International Student Placement Service Enabling International Trade

International Student Placement Service

International Student Placement Service 






The Chamber is delighted to be working in partnership with Chamber Patron, the European Student Placement Agency (ESPA) to offer this service.

It offers a fantastic platform to further your international links through the introduction of skilled international students, who bring a wealth of cultural and linguistic awareness into your organisation.

ESPA has been offering internships in the UK and Ireland for students for over 5 years now. They have a wealth of experience and wide network of contacts, offering internships abroad across a huge range of industry types in some of the UK and Ireland’s most thriving towns and cities.

ESPA provides six-month minimum work placements abroad for international undergraduates into corporate companies and SME’s throughout the UK and Ireland.

The students bring language and cultural skills, enthusiasm and a willingness to work abroad and can undertake a wide range of tasks from translation, market research to direct activity into target export markets. Othere benefits that can be gained by choosing an international student placement include:

  • An immediate "native-guide" and further research into new overseas and local markets
  • First-hand knowledge of the business culture and consumer attitudes of a relevant overseas markets
  • A solution to language barriers and international communication difficulties
  • A cost-effective and flexible solution to short-term staffing shortages allowing you to fill a position with a highly motivated member of staff
  • Eliminates the time and trouble of finding temporary workers with the right skills for short-term projects
  • Savings on both time and money in respect of training as ESPA students are well-trained young professionals who can contribute immediately to the success of your company

Student placement is a very cost-effective solution for would be and existing exporters and other businesses trading internationally to gain market knowledge, research target export markets, and approach prospects. Ideal for project-based work to prepare for market entry.

A range of information for students, businesses, and universities alike can be found at and a list of current placements on offer in the UK and Ireland is maintained too.

Whether you are a student or university looking for a relevant placement, or a business seeking to recruit a student please visit the ESPA's website by clicking here. 

If you prefer to contact directly, then do so by quoting 'East Midlands Chamber' and contacting :-

European Student Placement Agency 

Tel: +44 1225 430641

WhatsApp;  +44 7342 886980

Operating hours:

Mon-Thurs 09:00 – 17:00
Fri 09:00 – 16:00
UK Time

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