Internship Experience UK: Technology

29 Jun 2021, 9 a.m.
Application deadline was 23rd June 2021, 11:59pm

Applications for Internship Experience UK are now closed.


The pace of digital transformation over the last year means that graduates need to adapt their skills to become more technology-minded. Businesses are looking for those who can hit the ground running, innovate and adapt in a changing environment. With that, there’s been a huge spike in roles in technology, both for non-STEM graduates and of course those studying for a tech-focused degree.

Here’s where the technology stream comes - we’ve designed the programme so students can tailor the programme dependent on their tech ability. Those with advanced tech skills can take part in hackathon-style projects led by Google and those just getting started can take on project management/tech consultant projects.

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 Technology sector, including Google
  • All-new sector-focused and core skills sessions to give you greater insight into working in Tech
  • The chance to tailor your work experience based on your interests
  • Unique sub-sector streams and project work from Google 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:

  • Insights into the internet of things - Amazon
  • Managing complex data - Bloomberg
  • Software development lifecycle - Goldman Sachs
  • Working at scale with clean code - Google
  • Complex problem-solving - Vodafone

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: Technology 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 technology or coding experience to complete the experience - just a passion for innovation and technology.

The application deadline was 23rd June at 11:59pm.

Why attend

Develop key technical skills

Learn about the tools and skills you’ll need to make an impact in the Technology sector.

Gain a competitive edge

Demonstrate your proactiveness and take advantage of real project work set by Google’s or EY’s teams to add to your CV.

Connect with world-leading firms

Make valuable connections with world-leading firms like Amazon, Bloomberg, EY, Google, Goldman Sachs, LBG, Schroders and Vodafone.

Who can attend

Open to all students and recent graduates (18+)

Well-suited to those with an interest in Technology

No previous technology or coding experience required

Employers joining us


29 Jun 2021 - 1 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: EY, Vodafone, Google, LBG, Bloomberg, Amazon, Schroders and Goldman Sachs.

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 Technology internship.

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Day three

After completing your project, there will be a final skills session 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

I felt that Internship Experience UK was the stepping stone that helped me bridge the gap between academia and the workplace.

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Van, Graduate Analyst

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.