Finance & Accountancy Work Experience

25 October 2021
10 hours

When is it?

25th October

When is the deadline?

It is on 19th October

Am I eligible?

Students aged 14-19 years old and living in the UK are welcome to apply.

What’s involved
What you’ll cover


During this free two-week virtual work experience programme you’ll learn about a range of financial services sectors including accountancy, banking and insurance. You’ll meet, and have the chance to question and interact with, professionals from each of these key sectors. You’ll learn about the day-to-day lives of these professionals as well as the pathways they took to their current roles. Finally, you’ll complete work and assignments which will help you gain a broad understanding of the finance industry

The virtual work experience programme involves around 10 hours of activity. You can complete the work over 2 weeks, meaning you can fit it around your schedule – whether that be school or college. There are live workshops, but don’t worry if you’re unable to attend these – you can watch recordings on-demand.


BenefitThis programme is free for students.
BenefitAdd the experience to your CV and Personal Statement.
BenefitYou’ll get practical skills and knowledge.
BenefitYou’ll earn a certificate if you complete the programme.

What’s involved

Live workshops with employers

You’ll meet professionals in live workshops and be able to ask them questions.

Work and assignments

You’ll complete activities and work assignments to develop skills and knowledge.

Fits into your schedule

Complete all work and assignments at times that are suitable to you.

What you’ll cover

During this two week programme you’ll cover the following areas: An overview of the UK’s financial industry. Accountancy: its theory and the associated ethics and laws. The UK tax system. Banking, including investment banking, auditing, trading, security and fraud. Insurance: you’ll learn what’s involved in broking, claims handling, and surveying. Financial advice, including investment, mortgage and pensions advice. What you need to do to get your first job in the industry. Do you need to go to university? Can you do an apprenticeship? We’re confident that this session will give you a clear idea of how to get into finance.

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