Student FAQs

About InvestIN

InvestIN 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 career experience’ through interactive simulations, seminars, networking sessions and career coaching

We offer experiences in accountancy, architecture, art, cyber security, data science, dentistry, engineering, environmentalism, entrepreneurship, fashion design, filmmaking, forensic science, international development, investment banking, journalism, law, management consultancy, marketing, medicine, music, nursing, politics, psychology, software engineering, sports, veterinary science, video game design and writing. Our programmes run in London, Dubai, New York, San Francisco, Singapore and Hong Kong

Our programmes are aimed at passionate students aged 12-18 with a thirst to know what working in a particular industry is really like. Each course is designed to offer a unique insight into the field.

Our ‘Young’ Programmes are aimed at students aged 15-18. Our 'Future' Programmes are specifically designed for attendees aged 12-14.

Over 45,000 students from more than 100 countries have attended our programmes since our inception.

About Our Programmes

Our programmes are designed to offer attendees the ultimate experience of a profession. The hands-on activities and exposure to a range of professionals that we offer give students a unique chance to immerse themselves in their chosen field, an opportunity not usually available to secondary school students.

Attendance demonstrates a student’s passion for their industry, enabling them to boost their UCAS/college applications and providing an excellent talking point for interviews.

Students will also gain an invaluable network of top professionals in their chosen field before starting university.

Each of our career programmes is curated and delivered by top professionals in their respective fields. We aim to give students an authentic experience of their dream career by allowing them to meet and learn from leading executives.

The professionals on our programmes are all high-ranking, likeminded executives who wish to give students a deeper understanding of what they do on a daily basis and coach them to help them succeed. 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 last 1-2 days and are held on weekends to fit around school schedules. Our flagship summer internships last either 5, 10 or 15 days and include optional accommodation and meals.

Our weekend programmes take place during term time and use interactive simulations run by top professionals to create a high-impact experience of your chosen career. Our summer internships combine these interactive simulations with private experiences at the headquarters of top organisations, 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 experiences start at £165/student for weekend programmes in autumn and spring; our summer internships vary in cost depending on which package is chosen. Pricing is listed on the individual programme pages.

Our programmes take place in cities around the world including London, Manchester, Hong Kong, New York and Dubai. Generally, we hold our programmes at top universities like UCL or NYU; on our summer internships, we also take students on site visits to top firms. We are not affiliated with these institutions, but hire space on a commercial basis only.

Benefits of InvestIN

Attendance at an InvestIN career programme can be used to demonstrate a student’s ambition and commitment to pursuing a profession in their free time. We also offer bespoke coaching led by industry executives on the best university application techniques.

After our programmes, attendees are sent a short assessment; once they have passed this, they will receive a certificate to use on their UCAS/college applications. 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 they meet on our courses. Many of our alumni have gone on to secure work experience in their chosen career after attending our programmes.

Registering

You do not have to apply to attend an InvestIN programme; we feel that passion, ambition and a willingness to commit to your future is enough. Having said this, our programmes are extremely popular and are often full months in advance. We offer 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 click the ‘Register Now’ button.

There is nodeadline for registration, however, we generally fill up 6-8 weeks prior to thedate of the programme.

No prior knowledge is required to attend our courses; we introduce each topic at a basic level.

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

Our ‘Future’ Programmes are specifically designed for students aged 12-14. We have had students who are slightly younger attend our programmes in the past; 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 high demand, we cannot reserve spaces for students on out weekend programmes. 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) 203 488 5089 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, we will issue the school with an invoice for payment. Please email us at info@investin.org or call us on +44 (0) 203 488 5089 if you need further information on becoming a Partner School.

Our refund policy is included in our terms and conditions and we set it out here again for your reference. 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 30 days before the programme takes place. Credit can be used against any future programme run by InvestIN, within the following 12 months. Only one credit will be issued per purchase.

*Credit only relates to programme fees. Any fees paid for accommodation/flights/meals/transfers etc booked with us are fully non-refundable. Additional terms apply to any bookings which are within the ambit of the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 ("PTRs"). A full list of our terms and conditions of purchase, including whether or not the PTRs apply and their implications can be found here: https://investin.org/pages/terms

Our refund policy is included in our terms and conditions and we set it out here again for your reference. 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 30 days before the programme takes place. Credit can be used against any future programme run by InvestIN, within the following 12 months. Only one credit will be issued per purchase.

*Credit only relates to programme fees. Any fees paid for accommodation/flights/meals/transfers etc booked with us are fully non-refundable. Additional terms apply to any bookings which are within the ambit of the Package Travel and Linked Travel Arrangements Regulations 2018 ("PTRs"). A full list of our terms and conditions of purchase, including whether or not the PTRs apply and their implications can be found here: https://investin.org/pages/terms

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. Click 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 booked your place on a programme, you should receive an email with basic details about venues and timings. 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.