The leading professional services firms all offer some sort of exposure in your first year. The majority offer open days or events that will allow you to get a feel of the sort of work that is undertaken in these firms and what career opportunities they offer for both students and graduates. Mosr are relativley short in nature  - between 1-3 days.

Be aware that the most professional services firms ask you to complete online tests. You have to pass these before they even look at your application. Its critical therefore to gain some practice before you take them. Obtain practice papers and advice HERE



  • Accenture Assessment Events. Accenture challenges you to demonstrate your skills. Prize includes consideration for their internships or graduate scheme. Runs in June. Apply in Feb.  Find out more about how to prepare for the job assessment process for Accenture here.
  • Accenture Aspiring Women Events. During these events you’ll get the opportunity to hear inspirational stories from successful women and talk to a range of Accenture professionals. Find out more about how to prepare for the job assessment process for Accenture here.
  • AlphaSights Campus Ambassador. Represent AlphaSights on site. Develop a marketing strategy, manage a budget and implement the promotion of Alphasights through marketing events, materials and social media. A great way to develop valuable business skills. 
  • Deloitte Insight Day: An interactive half day event where you can learn about Deloitte and its various business disciplines.
  • Deloitte Spring Event. open to 1st year students and 2nd year students studying a 4 year course.  Spring into Deloitte is a two day residential course running in four of Deloitte's regional offices (Edinburgh, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester), with the aim of giving you a real feel for what it is like to work there.  The days themselves will involve business games, skill sessions and networking.  One nights’ accommodation will be provided at the event where you will dine with more Deloitte people. This may also allow you to fast track onto their Summer Vacation Scheme. Learn more about Deloittes assessment process and online tests HERE.
  • Deloitte Micro Tyco University Challenge. The Deloitte Micro-Tyco University Challenge is designed to give entrepreneurial first-year students an opportunity to stand out. Starting with £1 seed capital, teams of five students have just four weeks to generate as much profit possible. Applications will open in the Autumn for next year's challenge. The prize is 2 weeks work experience. 
  • EY Discover Programme. 2 day programme for first year students providing an insight into tax and audit through interactive workshops, case studies and one-to-one networking opportunities with staff.. Run in offices across the uk. Find out more about how to prepare for the job assessment process of EY HERE.
  • EY Scholarship - if you attend Bath, Warwick or Lancaster university -you can apply for a £15k Ey scholarship which includes work experience each year. 
  • KPMG First Year Insight: Two day programme where you will network with staff from all functions of KPMG, from senior staff to recent graduates, so you can find out what life and a career at KPMG is really like. Its not aligned to any area. Minimum 30 UCAS points. Run across 5 offices. Learn more about KPMG's assessment process and online tests HERE .
  • McKinsey&Company Discover. They run the Discover Programme. It provides an all expenses paid event giving you the chance to work alongside Mckinsey consultant and professioanl coaches in a number of skill building workshops. It designed to provide you with an insight into management consulting.Practice tailored psychometric tests similar to the ones used by McKinsey HERE.
  • McKinsey&Company Horizon. A 4 day workshop in Barcelona for those students considering a move into business technology. 
  • McKinsey&Company Venture Academy. A social enterprise competition for UK students. Aimed at groups of 2-8 students with a business idea which can be at any stage from brand new idea to a business that is up and running and you are trying to grow. The winning team will receive seed funding and ongoing support. 
  • PWC Shadow a Female Leader: aimed principally at women seeking an experience in professional services. During this paid placement, you’ll shadow a female partner or director for one week from a variety of business areas. You’ll attend meetings and work with clients and PWC teams. Practice tailored psychometric tests similar to the ones used by PWC HERE.
  • PWC Talent Academy: 3 days run 3 times a year (twice in Amersham, once in Leeds). A combination of learning and assessments. if you do well you’ll fast track through to a place on a PwC Internship, International Internship or Business Placement. Practice tailored psychometric tests similar to the ones used by PWC HERE.
  • PWC Tech Week: spend a week with the Technology team in April in London. You need a passion for technology. You will get an introduction to Technology at PwC with a focus on Cyber Security and Data Analytics. You’ll spend time shadowing members of our team working on high-profile projects. Practice tailored psychometric tests similar to the ones used by PWC HERE.
  • RSM ( formerly Baker Tilly). Internship opportunities exist for up to 3 months in audit, tax, consulting, risk advisory, corporate finance, accounting and IT. You will receive structured training in all areas. They have 35 offices throughout the UK. You’ll need a minimum of Grade C in English Language and Maths GCSE, 240 UCAS and predicted at least a 2:2 degree to apply (or equivalent). Practice tests similar to the ones used by RSM HERE
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