Intern Experiences at EC London

EC London takes in students from all over the world, but we also welcome international interns who come and train with us to gain crucial workplace experience. One success story comes from Hong Kong. Jane Lau trained with EC London junior school this summer and we loved having her here! I’ll let Jane tell you the story… ‘Hi, I’m Jane Lau. I am an Uni student majoring in Translation and I’m from Hong Kong. This summer, I interned in EC London for 2 months and mainly worked in Catford for the Junior Programme. That was one of the most incredible experiences in my life that I would like to share with everyone. This was the first time for me to work in an English-speaking and multi-ethnic environment. Before I came to UK for the internship, I was a bit nervous about working in a new environment. But my experience proves that my worry was unnecessary and I have learnt a lot through this internship. I had a really great time working with colleagues at Stukeley Street and in Catford Junior School. They are all very caring and nice. We worked as a team and we had a really good time working together. Though some tough things might happen, but it is nice that there is always someone who can share and support you. Having been working in a pure English environment, I find that now I’m more confident in speaking English, great thanks to my colleagues. Another thing that I found the nationality mix in my workplace provided me a precious opportunity to learn cooperating with people from different cultural background and exchange out ideas and thoughts. And of course, I have learned so many practical skills from the work place that were beyond what I expected. Thanks EC! I … Read more

We Are Sailing!

Beautiful bright sunshine and blue skies greeted the EC London team as we woke up early on Sunday 27th June ready for our mystery marine adventure! We met at the Docklands Sailing Club at 10:00am, donned our life jackets and jumped aboard our respective dinghies for a fun-packed morning of learning how to sail. There was some concern regarding the lack of wind but luckily there was just enough to keep us moving, albeit slowly! Perfect conditions for some of us first-timers. After the sailing we had a delicious bbq lunch followed a trip to the pub to watch England play Germany in the World Cup. Sadly the day didn’t end quite as well as most of us had hoped but our German intern Stephanie was very happy! Thanks from all of us to Bernard for organising yet another excellent staff teambuilding event.