Mind Work Experience Competition

Mind Work Experience Competition

Win two weeks' work experience in London

London calling! Are you studying English as a foreign language and over 18? Are you looking for a work experience opportunity abroad to kick-start your career? Or perhaps you're interested in trying a different field of work?

Enter our Mind Work Experience Competition for the chance to win two week’s work experience at Macmillan Education’s London office.

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About the competition

Whether you’re learning English to broaden your career prospects or looking to take the first steps towards an international career, having language skills can be hugely valuable in terms of employability.

By bridging the gap between the classroom and the workplace, general English courses like the Mind series and Open Mind help you to develop your language skills alongside the life skills you need to succeed.

To help support you in this, this year Macmillan Education are offering you the opportunity for a two-week work experience placement in our London office. As a leading educational publisher, work experience at Macmillan Education will give you insight into a variety of roles across publishing: from the Editorial processes in developing a course like Mind to the Marketing and Sales operations that promote it in an international business.

*Download the Open Mind and Mind series competition posters for British and American English versions of the competition details below.

Open Mind poster  Mind series poster


Entering the competition

Read the entry criteria and our short guide on how to apply. The competition is open to all students aged over 18 studying general English, regardless of whether you study with the Mind series and Open Mind courses or not.

How to enter

  1. Prepare an up-to-date CV (resume)
    Prepare an up-to-date CV (maximum two pages) and covering letter (maximum one page) stating why you would be a suitable candidate and why you wish to win the two weeks’ work experience in London.

  3. Prepare a presentation
    Using PowerPoint or Prezi, prepare a presentation on the following topic:

    How has education changed in the past ten years and how do you see it changing in the next ten years?

    Use presenter’s notes and research the topic, giving full references where applicable. Your presentation should consist of 6-10 slides and be 7-10 minutes in duration when delivered.

  4. Entry deadline
    Email your CV, covering letter and presentation before the competition closing date of 30 November 2016 to mindcompetition@macmillan.com. Please ensure that you have read and comply with the full terms and conditions of the competition before entering.

    Read terms and conditions

Judging and shortlisting process

Our panel of judges will choose the best 15 entries to attend an online interview between 5 January and 31 January 2017, at which the shortlisted applicants will be asked to deliver their presentation to the interviewers.

Following the interview and presentation, the interviewers will select the three applicants who performed the best as winners of our first prize and three runners-up. All winners and runners-up will be contacted by 6 February 2017.


The prize

First prize: Three winners will be awarded a two-week work experience placement at the Macmillan Education offices in London. Return economy class flights, accommodation, travel and subsistence allowance will be included in the prize.

The work experience prize will take place over two consecutive weeks in Spring 2017.

Runner-up prize: Three runners-up will win online coaching sessions with a business coach.

The online coaching sessions will take place in Spring 2017.