Student FAQs

About InvestIN

InvestIN is an organisation that provides inspirational career-experience programmes to school students who aspire to break into some of the world’s most-desirable professions. On our programmes, we aim to create the ‘ultimate work experience’ through interactive simulations, seminars, networking sessions, and career coaching guidance

We offer experiences in investment banking, law, medicine, business leadership, architecture, psychology, computer science, engineering, politics and journalism in London, New York and Hong Kong.

Our career programmes are predominantly aimed at 15-18-year olds with a passion, ambition or curiosity about a particular career; our programmes are designed to both offer insight and give attendees a competitive advantage within that career field.

Our Beyond Programmes are specifically designed for attendees aged 12-14 years; these programmes take each subject beyond the classroom and explore their exciting real-world applications.

Around 25,000 students from over 2,000 schools and universities in 72 countries have attended our programmes since our inception.

About Our Programmes

Our programmes are designed to offer attendees the ultimate experience of a profession. Our hands-on activities and exposure to a range of professionals give students a unique chance to immerse themselves in the world of a specific career not usually available to secondary school students. Attendance of an InvestIN programme also demonstrates you have gained a variety of key skills, enabling you to boost your UCAS/college applications and have something powerful to talk about at interview. You will also gain a network of top professionals in your desired career before starting university, in the all-important race for the top internship and graduate roles.

Each of our career programmes are specially curated and delivered by professionals in their respective fields, so that attendees can truly experience their desired career by working alongside leading executives.

The professionals on our programmes are all high-ranking, likeminded executives who wish to provide opportunities for young people to experience what they do on a daily basis, as well as coach them toward achieving their career ambitions. You can see some of the organisations that current executives work for, here.

We are always looking to develop new career experiences. If you don’t see your desired career in our range of programmes, please feel free to send us an email at info@investin.org, we would love to hear your suggestions!

Our programmes take place 3 times a year; Autumn (November), Spring (March) and Summer (July-August).

Our Autumn and Spring programmes are held on weekends and last 1 day, to fit around school schedules. Our flagship Summer Internships last either 2,5 or 10 days and include optional accommodation and meals.

Our one-day programmes take place during school term time and use interactive simulations run by top professionals, to create high-impact experiences of your chosen career. Our summer internships combine these interactive simulations with private experiences at top organisation’s headquarters, meals and networking receptions with high-ranking executives, cultural experiences, accommodation and meals. You can see full timetables on the individual programme pages.

Our career experience programmes start at £135/student for one-day programmes in autumn and spring, and our summer internships vary in cost depending on exact packages chosen. You can see pricing on the individual programme pages.

We hold our programmes at many cities in the world including London, Manchester, Hong Kong, New York and Dubai. Generally, we hold our programmes at top universities like UCL or NYU, but on our summer internships, we also take students into top firms.

Benefits of InvestIN

Attendance at an InvestIN career programme can be used to demonstrate ambition and commitment to pursuing a profession in your free time. As well as giving an attendee concrete evidence of interest and previous experience, the programmes also include bespoke coaching by relevant industry executives on the best application techniques, in order to maximise chances of getting into the best universities and courses.

After our programmes, attendees are sent a short assessment; once you have passed this, you receive a certificate which you can use as as a valuable “gold star” on your UCAS/college application or when applying for further work experience. We are also happy to write a letter confirming attendance on our programmes, as proof of the attendee’s dedication to their chosen career path.

We encourage all attendees to keep in touch with the InvestIN Industry Executives. Many of our alumni have gone on to secure work experience in their chosen career after attending our programmes.

Registering

There is no application in order to attend our programmes, as we feel that passion, ambition and a willingness to commit toward your future is enough. Our programmes, however, are extremely popular and are often full months in advance. We offer our places on a first-come first-served basis and places are highly limited.

All registration takes place on our website. Simply visit your chosen career programme page and you can start the registration process by clicking the “Register Now” button.

There is no deadline for registration, however, we generally fill up approximately 6-8 weeks prior to the date of the programme.

No prior knowledge is required to attend the courses, as we introduce each topic from a basic level of understanding.

We have had students who are slightly older attend our programmes in the past who have found them both inspiring and beneficial! You can get in touch with us to discuss your particular circumstances.

We have had students who are slightly younger attend our programmes in the past who have found them both inspiring and beneficial! You can get in touch with us to discuss your particular circumstances.

Booking

To register your place on a programme, simply click ‘register now’ on the programme page.

Due to the demand for programme spaces, we do not reserve places for attendees. For our internships, attendees can put down a 50% deposit in order to secure their place. Please email us at info@investin.org or call us on +44 (0) 203 915 1420 to discuss options further.

Yes, we do offer bursary places. To find out if you are eligible, and how to apply, please click here.

We offer a 10% group discount on our programmes for bookings of 2 or more people. Please use the code GROUP10 at checkout for a 10% discount.

No, we accept both individual and school bookings. Schools can make group bookings for multiple students or individuals, as we will issue the school with an invoice for payment. Please email us at info@investin.org or call us on +44 (0) 203 915 1420 if you need further information on becoming a Partner School.

Refund Policy: We do not offer cash refunds for programme bookings. However, we do provide 100% credit against your purchase in case you can no longer attend the programme you have booked for, if you cancel at least 24 hours before the programme takes place. That credit can be used against any future programme run by InvestIN, within the following 12 months. Only one credit will be issued per purchase. For a full list of terms and conditions, please click here.

You may cancel your place at any time. Cancellations of your place can be requested by emailing us at info@investin.org. If you cancel your place 180 days or more before the start date of the programme, you will receive a 75% refund of the total programme fee. If you cancel your place between 120 days and 180 days before the start date of the programme, you will receive a 50% refund of the total programme fee. If you cancel your place between 90 days and 120 days before the start date of the programme, you will receive a 25% refund of the total programme fee. Programme places cancelled less than 90 days before the start date of the programme will receive no refund of programme fees.

For a full list of our terms and conditions, please click here.

Participating

We always love to hear from enthusiastic professionals or university students who are interested in taking part in our programmes. Please visit this link here, to see our current availability.

During the Programme

If you are going to arrive after the stipulated arrival time, please email info@investin.org in advance so that we can arrange for someone to be on-hand to register you.

We ask that students wear professional clothing on our programmes. Essentially, avoid wearing jeans, trainers or track suits. Suits, chinos and other smart casual wear are all acceptable.

Once you have registered your place on a programme, you should receive an email with basic details about the venue and timing. These emails are sent to the email address supplied for the attendee. If you have not received this email, please check your spam and junk folder, and then email us at info@investin.org with your order number.

Each programme-specific page has a ‘timetable’ tab, which details the sessions and timings of the programme.

If you need to leave early for any reason, you are welcome to do so. We ask that you please do so quietly, so as not to disturb the other attendees.

Further Information

If you would like to be kept informed of our upcoming programmes, you can subscribe to our mailing list by sending a request to info@investin.org.

We are absolutely committed to our students’ satisfaction. This page outlines the procedure in place to deal with complaints and concerns.

If there is any aspect of your programme that you would like to complain about, please follow the procedure below. We will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.

1. If you have a complaint, please put it into writing (email to info@investin.org), explaining the details as fully as possible. 
2. We will send you an email acknowledging your complaint and (if appropriate), ask you to expand.
3. We will start to investigate your complaint as soon as is practicable after you have articulated the complaint to us.
4. An in-depth review of the issues raised will then take place.
5. Once this has happened we will contact you to confirm our findings and any solutions that we propose.
6. If at this stage you are still not satisfied with how your complaint has been dealt with, you should contact us again.
7. We will review the issue once again.
8. We will contact you with the results of this review as soon as possible.
9. At the same time we will email you confirming our final position on your complaint and explain our reasons.