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UK Internships 2015

Overview
Finding a good graduate job is hard at the best of times - with so many people going to university, competition for places is greater than ever before. But there is a way to give yourself an edge over others, and to give yourself the best chance of securing a job and gaining valuable work experience, and that's by doing an Internship. Please note - most of the programmes require you to be studying at a UK university and be eligible to work in the UK, as well as having an outstanding academic record.

An internship usually takes the form of a vacation work placement - usually between 4-10 weeks over the summer. You gain an insight into how the company works and if you make a good impression, you stand a great chance of being offered a graduate placement. We have outlined a few of the best internship schemes below, both London internships and internships around the country. There is a huge range of work placement options from actuarial internships to investment banking intern programmes in London and right across the UK. Programmes tend to open for applications in September - October but application deadline dates vary so we have given details for each for 2014 below. For longer internships, look at industrial placements.
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PwC

Professional Services

Internship

Deadline: Deadline: Various from October-June

Experience work and life at PWC for 6 weeks from the end of June in each of the main lines of service - Assurance and Business Advisory Service, Tax and Legal Services and Actuarial or in Corporate Finance and Recovery or the Strategy Group.

KPMG

Professional Services

Internship

Deadline: Rolling, so apply early

Easter Internships, Summer vacation placements, as well as 1 year business placements all available. Recruiting hundreds of interns every year, KPMG is one of the biggest and most prestigious firms to work for.

Grant Thornton

Accountancy

Summer Internship

Deadline: Rolling

Summer internships in a range of areas - and locations throughout the UK. Specific focus on Public Sector Audit Summer Internships, which are still available this year. Apply now!

Selex ES

Automotive

Summer Internship

Deadline: Various

Exciting opportunity to complete 13 week summer internship with a major electronics defence supplier. A range of Summer Placements are available for students - for those studying towards a science, engineering, business-related or humanities degree.

Bank of America

Banking

Internship

Deadline: 12th December

9 week summer programmes offered in their Global Markets, Investment Banking, Investment Management, Research and Technology divisions in London. Over 75% of graduate jobs at Merrill Lynch in 2002 were filled by those who had participated in an internship so this is definitely a great way into the company. Pay is also described as competitive.

Bank of England

Banking

Summer Internship

Deadline: 11th November

Paid 6-8 week summer internship working on an individual research project aligned to real-life issues within the Bank.

Barclays

Banking

Summer Internship

Deadline: 5th January

9 week summer internships in numerous parts of the business including risk, operations, finance, technology and HR. Extensive training offered before and during the internships.

Credit Suisse

Banking

Internship

Deadline: Various from 17th Nov - 1st Mar

With Internships in Investment banking, Securities and IT, you will be given an outstanding exposure to the business and an opportunity to experience the work CSFB does in the global market. Summer Analyst programmes run for 10 to 12 weeks.

Deutsche Bank

Banking

Internship

Deadline: 14th December

The Summer Internship Programme is a fantastic opportunity for you to get a feel for what it's like to work for a global leader in investment banking. You will be provided with copious amounts of training as well as a multitude of exciting opportunities. Top performers can expect full-time offers at the end of the program. 9 to 10 Weeks.

The Financial Conduct Authority

Banking / Finance

Summer Internship

Deadline: Ongoing

10 week Summer Internships programmes where you get to complete real business tasks, gain valuable industry experience and be exposed to diverse areas of the industry. A unique opportunity to lead projects and work alongside senior leaders.

Goldman Sachs

Banking

Internship

Deadline: 1st December

Each division provides interns with a 10 week comprehensive professional and educational summer experience - whether on sales and trading floors, amidst the noise and excitement of the markets, or at the heart of the biggest deals in investment banking.

HSBC

Banking

Internship

Deadline: 31st January

A chance to experience the realities at first hand. Diversity is central to the brand and there is a huge variety of opportunities with either the Summer Intern programme, or the Fellowship programme. 10 Week Programme

Lloyds Banking Group

Banking

Summer IT Internship

Deadline: Rolling

This 10 week internship will give you a unique insight into what it is like to work in Group IT - and what it's like to work with the technology required to run one of the largest financial services organisations in the world.

Mitsubishi UFJ Securities International Plc

Banking

Internship

Deadline: 4th January

8-10 week summer internship programmes run within the Technology, Risk & Product Control areas of the Business, where you will be able to get hands on experience and develop your knowledge and skills. It is an outstanding opportunity to gain experience and exposure, and to help you make an informed decision about future career paths.

Morgan Stanley

Banking

Internship

Deadline: 14th December

Aims to provide you with a thorough overview of the industry, and an opportunity to match your own values with the firm's values. Presenting you with the challenges and opportunities you can expect from a career with Morgan Stanley, you will experience the excitement that a career in finance can offer.

RBS

Banking

Summer Internships

Deadline: 31st March

Summer internships in numerous parts of the business - and currently have vacancies in Finance and Group Internal Audit. Vacancies are UK wide, and the deadline is coming up soon, so apply quickly! Internships range from one week up to the whole summer, and will show you how different areas of the bank work.

UBS Warburg

Banking

Internship

Deadline: 29th December

Experience the culture and gain an insight into the workings of the most powerful two-person firm in the world. This is an opportunity to get hands-on experience and develop your professional skills.

Centrica

Energy

Summer Placements

Deadline: 30th March

10 week paid summer internship available across the UK (with local accommodation provided free) in a range of business areas including Marketing. Finance, Human Resources, IT, Supply Chain, Engineering and Customer Operations.

Lazard

Finance

Summer Internships

Deadline: 17th November

Lazard is the world's leading independent financial advisor to business, government and investing institutions. They are active in many of the global markets' most impactful transactions. There is a good reason the brand inspires trust and respect the world over - their people.

Procter & Gamble

FMCG

Internship

Deadline: Various

A number of summer internships and 12 month industrical placements are available in a variety of departments from Marketing to HR and R&D.

GCHQ

Government

Summer Internships

Deadline: End of October

Paid 11 week summer internships available for maths or technology students in Cheltenham at GCHQ - one of the UK's intelligence agencies. Train with some of the brightest minds in the UK!

Government Economic Service

Government

Internship

Deadline: February

6-12 week programmes. As a student you would provide support to professional economists dealing with a range of issues affecting government policy.

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Government

Internship

Deadline: Unknown

4 week programme for undergraduates in their penultimate year of university who are either female, or anyone studying hard languages or economics.

Barclays

Investment Banking

Internship

Deadline: 5th January

There are a range of different internship opportunities for students and they most commonly take place over the summer and last about ten weeks. They are available at both Analyst and Associate level. An internship or placement may lead to an offer of permanent employment on successful completion of your degree.

BNP Paribas

Investment Banking

Internship

Deadline: 31st December

10 week programmes aimed at offering students valuable work experience to help them make an informed choice when applying for graduate positions in the future. Work experience in the financial sector is ideal - but not a pre-requisite.

Citigroup

Investment Banking

Internship

Deadline: Rolling, so apply early. Open in September

10-12 week summer internship programme, starting with an induction to Citigroup with Summer Analysts joining Equities, Fixed Income, Global Transaction Services and Technology.

JP Morgan Chase

Investment Banking

Internships

Deadline: Various between November 24th - January 19th

The European Internship Program offers a challenging internship in one of their European locations. You will gain real business experience in a leading international company and you will have the chance to work with great people.

SEO London

Investment Banking

Internship

Deadline: 11th November

Towards the goal of diversifying the finance industry, SEO London offers training, mentoring and 10 week paid internships at leading investment banks in the City of London. Based on this support, more than 80% of eligible SEO interns have received full time job offers from sponsor banks following their internships.

IBM

IT

Mostly Placements

Deadline: 31st December

IBM offer a range of placements, with the Business and Technology placements still currently open. Generally there are 12-month placement opportunities in business, finance, human resources, information technology, marketing and software development. And an exciting 12-week summer internship program where you'll work on high profile projects for their clients.

Allen Overy

Law

Internship

Deadline: 18th January

Have 3 week placements offering you the chance to work with the lawyers and participate in a wide range of training and social events designed to give you an insight into the company and the work they do.

ICI (Akzonobel)

Manufacturing

Internship

Deadline: Various depending on programme

The internships offer you a great opportunity to gain valuable experience in your chosen field and develop the skills to provide you with an advantage in the graduate job market. In addition, outstanding interns who perform well are offered the chance to join the European Graduate Development Programme on completion of their studies.

AstraZeneca

Pharmaceuticals

Internship

Deadline: Various

Lots of temporary and contract work available. 1 year sandwich course placements as well as summer internship programmes now availabe across multiple disciplines.

Accenture

Professional Services

Internship

Deadline: Rolling, so apply early. Open in September

8 week Summer Vacation schemes for penultimate year students, schemes for GAP year students, and for A-level students.

Deloitte

Professional Services

Internship

Deadline: Rolling, so apply early

A summer vacation scheme to give unique exposure to Deloitte. Students predominantly recruited into Assurance and Advisory Group but possibility of other options. Scheme runs for between 1 and 7 weeks and may lead to a graduate career.

EY

Professional Services

Internship

Deadline: Ongoing

6 week internships available in most of the business units - including Audit and Assurance and Corporate Finance. The internship will introduce you to the workings of the company and may lead to an offer of a permanent graduate position. The position has a competitive salary.

FCA

Regulator

Internship

Deadline: Unknown

7-9 week programmes. These positions give students the opportunity to see our work first hand and to decide whether to apply to us during their final year for a position on our Graduate Development Programme, which starts in October of each year.

Enterprise rent-a-car

Retail

Internships & Placements

Deadline: Ongoing

Start your placement when you want and where you want! Flexible internships available at 400 offices across the UK at any time of year on a full or part time basis. You'll learn about marketing, sales, customer service, business management and more. Enterprise like to promote from within so invest heavily in their internship programme.

Tesco

Retail

Summer Internships

Deadline: 1st December

6-10 week summer internships available across the business from HR and IT to merchandising, food science, store design, supply chain and finance. Get your teeth into business projects and benefit from leadership training.

BT

Telecommunications

Internship

Deadline: Various

Summer internships in Business Management and Technology, or year in industry placements in Technology.

Philips

Telecommunications

Internship

Deadline: Various

Undergraduate placement opportunities across the business. Lots of possibilities and places.

Telefonica / O2

Telecommunications

Summer Internship

Deadline: 10th November

Telefonica offer Summer Internship and Industrial Placements in Marketing, Sales, HR, Operations, IT and Business and Retail. With a new approach to hiring students and graduates, Talentum aims to take on 100 undergraduates over the next 12 months

Walt Disney World Resort

Catering / Hospitality / Leisure

Summer Internship

Deadline: Varies up to April depending on segment

Spend a summer in the world-famous Walt Disney World Theme Parks and Resorts in Florida on the J1 Cultural Exchange program. Develop leadership, business and customer service skills as well as further opportunities for structured learning through academic classes and seminars.

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