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While we do not operate a formal internship scheme, many of our undergraduate students find internships with local companies during the summer vacation.

For example, one of our second year students undertook an internship at Sharpcloud, a company which developed softward to create interactive roadmaps. During his internship he helped to create some roadmaps such as IT trends and renewable energy risks.

Many actuarial firms offer students the opportunity to gain useful paid work experiences through internships or placements. These generally take place over the summer vacation, although some year-long placements are also available.

An invaluable career step

All Mathematics students are automatically enrolled in the Work Placement Advice for Maths Students Blackboard site. This provides useful advice on how to find a suitable internship or placement position, how to prepare for it and what to expect from it.

While there is strong competition for such opportunities and students need to act on their own initiative to find them, a well-structured placement can be an invaluable experience. It also looks great on a student's CV when applying for graduate entry positions in the final year and often leads to permanent employment with the internship or placement company itself following graduation, as many firms use this as a vehicle for recruitment into graduate positions.



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