Careers and Entrepreneurship

Insight schemes for first years

Find out how you can apply for an insight scheme in your first year

Virtual internships

Look out for virtual internships as a way to get experience:

  • Forage - free virtual internships provided by a variety of Fortune 500 companies, including in law, banking and more

Insight schemes are short-term opportunities that offer you the chance to experience what it's like to work in a corporate organisation. They usually run in the Easter or summer break. 

Search for insight opportunities

Check organisations' careers sites directly for opportunities, or use directories such as: 

Insight opportunities are most commonly available in the following sectors:

Finance, business and consulting 

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IT and Technology 

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  • Insight days and weeks eg. Metaswitch, Barclays, Deutsche Bank, KPMG, Financial Conduct Authority
  • Insight opportunities that aim to foster and promote social diversity eg. PwC's Women in Tech insight days, IT's not just for the boys!

Science and Engineering 

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Diversity insight days

Some employers and organisations offer insight days specifically for diverse students. Check our list of diversity opportunities to see what could be available in various sectors. Our listings aren't exhaustive, so it's always worth looking on employers' websites too.