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CIUK Summer Internship Programme 2017

Guaranteed Work Experience in London

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Programme Background

This special Summer Internship Programme was launched by CIUK in February 2014 and is now in it's 4th year running. The purpose of the Programme is to give university undergraduates and graduates the opportunity to get guaranteed work experience in a desirable sector of their choice. Please note that CIUK acts as an internship agency as well as career coaching provider for this programme and therefore, there will be a fee for students to join this programme (also including the accommodation and coaching). Please see below for the available vacancies.

Every student, no matter from home or abroad, deserves work experience whilst doing their degree in the UK.
Edmond Yu, Founder & CEO of Career Interactive

CIUK Summer Internship Student Testimonials

CIUK Summer Internship Employer Testimonials

How Does It Work and How to Apply

1st step

Please choose 3 vacancies from 3 different companies listed below and email them to HR@careerinteractive.org with title ‘2017 CIUK Summer Internship Programme Application’, attach your CV and answer the following question in the email:

'Why do you want to do this summer internship and why do you choose these 3 positions?' (250 words Max.)

2nd step

Your application will be individually assessed by one of the CIUK team and we aim to get back to you within 1 working day with an update by email/phone. If successful, you will be invited to conduct your English telephone assessment which takes around 15 minutes and is conducted over the phone.

3rd step

If you have passed our initial screening stage, in order to secure your place, the next step is to place your order online and follow the steps to make the corresponding payment. To place the order, please log into our Platform (www.careerinteractive.org) and click ‘Store – CIUK Work Experience Programme’. For 1st time users of the Platform, note that you need to use a valid university email to register first.

4th step

Once your payment has been received, further information about the companies you have chosen will be available through email for you to prepare for your interview (conducted by CIUK on behalf of the employers). Shortly after the interview, you will be notified again in regards to which position out of the 3 choices you have been allocated the internship. Because the vacancies are limited due to the popularity of the Programme, early application is strongly encouraged.

5th step

Some employers may invite you to a final interview in order to ensure that you are the right candidate for the position and find out more about you. (CIUK will prepare you for the final interview)

6th step

You can expect to get your final result for your summer internship position 10-20 working days from the date of your interview.

I definitely recommend CIUK programme to other students, because from my personal experience, the staff here are really dedicated to their job…they are very proactive and patient to provide you all the help you need throughout the process.
Landy Lu, former CIUK Internship Programme student, MSc Human Resource Management, University of Newcastle.

Programme Information

CIUK Summer Internship Intake Schedule (each intake lasts 4 weeks in total):
  • 1st intake: 05/06/2017 – 30/06/2017
  • 2nd intake: 03/07/2017 – 28/07/2017
  • 3rd intake: 31/07/2017 – 25/08/2017
Programme Application Deadline:

The CIUK Summer Internship Programme does not have a specific deadline however the positions are filled up on a 'first come, first serve basis'. In order to secure your place, we recommend you to apply as soon as possible because the interview process starts as soon as the applications are received. You can normally expect to get your offer confirmation within 4 weeks of application. For the latest vacancy information, please come back to this page regularly for updates.

Current Vacancies

1
Industry:

Professional Services

Company:

Accounting & Finance

Location:

West London (Zone 3)

Description:

The company is a provider of professional services, which include audit, financial investment, tax and risk advisory. Our approach to relationships and service delivery helps clients across the globe seek ways to exploit new opportunities, improve performance, manage risk and enhance value for both shareholders and stakeholders alike.

-Business strategy and profit improvement consultancy

-independent audit of companies under the companies acts

-assessment and improvement of management procedures and controls

-Investigation, regulatory and audit services

-outsourcing of accounting, bookkeeping and administration tasks

-providing finance and administration support for businesses

-merger and acquisitions planning and completion

-funding for start-up and business expansion

Positions Available:
  • A Accounting Associate
    1st Intake: 0 vacancies left.
    2nd Intake: 0 vacancies left.
    3rd Intake: 0 vacancies left.
  • B Social Media Marketing
    1st Intake: 1 vacancies left.
    2nd Intake: 1 vacancies left.
    3rd Intake: 0 vacancies left.
2
Industry:

Finance

Company:

Corporate Finance / Investment Research / Stockbroking

Location:

Bedford

Description:

FCA regulated corporate finance and investment firm. This firm is a global, dynamic, proactive and innovative investment company, based in the UK. They focus on their clients’ needs through creative financial solutions and assist them in meeting their investment objectives and reach beyond their expectations to create profitability.

Company prides itself in being one of the leading providers of advisory and execution Stock-broking services to sophisticated investors both individuals and institutions. Their expertise lies in offering investment research service to retail and professional clients, covering equities, forex and commodities to name a few.

Positions Available:
  • A Corporate Finance Analyst
    1st Intake: 0 vacancies left.
    2nd Intake: 0 vacancies left.
    3rd Intake: 1 vacancies left.
  • B Legal Assistant
    1st Intake: 1 vacancies left.
    2nd Intake: 1 vacancies left.
    3rd Intake: 1 vacancies left.
3
Industry:

Finance

Company:

Global Financial Experts

Location:

Central London (Zone 1)

Description:

Originally founded in 1984 as an Accountancy practice. This company has dedicated client services, flexibility, team work and a strong execution within a non-bureaucratic environment.

Further client requirements led to a demand for a much broader offering of finance products and network of specialist activities including raising capital, financial planning, energy, technology and wealth management.

Positions Available:
  • A Investment Analyst
    1st Intake: 0 vacancies left.
    2nd Intake: 0 vacancies left.
    3rd Intake: 0 vacancies left.
4
Industry:

Hospitality and Event

Company:

A Thriving Hotel Business next to an International Heritage Site

Location:

South West London (Zone 6)

Description:

A large family run business with capacity for 200 people for a variety of events as well as a banqueting room and famous London restaurant has recently been acquired by a new owner who wishes to expand the business in an exciting direction. As well as this, their bed and breakfast style accommodation in a 16th Century building has nine refurbished ensuite rooms set over two floors a short distance from Hampton Court Palace.

Positions Available:
  • A Marketing and Event Assistant
    1st Intake: 2 vacancies left.
    2nd Intake: 2 vacancies left.
    3rd Intake: 2 vacancies left.
5
Industry:

Professional Services

Company:

A Thriving Chartered Accountant and Business Adviser

Location:

Central London (Zone 1)

Description:

Trusted tax specialist advisors, providing commercially focused financial and tax advice throughout UK, Europe, Asia and America. They are committed to helping their clients achieve their goals by providing specialised and customised solutions of the highest quality.

They believe in integrity and they work hard to exceed their clients’ expectations. Their clients’ success is how they measure their own success.

Positions Available:
  • A Accounting Associate
    1st Intake: 0 vacancies left.
    2nd Intake: 0 vacancies left.
    3rd Intake: 0 vacancies left.
  • B Tax Associate
    1st Intake: 0 vacancies left.
    2nd Intake: 0 vacancies left.
    3rd Intake: 0 vacancies left.
6
Industry:

Business services and development

Company:

Business Incubator

Location:

London (Zone 1 & Zone 2)

Description:

Europe Largest start-up incubator situated in the heart of London is an international start-up ecosystem that aims to create the best environment for developing great innovation — investment, passion, expertise, talent, teamwork and genius.

Incubator is dedicated to provide a set of services, including labs, prototyping testing, development, manufacturing and business services, all in one place to satisfy  entrepreneurs' every need and demand. By providing a superb working environment and fun entertainment facilities, they support start-ups while they build successful businesses from scratch. 

Working at Europe's Largest start-up incubator will provide you with experience you won't get anywhere else. You will have the chance to meet ambitious entrepreneurs and see them grow, so the experience you will gain working together with some of the brightest talents will serve you well in the future. 

- A business incubator in business speak is a company that helps new and startup companies to develop by providing services such as management training or office space.

Positions Available:
  • A Junior Business Analyst
    1st Intake: 4 vacancies left.
    2nd Intake: 4 vacancies left.
    3rd Intake: 5 vacancies left.
  • B Operation Assistant
    1st Intake: 1 vacancies left.
    2nd Intake: 2 vacancies left.
    3rd Intake: 2 vacancies left.
  • C Junior Marketing Associate
    1st Intake: 5 vacancies left.
    2nd Intake: 5 vacancies left.
    3rd Intake: 5 vacancies left.
  • D Junior HR Assistant
    1st Intake: 1 vacancies left.
    2nd Intake: 2 vacancies left.
    3rd Intake: 2 vacancies left.
7
Industry:

Marketing

Company:

Chinese Digital Marketing Agency

Location:

Zone 2

Description:

UK’s first full service Chinese digital marketing agency. A team of bilingual experts based in the UK and China can support and service clients in creating a powerful online presence for brands in the UK and China.

Their vast amount of experience helps companies new to the Chinese market recognise the many difficulties established companies face. They place a large amount of emphasis on understanding the market to maximise the effectiveness of digital marketing activity. As a result of their focus on research and innovation, the company campaigns are built with insights at the heart.

With a team of experts covering SEO, PPC, Social, Web and Analytics, it is the role of their expert planners and account management teams to fully integrate the campaigns to get the best ROI in China.

 

Positions Available:
  • A Social Media Intern (Mandarin Speaker)
    1st Intake: 1 vacancies left.
    2nd Intake: 1 vacancies left.
    3rd Intake: 1 vacancies left.

What does the CIUK Summer Internship Programme Include?

Guaranteed Internship with your desired choices, subject to availability;


Option to have accommodation included throughout the internship period (4 weeks);


Programme Orientation Meeting: On a Friday before the start of your internship(1st intake - 2nd of June; 2nd intake - 30th of June; 3rd intake - 28th of July);


2 half days Elementary Level interactive career coaching provided by Career Interactive Ltd (the UK’s Leading Career Coaching Service Provider) , including:
  •   •Introductory Level Assessment Centre* - Written Exercise & Group Discussion;
  •   •Introductory Level Assessment Centre* - Presentations & Telephone Interview Skills;
  •   •Professional CV Review by CIUK.
  •   *You can choose between our Onsite or Online Assessment Centres


Upon completion of the internship, you will get the CIUK Summer Internship Certificate issued by CIUK Summer Project. On the certificate it will state which company you have worked for as well as having CIUK to act as your future referee


Certificate

Having CIUK as your future referee on the Programme Completion Certificate!

Career Interactive Coaching

Experience the Career Interactive Coaching (Elementary Level) alongside of your working experience!

Career Interactive have made a very positive impression on our students. The advice and support on offer is comprehensive and shows clear appreciation of the challenging employment market. We enjoy working with them and look forward to developing the relationship to further enhance our students’ opportunities.
John Watkins, Director of Careers Service, University of Surrey.

Why Join the CIUK Summer Internship Programme?

Get guaranteed work experience in London as well as expert career coaching experience, both of which lay a solid foundation for your full time employment later on;


Quality student accommodation included in the programme so NO need to worry about where to stay while in London. We do not provide accommodation for positions outside London;


Official completion certificate from CIUK Summer Project which is authorised and endorsed by CIUK. CIUK will also act as your future employment referee and provide reference upon prospective employer’s request;


Form useful network with other interns and employers and make some new friends along the job hunting journey;


Enjoy a 10% discount on any of our career coaching programmes listed on our Platform under ‘Store’ (you need to register and login in order to see them) later on.

The service we receive from Career Interactive has been fantastic…your staff are great, very proactive in terms of giving us the right candidates, following up the interview process…I highly recommend CIUK internship programme to students and employers.
Mikis Almanov, Share in the City Ltd, Property Development & Management Company

FAQ

Q1 Why there is no company name listed in the vacancy page?
Answer:

The companies listed are only able to take on our programme candidates for the summer period. After you have joined the programme and indicated your preferences, more company details will become available in order for you to prepare for your interview(s).


Q2 How can you guarantee the internship position for me?
Answer:

This is a special agreement between CIUK and partnership companies who have signed up to this unique programme. Out of the 3 position preferences you specify, you will be guaranteed at least one offer, as long as it is still available (i.e. has not been taken by other candidates). In the case where none of the positions you specified is available any more, you will be firstly offered alternative positions. If you decide not to take them, we will refund you all the programme fee minus a £99 admin charge. Because we receive a large number of applications, we recommend you to apply to the programme as early as possible. For the latest information on the vacancies, please visit this page for vacancy updates regularly.


Q3 What is the programme application deadline for each intake?
Answer:

The CIUK Summer Internship Programme does not have a specific deadline however the positions are filled up on a 'first come, first serve basis'. In order to secure your place, we recommend you to apply as soon as possible because the interview process starts as soon as the applications are received.


Q4 I know that I can choose up to 3 preferences. What if later on I want to change any of them?
Answer:

Due to the volume of work involved, you are not allowed to amend your preferences after application. That is why we give you 3 preferences in the hope that at least you can secure one which suits you.


Q5 What happens if my plan changes and I have decided to quit the programme after an offer has been made to me? Will I be entitled to any refunds?
Answer:

If you quit the programme after an offer being made to you and that is before 31st March 2017, then we will refund 50% of the programme fee to you and full accommodation fee (if applicable); However if you quit the programme after an offer has been made to you due to your personal reasons after 31st March 2017, we will not be able to refund you any programme and accommodation fee due to the advanced accommodation booking and all the recruitment work carried out beforehand.


Q6 What happens if I want to quit the programme after started working as an intern?
Answer:

Once you have started working, we would like you to complete it and enjoy it. However if for your personal reason(s) that you have decided to quit the programme during the internship period, you will not be entitled to any refunds and the official programme completion certificate.


Q7 What happens to workplace misconduct/inappropriate behaviour?
Answer:

Once you have started your internship, you will be treated as part of the team. Professionalism is expected from you at all time. If you have had workplace misconduct/inappropriate behaviour, the employer can consider terminate your internship immediately and in such case you will not be entitled to any programme refund fee and the official programme completion certificate.


Q8 Will I be hired as a full time employee in the same company after completing the internship?
Answer:

 Although in some cases it is possible but generally speaking it is unlikely. Whether the employer wants to keep you for longer is entirely at the employer's discretion. You should not expect full time conversion in the company immediately after the internship.


Q9 What is the price for the Programme and Accommodation?
Answer:

For the price information, as well as the programme terms and conditions, please log into our Platform (www.careerinteractive.org) and click ‘Programme Information – CIUK Work Experience Programme’. For first time user of the Platform, you need to register first using a valid university email address.


Q10 Will I get paid during the internship?
Answer:

This programme is classified as voluntary internship therefore you will not be paid any wages/salaries as such, however your lunch and travel expenses should be covered by the employer (around £10/day). Please get in touch with us if this is not the case.


Q11 Do I need a national insurance number?
Answer:

No. Because the programme is classified as voluntary internship you do not need to have a national insurance number. However if you want to get one for future employment purposes, we can advise you about how to get one.


Q12 How many candidates you are taking on for this Programme?
Answer:

For each intake we are taking on between 20 and 30 candidates depending on the employers' business needs.


Q13 In the Programme it mentions Career Coaching/Training on the Mondays, what is it that all about?
Answer:

Being the UK's Leading Career Coaching Service Provider, we have added this special element in the internship which makes the programme unique. You will get training on CV/Cover Letter Writing, Aptitude Tests (Numerical, Verbal, Logical Test Training), Interview Skills Coaching as well as training on Assessment Centre (e.g. Group Discussion, Case Studies + Presentation etc). They are all conducted by our experienced coach from CIUK Team


Q14 I am an international student and on a student visa, am I eligible to apply this programme?
Answer:

Yes you are. This programme is open to all students irrelevant to their nationalities and backgrounds.