Why should I do an internship?
Gaining work experience
In today’s job market relevant work experience has never been more important; an increase in the number of people looking for graduate employment means the more you can make your application stand out from the crowd, the better.
The perfect way to do this is with a wealth of relevant work experience. If your course doesn’t offer a placement, then summer internships 2017 are the perfect way to build this experience.
Future career opportunities
Research shows up to 71% of graduate jobs can be filled by previous employees of that organisation, so a summer internship 2017 can be used to get to know the industry and a company as much as possible.
This approach will help enhance your future career opportunities not only at graduate level but also when looking for placement years.
On student internships you’ll have up to 16 weeks to work alongside other interns and key figures within the organisation. The people you get to know on undergraduate internships can be powerful contacts when it comes to looking for graduate jobs and job references.
As well as the obvious academic and career benefits UK internships can bring, there is the opportunity to make friends, contacts and build relationships with other interns in your organisation.