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Insights Programme


Develop career confidence with students from traditionally under-represented groups in higher education through work-related learning initiatives.


Our Insights Programme develops career confidence in our talented students with focus on those from traditionally under-represented groups within UK Higher Education. It aims to provide them with key skills and meaningful work experience as they embark on their search for graduate opportunities. Our Insights Programme includes: 

  • Business Treks 
  • Work-Shadowing 
  • Virtual Micro Internships (Practera) 
  • Virtual Consultancy Projects (Practera) 
  • Virtual Work Simulation (The Forage)
  • Bespoke Events and Workshops

As our partner employer, you will play a key role in facilitating these ‘short and sharp’ work opportunities and make a positive impact on our students’ future careers while promoting social mobility.  

This Programme is open to our undergraduate students in their final year looking to gain an insight into different sectors and as well as to our PhD students students exploring career options outside of academia.
Furthermore, King’s College London is fully committed to inclusion and social mobility within our community and the wider society. Our Insights Programme team will actively encourage and welcome students from traditionally under-represented communities in UK Higher Education to participate, including: Black, Asian & diverse heritage students; women in STEM; the first generation in their family to attend University; LGBTQ+; students with disabilities; or candidates who are or have been young carers.

  • Flexibility to pick which opportunity suits your business the best
  • Raise your profile and promote your own opportunities within the King’s College London community
  • Provide opportunities to students from under-represented groups and contribute directly to social mobility
  • Propose innovative project briefs with the support of our team and receive technical reports from our talented students in topical subjects such as sustainability; digital marketing; policy; growth strategy etc.
  • Limited time commitment
  • Free of cost
  • Access to additional resources and platforms specifically designed for the Insights Programme
  • Attend King’s employer events
  • Receive full support from our team throughout




Who is it most suited for?

Our business treks and work-shadowing can be hosted by any organisation based in London, whereas our bespoke virtual suite of activities: micro internships, consultancy projects and work simulation and can be hosted by companies based anywhere globally.

Work-shadowing may be more suitable for startups, charities, community organisations, social enterprises and alumni whilst our virtual micro internships are usually offered by companies of any sector and size. Our virtual consultancy projects may be more suitable for organisations interested in working with our PhD students.