Internship in the United Kingdom

United Kingdom overview

The influence of the United Kingdom on a global scale cannot be overstated. Due to its rich history and influence, the UK remains an economic and military powerhouse worldwide. Consisting of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland; the UK is home to nearly 70 million people.

An internship in the UK will be a perfect destination for you to experience and grow your career. From visiting one of the world’s most popular destinations in London to visiting the great castles of Edinburgh, there is so much to see and do in the UK, captivating travellers from all over the world. Not only will a UK internship through AIP help you grow both professionally and personally but it will help you experience the best of what the UK has to offer!

Start your UK internship today! An internship in the UK but it will be a great opportunity for you to showcase to your future employers how you can adapt to a new culture and environment. Doing an internship in a globally recognized city will add great value to your CV and help you stand out in an already competitive market.

Doing an internship will allow you to demonstrate your skills and abilities to help with real-life projects. Beyond that, you will get the chance to grow your connections and meet new people that could be of great influence to your future career.

Currently, for our UK internship, we are offering programs in two destinations:

  • Manchester Internship
  • Liverpool Internship

AIP has grown its connections with a variety of companies in Manchester and Liverpool. A Manchester internship will give you plenty of options to intern at a company and industry that you are interested in. Internships that are popular in Manchester include Architecture, Business Development, Consulting and Art & Fashion. Whether you want to do a UK internship during your holidays or academic studies, AIP accepts applications throughout the whole year.

Internship in Manchester

Manchester Overview

Manchester is one of the most popular cities to visit in the UK as a result of its youthful, diverse, energetic and unique character. It is the third biggest city in the UK after London and Birmingham; home to nearly 3 million people.

Known for being the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, Manchester has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sports. Today, it is one of the liveliest cities in the UK as a result of its unique and eccentric restaurants, bars, shops, museums and galleries.

Internship Opportunities in Manchester

Manchester to this day continues to be an important city with it being the largest metropolitan area in the north.

Because the city is so diverse, there are a variety of industries that the city is particularly known for which include the likes of manufacturing; digital and technology; creative and media; financial and professional services and many others.

It's digital and technology scene for example is one that is booming and the city is home to more than 10,000 digital and tech businesses. Known as UK’s Top Digital Tech City, Manchester is home to a fast-growing £5 billion digital ecosystem and they are aspiring to become a top five European digital city and influencer.

Outside of London, Manchester has the largest regional financial, professional and business services employing more than 280,000. It is the largest FinTech ecosystem accounting for 20% of the local economy. Its high quality, low-risk investment location, diversity and expert support to a range of businesses allow companies to scale up operations at a minimum cost making it ideal for new startups to emerge. Famous companies that call Manchester home include the likes such as Barclays, AXA, OakNorth, Latham & Watkins and many others.

The result of so many different industries as well as the unique characteristics of the city means that it offers great opportunities for starting an internship. The possibilities are endless and what you will experience in Manchester both personally and professionally will add great value to your future.

Manchester Attractions

During your free time take advantage of what Manchester has to offer. Visit historical sites around the city such as the Manchester Cathedral or the iconic Albert Square. The city is also known for its rich sports pedigree so you must watch a football match at Old Trafford to support the Red Devils or the Etihad stadium if you’re a Cityzen. The city is also filled with museums from the National Football Museum to the Manchester Art Gallery. There is something for everyone in Manchester!

Internship in Liverpool

Liverpool Overview

Everyone has heard of Liverpool. This is mainly because it is home to the Fab Four or also known as The Beatles. The famous British band that has largely influenced music in the 20th century. The city is home to nearly 1 million people and is home to two giants in the football world, Liverpool FC and Everton FC.

Liverpool has a rich history. Due to its location, it used to be a major port city and played a large role in the transatlantic slave. One of the world’s most iconic ships, the Titanic also called Liverpool it's its home.

Today, Liverpool is a lively city that is home to a diverse group of people and it is a proud city. Not only is it home to the oldest Black African community in the UK but also has one of the oldest Chinese communities in all of Europe. Internship

Opportunities in Liverpool

While Liverpool’s influence is not as strong as it was in the past, it still remains a city that continues to influence as a result of its historical significance.

There are a variety of industries that the city is particularly known for which include the likes of manufacturing; digital and creative; health and life sciences; financial and professional services and many others.

Outside of London, Liverpool is ranked as the top location when it comes to wealth management. Companies such as Pershing, Investec Wealth and Investment and Rathbones Investment Management employ more than 700 people in the city.

The legal sector is also one that is particularly strong in Liverpool. There are 10,000 staff employed in more than 650 law firms across the city region. Major firms such as Hill Dickinson, DWF, Brabners and many others have their headquarters in Liverpool.

The result of so many different industries as well as the unique characteristics of the city means that it offers great opportunities for starting an internship. The possibilities are endless and what you will experience in Liverpool both personally and professionally will add great value to your future.

Liverpool Attractions

The city is home to The Beatles, the British rock band that has changed music forever. Visit iconic places that the Fab Four have played at such as the Cavern Club. Let the music of the group take you down to Strawberry Fields and Penny Lane. Liverpool is perfect for music lovers and hardcore Beatles fans!

Because of its rich history, Liverpool has tons of museums such as the Maritime Museum, World Museum, The Beatles Story and many others! Whether you are a "red" or a "blue" or just a football fan, you cannot miss out on the opportunity to visit the iconic Anfield and Goodison Park.

Liverpool also offers great places to eat as a result of its rich international influence and that it is home to a large variety of groups. There are always events happening in Liverpool and it really has something for everyone!

Internship experience in the United Kingdom

An internship in the UK will immerse you in one of the world’s most popular destinations. It is a country that is known for its cities, its rich sports heritage and much more. From the beautiful national parks such as the iconic Lake District in the north to the historical Stonehenge in the south, there is plenty to see in the UK.

During your free time take advantage of what the UK has to offer. Visit the vast beauty of Scotland by visiting iconic cities such as Edinburgh and Glasgow. Wave hello to the queen as you walk iconic sights in London such as Buckingham Palace and Big Ben. Start your day by trying a full English breakfast and a variety of other cuisines such as the iconic fish and chips, Shepherd’s pie, curry and much more. If that does not satisfy your taste buds then do not worry as the UK is known for having excellent international cuisine too!

The UK has a rich sports pedigree and is home to some of the biggest clubs in the world such as Liverpool, Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and many more. There are also plenty of museums and galleries across the country too and if you fancy a trip to the beach, then you cannot miss out on visiting Cornwall.

As the UK consists of four different countries (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), make the most of the wonderful travel opportunities by visiting all these places during your time.

Manchester accommodation

  • Furnished accommodation
  • Free Hi-Speed Wifi access
  • Close proximity to the workplace (within 1 hour or less)
  • Accessible by public transport
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Visa information

All international applicants need to apply for the Tier 5 (T5) also known as the Temporary Work - Government Authorized Exchange visa, which allows undergraduates and graduates abroad to gain experience in the UK.

It is important to be sponsored by a licensed employer. This means that the work you plan to do in the UK must relate to the work of your sponsor organization. You can then apply up to 3 months before the start date of your work contract once you have secured your certificate from your employer. The certificate will include a contract date and it is important to not do your visa last minute as it can take up to 3 weeks to receive it. AIP visa assistance will ensure you have all the necessary documents to apply for the visa.

Once you have secured this you are eligible to enter the UK within 14 days before the start date of the certificate.

For more information regarding the Tier 5 visa and your eligibility, you can find it online on the UK government website so you can start your visa application today.

Note: Immigration laws are updated frequently, so the above text may be subject to change.

Our process

1. Apply
Click "Apply Now", fill the form and schedule an interview to discuss your dream internship.
2. Interview
During your interview, one of our AIP representatives will ask you questions about your background, past work experiences, internship preferences and goals.
3. Pay Deposit
If you are officially accepted into AIP, you will be asked to confirm your spot in our program with a deposit fee.
4. Placement
Our experienced placement team will match you with your ideal host company and arrange an online interview for you with them.
5. Final Payment
Once your internship has been accepted by yourself and the host company, you will be invoiced for the final payment which will officially confirm your placement.
6. Prepare
After your payment confirmation: For remote internships: We will put you in contact with your host company so that you can start to work right away on your internship. For all the other AIP programs: We will assist you in the visa application process, as well as arranging airport pickup and accommodation (if applicable).
AIPx might be a suitable option for those that are in a hurry. Via AIPx, we will have a confirmed interview for you within 21 working days (The normal process can take up to 8 weeks).
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