Updated 8 November 2023 with SSE Finance Placement vacancy and M&G vacancy
Internships in finance and accounting roles for summer 2024 are now being advertised. As has been common in recent years, we expect there will be a high demand for roles next summer - we would therefore encourage you to apply as soon as possible, particularly if roles are scheduled to close soon. (Companies can also close opportunities before the advertised closing date if they receive sufficient applications, so please do not assume that vacancies will remain open until the advertised date.)
It is important to remember how important a summer internship can be to your future career prospects. All of our 2024 graduating students who already have a graduate job offer, have this as a result of a successful internship this summer - this means they can now focus on their studies during their final year rather than job applications.
We would also encourage you to apply to a wide range of opportunities, so you can keep your options open – we regularly see some students only submitting a small number of applications who are then unsuccessful in finding a summer internship. (As a guideline, most of our students had to submit at least 10-12 applications in order to achieve a role in summer 2023.)
- If you have already secured an internship for summer 2024, please can you provide us with details (including your employer, the role title, the location and duration)
- If you are still looking for a role for summer 2024, please let us know what applications you have submitted and if you have any specific areas of interest
As ICAS Foundation students, we do expect you to be proactive in making applications.
The ICAS jobs website (https://www.becomeaca.org.uk/job-listings/) is a good starting place to see what is available. We are also updating our social media feeds with vacancies on Fridays, so please watch out for these on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
The ICAS Foundation Student Development Toolkit has a range of information and links to help you with job applications – it is available on our website at https://www.icasfoundation.org.uk/community/current-students. We would also encourage you to use any additional resources available through your university careers service, who can assist with application and interview preparation, and point you towards other helpful websites to find opportunities.
The ICAS Foundation wishes you the best of success in your search for an internship. Please get in touch with us if you have any questions about the application process.
TOP TIP: spot the employer names in bold below - these are ICAS Foundation partners or have a reputation for being friendly firms for ICAS Foundation students.
Closing October 2023
Deloitte (Glasgow / Edinburgh / Aberdeen / Birmingham and more) - roles in audit / tax etc
EY (Edinburgh / Glasgow / Aberdeen) - roles in assurance / tax
- RSM (Glasgow / Edinburgh / Aberdeen) - apply for one job only here (please note Audit may become available at a later date)
- Martin Aitken (Glasgow)
- SSE (Glasgow / Perth) - see the Finance Placements link, closing 19 November - please apply online and also send your CV to email@example.com to be considered as a Foundation candidate
BDO (Edinburgh / Glasgow / Birmingham / London), closing date 2 January
Morgan Stanley (Glasgow), closing 26 November - Finance and Operations roles
Saffery (Edinburgh / Inverness / England)
Citibank (London) - Internal Audit
Deutsche Bank (London)
JP Morgan (London)
Goldman Sachs (London)
M&G (Edinburgh / Stirling) - Finance Summer internship, along with other areas including wealth management
Lazard (London) - Equity Research role
UBS (London) - Finance and investment banking
KPMG (Edinburgh / Glasgow) - roles in Audit or Tax
Thomson Cooper (Dunfermline / Edinburgh)
Closed for 2023
Piper Sandler (Aberdeen), closing 31 October - see also https://www.becomeaca.org.uk/job/aberdeen-290-student-placement-summer-2024/
Baillie Gifford (Edinburgh), closing date 30 October
Natwest Group (Edinburgh / London) - roles in Finance / Risk / Audit / Banking - apply for one programme only here.
AAB (Glasgow / Edinburgh / Aberdeen / London), closing date 7 November - see also https://www.becomeaca.org.uk/job/glasgow-287-intern-programme/ (open evenings in Edinburgh and Glasgow during October)
EQ Accountants (Dundee / Glenrothes / Forfar), closing date 2 November - see also https://www.becomeaca.org.uk/job/dundee-290-summer-internship-dundee-office-3/