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Finance & Accountancy Work Experience

August 2, 2021

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Speakers for this programme include:

Chrisitine Smith

Finance Director, Nobia UK

Freddie Stein

Associate (Audit), Ernst & Young LLP

Rebecca White

Graduate Underwriter, Allianz Insurance Plc.

Please note that speakers may change per cohort

When is it?

This programme will take place between August 2nd and August 20th.

When is the deadline?

The application deadline is midnight on July 26th and all applicants can expect to hear back on the evening of July 28th.

Am I eligible?

You are aged 14-19 year old and live in the UK.

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What’s involved

Live workshops with employers

You’ll meet professionals in live
workshops and be able to ask
them questions.

Work and assignments

You’ll complete activities and work assignments to develop skills and knowledge.

Fits into your schedule

Complete all work and assignments at times that are suitable to you.


This programme is free for students.

Add the experience to your CV and Personal Statement.

You’ll get practical skills and knowledge.

You’ll earn a certificate if you complete the


During this free two-week virtual work experience programme you’ll learn about a range of financial services sectors including accountancy, banking and insurance. You’ll meet, and have the chance to question and interact with, professionals from each of these key sectors. You’ll learn about the day-to-day lives of these professionals as well as the pathways they took to their current roles. Finally, you’ll complete work and assignments which will help you gain a broad understanding of the finance industry

The virtual work experience programme involves around 10 hours of activity. You can complete the work over 2 weeks, meaning you can fit it around your schedule – whether that be school or college. There are live workshops, but don’t worry if you’re unable to attend these – you can watch recordings on-demand.

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What you’ll cover

During this two week programme you’ll cover the following areas:

  • An overview of the UK’s financial industry
  • Accountancy: its theory and the associated ethics and laws
  • The UK tax system
  • Banking, including investment banking, auditing, trading, security and fraud
  • Insurance: you’ll learn what’s involved in broking, claims handling, and surveying
  • Financial advice, including investment, mortgage and pensions advice

What you need to do to get your first job in the industry. Do you need to go to university? Can you do an apprenticeship? We’re confident that this session will give you a clear idea of how to get into Finance.

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Virtual Work Experience

Common Questions

Please take a look at the FAQs below; and If you still need help, you can speak to our team on Live Chat. Monday to Friday (9am - 6pm).
What device should I use?
Use a desktop computer if you’re able to and use the Chrome browser.
What if I can’t attend a live talk?
Don’t worry if you can’t attend a webinar a recording will be added for you to watch on-demand.
What times are the webinars and where can I watch them?
You can find all the webinars within the live webinar section of your virtual work experience programme. You can resume your virtual work experience programme by going to our work experience platform and signing in below.

The webinars typically last for about 40 minutes to an hour, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions to the speakers via a Q&A function.
Do I need to watch the webinar to do the activities?
We recommend that you watch the webinars live where possible, as the industry experts and professionals will be able to give you insights that you may wish to use for the activity. However, for most programmes, you should be able to complete the activities and quizzes with the information that has been provided too.
What software do you use for the live talks?
We use a tool called BigMarker & YouTube Live for our live talks that won’t require you to download anything.
What if I can’t upload my work?
Please try saving your work as a PDF before uploading it.
I can’t sign in because my password isn’t working
If you forgot your password then you should be able to reset it here:

Don’t forget your work experience account is different from your main Springpod account so your passwords won’t be the same.
Where do I resume the programme?
You can resume your virtual work experience programme by going to our work experience platform and signing in here:
I never received an email inviting me to join a programme?
If you completed the application process before the deadline then you should have received an email informing you whether or not you have a place. If you did not then please email:
Do I need my camera on for Live Talks?
No, not at all! You do not need your camera on at any time. Just be sure you have a good set of speakers or headphones for the live talks.
Will I receive a certificate?
Yes, you will receive a certificate on completion of your programme. This will be emailed to you.
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