Internship Experience UK: Business, Operations & Marketing

12 Jul 2021, 9 a.m.
Application deadline was 6th July 2021, 11:59pm

Applications for Internship Experience UK are now closed.


Internship Experience UK is back for 2021 and it's bigger and brighter than ever! The Business, Operations & Marketing sectors are consistently popular with bright graduates who value a mix of analytical ability and creative flair. If you enjoy staying commercially aware and finding innovative solutions to problems, these sectors could be for you. 

Join us for this three-day immersive internship experience, designed to help you gain exclusive insights and drive forward your career - you can see the learning timetable for more details.

What's new for 2021? 

This year, you can expect to benefit from an all-new programme designed specifically to help you on your journey through the world of work. Here's what Internship Experience UK 2021 has in store for you this year:

  • The chance to learn from and connect with leading employers in Business, Operations & Marketing including the BBC
  • All-new sector-focused and core skills sessions to give you greater insight into working in these industries
  • The chance to tailor your work experience based on your interests
  • Unique sub-sector streams and project work that you can impress current and potential employers with

If you did the programme last year, you'll be building on the skills you learned as well as acquiring new ones and you'll gain a new certificate to show employers your continued dedication to your career and industry.

Sessions you'll get

As part of the three-day experience, we've partnered with the very best employers in the industry to deliver workshops on topics you need to know about before starting your career:

  • How to structure a sales pitch - Google
  • Introduction to HR Management - Enterprise
  • Impactful e-commerce strategies - Nestlé
  • Delivering innovative digital solutions - Virgin Media

More to be announced soon. 

Am I eligible and how do I apply?

Internship Experience UK: Business, Operations & Marketing is open to every student and recent graduate (18+). All you need to take part is a Bright Network membership which is completely free and you can sign up when you start your application. To apply, simply click the button below and fill in an application form – it takes about 10 minutes to complete. You don't need previous experience to complete the experience - just a passion for the sector.

The application deadline was 6th July at 11:59pm.

Why attend

Develop key competencies

Gain the tools needed to develop key skills employers are looking for in graduates.

Gain a competitive edge

Demonstrate your proactiveness and add to your CV to help you stand out during future application processes.

Connect with world-leading firms

Make valuable connections with representatives from world-leading firms like the BBC, Google, ERAC, EHI, Nestle and Virgin Media.

Who can attend

Open to all students and recent graduates (18+)

Well-suited to those with an interest in Business, Operations or Marketing

No previous experience required

Employers joining us


12 Jul 2021 - 14 Jul 2021

9 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Day one

Take part in sector overviews and expert skills sessions delivered by our leading partner employers: Google, ERAC, EHI, Nestle and Virgin Media.

9 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Day two

Begin your work project to simulate real-life tasks you’d be responsible for during a Business, Operations or Marketing internship.

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Day three

After completing your project, there will be final skills sessions and a closing celebration to mark the end of your internship experience. You will receive feedback on your work once completed.


What people say about this event

It allowed me to show that I’d done the Internship Experience, I’d learnt various different things and developed myself personally and in a career perspective but then also tuck the things I learnt from the Internship Experience and then built on them further.

Photo of Elliott, Intern
Elliott, Intern

Internship Experience UK introduced me to the senior sales director at P&G and within his talk, I was able to directly ask him questions about the application process. He gave us really useful specific P&G interview tips and tricks and funnily enough in my interview for my role it was actually the senior sales director who conducted it.

Photo of Lucie, Sales Intern
Lucie, Sales Intern

Frequently asked questions

What if I can't attend?

If you're not able to attend the live experience, don't worry, you can still take part with On-Demand. Head to our Internship Experience UK On-Demand page to learn more and apply today.

What if I'm under 18? 

If you're under the age of 18, you don't have to miss out. This year we've launched Internship Experience UK On Demand Schools where those 16 and 17 years old can take part in a tailored internship experience of your choice, in your own time during the school summer holidays. Visit our Internship Experience UK On Demand Schools page to learn more and apply for the programme.

I did this experience last year - is it the same?

It's not. In summer 2021, the experiences are completely unique, so if you did the experience last year, we recommend taking part again. All the sessions will be different and the work samples are brand new, plus there are extra features to help you gain more from the experience.

What if I have another question?

For a full list of commonly asked questions about the experience, take a look at our Internship Experience UK FAQs page.