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The Young Software Engineer Summer Experience

Ages 15-18 London OR Live Online

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Overview

The Young Software Engineer Summer Experience gives students aged 15-18 a 360-degree, fully immersive experience of working as a software engineer in London.

Over the course of 15 days, students aged 15-18 will have some of the most prestigious experiences of software engineering that one can imagine: building your own app from start to finish, presenting a software architecture project to a board of directors and working on ground-breaking code used to develop autonomous vehicles.

Also available on the Experience are immersive visits to a pioneering robotics firm, experiences with a global top 20 tech firm and a visit to the University of Cambridge.

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 software engineer.

Highlights


Immersive Software Engineering Experiences:

  • Present a software architecture project to an international board of directors in East London’s Tech City
  • See a state-of-the-art robot in action and understand the programming behind advanced robotics
  • Undertake a private visit with a global top 20 tech firm
  • Create your own app from start to finish
  • Work with the ground-breaking code that software engineers are using to develop autonomous vehicles
  • Private networking event inside East London’s Studio One Warehouse

Senior Software Engineers from a Variety of Specialities: 

  • Be coached through the immersive experiences with software engineers from world-renowned firms specialising in front end development, user experience, software architects 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 Software Engineering 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 Cambridge; 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 software development, communication and problem solving, 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; our professionals will give you all the training you need. 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 so encourage you to register as soon as possible.

    The Summer Experience will begin on 22nd July 2022. You can choose either the 15-Day, 10-Day or 5-Day Summer 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
    Present a software architecture project to an international board of directors in East London’s Tech City
    Create your own app from start to finish
    Work with the ground-breaking code that software engineers are using to develop autonomous vehicles
    See a state-of-the-art robot in action and understand the programming behind advanced robotics
    Collaborate with entrepreneurs and consultants to develop your own fintech app inside One Canada Square’s Level 39
    Private networking session with top software engineers inside the Studio One Warehouse
    Coaching on mastering every aspect of the recruitment process to secure top jobs within software engineering
    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 – FRONT-END ENGINEERING & UX/UI

    DAY 3 – BACK-END ENGINEERING & SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE

    DAY 4 – SOFTWARE & DATA: SOLVING CLIMATE CHANGE

    DAY 5 – SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE

    DAY 6 – VISIT A TOP TWENTY TECH FIRM

    DAY 7 – PRODUCT MANAGEMENT AND HEALTH-TECH

    DAY 8 – ROBOTICS & FUTURE TECH

    DAY 9 – SOFTWARE ENGINEERING IN LONDON

    DAY 10 –FINTECH

    DAY 11 –CAREERMAX WEEK

    DAY 12 – ENTER CAMBRIDGE

    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

    Over the next five days, you will explore the versatility of software engineering, the youngest and most in demand of the engineering sciences. You will learn about front-end engineering and User Experience/User Interface and back-end engineering. You will apply software engineering to data science and cybersecurity and understand the role that software has in predicting the future and keeping people, companies, and organisations safe. In addition you will experience software as a service, including the monetisation and entrepreneurial side. This part of the Experience has been designed to enhance your knowledge of software and the industry, your programming skills and your creativity.

    AfternoonThe Experience Begins

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

    6:00pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice

    DAY 2 – FRONT-END ENGINEERING & UX/UI

    10:00amStart

    Explore the Front-end, also known as client side, of engineering including the most important software building tools including HTML, CSS, JavaScript and discovering the importance of good User Experience and User Interface

    MorningFront-end Engineering

    - Software engineering applied to the most cutting-edge industries: exploring the past, present and future of technologies and your role in creating them
    - Compete against other teams in a dynamic, vibrant atmosphere that will immerse you in the world of software engineering
    - The fundamentals of the web: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Discover the most important and most popular technologies used in front-end engineering
    - Develop a front-end application for a start up using your newly discovered skills

    AfternoonUX/UI

    -Explore how colour and shapes impacts the psychology of a customer and how correct use can ensure a customer chooses your app
    - Find the strengths and weaknesses in design and determine whether it will help or hinder the customers use of a website
    - The phases of working with a prototype: the different approaches and techniques used when creating a new design
    - Client – Designer interaction: how to gather requirements, analyse them, build a prototype and pitch it

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 3 – BACK-END ENGINEERING & SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE

    MorningBack-end Engineering

    - Explore the main algorithms, discover how to think algorithmically and solve programming problems efficiently
    - Get hands-on creating the back-end of a full-stack project using one of the most popular back-end languages: Python
    - Learn how to store data in a relational database and apply it in the full-stack project
    - Solve problems by thinking like a Software Engineer: common methodologies, tricks and tips to perform better when coding

    AfternoonSoftware Architecture & Cybersecurity

    - Network Security and Hardware: Analyse different hardware and the key parts elements of a network
    - Work in teams to design the most efficient network for an international company
    - Perform an in-depth analysis to identify all possible vulnerabilities in a company’s system
    - Ask your burning questions to a panel of top professionals

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 4 – SOFTWARE & DATA: SOLVING CLIMATE CHANGE

    10:00amStart

    Team up with data scientists to work on a project to protect the planet by using software optimisations and algorithms explored over the previous days

    MorningTech firms fighting Climate Change

    -Explore how top firms are tackling climate change by using software, data science and artificial intelligence
    - Discover how these firms have incorporated technological advancements to implement strategies to confront previously unsolved issues
    - Led by data: Evaluate how data has driven the decisions and practises of these firms throughout their journey to success
    - Demonstrate your understanding of the world of data science by pitching further potential solutions to save our planet

    AfternoonData and Software to the rescue

    - Explore how climate change and global warming is severely impacting an ‘at-risk’ region and how the society is in desperate need of a realistic plan
    - Examine predictive climate models to determine the extent of the disruption global warming is projected to cause on this area in the next 50 years
    - Take action: Using your knowledge of Artificial intelligence, machine learning and the automation industry decipher plausible solutions to save this society from devastation
    - Pitch your solutions to leading data scientists and software engineers, and receive detailed feedback

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 5 – SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE

    10:00amStart

    Discover the growing world of Software as a Service (SaaS) and the enormous market for newer, better software

    MorningSoftware as a Service

    - Look at Software from the commercial perspective: architecture, costs, optimisation, and efficiency
    - Learn how Software is produced and sold as a service by using the methodologies implemented by top professionals
    - Analyse the market and competition to determine the viability of a product and analyse its risks and opportunities
    - Come up with a new SaaS product and pitch it to top professionals

    AfternoonCareer Coaching: How to Become a Successful Software Engineer

    The core knowledge you need to plan your pathway to becoming a top software engineer…

    - 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 software engineers on what you can do now to stand out in the future

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 6 – VISIT A TOP TWENTY TECH FIRM

    10:00amStart

    During the previous 5 days you explored Software and its use in tech related industries. In the following days it’s time to explore how software is applied to non-tech industries to improve their products, services and overall efficiency. You will visit tech giants who sell software to other companies, explore the important role of a Product Manager, work on a health technology project, discover the cutting-edge world of robotics, explore London tech’s hub and take part in a fintech project. In addition, throughout the next five days, you will be working alongside and networking with top software engineers.

    Immerse yourself into the world of tech giants and global corporations. Discover what it takes to succeed in the application process and the day to day life of the high flying employees and executives

    MorningVisit a Global Top Twenty Tech Firm


    - Experience the recruitment process and try your hands at real interview questions including logic questions, coding activities and academic problems

    AfternoonWork with a tech giant

    - Discover and apply the key methodologies used in top software engineering teams learning the theory and practice
    - Work in a full-stack project with top software engineers developing an app
    - Test your project using testing methodologies and software
    - Discuss and review your code with top software engineers

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 7 – PRODUCT MANAGEMENT AND HEALTH-TECH

    10:00amStart

    MorningProduct Management

    - Learn about one of the most crucial non-technical roles in the industry: The Product Manager
    - Explore the different methodologies of software development: cascade, agile and lean, the main differences and when to apply each
    - Meet top product managers who will share their expertise with you
    - Become the Product Manager of a new app for pet owners, make crucial decisions and ensure its successful release

    AfternoonThe Health-Tech Project

    - Explore the evolution of health technology, latest innovations and what the future holds
    - Design your own health-tech app for remote medical care
    - Suggest how technology can support patients with post-surgical and after hour care at home
    - Use technology to empower patients to track their own medical care
    - Present your projects to leading medical professionals and receive live feedback

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 8 – ROBOTICS & FUTURE TECH

    10:00amStart

    Looking into the future: robotics and ethics, understand how they work and why they are necessary. In the afternoon discover the leading predictions for future innovations and the impact that it will have on humanity.

    MorningA World of Robots

    - Introduction to robotics and the most successful and highest functioning robots in existence today
    - Discuss the future and moral dilemmas of robotics
    - Understand software required in the field of robotics and meet pioneers turning science fiction into reality
    - Devise a unique application for robotics and automation and identify the positive impact they can have on society and the potential downfalls of an increasingly automated workforce.

    AfternoonThe World of the Future: Technology in 2052

    - Discover the latest theories of what the world will look like in 30 years time and what will be required to make this a reality
    - Debate the impact artificial intelligence, robotics, automation and connected technologies will have on the workplace and beyond
    - Network with leading futurists and professionals working to turn future speculation into certainty
    - Work in teams to target negative effects that uncontrolled artificial intelligence can lead to and present your creative solutions

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 9 – SOFTWARE ENGINEERING IN LONDON

    10:00amStart

    MorningDiscover why London attracts and inspires the brightest minds in tech from around the world

    - Experience a walking tour of one of London’s most dynamic and enterprising districts: East London Tech City
    - Learn why London is a global hub for technological innovation
    - Discover and be inspired by the success stories behind London’s booming tech start-up industry
    - Explore first-hand the exciting developments happening today in London’s tech ecosystem

    AfternoonThe Future of London

    - Megacity: With London predicted to become a megacity by 2030, identify potential improvements where software could change the way we live for better
    - Work on a project to prepare London’s transport, housing and commercial sectors for increased digitisation
    - How will software engineering and the role of a software engineer evolve? Discuss the future of the industry and brainstorm new technologies that will revolutionise software engineering
    - Look to implement software and algorithms to rapidly identify potential threats and allow London to continue to prosper

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 10 –FINTECH

    10:00amStart

    Develop an educational investment app as you discover the multi-billion FinTech revolution

    MorningFintech Visit

    - Put your software engineering credentials to the test as you tackle a complex assignment alongside experts from a range of professional backgrounds including finance, software and entrepreneurship
    - 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 software engineers, QA testers, UX/UI professionals, product managers and project managers
    - Have your burning questions answered by those in the know
    - Receive valuable advice from experts in the field

    5:00pmClose

    DAY 11 –CAREERMAX WEEK

    10:30amStart

    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 software engineering post-university. In addition, you will receive inspirational coaching on key employability skills from high-profile figures including politicians and Olympic athletes.

    MorningEnter CareerMax

    Your future starts now: discover the essential skills needed to thrive in software engineering
    - ‘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 CAMBRIDGE

    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 Cambridge led by students, who will guide you through the abundant opportunities available to you there
    - Academic lecture: meet academics from the Department of Computer Science 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 software 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 tech giant 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 tech giant 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 technical group exercise brief, meet your group and establish individual members’ 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

    - 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 Experience Director

    1:00pmClsose

    DAY 1 – THE WORLD OF A SOFTWARE ENGINEER

    DAY 2 – FRONT-END ENGINEERING & UX/UI

    DAY 3 – BACK-END ENGINEERING & SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE

    DAY 4 – SOFTWARE & DATA: SOLVING CLIMATE CHANGE

    DAY 5 – SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE

    DAY 6 – CAREER MAX

    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 A SOFTWARE ENGINEER

    11:00amStart

    Over the next five days, you will explore the versatility of software engineering, the youngest and most in demand of the engineering sciences. You will learn about front-end engineering and User Experience/User Interface and back-end engineering. You will apply software engineering to data science and cybersecurity and understand the role that software has in predicting the future and keeping people, companies, and organisations safe. In addition you will experience software as a service, including the monetisation and entrepreneurial side. This part of the Experience has been designed to enhance your knowledge of software and the industry, your programming skills and your creativity.

    MorningThe Experience Begins

    - Your journey starts here: step into the shoes of a top software engineer
    - 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 software skills for the Experience ahead, including algorithms, coding, teamwork and attention to detail
    - Interactive networking session: meet your fellow interns – talented and ambitious students from around the world who can act as prove powerful contacts for your future career

    AfternoonProduct Management

    - Learn about one of the most crucial non-technical roles in the industry: The Product Manager
    - Explore the different methodologies of software development: cascade, agile and lean, the main differences and when to apply each
    - Meet top product managers who will share their expertise with you
    - Become the Product Manager of a new app for pet owners, make crucial decisions and ensure its successful release

    4:30pmClose

    *exact programme subject to change without notice

    DAY 2 – FRONT-END ENGINEERING & UX/UI

    11:00amStart

    Explore the Front-end, also known as client side, of engineering including the most important software building tools including HTML, CSS, JavaScript and discovering the importance of good User Experience and User Interface

    MorningFront-end Engineering

    - Software engineering applied to the most cutting-edge industries: exploring the past, present and future of technologies and your role in creating them
    - Compete against other teams in a dynamic, vibrant atmosphere that will immerse you in the world of software engineering
    - The fundamentals of the web: HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Discover the most important and most popular technologies used in front-end engineering
    - Develop a front-end application for a start up using your newly discovered skills

    AfternoonUX/UI

    - Explore how colour and shapes impacts the psychology of a customer and how correct use can ensure a customer chooses your app
    - Find the strengths and weaknesses in design and determine whether it will help or hinder the customers use of a website
    - The phases of working with a prototype: the different approaches and techniques used when creating a new design
    - Client – Designer interaction: how to gather requirements, analyse them, build a prototype and pitch it

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 3 – BACK-END ENGINEERING & SOFTWARE ARCHITECTURE

    11:00amStart

    Turn your attention to the back-end / server-side engineering. Discover how to code efficiently and the hardware required to maintain a system and its vulnerabilities

    MorningBack-end Engineering

    - Explore the main algorithms, discover how to think algorithmically and solve programming problems efficiently
    - Get hands-on creating the back-end of a full-stack project using one of the most popular back-end languages: Python
    - Learn how to store data in a relational database and apply it in the full-stack project
    - Solve problems by thinking like a Software Engineer: common methodologies, tricks and tips to perform better when coding

    AfternoonSoftware Architecture & Cybersecurity

    - Network Security and Hardware: Analyse different hardware and the key parts elements of a network
    - Ask your burning questions to a panel of top professionals

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 4 – SOFTWARE & DATA: SOLVING CLIMATE CHANGE

    11:00amStart

    Team up with data scientists to work on a project to protect the planet by using software optimisations and algorithms explored over the previous days

    MorningTech firms fighting Climate Change

    -Explore how top firms are tackling climate change by using software, data science and artificial intelligence
    - Demonstrate your understanding of the world of data science by pitching further potential solutions to save our planet

    AfternoonData and Software to the rescue

    - Explore how climate change and global warming is severely impacting an ‘at-risk’ region and how the society is in desperate need of a realistic plan
    - Examine predictive climate models to determine the extent of the disruption global warming is projected to cause on this area in the next 50 years
    - Take action: Using your knowledge of Artificial intelligence, machine learning and the automation industry decipher plausible solutions to save this society from devastation
    - Pitch your solutions to leading data scientists and software engineers, and receive detailed feedback

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 5 – SOFTWARE AS A SERVICE

    11:00amStart

    Discover the growing world of Software as a Service (SaaS) and the enormous market for newer, better software

    MorningSoftware as a Service

    - Look at Software from the commercial perspective: architecture, costs, optimisation, and efficiency
    - Learn how Software is produced and sold as a service by using the methodologies implemented by top professionals
    - Analyse the market and competition to determine the viability of a product and analyse its risks and opportunities
    - Come up with a new SaaS product and pitch it to top professionals

    AfternoonCareer Coaching and Private Networking

    The core knowledge you need to plan your pathway to becoming a top software engineer

    - 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 software engineers on what you can do now to stand out in the future
    - Exclusive Private networking session with leading software engineers

    4:30pmClose

    DAY 6 – CAREER MAX

    11:00amStart

    MorningEnter CareerMax

    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 cyber security post-university. In addition, you will receive inspirational coaching on key employability skills from high-profile figures including politicians and Olympic athletes.

    - Your future starts now: discover the essential skills needed to thrive in software engineering
    - 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 UCAS staff, 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!

    Morning 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 tech 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 a renowned tech firm 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?

    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 leading tech 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 technical group exercise brief, meet your group and establish individual members’ 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

    It’s time to reflect on the Experience and plan your next steps
    - Personalised feedback: receive a bespoke summary of your performance during the day 9 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 softwate engineering, 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 >>

    Register Now

    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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