Industry Insight Programme


The Industry Insight Programme will help you improve your skills and find out more about multiple sectors and employers in an external setting. You may wish to engage with industries directly related to your degree or simply because you have a genuine interest to explore different sectors.

How to get involved 

Students complete a three-stage application process:

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

2. For successful candidates, the second stage is a chance for the Insight hosts to shortlist those who they would like to invite to the Insight Day. The second-stage will differ depending on the host. Some examples include: CVs, phone interviews, competency questions etc.

3.  Students who are shortlisted will be asked to attend a mandatory Group Preparation Session headed by a Careers Consultant to discuss how to prepare for the Insight Day.

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.

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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? 

  • 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? 

Industry Insights will take place throughout the entire academic year. 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.