason Billam - Plymouth University
"Thank you very much for everything, you found the internship I really wanted."
Gabriela Arevalo, Swiss Hotel Management School (SHMS)
“I arrived at the Sheraton hotel and there are no words to describe how amazing this place is and how well they treat me. I hope my work here makes up for the good treatment I get!”
Alex Smarsch - Oxford Brookes University
"I would really like to thank you for being so involved in finding my internship. It was a great thing to discover your program."
Marko Djukic - Switzerland
“I have always wanted to travel with my work, and experience different cultures and lifestyles. China is now a place with so much to offer due to its phenomenal growth in the last few decades.”
Jason Billam - Plymouth University