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8 ways to impress your supervisor

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8 ways to impress your supervisor

One of the aspects of the Internship Programme is that you will have a supervisor introducing you to your new workplace, teaching you the ropes and managing your development. But how do go about  making a good impression?

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The Internship Programme: A guide to communicating with people at work

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The Internship Programme: A guide to communicating with people at work

The Internship Programme makes it possible for vocational students in Europe to do an internship in London or Dublin as part of EU venture Erasmus+. One of the most common struggles our work experience students face upon arrival is understanding the importance of good communication. Perhaps you are one of them? To prepare for your challenging internship, we have put together ten communication guidelines that will help you make the most of your stay. 

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12 steps to your first day at work

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12 steps to your first day at work

During the Internship Programme, vocational students from all over Europe have the opportunity to gain work experience in a London or Dublin organisation. Our placements range from nurseries and care homes to travel agencies and IT businesses. Sounds amazing, right? But plenty of our students are also anxious and worried they might make a bad impression - I mean, who wouldn't? So we have put together a step-by-step guide to what your first day might look like and how you can make the most of it. 

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How to start a blog and boost your CV

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How to start a blog and boost your CV

As a young soon-to-be graduate, there are fun and creative ways in which you can boost your CV and learn about your industry outside of school. Blogging is one of the most visual and immediate ways in which you can showcase your passion and ambition. Here is a step-by-step guide to creating a successful blog.

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Student stories: 5 differences between British and Austrian child care

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Student stories: 5 differences between British and Austrian child care

Carina Machovicz, Vanessa Krainz and Denise Lienhard are three enthusiastic child care students who came to London with the Internship Programme in the beginning of this year. Here they recount their two week-long work experience period at Shepherds Bush Families Project & Children's Centre and Christchurch Kindergarten, Edgware. They attend BAKIP St. Christiana in the small town of Frohsdorf in eastern Austria. 

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How to write a creative CV in 7 steps

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How to write a creative CV in 7 steps

For young creative professionals, London is a dream destination. ADC College provides a limited amount of placements within media, but we have noticed that many CVs that we receive from students wanting to come to London for an internship, aren’t strong enough for us to obtain the placements the students are aiming for. Here's a list of advice for students who wish to obtain a placement within a coveted profile. 

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6 things you need to know about your host family

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6 things you need to know about your host family

The Work Experience Programme enables you to try life as a Londoner by living together with one of our host families. But what will it be like? Who are they? We've compiled a guide book that will explain the most common rules and features of our host families' homes and daily lives.  

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My top 10 nerdy things to do in London

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My top 10 nerdy things to do in London

Everyone's experience of London is unique. For Jessica Lindström, a tourism student from Design and Construction College in Sweden who traveled to London with Erasmus+ and the Internship Programme earlier this year, the city's main appeal was the fantasy attractions of the novels and comics which have influenced her over the years.  In this article she lists her top ten 'nerdy' attractions.

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7 reasons why British houses are so peculiar

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7 reasons why British houses are so peculiar

Every country has its own weird and wonderful ways that baffle visitors. The UK is no exception, its capital being particularly famous for having many housing quirks, due to the density of the population, prices and British culture. Here, our international team shares their favourite pet peeves and funniest stories from the adventure that is London housing.

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How to write a cover letter

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How to write a cover letter

To participate in The Work Experience Programme, students have to research their work placement organisation and write a student statement, or cover letter, compatible with UK standards. Here are a few tools, originally published by the National Careers Service, which will help students present themselves in the best possible way.

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How to write a CV

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How to write a CV

The Internship Programme requires students to write a CV compatible with UK standards, citing their education, previous work experience and skill-set. Here are a few tools, originally published by the National Careers Service, which will help you present your achievements in the best possible way.

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6 things I liked about living with a British family

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6 things I liked about living with a British family

Natalie is a German student who had the chance to come to London with the Internship Programme for a few weeks. While working in administration, she stayed with a family in Harrow, North West London, and by the sound of it she had no problem adapting to the peculiarities of British life! These are her impressions of her time with her hosts.

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I teach English to European students

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I teach English to European students

Mads Tailor teaches English for our Internship Progamme. With a background in accountancy and finance, she decided to combine her career with teaching and qualified as a Celta teacher in 2006. We asked her how a week of tailored English classes prepares students for work experience, boosting their confidence. Singing, apparently, is one way to overcome first day nerves.

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