Finance & Accounting Internships in London

Enter the home of Europe’s largest stock exchange firm and one of the world’s biggest wholesale traders. On every corner of this financial metropolis awaits a thrilling adventure.

Our internships offer you the chance to gain valuable experience with an accounting, challenger bank or fin-tech firm, all while indulging in the city’s dazzling culture. Our aim is to find the right internship for you, based on your career aspirations.

Our finance internships cover a wide scope of areas so you can boost your career in your desired sector. So whether you’re looking for an internship in investment management or you wish to get a taste of an in-house accounting internship, London can offer it.

And, if you apply to start in the Summer, you’ll be just in-time for the city’s exceptional music festival season, stretching across all of London’s major districts.

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What’s Included

What

Advance your career in Finance & Accounting

A guaranteed professional Finance & Accounting internship in London

Our programs are carefully designed to concur with your career goals and provide you with the most satisfactory experience. From selecting the correct role within the most suitable company to guiding you through London; our internships blend the perfect ingredients to begin your career. For this purpose, we have a big list of finance and accounting partnerships!

We can offer:

– Investment Management internships
– Finance internships with Fin-tech startup firms
– Accounting internships in a myriad of business sectors
– In-house Accounting internships
– Challenger Banking internships

And, because we partner with multiple businesses across all industries, we can find the perfect financial sector internship for you.

Immersive workshop

Over your program, we’ll offer a workshop full of exercises to help you flourish during your stay in London. Our activities include seminars on leadership, communication, personal branding and how to build confidence within a professional industry environment.

Career coaching and support

Our internships include a 1-to-1 session with a qualified coach to help you recognise your strengths and apply them accordingly. This session is a fantastic opportunity to review your goals, existing aspirations or even update your plans.

We’ll grant you access to interview advice and personal career guidance. Both of which you can apply to your finance internship in London and beyond.

You will also have access to personal career and interview advice throughout your time in London.

Curated calendar of professional networking events

We have a dedicated local team in London, which scouts for the hottest professional networking events across the city. Make sure you keep an eye out for invites – these events will be your golden ticket to meeting acclaimed experts and forming valuable connections in the network of world finance.

Curated online courses and tools

We have a rich variety of carefully curated online classes and resources to help you in your professional and personal journey. Take advantage of these to hone your skills and gain the upper hand in the financial sector.

Check out the Career Development section further below to find out more.

CV support

We’ll make sure your resume meets industry standards. With us on your side, your new CV will rapidly improve your chances of securing your dream career in finance and accounting.

Beyond Academy Certificate of Excellence

Upon completion of your program, we’ll reward your alumni status with a Beyond Academy Certificate of Excellence.

Community & Events

Thriving local community

Our welcoming local Community Team in London will be right beside you to make you feel at home. You’ll join a talent pool of new and existing interns, some of whom have already completed their finance internships. You can exchange first-hand advice, tips, make new friends and discover the trendiest venues in London with your new clique.

Comprehensive 24/7 local support

Our local team will stand ready to help and support you while residing in London. It doesn’t matter if you ask for professional assistance or casual advice, we are here to help.

Orientation

On the agenda for day one is mainly relaxing and getting to know your surroundings. Or for those you’ve skipped a few time zones, recover from your jet lag before starting your program.

On day two, you will be invited to our detailed expose. We’ll tell you everything you need to know about London and what is on the horizon in the upcoming weeks and months.

Welcome dinner

Once the opening ends, you’ll be invited to a welcome dinner. It will present you with the perfect opportunity to get to know your fellow interns and enjoy both local and international cuisine.

Bi-Weekly community dinner

We hold a community dinner every two weeks for a fun presentation of English food and culture. It’s the perfect gathering for bright minds like yourself to chat about professional and casual topics.

Local events and day trips

During your time in London, we’ll host three events. From getting lost in the halls of Cambridge museums to studying the texture of English ale in London’s finest pubs!

Check out our Community section below for more details.

A bustling social calendar of exciting events

As well as our dinners and excursions, we organise a flexible program of events. You can join whenever you feel like it; form your own circle of interns and future colleagues.

Farewell dinner to celebrate program completion

As your course reaches its finish line, we’ll celebrate your achievements with our end-of-placement dinner.

Many of our alumni find that they make long-lasting friendships during our internships, so reap as many fruits as you can from all our fantastic community events.

Some extras

Visa support

If you need a visa to work in London, our team is on hand to help guide you through the process. Learn whether you need a visa on our Visa Eligibility page.

Airport transport on arrival

We’ll be there to pick you up from Heathrow Airport and escort you directly to your accommodation.

Beyond welcome bag

You’ll receive a Beyond Academy-branded bag packed with an assortment of goodies to welcome you to London.

SIM card (on request)

If you requested it, we’ll supply a country-specific SIM card on arrival. So that you can keep in touch easily during your stay.

Developing Your Career in Finance & Accounting

Our meticulously curated career development program is built to equip and empower you, so that you can flourish during your internship in London, and beyond.

An intern at her host company International interns at a business workshop Career coaching for an intern Overseas intern taking online courses Calculating finance - graphs and charts
An intern at her host company International interns at a business workshop Career coaching for an intern Overseas intern taking online courses Calculating finance - graphs and charts

A Professional Finance & Accounting Internship

From one to six months in length and with commencement dates open every month, choose an internship in London that fits you best.

Our finance and accounting internships will embed you within the renowned British business culture. Immerse yourself and experience finance in Europe’s trading hotspot since Roman times.

With a royal, sophisticated appeal, London is an easy choice to kickstart your financial career. England is the birthplace of the world’s most popular tongue and its diverse cultural traditions attract people from all backgrounds.

This makes London an incredibly worthwhile location to embark on your internship. Whether you’re working with an in-house accounting team or making your first steps with an investment management firm.

Immersive workshop

Our workshop is structured to help you make the most out of your financial internship in London.

It’s held by professional coaches and influential speakers and is replete with useful exercises and sessions to energize your existing skills.

Nourish your communication, leadership and multi-tasking abilities to pave the way to a dream career. You’ll leave our workshops feeling empowered and motivated to put what you learned into practice.

Career coaching & support

In your 1-to-1 training session, our professional coach will introduce you to plans, goals and aspirations for your future financial career.

You can book an appointment around your diary and attend the session that suits you best. After all, you’ll be busy experiencing the bustling life in the financial industry.

To make the most of your finance or accounting internship, take an early meeting. Or if you’d prefer, why not check in with our coach in a mid-term session?

From self-revision to planning your career future, you could even take your session at the end of your time in London.

Keep in mind we can share career advice and interview tips with you at any point during your program. We’ll give a masterclass on CV writing and LinkedIn networking for maximum success within the financial sector.

Online tools and courses

Get the most out of your internship experience in London with our hand-picked online tools and resources.

They can act as a catalyst for a successful career in finance and in general.

Examples of the support we provide includes:

– A personal development plan toolkit
– Online interview skills seminars
– Sessions on communication or building your brand
– And many more useful resources you can access at any time

Practical Finance & Accounting Experience

We’re partnered with a varied mix of financial and accounting companies, from challenger banks to investment firms. So we’ll find the right program for you, whether it’s with a long-standing finance organisation or an up-and-coming fintech startup.

Here’s an example of just some of the finance tasks you’ll undertake during your program:

– Learning and understanding ratings criteria and methodology
– Researching and preparing investor documentation for
meetings
– Assisting with the month end close, balance sheet controls,
analytical reviews and reporting processes
– Checking incoming invoices and updating information on the
accounts system
– Developing an understanding of company methods and
systems by carrying out analysis, supporting planning
processes and preparing findings for management

London Community & Events

We want you to feel at home while interning with us in London. Our Community Team will take care of exactly of that. They’ll be your trusty right hand when settling in and provide support where needed.

London intern Community Interns at their London Welcome DInner Interns at a networking event London Interns take a day trip to Cambridge Interns in London enjoy a Theatre Night Interns on an East London Street Tour
London intern Community Interns at their London Welcome DInner Interns at a networking event London Interns take a day trip to Cambridge Interns in London enjoy a Theatre Night Interns on an East London Street Tour

Your London Community

A city whose spirit is as old as time. London’s streets seamlessly fuse Victorian and contemporary architecture against a backdrop of Baroque and Tudor venues. The vibrant cultural landscape will captivates you as you get to know the locals. The English are famous for their sturdy traditions and posh accent, but don’t be surprised to find a vast community of internationals. More than 300 languages are spoken in London, so it’s an easy place to find friends from your homeland!

It won’t take long for London to feel like home. You’ll be part of a multicultural community of interns. And our Community Team is there to answer any of your questions. What is the easiest way to get to Oxford Street? Do I need to pay entrance fees for museums? (this one’s on us: no, you don’t)

Whatever it is you need to know, they’ll be happy to assist you.

Welcome Orientation

Your welcome orientation is a detailed introduction to your financial internship program, the city and other interns. It provides the perfect opportunity for you to get ready for the transformative few months ahead. Plus, there’ll be more dinner invites every few weeks, so keep an eye out.

Networking Opportunities

You’ll attend events and professional networking opportunities in London. Build bridges within your sector and have fun while you’re at it.

Cambridge Trip

Cambridge is the second oldest university in the English-speaking world. Famous for its world-class education, Cambridge is a meeting point for the world’s brightest minds. As you ‘punt’ down Cambridge’s picturesque canals you’ll marvel at staggering colleges which once accommodated geniuses like Isaac Newton.

Theater Night

Everyone at some point has skimmed through Shakespeare’s ‘Hamlet’. Just beside the River Thames towers the 400-year-old Globe Theater where the playwright staged his plays. But the English stage offers much more. From ‘Cats’ to ‘Les Misérables’, you’ll get to see the finest of world theatrical performances.

Food Tour

The culinary scene of London is swarmed with cuisines from every corner of the world. Just by walking around London’s East End you can sample the long menu of mouth-watering meals this city has to offer.

Your London program
at a glance

See what awaits you – here’s a snapshot of what it’s like to intern in London based on a typical 6-week accounting internship program.

A Beyond Academy intern on her first day in London

Weeks 1 & 2

It’s your first day. So why not catch your breath or get over the jetlag if you’ve had a long flight. After that, it’s on to your London orientation and welcome dinner. Here you’ll meet your fellow interns and start making new friends.

As you begin your accounting internship you’ll be exhilarated by all the new experiences. You’ll meet your new manager and in-house accounts team, then explore the office. Upon finishing your first day, unwind and enjoy some English cuisine at one of our Community Team dinners. Catch a cab or let the double decker show you London’s sights on your way back home.

During your accounting internship you’ll be learning every day. As you begin to get used to your role, perhaps this is the best time to take our Workshop. This will help you tune your skills and equip you with useful tools and insights. Not just during your internship, but beyond.

Next, you’ll cruise the canals of Cambridge and see the world go by. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the green meadows and Gothic architecture.

Internship host companies in London

Weeks 3 & 4

You’re becoming more and more comfortable in your role. Supervisors may first ask you to copy every move they make; after that, you’re on your own. Well… sort of. Some of your tasks may include researching institutional investment and market-based finance, maintaining financial records, and handling confidential information. At the end of each day or week, you’ll receive insightful feedback. The more you progress, the more complex your tasks become.

By the end of your program, you’ll feel every bit the accounting professional. You might discover you prefer playing with bookkeeping software if you’re more dexterous with tech. Or that you would rather work in a team supporting clients if you happen to be the social type!

While you are grappling with your placement, we’ll be scanning the area for some of the world-class networking events across London. So keep an eye out for invites too!

View over London and the Thames

Weeks 5 & 6

You’re already deep enough in your internship to start thinking ahead about your future financial career.

A 1-to-1 career coaching session is your chance to discuss your career ambitions and dreams. Our professional coach will be able to offer actionable advice on goals and career aims, preparing you for success.

As the weekend rolls around, don’t forget about our East London food tour. Stroll through the bustling Spitalfields Market and vibrant Brick Lane. Soak in the East End’s culinary history as you taste the breadth of multinational cuisine on offer.

It’s almost time to go, but you’re in for a fantastic send-off. Our farewell dinner lets you say a proper goodbye to the brilliant interns you’ve got to know so well. As you bid farewell to your friends, take a last-minute stroll around one of London’s amazing parks or pick up souvenirs on Oxford Street.

London
Program Costs

Our guarantee: In the highly unlikely event that we’re unable to find you a suitable role within your first and second preferred industries, you will receive a full refund of any program payments made.

Already in the UK? UK nationals (and international students with a valid UK visa) will be eligible for a £400 discount. If you think you may be eligible, then let us know during your admissions interview and we can discuss with you during the call.

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! Please note that flights, food and Visa costs (if applicable) are not included. Visit our visa eligibility page   to find out if you need a visa.

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Length of Program

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Pay in full discount
In order to qualify for the discount, you’ll need to make your payment in full within 7 days of your program offer.
Less than 7 weeks from start date

Deposit: 10% of the total program fee, payable within 7 days of being accepted to the program.

Payment 1: 90% of the total program fee, payable at least 4 weeks before your start date.

7 – 10 weeks from start date

Deposit: 10% of the total program fee, payable within 7 days of your program offer.

Payment 1: 90% of the total program fee, payable within 4 weeks of your program offer.

11 – 14 weeks from start date

Deposit: 10% of the total program fee, payable within 7 days of your program offer.

Payment 1: 45% of the total program fee, payable within 4 weeks of your program offer.

Payment 2: 45% of the total program fee, payable within 30 days of your internship role confirmation.

15+ weeks from start date

Deposit: 10% of the total program fee, payable within 7 days of your program offer.

Payment 1: 45% of the total program fee, payable within 4 weeks of your program offer.

Payment 2: 45% of the total program fee, payable within 30 days of your internship role confirmation.

Living in London as a Student and Young Professional 

“The City seems so much more in earnest: its business, its rush, its roar are such serious things, sights and sounds. The City is getting its living – the West-End but enjoying its pleasure.”
– Charlotte Bronte, Vilette, 1853

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