Internships and placements
About the placements programme
The practical experience of a professional placement, (typically 9-12 months duration) in addition to strong academic achievement, gives graduates a distinctive edge in the job market by providing them with the skills and competencies that employers require.
The benefits of the placements programme
- Gaining a clearer insight into your future career
- Enhance your market value, skills and competencies
- Secure a possible graduate position
- Network within your employing organisation
- Earn a competitive salary
- Increase your confidence, knowledge and professionalism.
Support from the placements team
A dedicated placements team will support you throughout your work experience including monitoring your progress. The team advertise a number of work placement and summer internships annually, and invite businesses to Cass to meet with you and discuss the roles available. The team offers 1-2-1 advice on CV's and covering letters, as well as organising workshops to help you enhance your skills and competencies with applications and interviews.
Placement and Summer Internship Fair
The placements team hosts an annual fair, which will give you the opportunity to meet with potential employers and network with fellow students who are currently out on placement.
Many Cass students also undertake summer internships. These usually take place during the summer after your second year of study for a period of 4-12 weeks.
Insight programmes are designed for first year undergraduate students and aim to provide an insight into the organisation and how they will work. The duration of the programme can be between one day and up until a week.
Students studying Accounting and Finance or Actuarial Science have an opportunity to take on additional exciting projects and gain real life experience to enhance their core employability skills and explore different career options via City’s Micro-Placements Programme.
You can contact the micro-placments team for more information.