Who we are

Established in 2005, Professionals UK have provided work experience placements for over 8,000 STUDENTS from 30 COUNTRIES with 900 COMPANIES across the UK in over 50 SECTORS.

Professionals UK focus on unpaid professional placements, assisting international students in improving their English skills and gaining work experience in their chosen field.  Our schools, agents and partners find that providing a placement service enhances their portfolio and this growing demand has led us to expand our internship opportunities to 10 different UK cities.

Professionals UK is delighted to work with international students to create opportunities for them to improve their English language skills, develop their cultural understanding, gain international work experience and improve their job prospects in the future.

Please note that we do not provide placements for UK students.

meet the team

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Karen Bowring Professionals UK


Managing Director

Graduated in “Geography and Political Science”, TEFL Teacher and Director of Studies, Marketing Manager and Principal of central London EFL accredited schools. Had import business between Brazil and UK. Lived in Greece and Brazil.

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Julie Critten Professionals UK


UK Placement Manager

CELTA qualified teacher with over 15 years teaching experience. Director of Studies in Spain for 4 years. Has travelled extensively and lived in Spain, Italy, Mexico, Guatemala and Australia.

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Bella Cranmore Professionals UK


Business Development Director

Over 10 years account management, customer service and digital marketing experience. Well travelled, having lived in Oman, The Netherlands, Scotland and Australia.

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Caron Guffogg Professionals UK


Regional Placements Manager

Regional Placements Manager, Has worked as Corporate Company secretary, lived in Netherlands for 10 years.

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Jonathan Perham professionals UK


Finance Director

Experience of working in the financial industry for over 30 years. Has travelled extensively across the world.

Alyson Mackay professionals UK


UK placement officer

English teacher in Madrid after leaving college then over 30 years experience in business development/sales in a number of sectors including hospitality.finance & telecoms.

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