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How to get a working internship in the UK

When searching for a prestigious job availability in summary mention of the passage in the United Kingdom, internships in their field immediately displays a candidate for a position in the lead among other candidates. Such training is certainly a valuable asset for building a career. However, under current UK rules, internships are provided by the universities only within the framework of educational programs at the undergraduate, graduate, or for admission to the MBA program.

Internships for four undergraduate students

Today, bachelor's programs of various British universities with duration of 4 years, as a rule, provide internships for students of the 3rd course within the 12 months – the so-called industrial placement. Yet these internships are called sandwich placement – due to the fact that the learning process is interrupted by work for one year and then renewed for the 4th course. Internships in most cases are paid.

Although industrial placement is provided by the undergraduate students themselves have to contact the companies and look for jobs – however, the University helps students in employment and advises on all issues.

Some universities offer 3-year bachelor program, in which vklyucheny internships optional for up to 6 months.

In the UK there are a lot of businesses from different sectors of industry and business that offer internships for students: companies FMCG, marketing firms, retail chains, subsidiaries of large banks. In prestigious companies such as Procter & Gamble or Unilever, the number of vacancies is limited and there is competition among students for these places.

Bachelor programs are included in the training plan:


Internships for graduate students

Some graduate programs with duration of 1.5 or 2 years to offer students paid internships at will for 6 or 12 months in a leading British or international companies. Students who have management experience can apply for senior positions.

Students themselves find companies for internships. The University actively helps them in the search: provides access to a database with vacancies, organizes training before starting the work, advises in the process of internships and assists with the appearance of difficulties.

Graduate programs included in the plan internships:

Internships for MBA

Many MBA programmes include the learning process of the internship for the formation of students ' practical skills in companies and the number of personal contacts in the business world. Usually, MBA courses a training period of 2 years, provide annual training, and for courses with a duration of 18 months the internship lasts six months.

MBA with included in the training plan: