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The Young Accountant Summer Experience

Ages 15-18 London OR Live Online

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Overview

The Young Accountant Summer Experience gives students aged 15-18 a 360-degree, fully immersive experience of working as an accountant in London

Over the course of 15 days, students aged 15-18 will have some of the most prestigious experiences of accountancy that one can imagine: pitching to executive clients from an iconic London skyscraper; carrying out a high-profile acquisition deal between two leading car manufacturers and becoming a forensic accountant investigating significant international tax fraud.

Also available on the experience are immersive visits to the University of Oxford, an exclusive experience with Big Four professionals and a private networking event inside a London skyscraper.

Join us for a life-changing experience that will serve as an outstanding differentiator on your university application form and set you up for a future as a successful accountant.

Highlights


Immersive Accountancy Experiences:

  • Pitch a project to executive clients from one of London’s most iconic skyscrapers
  • Carry out an end-to-end merger and acquisition between two leading car manufacturers
  • Become a forensic accountant and investigate a billion-dollar international tax fraud
  • Experience a day in the life of a Big Four accountant and meet with senior accountants from leading firms
  • Attend a private networking event inside a London skyscraper

Senior Accountants from major financial powerhouses:

  • Be coached through the immersive experiences with accountants from world-renowned firms specialising in corporate accounting, private wealth management, forensic accountancy and more
  • Private networking sessions with these professionals, who can become vital connections for your future career

Personalised Career Coaching:

  • Bespoke career coaching: receive training on how to land the most desirable jobs in accountancy and a dynamic, personalised development plan to reach the height of your career ambitions
  • Securing a place at a top-tier university: work alongside admissions officers from the UK’s leading educational institutions to map out your university and degree choices, extra-curricular activities, and work experience; and receive expert coaching on the art of personal statement writing 
  • Excelling at university: take part in a private tour of the University of Oxford; attend a thought-provoking lecture; discuss your insights with likeminded individuals; and network with leading academics
  • Master the recruitment process: crack the code to the perfect CV with industry recruitment experts and hear from senior hiring managers on what they are looking for in candidate applications, interviews and assessment centres

    Competitive Advantage In Your University Applications:

    • Attending the experience demonstrates that you’ve gained key skills such as attention-to-detail, public speaking and commercial awareness, which are highly-valued by top universities
    • Complete the online assessment after the programme and receive a personalised certificate to include in your UCAS/College applications.

    World-Class Universities And World-Class People:

    • Experience two of the best universities on the planet: Oxford and University College London (UCL).
    • Meet talented and ambitious students from around the world who fly in for the internship, creating an invaluable lifetime network.

    Design Your Own Internship:

    • Choose to attend the 15-Day, 10-Day or 5-Day Summer Experience. You can also opt to attend this Summer Experience "Live Online" choosing between the 10-Day or 5-Day Summer Experience.
    • Accommodation, meals, guardianship and airport pick-up are available if required and can be added at checkout. London accommodation is provided at University of London’s halls of residence. Evening social activities will also be provided for students booking with accommodation. 

    Fees, Eligibility and Options

    This programme is for students aged 15-18. No prior knowledge or experience is required. There is no application process, and you can secure your place simply by clicking “Register Now”. We operate on a first-come first-served basis and programme places are limited.

    The Summer Experience will begin on 22nd July 2022. You can choose either the 15-Day Experience, 10-Day Experience or 5-Day Experience.

    The Live Online Summer Experience will begin on 12th August 2022. You can choose either 10-Day or 5-Day Summer Experience.

    Listed on the table below is a breakdown of the pricing options and what is included. Places are highly limited. The only way to guarantee your place is to click 'Register Now' and enter your details.

    In select circumstances, we can offer payment by instalments, which requires a 50% deposit. To speak to a Student Experience Manager about your personal circumstances please click here OR email us at info@investin.org OR call us on +44 (0) 203 488 5089.

    *Locations only apply to the In-Person Summer Experience. For the Live Online Summer Experience, all sessions where locations are specified will take place virtually.

    Internship Name In-Person 5-Day Summer Experience In-Person 10-Day Summer Experience In-Person 15-Day Summer Experience 'Live Online' 5-Day Summer Experience 'Live Online' 10-Day Summer Experience
    Length Days 1-5 Days 1-10 Days 1-15 Days 1-5 Days 1-10
    Pitch a project to executive clients from one of London’s most iconic skyscrapers
    Carry out an end-to-end merger and acquisition between two leading car manufacturers
    Undertake a multiple day project covering several accounting specialities and principles
    Take part in an exclusive ‘Big Four’ experience attended by professionals from KPMG, Deloitte, EY and PWC
    Become a forensic accountant and investigate a billion-dollar international tax fraud
    Private networking session with top management consultants at One Canada Square
    Coaching on mastering every aspect of the recruitment process for the best jobs in accountancy
    Personalised career coaching: receive a dynamic, bespoke development plan to help you reach the height of your career ambitions
    Training on securing a place to study at a top-tier university
    Summer Experience (without accommodation or meals)
    £1350

    £2600

    £3750

    £595

    £995
    Additional price for University of London accommodation (private single en-suite rooms) with all meals and guardianship included
    £600

    £1350

    £2100

    n/a

    n/a
    Additional price for London airport pick-up and drop-off (each way)
    £100

    £100

    £100

    n/a

    n/a

    DAY 1 – ENTER THE EXPERIENCE

    DAY 2 – THE WORLD OF AN ACCOUNTANT

    DAY 3 – THE PROJECT

    DAY 4 – THE PROJECT CONTINUED

    DAY 5 – ENTER THE SKYSCRAPER

    DAY 6 – BECOMING A SPECIALIST

    DAY 7 – VISITING ACCOUNTANCY GIANTS

    DAY 8 – FORENSIC ACCOUNTING

    DAY 9 – ACCOUNTANCY IN LONDON

    DAY 10 – INVESTIN PRESENTS: THE FINTECH FORUM

    DAY 11 – CAREERMAX

    DAY 12 – ENTER OXFORD

    DAY 13 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

    DAY 14 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES

    DAY 15 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    DAY 1 – ENTER THE EXPERIENCE

    2.00pmStart

    Start your journey to becoming an accountant. Over the next 5 days you will immerse yourself in a practical workshop and understand the fundamental steps to becoming an accountant:
    i) learn about the key roles an accountant
    ii) work on a multi-dimensional project using looking at profit maximisation, M&A and financial records
    iii) at the end develop your presentation skills, deliver your pitch to professionals and the rest of the experience. Throughout you will work with and receive high level feedback from professionals in the accounting industry.

    AfternoonThe Experience Begins

    - Your journey starts here: step into the shoes of a top accountant
    - Keynote speech by the Programme Director: discover what the experience has in store and how to make the most of this unique experience
    - Immersive group activities: develop crucial accountant skills for the experience ahead, including teamwork, public speaking and attention to detail
    - Interactive networking session: meet your fellow interns – talented and ambitious students from around the world who can act as powerful contacts for your future career

    6.00pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice

    DAY 2 – THE WORLD OF AN ACCOUNTANT

    10.00amStart

    Today you will look at whole world of accounting and discover the many doors it can unlock including: M&A, building up companies, financial advising and be introduced to exciting specialities shaping accountancy

    MorningEnter the Financial Powerhouse

    - Discover the essence of what it takes to work at a Major accounting firms and learn about the key roles you can undertake
    - Understand the three key pillars of accounting and how to apply them to all business situations.
    - Merger and Acquisitions: obtain the KPIs that accountants employ and uncover what starts or stops a deal
    - Building up a company: unlock the fundamentals in the expansion of a business and develop your understanding of all aspects of a business

    AfternoonBeyond the Financial Powerhouse

    - Learn the 3 pillars of accountancy and how to use them: balance of payments, cash flow and financial statements
    - Ethics of accounting: What is it, how do we measure it and does it develop in this industry
    - Undertake an exciting whistle-stop tour of accounting alternatives outside of the major accounting firms
    - Accounting for the future: discover how the world of accounting will develop and progress in the 21st century
    - Attend a private networking event and panel Q&A with industry giants and have your burning questions answered

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 3 – THE PROJECT

    MorningMeet the Client

    - Receive the hotly anticipated project brief, meet your fellow accountants, and put your networking skills to the test by establishing individuals’ strengths and areas of expertise
    - Put the theory you have learnt into practice as you strive to impress your first blue chip client
    - Build your team and use your interpersonal skills to find who will take on the different roles within project
    - Work as part of your project team to conduct essential analysis and research into your client looking over their historical financial records

    AfternoonMaximising Huge Profits


    - Making commercial decisions: work with industry experts to understand the risk and reward of key strategic choices
    - Combine commercial thinking and accountancy to add value to your client and develop their portfolio further than they ever expected
    - Lead effective decision making through analysis, evaluation and understand the importance of communication
    - Work as a team using your creative techniques to achieve and exceed your client’s targets over four consecutive quarters

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 4 – THE PROJECT CONTINUED

    10.00amStart

    Accountancy is not just about balance sheets, today you will understand the role accountants play in reacting to crises and ensuring businesses biggest deals are carried out flawlessly

    MorningCrisis Management

    - Breaking news: your client has decided to pursue an acquisition and has chosen you to pick apart the fundamentals and details of the deal
    - Hear from professionals working in mergers and acquisitions on how they have tackled the issue of combining two mega businesses
    - Look back at your company’s KPIs, raise funds and work with your shareholders to identify the optimum outcome
    - Research, analyse and evaluate the new company’s financial records, cash flow statements and balance sheets

    AfternoonCrunch Time: Mastermind an M&A

    - Analyse both companies and make the tough calls to decide which departments will grow and which ones will go
    - Measure the effectiveness: mock-up your strategy to ensure a successful acquisition
    - You decide: return to your client, send your reports and decide if you sanction the acquisition
    - Receive feedback from industry experts on your final decisions and compare your results to theirs

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 5 – ENTER THE SKYSCRAPER

    10.00amStart

    Throughout today, you will present the project you have been working on to a panel of experts in an iconic London skycraper before learning about what it takes to become a top accountant

    MorningClient Communication: Presenting your work

    - Attend a bespoke public speaking workshop and learn valuable techniques on how to manage stress during high-pressured professional situations
    - Beyond the bottom line: show and explain your methodology, decisions, and solutions
    - Deliver your ideas to your client on the backdrop of the London skyline from one of the city’s most iconic buildings
    - Receive personalised feedback on the key areas your team has tackled and the delivery, execution, and outcome of your project

    AfternoonCareer Coaching: How to Become a Top Accountant

    - Your path to success: understanding the key decisions ahead and how to maximise your chances of success
    - Subject choices at A-level/IB/university and more
    - Securing work experience, designing impactful CVs/resumes and powerful interview techniques
    - Coaching from experienced Accountants on what you can do now to stand out in the future

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 6 – BECOMING A SPECIALIST

    10.00amStart

    After learning the fundamentals of accountancy, delve into the corporate world even further and experience:
    i) visits to the ‘Big Four’
    ii) experience the high-octane financial centre of London
    iii) work with a range of stakeholders on day long projects to deliver high level presentations. Throughout the next five days you will be networking, discussing, and working with professionals from these businesses.

    Today you will understand the role accountants play in managing high wealth individuals before attending a masterclass in how to alter your practices around the globe

    MorningBecome the financial advisor

    - There are two guarantees to life: death and taxes, understand the latter to build up your accounting repertoire
    - Debate the hotly contested issue of ethics in accounting and understand the difference between tax avoidance and tax evasion
    - Breaking news! An A-lister celebrity has fired their accountant, be the first team to sweep in and take this highly lucrative client
    - Present your case to the A-lister and find out if you won their business

    AfternoonThe Global Accountant

    - Become the international accountant: experience the different styles of accounting throughout the world
    - Research different accounting techniques and standards across the hemispheres and draw your own conclusions from your examination
    - Investigate and analyse the difference between UK and USA tax systems and consider the key cultural rationales behind them
    - Hear from experts across the globe on their experiences and how they’ve reached the top of the world’s largest markets

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 7 – VISITING ACCOUNTANCY GIANTS

    10.00amStart

    Now you have experienced life across accounting disciplines it is time to see it in action as you undertake an experience with professionals from the biggest firms in the world

    MorningExperience the Big Four

    - Understand how the Big Four firm has come to dominate the financial world and the role the city of London has had in its development
    - Step in the shoes of an accountant, see where they took their first steps as aspiring professionals and where they are today
    - Hear from those in the know as you gain the inside track on how to make it into a Big Four firm
    - Turn your vision to reality by seeing where the world’s largest financial decisions are made every day

    AfternoonAccountants: Future CEOs

    - Understand why 58% of the CEOs from FTSE 100 companies come from an accountancy background
    - Hear from industry leading experts on how they progressed through the corporate world due to their unique skillsets
    - Become the CEO: Take over a growing business and lead it to become a multi-million-pound industry leader
    - Foster inclusivity, dismantle barriers and support a range of perspectives within your business

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 8 – FORENSIC ACCOUNTING

    10.00amStart

    Delve into the exciting world of money laundering, discover its seedy underbelly and meet the heroes fighting against corruption

    MorningCriminal Accounting

    - Enter forensic accounting and work in the same locations as the people who uncover these cases everyday
    - Study the psych of infamous money launderers and why they made their decisions
    - Understand your adversary: To uncover money laundering you first have to understand the mechanisms involved
    - Follow the path of famous money laundering cases, analyse, evaluate, and compare them to see how they were discovered

    AfternoonDetective Accountant

    - The tables have turned: Become the lead forensic accountant investigating the biggest money laundering case of the decade
    - Use and develop your investigative, analytical and problems solving skills to compete against your fellow accountants
    - Serve justice: Be the first team to find the money and act as the expert witness in supreme court
    - Work alongside leading industry experts and receive live personalised feedback

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 9 – ACCOUNTANCY IN LONDON

    10.00amStart

    Today we will focus on the importance of corporate accounting and explore some of London’s iconic financial powerhouse, Canary Wharf

    MorningThe Financial Powerhouse: Exploring Canary Wharf

    - Every aspiring accountant dreams of working in London, home to one of the world’s most iconic financial districts
    - Understand how the towering financial powerhouse went from an underdeveloped area of the city to the most dazzling area of London
    - Come face to face with breath-taking skyscrapers that have been home to some of the world’s most iconic firms and industry leaders
    - Realise your dreams and experience a day in the life of a young professional taking on a region of economic, industrial and cultural influence

    AfternoonNetworking with Aspiring Accountants

    - Meet with high flying students who have secured internships with leading financial service giants
    - Take time to understand their top tips for success
    - Ask burning questions to set you on the right path to securing experience within the Big Four
    - See how they balance university studies with their lofty career ambitions

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 10 – INVESTIN PRESENTS: THE FINTECH FORUM

    10.00amStart

    Today you will become a fintech expert as you tackle a complex assignment alongside experts from a range of professional backgrounds including finance, software engineering and marketing

    MorningLife Inside a Fintech

    - Experience a series of talks from formidable Fintech experts on their experiences within the field and receive the hotly anticipated brief for your collaborative fintech assignment
    - Work in teams comprised of the fastest growing industries in the modern world and assign project roles that reflect individuals’ areas of expertise
    - Display your team’s project at an exclusive Fintech fair attended by industry leading professionals
    - Receive live feedback on your work from the experts and reflect on your team’s performance

    AfternoonPrivate Networking Event

    - Put your newfound knowledge to the test
    - Take part in a private networking session with top accountants, financial advisors and auditors
    - Have your burning questions answered by those in the know
    - Receive valuable advice from experts in the field

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 11 – CAREERMAX

    10.30amStart

    Your future starts now: discover the essential skills needed to thrive in accounting

    Over the next five days, you will receive personalised coaching on how to succeed in each of the major milestones on the road to landing your dream job: i) securing a place at a top-tier university ii) excelling in your studies iii) mastering every aspect of the recruitment process and procuring a top job in accounting post-university. In addition, you will receive inspirational coaching on key employability skills from high-profile figures including politicians and Olympic athletes.

    MorningEnter CareerMax

    - Personal development plan: work with a careers expert in small focus groups to plan the next steps in your journey
    - ‘Big results require big ambitions’: hear from a world-class Olympic athlete on the importance of being a self-starting, ambitious individual in today’s increasingly competitive climate
    - ‘The art of communication is the language of leadership’: hear from a high-ranking politician on how best to improve your communication skills and captivate a large audience

    AfternoonUniversity Applications

    You’re in your final year of school and it is time to start thinking about what comes next
    - Inside UCAS: an interactive session with a university admissions expert, with guidance on how to ace your applications and bag your first-choice university
    - University and degree choices: making the right decisions to maximise your career potential
    - Eye-catching extracurriculars: using extracurricular activities to boost your application
    - Personal statement workshop: expert coaching on the art of personal statement writing
    - Interview training: a masterclass with senior admissions tutors from top UK universities
    - You become the admissions officer: step into the shoes of a university admissions tutor; review a collection of personal statements and interview prospective students for a place at a world-renowned educational institution

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 12 – ENTER OXFORD

    10.30amStart

    MorningWelcome to University!

    Congratulations! You have been accepted into your first-choice university – it’s time to start preparing
    - University tour: private tour of the University of Oxford led by students, who will guide you through the abundant opportunities available to you there
    - Academic lecture: meet with academics from multiple departments such as accounting, finance and business, hear about research they are undertaking in their specialist field and experience a university-style lecture
    - Meet the university team: attend an exclusive networking lunch with students and academics

    AfternoonStep into the Shoes of a Student

    - The academic seminar: discuss the contents of the morning lecture in a seminar group led by an academic, reflect on the topics raised with likeminded individuals and begin to generate your initial hypotheses
    - The research project: work effectively as part of a team to research and plan for a knock-out group presentation
    - The group presentation: present your team’s finding to your peers and academics
    - The feedback: receive feedback on your presentation and reflect on your team’s performance

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 13 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

    10.30amStart

    MorningGraduate Applications

    You’re in your final year of study and it is time to start thinking about life after university
    - Standout work experience: learn the importance of securing relevant work experience and the impetus it can add to your graduate job applications
    - Killer CVs: crack the code to the perfect CV with industry recruitment experts and hear from hiring managers from the accounting industry on what they are looking for in candidate resumes
    - You become the hiring manager: step into the shoes of a senior hiring manager working at one of the ‘Big Four’ as you screen a set of graduate CVs and select which candidates you would like to interview

    AfternoonGraduate Interviews

    The graduate recruiter was impressed by your knockout CV and you have now been invited to interview for the role…
    - Interview workshop: receive bespoke public speaking training on how best to articulate yourself during high-pressure, professional situations such as interviews and presentations
    - You become the graduate interviewer: interview candidates for a graduate role alongside senior recruitment managers and put them through their paces with a series of challenging scenario-based questions
    - Reflection: return to your focus groups and review the goals you set for InvestIN’s CareerMax week. What have you achieved so far? What would you like to work on over the final two days? What questions do you need answering?

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 14 – GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES

    10.30amStart

    MorningEnter the Assessment Centre

    Congratulations! You have nailed the initial interview for a graduate role at a gold standard accountancy firm and are among the top-ranked candidates invited to the final stage assessment centre
    - Graduate assessments: discover the different types of activities you will be faced with during an assessment centre and the core competencies that recruiters are looking for
    - Psychometric tests: experience a series of psychometric tests that will gauge your suitability for your dream role and receive feedback on your performance
    - In tray exercise: tackle a series of challenging in tray exercises and impress your prospective employer with your calm and organised approach to work

    AfternoonThe Group Exercise

    - The task: receive an exciting group exercise brief, meet your team and establish members’ individual strengths and areas of expertise
    - Group discussion: master the art of managing discussions during group assessment centre activities as you collaborate with your team and evaluate one another’s contributions
    - Key skills: manage your time effectively and wow the assessors with your outstanding approach to teamwork and leadership
    - The assessment interview: keep a cool head as you tackle a series of challenging group interview questions and impress your prospective employer with your responses

    5.00pmClose

    DAY 15 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    10.30amStart

    MorningPersonal Development Plan

    Reflect on your experiences and summarise all you have achieved across the experience whilst planning your next steps
    - Personalised feedback: receive a bespoke summary of your performance during the day 14 assessment centre, including your strengths and areas for development
    - Group reflection: return to your focus groups and reflect on what you have achieved throughout InvestIN’s CareerMax week
    - Personal development plan: work with a recruitment expert to establish your next steps and create your very own personal development plan
    - Farewell speech: a review of what you have gained from the Experience, with closing remarks from the Programme Director

    1.00pmClose

    DAY 1 – THE WORLD OF AN ACCOUNTANT

    DAY 2 – THE PROJECT

    DAY 3 – THE PROJECT CONTINUED

    DAY 4 – FORENSIC ACCOUNTING

    DAY 5 – DELIVERING YOUR PITCH

    DAY 6 – CAREERMAX

    DAY 7 - ENTER UNIVERSITY

    DAY 8 - GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

    DAY 9 - GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES

    DAY 10 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    DAY 1 – THE WORLD OF AN ACCOUNTANT

    11.00amStart

    Today you will look at whole world of accounting and discover the many doors it can unlock including: M&A, building up companies, financial advising and be introduced to exciting specialities shaping accountancy

    MorningEnter the Financial Powerhouse

    - Discover the essence of what it takes to work at a Major accounting firms and learn about the key roles you can undertake
    - Understand the three key pillars of accounting and how to apply them to all business situations.
    - Merger and Acquisitions: obtain the KPIs that accountants employ and uncover what starts or stops a deal
    - Learn the 3 pillars of accountancy and how to use them: balance of payments, cash flow and financial statements

    AfternoonThe Global Accountant

    - Become the international accountant: experience the different styles of accounting throughout the world
    - Research different accounting techniques and standards across the hemispheres and draw your own conclusions from your examination
    - Investigate and analyse the difference between UK and USA tax systems and consider the key cultural rationales behind them
    - Hear from experts across the globe on their experiences and how they’ve reached the top of the world’s largest markets

    4.30pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice

    DAY 2 – THE PROJECT

    11.00amStart

    Today you will launch into action and begin your main project of the experience, as you learn key accounting theory and understand the importance of commercially focused decisions in accounting

    MorningMeet the Client

    - Receive the hotly anticipated project brief, meet your fellow accountants, and put your networking skills to the test by establishing individuals’ strengths and areas of expertise
    - Put the theory you have learnt into practice as you strive to impress your first blue chip client
    - Build your team and use your interpersonal skills to find who will take on the different roles within project
    - Work as part of your project team to conduct essential analysis and research into your client looking over their historical financial records

    AfternoonMaximising Huge Profits

    - Making commercial decisions: work with industry experts to understand the risk and reward of key strategic choices
    - Combine commercial thinking and accountancy to add value to your client and develop their portfolio further than they ever expected
    - Lead effective decision making through analysis, evaluation and understand the importance of communication
    - Work as a team using your creative techniques to achieve and exceed your client’s targets over four consecutive quarters

    4.30pmClose

    DAY 3 – THE PROJECT CONTINUED

    11.00amStart

    Accountancy is not just about balance sheets, today you will understand the role accountants play in reacting to crises and ensuring businesses biggest deals are carried out flawlessly

    MorningCrisis Management

    - Breaking news: your client has decided to pursue an acquisition and has chosen you to pick apart the fundamentals and details of the deal
    - Hear from professionals working in mergers and acquisitions on how they have tackled the issue of combining two mega businesses
    - Look back at your company’s KPIs, raise funds and work with your shareholders to identify the optimum outcome
    - Research, analyse and evaluate the new company’s financial records, cash flow statements and balance sheets

    AfternoonCrunch Time: Mastermind an M&A

    - Analyse both companies and make the tough calls to decide which departments will grow and which ones will go
    - Measure the effectiveness: mock-up your strategy to ensure a successful acquisition
    - You decide: return to your client, send your reports and decide if you sanction the acquisition
    - Receive feedback from industry experts on your final decisions and compare your results to theirs

    4.30pmClose

    DAY 4 – FORENSIC ACCOUNTING

    11.00amStart

    Delve into the exciting world of money laundering, discover its seedy underbelly and meet the heroes fighting against corruption

    MorningCriminal Accounting

    - Enter forensic accounting and work in the same locations as the people who uncover these cases everyday
    - Study the psych of infamous money launderers and why they made their decisions
    - Understand your adversary: To uncover money laundering you first have to understand the mechanisms involved
    - Follow the path of famous money laundering cases, analyse, evaluate, and compare them to see how they were discovered

    AfternoonDetective Accountant

    - The tables have turned: Become the lead forensic accountant investigating the biggest money laundering case of the decade
    - Use and develop your investigative, analytical and problems solving skills to compete against your fellow accountants
    - Serve justice: Be the first team to find the money and act as the expert witness in supreme court
    - Work alongside leading industry experts and receive live personalised feedback

    4.30pmClose

    DAY 5 – DELIVERING YOUR PITCH

    11.00amStart

    Throughout today, you will present the project you have been working on to a panel of experts before learning about what it takes to become a top accountant

    MorningPresenting your work

    - Attend a bespoke public speaking workshop and learn valuable techniques on how to manage stress during high-pressured professional situations
    - Beyond the bottom line: show and explain your methodology, decisions, and solutions
    - Deliver your ideas to your client on the backdrop of the London skyline from one of the city’s most iconic buildings
    - Receive personalised feedback on the key areas your team has tackled and the delivery, execution, and outcome of your project

    AfternoonCareer Coaching and Private Networking

    - Your path to success: understanding the key decisions ahead and how to maximise your chances of success
    - Subject choices at A-level/IB/university and more
    - Securing work experience, designing impactful CVs/resumes and powerful interview techniques
    - Coaching from experienced Accountants on what you can do now to stand out in the future
    - Private networking event with leading accountants from various specialities

    4.30pmClose

    DAY 6 – CAREERMAX

    11.00amStart

    Your future starts now: discover the essential skills needed to thrive in accounting

    MorningEnter CareerMax

    - Personal development plan: work with a careers expert in small focus groups to plan the next steps in your journey
    - ‘Big results require big ambitions’: hear from a world-class Olympic athlete on the importance of being a self-starting, ambitious individual in today’s increasingly competitive climate
    - ‘The art of communication is the language of leadership’: hear from a high-ranking politician on how best to improve your communication skills and captivate a large audience

    AfternoonUniversity Applications

    You’re in your final year of school and it is time to start thinking about what comes next
    - Inside UCAS: an interactive session with a university admissions expert, with guidance on how to ace your applications and bag your first-choice university
    - University and degree choices: making the right decisions to maximise your career potential
    - Eye-catching extracurriculars: using extracurricular activities to boost your application
    - Personal statement workshop: expert coaching on the art of personal statement writing
    - Interview training: a masterclass with senior admissions tutors from top UK universities
    - You become the admissions officer: step into the shoes of a university admissions tutor; review a collection of personal statements and interview prospective students for a place at a world-renowned educational institution

    4.30pmClose

    DAY 7 - ENTER UNIVERSITY

    11.00amStart

    Congratulations, you’ve been accepted into your first choice university – it’s time to start preparing!

    - University life: experience a day in the life of a university student and be guided through the array of opportunities available to you at university
    - University forum: attend an exclusive networking session with students from a range of top-tier universities and have all your burning questions answered
    - Academic lecture: meet academics from various departments and experience a university-style lecture

    AfternoonStep into the Shoes of a Student

    - The academic seminar: discuss the contents of the morning lecture in a seminar group led by an academic, reflect on the topics raised with likeminded individuals and begin to generate your initial hypotheses
    - The research project: work effectively as part of a team to research and plan for a knock-out group presentation
    - The group presentation: present your team’s finding to your peers and academics
    - The feedback: receive feedback on your presentation and reflect on your team’s performance

    4.30pmClose

    DAY 8 - GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: APPLICATIONS & INTERVIEWS

    11.00amStart

    MorningGraduate Applications

    You’re in your final year of study and it is time to start thinking about life after university

    - Standout work experience: learn the importance of securing relevant work experience and the impetus it can add to your graduate job applications
    - Killer CVs: crack the code to the perfect CV with industry recruitment experts and hear from hiring managers from the accounting industry on what they are looking for in candidate resumes
    - You become the hiring manager: step into the shoes of a senior hiring manager working at one of the ‘Big Four’ as you screen a set of graduate CVs and select which candidates you would like to interview

    AfternoonGraduate Interviews

    The graduate recruiter was impressed by your knockout CV and you have now been invited to interview for the role

    - Interview workshop: receive bespoke public speaking training on how best to articulate yourself during high-pressure, professional situations such as interviews and presentations
    - You become the graduate interviewer: interview candidates for a graduate role alongside senior recruitment managers and put them through their paces with a series of challenging scenario-based questions
    - Reflection: return to your focus groups and review the goals you set for InvestIN’s CareerMax. What have you achieved so far? What would you like to work on over the final two days? What questions do you need answering?

    4.30pmClose

    DAY 9 - GRADUATE RECRUITMENT: ASSESSMENT CENTRES

    11.00amStart

    MorningEnter the Assessment Centre

    Congratulations! You have nailed the initial interview for a graduate role at a gold standard accountancy firm and are among the top-ranked candidates invited to the final stage assessment centre

    - Graduate assessments: discover the different types of activities you will be faced with during an assessment centre and the core competencies that recruiters are looking for
    - Psychometric tests: experience a series of psychometric tests that will gauge your suitability for your dream role and receive feedback on your performance
    - In tray exercise: tackle a series of challenging in tray exercises and impress your prospective employer with your calm and organised approach to work

    AfternoonThe Group Exercise

    - The task: receive an exciting group exercise brief, meet your team and establish members’ individual strengths and areas of expertise
    - Group discussion: master the art of managing discussions during group assessment centre activities as you collaborate with your team and evaluate one another’s contributions
    - Key skills: manage your time effectively and wow the assessors with your outstanding approach to teamwork and leadership
    - The assessment interview: keep a cool head as you tackle a series of challenging group interview questions and impress your prospective employer with your responses

    4.30pmClose

    DAY 10 – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN: YOUR NEXT STEPS

    11.00amStart

    MorningPersonal Development Plan

    Reflect on your experiences and summarise all you have achieved across the experience whilst planning your next steps
    - Personalised feedback: receive a bespoke summary of your performance during the assessment centre, including your strengths and areas for development
    - Group reflection: return to your focus groups and reflect on what you have achieved throughout InvestIN’s CareerMax week
    - Personal development plan: work with a recruitment expert to establish your next steps and create your very own personal development plan

    AfternoonProject Launchpad

    - Take off into your future: choose between five bespoke challenges designed to develop core skills in accountancy, building on your time with InvestIN and taking crucial steps on your path to becoming a top accountant
    - The project launchpad competition: take on your peers in order to win an exclusive prize, attend an awards ceremony in central London and embellish your CV with a standout extra-curricular experience
    - Farewell speech: a review of what you have gained from the Summer Experience, with closing remarks from the programme director

    4.30pmClose

    Venues, Dates & Locations

    London, UK

    In-Person

    22nd July – 5th August 2022

    UCL, University of Oxford, and other locations

    Accommodation Location

    Garden Halls (University of London)
    London, WC1H 9EN

    OR 

    College Hall (University of London)
    London, WC1E 7HZ

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    In-Person

    12th August - 21st August 2022

    11am - 4:00pm (UK time)

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    In-Person

    22nd July – 5th August 2022

    UCL, University of Oxford, and other locations

    Accommodation Location

    Garden Halls (University of London)
    London, WC1H 9EN

    OR 

    College Hall (University of London)
    London, WC1E 7HZ

    Download Digital Brochure - Garden Halls >>

    Download Digital Brochure - College Hall >>

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    Online

    12th August - 21st August 2022

    11am - 4:00pm (UK time)

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    AmbitionX

    As part of your booking, you will receive 12 months’ access to our state-of-the-art tech platform, AmbitionX. Here you will find all of your programme materials and complete post-programme assessments to gain coveted ‘experience points’ to demonstrate your levels of professional development. You will also be able to access any of InvestIN’s Live Online weekend and evening programmes through AmbitionX at no extra cost.

    COVID-19 Group

    We do not anticipate any Covid-related issues preventing us from delivering the in-person programme. Any government guidance on Covid-related safeguarding (such as the wearing of masks and social distancing) will of course be adhered to. We have managed to successfully deliver in-person programmes during the Covid-19 pandemic (including during the summers of 2020 and 2021), with excellent feedback. We are therefore highly experienced in giving students a fantastic experience even with social distancing rules in place.

    In the unlikely event that the in-person programme is cancelled because of Covid-19 then students will have two options: i) move to the next in-person date; ii) move to the ‘Live Online’ version of the programme you selected and be refunded the difference in price. (If you pay via credit because you postponed a previous booking then the credit note will be reissued to you in full). 

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