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- Immersive business workshop
- Career coaching and support
- Curated calendar of professional networking events
- Curated online courses and tools
- CV support
- Beyond Academy Certificate of Excellence
- Thriving local community
- Comprehensive 24/7 local support
- Welcome dinner
- Bi-Weekly community dinner
- Local events and day trips
- A bustling social calendar of exciting events
- Farewell dinner to celebrate program completion
- Visa support
- Airport transport on arrival
- Beyond welcome bag
- SIM card (on request)
- Accommodation (optional)
Learn better. Travel further. Dream bigger.
Ready to dive into one of the worlds most multicultural and exciting cities with our Internships in London? A city immersed in history, mesmerizing buildings span the city – the Tower of London, British Museum are those most recognizable. But a stroll down most streets will have you drawn to the architecture and imagining the events that may have occurred years before. London is full of innovation, one of Europes largest startup hubs. It is big on business, with industries across finance, marketing, and fashion, to name a few.
We’ll design your London Internship Program so it has the perfect elements for your career success. From selecting the right internship for you from our network of host companies, to workshops and coaching that will give you the skills and insights to flourish during your internship and beyond. It is available in 18 industries, with start dates every month, and durations from 1-6 months.
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- A guaranteed professional internship in your chosen industry. Gain insights into local business practice and CV- boosting skills and experience.
- A carefully designed career development program, including 1-to-1professional coaching, immersive business workshop, CV support, curated online courses, plus invites to exclusive networking events.
- A bustling social calendar including day trip to Cambridge, West-end theatre night, East London street food tour, biweekly dinners, and many more exciting events.
- A thriving local community of fellow interns led by our local Community Team offering 24/7 support.
- Welcome orientation, airport transport on arrival, local SIM, Beyond goodies bag, farewell dinner, and much more
Response from Beyond Academy
Thank you for your feedback. We have reached out to you personally to resolve your concerns on the points that you have brought up, and also to share on how we are continuously working on improvements to our program for future cohorts. Separately and for the benefit of other prospective interns who are currently doing their research on internship programs abroad, we would like to be given the chance to share our views as well.
We do indeed offer a standard payment plan and checking back on our records you did pay according to schedule. How it works is first, a 10% deposit is due on program enrollment. Next, 45% is due 1 month after the deposit payment. Finally, 45% is due 1 month after the internship role confirmation. More information on this is available on our website at https://beyondacademy.com/payment-plans/.
Our role-matching process is designed to focus on the strengths and background of each individual candidate. Instead of having interns try out for multiple roles, we take care in understanding what interns are hoping to achieve from this internship experience, then find interns a role and company that we consider most suitable for them. This adds a human element to the role-matching process which we see to be very valuable. Occasionally we may source for multiple roles where we feel necessary, or if the role does not align with the student’s preferences.
By subscribing to our program, we give interns access to a premium version of Novoresume which has many more features than the free version and has received great feedback from many of our interns. The Beyond online portal is also available to interns and it has great material on how to build a CV well. Many students have benefitted from these platforms and our Role Success Team is also there to offer more support if a CV needs more work before the interviews.
As for the organized events, our goal is to help interns build an international network with like-minded people and to take part in local activities. This is one way that we have differentiated our programs to stand out from others, and also the reason why many interns choose us as their partner for an internship abroad. Generally, we organize 2 to 3 outings per week and this can range from movie nights, shopping excursions, visiting a museum and more. While we also involve interns in the outings we plan to ensure there is something for everyone, we understand that everyone may have different preferences. Nevertheless, we highly recommend interns to take part in the outings as much as possible in order to meet and network with other interns who have joined the program on different dates.
With regards to your comment about not getting money back if you can’t attend an event, the only time this would happen are for larger excursions where we need to book in advance and make a full payment upfront. In such cases we do always inform interns that if they agree to go we are unable to accept cancellations after the booking is made, which we believe is a reasonable request. We hope you can understand that our event program is a mix of included excursions and a range of optional events that happen every week.
Telecom providers in South Korea have a rather rigid process for the application of long-term SIM cards. While we could have offered a quick solution with a short-term tourist SIM card, this would have been very costly for you and would not have been able to cover your internship period. The best way currently to do this is to apply for the SIM card in advance prior to departure from your home country. Our Community Team will make it a point to remind interns on this so that the SIM card can be delivered to your accommodation in time for your arrival if the application is done within the recommended time frame.
Regarding our program prices, they are very much in line with industry standards and in fact we are cheaper than most of the other main providers in the industry. The costs we charge not only goes toward running the program on-ground, but also to the various teams working behind the scenes to ensure that we always have someone responsible for you every step of the way from application till your program is complete. We urge prospective interns to look at the cost in its entirety, through the valuable and unique learning experiences we bring to you.
Finally, every internship experience is unique and dependent on several factors, including the seasonality of role availability, the educational background and experience of the candidate and the nature of the role and its tasks to name the least. We do in fact conduct due diligence checks on all companies before we place interns. In the event that the internship does not meet expectations, we are on standby to provide any support needed in finding a solution, whether that is talking with the host company or looking for a new placement under certain circumstances if the program timeline and visa may allow for it.
Beyond Academy is an ethical company and all of our team members work hard in order to make the program possible for each intern. Though we are equally disappointed that the experience fell short of your expectations, we will keep working to improve our programs for the future and hope that you have had many positive takeaways nonetheless. We wish you all the best for the next steps in your education and career!
The Beyond Academy Team