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10 September 2023

Launching our new Work-related Learning Programme - Insights

Our innovative new programme engages students across King's through a programme of activities.

Students Together on a Business Trek

King's Careers & Employability is delighted to be launching our Insights Programming, under the leadership of our Work-based Learning Unit.

This new programme of innovative work-related learning interventions takes place across the academic year, enabling employers a number of ways to engage students and researchers and takes place both in-person and virtually, supported by our partners, Practera.

Insights is directed towards undergraduate students in their final year (with a parallel stream for PhD students) with its main purpose to offer students an opportunity to develop their confidence through work experience, employability skills and to make a positive impact in their future careers by gaining an insight into different sectors, roles and cultures.

Driven by our careers enrolment data, allowing us to target the programme towards those who highlight the greatest challenge in building success towards their future, our new programme is underpinned by a focus on social mobility, sustainability and ESG, local engagement in London and alumni engagement with participants benefiting from interactions and projects that place these ideas at their heart.

Entering a labour market that is larger than it has ever been can lead to overwhelm from the breadth of choices available, so, we want to help our students and researchers find the options that suit them best. We particularly recognise the challenges that our students from under-represented backgrounds may face. Therefore, the aim of our Insights Programme is to positively support our students and researchers to find their place in their future careers.

Melissa Ingleton, Head of Work-based Learning

Insights offers a year-long, structured programme of activities where participants will engage directly with employers and alumni, gaining the confidence and experience to help them as they make the transition from their current studies into their next steps and future careers.

Activities will allow participants to build new skills and networks, working alongside students from different academic disciplines and backgrounds, with successful completion gaining digital certification through our partnership with Accredible.

  • Physical Business 'Treks' allow participants to explore the cultures of different organisations in London (and further afield), meeting alumni and employers and gaining access to environments they may not have previously considered.
  • Work Shadowing allows participants to deepen their understanding of a given industry or job role, immersing themselves within an organisation under the guidance of alumni and supporters.
  • Virtual Business Projects allow participants to solve challenges in groups, posed directly by employers on topics such as environmental and sustainable governance, international business development and branding.

Additionally, our PhD stream will permit researchers to develop live consultancy projects with employers.

King’s College London is fully committed towards inclusion and social mobility within our Insights Programme - prioritising students traditionally under-represented in UK Higher Education, 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. All participants are supported with access to bursaries and stipends to support travel, subsistence and other key financial needs.

Interested in joining our Insights Employer 'Pool'?

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If you are an employer with an interest in these Programmes and looking to connect with King’s College London students, promote social mobility, inclusion and sustainability, our team is excited to partner with you!

For more information, explore the links below or you can register your interest and request more information by emailing, and using the subject line “Insights Programmes”.

Focusing interventions on students who need that extra knowledge and experience of industry sectors to help them build success for their chosen area of work, Insights allows us to build deeper relationships with our students and researchers - and gives employers various opportunities to challenge, develop and recruit through in-person visits, shadowing and virtual projects.

Andrew Wright, Senior Associate Director (Careers & Employability)

Explore other Work-based and Work-related Learning Activities

Engage in a variety of curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activity through our dedicated Work-based Learning Unit from Accredited Internships (c. 120 hours) through to Undergraduate Industry Placements (10-12 months).

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Melissa Ingleton

Head of Work-based Learning

Barbara Alonso Novoa

King's Internships Adviser - Insight Programmes