Securing a paid internship or work placement is a great way to gain relevant work experience and skills to boost your personal development and your CV.
|Network Rail - Industrial Placements||Nationwide||£17,000 + benefits|
|Fidelity Internships||London, South East||Competitive + benefits|
|PageGroup Summer Paid Internship||Nationwide||£350 per week + benefits|
|PageGroup Term-Time Paid Internship||Nationwide||£9 per hour|
|Thales - Engineering Internship Programme||Nationwide||£17,000 pro rata|
|GIST - HR Industrial Placement||South East, Nationwide||Competitive + benefits + Bonus|
|Financial Conduct Authority - Summer Internship||London||Competitive|
|GIST - Consulting Industrial Placement||South East||£17,000 + benefits + Bonus|
|GIST - Operations Industrial Placement||South East, Nationwide||£17,000 + benefits + Bonus|
|bumpPR - Trainee PR Exec (1 year contract)||London||£16,000|
What are they and why should I get one?
An internship will help you to make valuable industry contacts and ultimately to find out if that type of job is right for you in the longer term. It will also give you a head start over less experienced applicants when applying for full time graduate jobs and given the stiff competition out there now that can be a significant advantage.
Many of these schemes are targeted at first or second years and so you need to start searching and applying for the roles early. You should also bear in mind that there are relatively few vacancies for the number of graduates out there so the competition is tough – the earlier you start to think about them the better.
It’s all in the name
Student Internships and work placements are also marketed under many different guises, some of which we have included below with a brief explanation. Essentially they vary only slightly but you should read each job description carefully before applying to make sure you are clear about what it entails:
So to get your head start look at the roles in the box above, find one you like and Apply!
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