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.

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.

Find out more about the placement year programme.