Internship Experience UK: Professional Services & Consulting

28 Jun 2021, 9 a.m.
Application deadline was 22nd June 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! Professional Services & Consulting are both prestigious professions that offer a wealth of opportunities to bright graduates. These sectors employ 1000s of graduates every year and there are many paths you can pursue. Expectations are high and roles are competitive but if you’re intellectual, ambitious and work well under pressure, a role in these sectors could be for you.

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 the Professional Services & Consulting sectors
  • All-new sector-focused and core skills sessions to give you greater insight into Professional Services & Consulting
  • The chance to tailor your work experience based on your interests, from management to financial consulting
  • 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:

  • Skills all consultants need - EY
  • Insights into strategy consulting - Bain & Co
  • Effective workshop facilitation - PwC
  • Deep dive into different roles in consulting - Alpha FMC
  • Using data to inform strategy - Capital One

You'll also attend essential sessions where you'll develop the core skills all employers require, including negotiation, application writing and project management. See the full agenda.

Am I eligible and how do I apply?

Internship Experience UK: Professional Services & Consulting 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 22nd June at 11:59pm.

Why attend

Discover why consulting is so popular

It’s one of the most popular sectors for graduates - leading firms will be giving you exclusive insights into what it actually entails.

Develop key application skills

Learn how to develop key skills to help boost your future applications and make you stand out as a candidate.

Connect with world-leading firms

Make valuable connections with world-leading firms like Alpha FMC, BDO, Capital One, EY and PwC.

Who can attend

Open to all students and recent graduates (18+)

Well-suited to those with an interest in Professional Services & Consulting

No previous experience required

Employers joining us


28 Jun 2021 - 30 Jun 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: EY, PwC, Alpha FMC and Capital One.

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 Professional Services or Consulting internship.

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Day three

After completing your project, there will be final skills sessions from ICAEW and a closing celebration to mark the end of your internship experience.


What people say about this event

It allowed me to step out of my comfort zone in terms of what career path I wanted to choose.

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Ben, Audit Associate

Internship Experience UK last summer gave me such a good insight into industry-leading companies and the workshops within this were very useful for thinking about the kinds of skills you want to showcase during the application process.

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Sophie, Audit Graduate

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.