Internships provide valuable experience. Not only do they look impressive on your CV, they help you develop the skills and connections most sought after by employers, and can make securing future employment easier. In addition, they give you the opportunity to find out first-hand what working in a particular sector, industry or company is like and whether it’s a good fit for you.
Another consideration is remuneration. Although some internships are unpaid or only offer expenses, most companies offer paid internships. Some even pay extremely well - providing not just great experience, but a valuable source of income during study or straight after graduation.
Understandably, competition for internships can be fierce. The application process often mirrors that of a graduate recruitment scheme, and includes interviews and assessment days. Our tips cover all aspects of the process - from deciding which internship is right for you, to providing helpful information and advice on how to prepare for the interview process.