We’re now recruiting for Student Placements!

Student Placements

If you’re a student and you want to gain some valuable work experience, why not take on a student placement?

As someone in a student placement you will be giving your time to support the work of our charity. During your placement you’ll get the chance to develop your skills, gain real-life work experience and make some great memories.

You will be based at one of our YHA sites, and you will get involved in all aspects of our hospitality business. Tasks could include anything from  helping on reception to event management!

This volunteering opportunity can provide valuable CV enhancement to help with further education and employment applications.
The opportunity is available across England and Wales.


  • You must be over 18 years of age
  • Ability to travel and live independently
  • Required to undertake a placement as part of your course
  • You must speak English to level B1 or above
  • Satisfactory references
  • You must be legally able to work in the UK

You can also find out more in our Student Placements 2016 guide (also available in French and German).

Our website and systems are changing

We are delighted to share the news with you that very soon we will be making some big changes to our website and systems.  As a result you will be able to browse all the Summer and Winter Weeks opportunities by hostel and by date and apply for them directly online.

As a result of this we will not be coordinating any further placements until the website goes live in the middle of May.  Please do check this web page for further details or email volunteers@yha.org.uk if you would like us to inform you of the go live date.