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City Travel Review –

Gap project travel writing/researchers new positions 2012- Berlin, Edinburgh, Madrid.

City Travel Review attracts participants/candidates each year to take part within our study/working gap placement programmes. Participants are usually undergraduates, post graduates, working young people taking a short sabbatical or those taking a gap year before or after University. Participants come from all different backgrounds, with the following purpose to gain valuable diverse working experience, learn a language from scratch or improve on foreign language skills already acquired. (Berlin and Madrid programme only) Many participants wish to gain a new experience possibly changing career direction in order to move into creative/history/arts/culture/language/media/communication/PR/journalism/research/travel writing/reviewing,design, photography/fashion industries. Participants are selected and usually placed in peer groups that have members of the team with complementary skills. The guide project is a project designed to test at all levels and is designed as a gap experience to add to the CV/resume. The actual guide produced upon completion of the team working project is displayed as an E-Book which is usually published with an IBAN number available to download online or ordered as a book by the public.  Any profits made are kept solely by the participants themselves which always depend on the quality and how well the participants promote the guide after the programme. Participants are rewarded with bonuses in the form of project related activities, field trips, excursions, company visits and fun target related bonuses according to project deadlines being met.

Add to your CV/Resume or Portfolio:

You will attend German/Spanish language classes on a regular basis during the mornings (Berlin and Madrid programme only). During the afternoons participants gain and develop hands-on experience working as Travel Researchers/review journalists. Participants are thoroughly involved within the creative team, creating a professional tourist guide aimed at young people and students visiting the capital. Information gained in the language learning is incorporated within the guide. Participants design the whole guide from start to finish from layout, photos, graphics/design, proofreading, writing reviews/features for restaurants, bars, cafés, attractions/entertainment, city history, art and culture etc. Participants attend workshops and are aided by an experienced journalist & professional working team. Parts of the guide are often distributed as on-line resource, displayed over the years in many various different formats in exhibitions, Universities, Tourist information offices or article extracts are given to small and medium sized business’ to hand out as a free resource. Typical activities involve visiting local important business’, Government buildings, newspapers and magazines, media related buisness’ international manufacturing companies, breweries, trips to historical locations. (Depends on project chosen).  The work normally stays in circulation for a minimum of 1 year. So if you are looking to gain new skills or looking to get a step into a new career simultaneously working in another place while and gaining some new language skills to add to your CV or portfolio you can find more detailed information on our website.  All successful participants are given proof of participation of the programme if required including feedback from language classes and general team work on the project.

Key Requirements:

We select outgoing individuals who are able to demonstrate commitment, initiative, teamwork, good organisation and the ability to communicate effectively. They have the ability to work individually and within a team environment, are able to tackle new challenges, use their initiative and want to learn a new foreign language from scratch or sharpen knowledge already acquired (only Berlin & Madrid ) working within a creative team. In addition, skills in indesign/ photoshop/Quark are often desirable for those that wish to work on layout. You must be open and able to work to challenging deadlines within the vibrant capital city you are writing about.

How To Apply:

Please send us a detailed CV/Resume and an e-mail explaining which group you would like to join (Edinburgh, Berlin, Madrid) and exactly why you would like to be a travel writing research journalist within the team. In order to obtain an application form you must state which group you wish to join and duration.


Berlin May-Sept – 1 month , 2 months or 3 months available

Madrid spring and summer – 3 weeks in March, June and July, 2months June and July

Edinburgh Spring – 3 weeks in March

Note: We always have limited amount of places for all groups with a number of different project start dates. Please also note that a programme fee is involved in relation to accommodation, breakfast, airport pickups, language lessons, professional staff for project related activities/excursions, workshops etc… Costs vary depending on project and duration . (for a full list of what is included please request our project info schedule

Contact Information For All Groups:


Motion Placements Ltd

Company registered in Scotland

SC 33 51 52 – 350 Lanark Road West,

Currie, Midlothian, EH14 5RR