Study & Work in Bristol

English + Work Experience summer programme for 16 & 17 year olds

Study & Work in Bristol 

English + Work Experience is a 3-week programme offered to older international teenagers (16-17) attending the Clifton College Summer School. The programme combines General English classes in the mornings with work experience in local charity shops in the afternoons, giving participants the opportunity to practise their newly acquired language skills in an authentic work environment while gaining valuable hands-on experience in retail.

Programme Overview

  • 3 weeks of General English tuition (45 hours)
  • 3 weeks of work experience (33 hours)
  • campus accommodation in 1-4 bedded rooms
  • full-board
  • evening activity programme
  • weekend excursions
  • pastoral care
  • work experience supervision
  • Course Certificate and letter of recommendation

Programme Requirements

  • age range 16-17
  • B1 / IELTS 5.0 English level or higher
  • applications should be submitted at least 8 weeks prior to the program start date
  • Skype interview with Work Experience Manager
  • Standard Visitor visa for non-EU students

Programme Details

During a Skype interview with the Work Experience Manager, the applicants’ English level, motivation and suitability will be assessed. Successful applicants will begin on Day 1 with a written and oral English test followed by an orientation and introduction to their new colleagues and work environment. From Day 2 onwards they will follow the same timetable of 3.5 hours of General English classes every weekday morning and 3 hours of work experience every afternoon except for Thursdays when they will go on a half-day excursion with the summer school students to Bath, Cardiff and Weston-Super-Mare.

Classes, accommodation and all meals are provided at Clifton College which is only a short walk from the charity shops where the participants will be working. Every evening there are organised activities which participants can join and at the weekends they will go on excursions to London, Oxford and Portsmouth as well as guided visits to Bristol on Sundays. Upon successful completion of the 3-week programme, participants will receive a Course Certificate and letter of recommendation from their employer.

Programme Dates & Fees 2018

  • 10 July – 31 July
  • 24 July – 14 August
  • 31 July – 21 August
  • £3780

Clifton College

Guthrie Rd, Bristol BS8 3JH, UK