Industry Insight Programme


The Industry Insights Programme gives City students exposure to a range of industries and sectors. Students may wish to explore industries directly related to their degree or simply because they have a genuine interest to explore different sectors within other industries.

How to get involved 

Students have to complete a two-stage application process:

1. Answer a set of competency based questions via a company specific application form setup on CareerHub.

2. Students who are shortlisted will be asked to attend a group preparation session with the Employer Engagement team at City.

There is no limit to the number of Industry Insights you can apply for.  If you are not selected for a particular opportunity there will be others in the same sector, and students are strongly encouraged to apply for multiple opportunities.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so early applications are encouraged.

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Benefits to getting involved 

Did you know that only 50% of all UK graduates are working in a field related to their degree after leaving university? The Industry Insight Programme will help you improve your skills and find out more about multiple sectors and employers in an external setting.

Apply for an Industry Insight if you want to:

  • Broaden your knowledge of industries and related sectors
  • Gain confidence to approach professionals with questions about working in their roles
  • Begin to develop your professional network
  • Gain application and interview practice
  • Help inform your future academic progression and career choices
When does it take place? 

Students can begin to view and apply for Industry Insight opportunities on CareersHub from 3rd October 2016. Industry Insights will take place throughout the entire academic year, through August 2017. The peak of Industry Insight opportunities will be in the Spring term. Whilst we aim to source industry insights to cater for all schools and represent all sectors, please be aware that the insights planned and the number of available spaces will depend on the availability and capacity of the host company.

Where does it take place? 

Most Industry Insights will be sourced within the Greater London area, but they may also be available with companies outside of London. If an Insight will take place outside London you will need to consider your own travel arrangements before applying.

Who can apply? 

The Industry Insight Programme is open to all current students. Students from Widening Participation backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.