Internships in London for British Applicants
Launch a competitive career while learning and growing in a professional internship in London. Those who are accepted to The Intern Group’s program are matched with an organization that fits their interests, skills and career goals. The hands-on experience and real-world skills developed on our programs will stay with you throughout your career, and set you a step ahead of the competition when the time comes to apply for jobs.
Interns on the program join a tight-knit community of young professionals from around the UK and the world, and are given the tools to build a powerful professional network. For British students and young professionals looking to make themselves stand out, internships in London provide the support and resources to jumpstart a successful career.
As one of the world’s top cities and most desirable places to work, the London job market is one of the most competitive in the region. The United Kingdom is home to some of Europe’s top universities, including the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge as well as King’s College London and Imperial College. These academic institutions draw the most qualified individuals from around the world, bringing increasingly stiff competition as the pool of talented university graduates grows and diversifies. Additionally, the London Stock Exchange is one of the oldest and most influential in the world, with companies from over 60 countries globally. Due in part to the city’s prestigious status in the financial world, London draws investors, entrepreneurs and business professionals from every corner of the globe to live and work. Those who are able to complete an internship with a top organization in London find themselves ahead of the competition, with professional connections and a competitive edge in the job market.
Professional Development in London
The professional development opportunities available to interns in London are plentiful. Interns will receive CV and resume editing assistance, as well as interview coaching, and will take part in professional development workshops both prior to and during their internship. Accepted interns have access to an online library of professional resources, on topics ranging from building a personal brand to conflict resolution in the workplace. Finally, each intern has the chance to book a private session with a professional career coach following the conclusion of their internship. Interns can select a coach from our portfolio of experts, and personalize the topics covered, including salary negotiation, LinkedIn branding, and selling your internship experience in future interviews.
London is a leading financial center and a hub for innovation, making the city an eclectic mix of Fortune 500 companies and innovative startups. Of course, its unique position in the global economy makes it an ideal home-base for many international organizations. Many of today’s’ top companies call London home, including HSBC, BP, Unilever, Vodafone and Tesco. Interning in London offers the chance to work alongside professionals from around the globe, and to thrive in the truly international environment occupied by the city’s top organizations. Of course, both multinational corporations and startups draw in top talent from other parts of Europe and the world. With such a high level of competition, an impressive CV isn’t always enough to land a full-time job.
For interns on our London program, one of the top benefits is the chance to build up a network of international contacts, both within their current fields and outside them. Regardless of your academic background or career trajectory, developing a professional network and finding mentorship are tasks that should be started early and pursued seriously, as having a connection is a top way to land a new job.