6 internships and placements you can apply for right now

Lara Billington
Content Marketing Executive

Want to make your CV stand out from the crowd?

Whether you're a student seeking a placement or you're a graduate looking to gain more experience, here are some opportunities coming up this year that will look great on your CV. 


1. PwC - Undergraduate Work Placements Autumn 2021

  • Where: Nationwide
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Deadline: ASAP

If you're doing a placement year next September and want the opportunity to gain experience at a world leading organisation, look no further than PwC. They're offering placements in a range of business areas including Audit, Consulting, Deals, Internal Firm Services, Operations, Tax and Technology, so there's something to suit everyone. As well as gaining invaluable experience, there's every chance you'll be offered a permanent role after graduation if you impress. Don't miss the chance to join this Big Four firm.  


From running your own regional project to spending 2 weeks at Lidl HQ in Wimbledon, you'll gain a complete 360-degree view of how business operations work on this award-winning Retail Placement Programme. With opportunities up and down the country there's flexibility to work in a region near your university or home, or move somewhere new. If you're keen to learn and driven to succeed, this is a seriously good opportunity to give your CV a boost. 


Get your foot in the door at Standard Chartered, a leading bank with a presence in countries all over the world. On this Summer Internship, you'll spend 10 weeks learning the ropes of the business and if you perform, there will be an opportunity to join their International Graduate Programme. It doesn't start until June but they're recruiting now, so don't wait around to submit your application. 


American Express pride themselves on having an open, creative, risk-taking, collaborative and innovative working culture, and you'll get a taste of that on this Summer Marketing Internship. Over 10 weeks, you'll learn all about how American Express use marketing strategies to create a strong presence in the digital marketplace and have the chance to bring your own ideas to the table too. Sound good? Click below for more details. 


You'll get a taste for work and life at PwC on their Summer Internship, and gain valuable business experience and skills training for your CV. You could be in one of a range of business areas, from Risk Assurance to Technology, working on real client projects alongside the company's experts. You'll also work closely with PwC's graduate trainees, who can offer advice and support if you're interested in applying for a graduate scheme.  


Another opportunity at American Express, but this one's in their Credit and Fraud Risk team. During this internship, you can expect to design and build infrastructures for new business development opportunities, contribute to projects with strategic importance and perform business analyses. If you're currently studying for a degree in a quantitative field and like the sound of this opportunity, get your application in soon.