Student Placements with PGL

PGL have got a great opportunity for you. Each year we place hundreds of university students for a minimum of 8 weeks. Gain valuable working experience and industry knowledge whist ensuring our guests have the time of their lives.

PGL is very proud to be considered one of the largest providers of Work Placements in the outdoor sector. PGL offers a unique Work Placement opportunity for anyone wanting to gain valuable experience across a number of different industries. PGL offer Work Placement students a unique window into the Outdoor/Travel Industry.You will gain tangible experience in a supportive environment that will allow you to expand your skills, and build your confidence, by using them in practical situations. You will receive an authentic working experience working day-to-day alongside our employees, sharing best practice.

We aim to give you an unforgettable Work Placement which is not only beneficial to your development but fun at the same time. With Work Placements with PGL, there’s no need to find accommodation in a new town, pay for utilities bills etc. PGL takes care of all of this. We offer a great package for all work placement students which includes free accommodation and meals, plus a generous allowance. We’ll also provide transport to resort from a UK departure point if working overseas, and much more.

Student Placements


Find your perfect work placement

PGL offer students Work Placements across a number of areas...

French Language Work Placements 

Apply your French language skills to a business environment. Live and work at one of our beautiful Chateaus in the north of France immersing yourself in French culture. From leading groups around historic and cultural sites to being the point of contact for translation we have a number of different opportunities to complement your work placement goals.

Hospitality Work Placements

Hospitality is central to PGL's success. From first class housekeeping to efficient and effective retail outlets, PGL's hospitality operation is fast paced, complex and a rewarding environment to be part of. We have opportunities to join us on a work placement across both retail, housekeeping or a mix of both.   


Outdoor Work Placements

At the heart of the PGL product our Activity Instructors and Field Studies Instructors offer an unforgettable outdoor experience to our guests. This is your chance to gain valuable experience with a market leading outdoor company. Use your work placement to gain practical experience of working with children, improve your delivery and mentoring skills and even pick up some extra outdoor qualifications.   

Catering Work Placements

Kick start a career in catering with a PGL Work Placement. You will gain practical experience in one of our many catering operations through out the UK. Our busy catering operations feed hundreds of guests a week and provide the ideal environment to gain excellent catering experience whilst honing your all round catering skills.

What next?

Arranging your student placement couldn't be easier.

To apply for your PGL Work Placement, please email and Louise will guide you through the simple process. 

Any Queries?

If you have any queries or need any further information about student work placements or what roles we can offer then please contact Louise at

Key Facts


  • we are the employer of choice within the outdoor activity industry
  • over 400,000 guests visit a PGL centre every year
  • we have been providing activity holidays since 1957 (more than 60 years)
  • we have the most competitive staff package