2 month internship in London
Bingo! When Laura was looking for an internship in London she hit the Bull's eye: she not only was lucky enough to live in London for a while, she also got a paid internship! All in all an experience she doesn't want to miss.
My internship company, one of the "Best Small Companies to work for in the UK’
I did an internship for two months in an international leading recruitment company in London which is specialized on transferring management staff. My internship company accompanies corporations, as well as medium-sized companies on the way from developing the vacancy to a successful recruitment for the vacancy. Moreover, the clients will be supported individually during the entire application process. Also, the company scored high in the ranking of The Sunday Times 2015 in the category ‘Best Small Company to work for in the UK’ and offers great opportunities for career and further training.
My internship tasks
During my internship, I was responsible for the internal recruitment for the associated company in New York and guided potential candidates through the application procedures. Working in Waterloo at the London Eye, I often spent my lunch breaks with colleagues at the shore.
My tip: Every Monday, the ‘Slug and Lettuce’ offers lunch meals for half of the price.
As I worked for a company with mainly younger staff, it was easy for me getting acquainted/make friends with the British people. Some of my colleagues are now good friends and I am sure that we will meet again in the future.
London - A dreamlike city
With its countless markets, many sights, shopping opportunities, and parks, in London there is something for everyone: A walk from the Tower Bridge to Waterloo, drinking an English beer in one of the pubs or visiting impressive museums. London is known for the rain. However, I’ve made a different experience as there are many days with good weather. Yet it is advantageous taking an umbrella, in case you are caught in a rain shower.
My top insider tips:
On weekdays, you can view the street beneath you through a spectacular glass floor and experience London from a different perspective at a student price of 10€.
#Shopping in Camden Market
Here you can get everything - from H&M clothing to one of the best leather travel bag producer I know (Saturdays, on the left site of the market entry), as well as a huge food market which takes place every Saturday.
#Visit the Sky Garden
Enjoy one of the best views of the city in a garden atmosphere, you just have to reserve and book the tickets in advance. That is a great alternative to The Shard, as the entry to Sky Garden is for free. Just take some time and reserve a place in one of the restaurants to relax over a coffee or have dinner, but mind that this can get expensive.
#Bar Madison at St. Paul’s Cathedral
At the rooftop, wearing elegant clothes you can enjoy great drinks and an amazing view of St. Paul’s Cathedral. Moreover, on Sundays, you should visit the pub chain ‘Dirty Martini’ to make use of the special when everything is offered for half of the price.
#Save for your trip to London
A price of 900€, the rent for a small room in zone 2 is still considered cheap; for a mozzarella in the supermarket I had to pay 2€ depending on the exchange rates. But if you have the money, you can experience and unforgettable time in London.