About us


What makes our individual work placement programme so special? Quite simply, it is all about the individual.

The Tellus team work incredibly hard to ensure the requirements and aspirations of every one of our students and participants are matched perfectly with that of their prospective employer.

This is a chance to help them develop professional, personal and social skills that will stay them for life. That’s why we want to get the match absolutely right – first time!


In the same way we speak your language – we also like to think our track record speaks for itself too.

Choose the award winning Tellus Education Group and you choose a trusted and respected organisation which, for more than a decade, has been delivering some of the best educational and training opportunities available.

You will be one of more than 2,000 students we welcome to the UK every year who have enhanced their employability, improved their English language skills – and made many new friends too.

If you looking for a life enhancing experience – look no further than Tellus Education Group.

Tellus Education Group in International Media

During the 10 years of providing life changing opportunities through education and experience, Tellus Education Group and Meridian School of English have featured in: The Plymouth Herald, BBC Radio Devon, Grad MAG, Study Travel Magazine, Language Travel Magazine, Polish Gazeta Lubuska, Italian PROFESSIONI and many other Turkish, Polish, German and Italian newspapers and magazines.

24/7 Welfare and mentoring

It’s one of the most important aspects of what we do – ensuring that all our young people are not only in the most capable and experienced hands, they are in very safe hands too.

We recognise that for many of our European visitors this could be the first time they have visited another country and been apart from family and friends – away from everything that is familiar to them. Be assured, our dedicated team is always on hand to support them, continually monitoring their progress, mentoring, nurturing…showing that we care.

Whatever they need we can provide it 24/7; doing everything we can to make them feel at home.

99% happy students

We like happy people – so imagine how happy we were to discover that nearly all of students are just that!

More than happy with their overall experience, happy with their host family and the Tellus staff…It is just the sort of feedback we want to hear. After all, feedback is a vital part of what we do. It helps us to understand what we are doing well and where we might need to do better.

As you can see for yourself, the results of our latest feedback make great reading, but at Tellus we are never complacent. The mark of a great organisation is one that is always looking to improve its service.

It’s not just about having happy students now – it is about making certain they stay happy too.

  Yes No % KPIs
I had a good time 1073 2 99.5% 98%
I liked my host family 1050 27 97.4% 95%
My English improved
(Work Experience only)
405 10 98.3% 80%
My English improved
(ELT 3 weeks or less)
635 5 99.2% 90%
My English improved
(ELT more than 3 weeks)
25 1 96.2% 96%
I enjoyed my work placement 882 22 97.5% 90%
The staff were friendly and helpful     1073 3 99.5% 98%
I got the information and help I needed  1060 18 98.3% 98%
I would recommend this school 1062 16 98.5% 98%

Award winning

ST Star Awards Work Experience Provider winner in 2015 and 2012

In 2015 and 2012, Tellus Education Group was awarded Study Travel Magazine's Work Placement Provider of the Year award. ST Star Awards are among the most prestigious in the language travel industry.

Accredited by the British Council for the teaching of English

The British Council's accreditation is recognized all over the world over by students, agents and government officials as a clear mark of educational quality. The Accreditation UK scheme is the best guide to the country's English Language Centres, which are thoroughly inspected on a regular basis. The British Council are committed to encouraging the highest standards of education offered by independent colleges and provide prospective students with an clear guide to quality.

Member of the English UK

English UK is the world’s leading language teaching association with more than 450 members – all accredited by the British Council – including private language schools, educational trusts and charities and language centres in further education colleges and universities.

Member of the Plymouth Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PCCI)

Plymouth Chamber of Commerce & Industry (PCCI) is the third oldest Chamber in the UK. For nearly 200 years it has played an important role in Plymouth business life and provided a forum that its member companies can use to build and develop their businesses. Tellus Education Group is a proud member of the Chamber and a strong supporter of its events

Accredited agent of The University of Plymouth

The University of Plymouth is the largest university in the South West of England, with over 30,000 students and is one of the largest in the United Kingdom by total number of students. The main campus is in Plymouth, but the university has campuses and affiliated colleges all over South West England. Meridian/Tellus is an accredited agent of The University of Plymouth. We can help non-EU applicants gain entry for undergraduate and postgraduate studies

Our Portsmouth school is now registered as a Trinity College Testing Centre

Meridian School of English in Portsmouth is a Trinity Testing Centre and is classed as a testing ‘venue’ affiliated with our school in Plymouth.
This means we are an approved centre for the Trinity Graded Examination in Spoken English (GESE). Our exam centre no is 55706.
Trinity’s GESE exams test the English speaking and listening skills of people whose first language is not English. They focus on building motivation and confidence in using English and enable students to chart their progress from beginner to proficiency.
See the Graded Examinations in Spoken English (GESE) page on the Trinity website for more details.

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