We have lots of great work experience placements available for our members and their families through our Insight into Work programme

The aim of Insight into Work is to provide members and their families with experience of work at any point in their career. So far, we’ve welcomed mostly those looking for experience while still in education, but it could be that you’ve taken a career break and want to try something new. You could also be simply wondering if another career might be better suited to your abilities – playing to people’s strengths is something we’re all about at Royal London.

Insight into Work: coronavirus update

Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, we have made the decision to put placements and applications on hold.

We’ll be reviewing the situation regularly and will provide any updates via the website, so please do check back if you’re interested in applying for a placement with us. We'll be advertising these again when we are able to do so.

Candidates who had previously applied for a placement with us will be contacted separately by our People team.

Our placements

Opportunities are available in various teams, and each placement will have its own duration and availability date. The options available include:

  • A full-time four-week Work Taster placement
  • An Educational Work Experience placement
Work Taster placement (four to six weeks)

The four-week Work Taster placement is designed to provide you with a detailed insight into a role where you will perform tasks and work as part of a team. Your placement will provide you with the necessary access and support from your team and will be paid at a real living wage rate. This placement is ideal for anyone who is looking for a more in-depth experience. If you wish to apply for paid placement, please submit your application at least 10 weeks in advance of your suggested start date.

Educational Work Experience placement (one or two weeks)

The Educational Work Experience placement is designed to provide you with insight into a role through observing the team performing their day-to-day work. Your placement will provide you with support from your team and Line Manager, and you will receive a reimbursement of lunch and local travel costs you have incurred. This placement is ideal for anyone who is attending school, college or university. For educational institutions that only require a one-week placement, we will review these applications on a case-by-case basis.

Hear from our candidates!

Who'd be better than our previous work experience candidates to tell you what it's like to do a placement with us? Read our work experience Q&As to hear from people who've taken part in the programme. 

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