Congratulations, you made it through your first year and hopefully have started your career journey.
Your second year is your first proper opportunity to get highly relevant sector specific work experience. This usually takes the form of an internship over the summer months. The best, most prestigious and well-paid internships are highly competitive. But if you have followed our advice on what to do in your first year you have every chance of obtaining one.
SPIR also offer an internship module for students in their 2nd year, called P0675. There are a limited number of places on the module, but it will provide you with incredible training and course accredited work experience. Applications open on Moodle in March each year.
Formal summer internships often lead directly to graduate offers. But even if they do not, they are an invaluable way of experiencing the sectors and roles you want to pursue.
We are constantly updating our Opportunities page with relevant current internships, work experience and graduate role links and advertisements for SPIR students. Check it regularly if you are looking.