An outstanding opportunity for Scottish S6 language students: spend a week working in a dynamic languages business in Glasgow.
Radio Lingua is a leading publisher of language resources including the award-winning Coffee Break French, German, Italian, Spanish and Chinese courses and the High Five courses for primary. Through our podcasts and strong presence on social media we strive to provide a high quality learning experience for a worldwide community of learners, delivering over 2.5 million language lessons every month. Our team is based in Glasgow and we work with a local and remote team of native speakers and teachers to produce our resources.
As part of our outreach programme we are delighted to offer a work experience opportunity to students currently in S6. This will take place from Monday 21st to Friday 25th October 2019 and aims to allow young people with an interest in languages first hand experience of a dynamic workplace where languages are used on a daily basis. There will be a total of six places available.
Before submitting an application, pupils must ensure they meet the following criteria:
- must currently be in S6.
- must be intending to study a language at university after leaving school.
- must have successfully passed at least one Higher in a language in S5.
- must live within one hour’s commuting distance from our Glasgow city centre offices and will be responsible for making their own way to and from the office for a 9:30 start and 4:30 finish each day.
- must have permission from school to be out of school for the duration of this five-day programme.
Interested students should complete the application form below by Friday 27 September.
Applications for 2019 have now closed.
What kind of tasks would I be involved in?
Students participating in the work experience week will undertake a range of tasks and be involved in content production, recording, assisting with live broadcasts, writing for different purposes and social media.
Will I be shadowing one person?
No, we aim to give you the opportunity to meet with as many people on the team as possible and we hope this enables you to see how languages are a key part of our day-to-day working.
Do I have to attend every day?
Yes. We have developed a programme which will involve different tasks on each of the five days and will allow you to build a range of skills. Each day builds on what went before, so it is important that you are able to attend every day. Please make sure that you have the permission of your school to be involved in this experience.
what are you looking for in a successful candidate?
First and foremost, we want you to be able to convey a passion for languages and the opportunities that speaking other languages can provide. We want you to be an excellent communicator and be able to work well as part of a team. We value an open-minded attitude, a thirst for learning and a willingness to show initiative and a develop new skills.
DO I HAVE TO LIVE IN GLASGOW TO ATTEND?
Not at all. The Work Experience opportunity is open to anyone who can be in our Glasgow office from 9:30am until 4:30pm each day, so as long as you can reasonably get to Glasgow for a 9:30am start then you are free to apply.
How can I best prepare my application?
First of all, make sure you’ve watched the video on this page. We would also expect you to have done some research: get to know our company and what we do; have a listen to some of our podcasts, watch some of the videos on our YouTube channel, and read some of the articles on our site. You can also follow us on social media – links below.