Find out about internship opportunities for first-year undergraduate students.

Insight schemes for first-year students

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

Search for insight opportunities

You can check organisations’ careers sites directly for opportunities, or use directories such as: 

Some employers and organisations also offer insight days specifically for diverse students such as EDI (programmes, insights and resources for diverse students, including the I Accelerator programme). In partnership with Ambitious About Autism, we are supporting the Employ Autism campaign to increase employment opportunities for autistic students and graduates. Find out more about paid internships for autistic students and recent graduates.

Insight opportunities are most commonly available in the following sectors.

Banking, finance, business and consulting work experience

Look at insight days and spring weeks at places like EY, PwC, Barclays, KPMG, and Deloitte.

Diversity schemes include:

Law work experience


IT and technology work experience

Take a look at:

  • insight days and weeks at organisations like Metaswitch, Barclays, Deutsche Bank, KPMG, Financial Conduct Authority
  • insight opportunities that aim to foster and promote social diversity for example, IT’s not just for the boys!

Science and engineering work experience


Further help and advice

If you need careers advice you can book an appointment with one of our career consultants via CareerHub. 

You can:

  • visit the Student Centre Welcome desk, 8.30am-5pm, Monday-Friday
  • call 01273 075700, 9am-4.30pm, Monday-Friday.

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