World Horizons UK

Contribute, thrive and challenge yourself

World Horizons offers a portfolio of placements suitable for individuals, couples, and families.

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Considering how to spend a long summer break? Wondering how you might use your skills during a gap in your career? Looking for a new challenge in retirement? Whatever your specific situation, we are committed to placing you with a team where you can flourish while giving of your best.

Join us and play an active role alongside one of our teams either in the UK or overseas. Our placements vary in length, ranging from two weeks to a year, and there are a variety of opportunities available to choose from. Those under eighteen are required to apply as part of a family group.

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The Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic continues to impact international travel; however, we are now able to receive enquiries and explore with you what placements may now be possible.

Your safety, the safety of our teams and those we serve is vital to us. As part of the application process, all applicants will need travel and medical insurance, and a standard background check. Applicants must contact their GP surgery to confirm the recommended vaccinations and medications for their placement destination and follow the medical advice given (unless exempt).

Applicants are also required to visit the website to regularly check the latest information on traveling overseas. All UK government travel advice for a chosen destination is to be taken into consideration when applying for a placement.

Please be aware that placements may require an enhanced satisfactory criminal background (DBS) and are subject to the acceptance of a local team

Students Course Placements

If you require a practical placement as part of your studies, either in the UK or overseas, we may be able to offer you a placement that fits the criteria you need. Whether you are looking to learn about a specific culture, study a foreign language, or use your vocational skills, we would love to discuss with you what might be possible. We can arrange course placements of up to one academic year in duration.

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If you are interested in doing a placement and would like to explore suitable options, contact us to find out more.

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Open Day

The ideal way to find out how we work as an organisation, where our teams are based and what we do, is to come and see. You’ll be able to meet individuals working with the arts, business as mission, refugees and asylum seekers.

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