Work experience opportunities

Work Experience 

If you are looking for a career as a company secretary working alongside high level governance professionals and have a keen interest in either governance, compliance and/or strategic influence, then kick start your career with a work experience opportunity through ICSA Advance.

New openings are constantly added and available to post graduate applicants. As part of this initiative, you will experience:

  • Exposure to ‘a day in the life of’ a company secretary in real-time
  • Access to a range of different work placements
  • Real responsibilities for personal growth
  • Plenty of support from managers and colleagues
  • Potential for a permanent job and further progression

Get ahead of the rest. What are you waiting for?


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ICSA Advance

Are you an employer?

Get your trainee or work experience vacancy posted free of charge on ICSA Advance and tap into our network of students and graduates who are starting their career in governance.

To get involved or to find out more, please contact Tara Wilson on or call +44 (0)207 612 7021.

    Insight Days

    Don’t have time for work experience commitments? Register to attend a popular insight day offering a real life introduction to the levels and responsibilities of a company secretarial role.

    In partnership with DMJ Recruitment, ICSA are excited to present these insight days with highly respected organisations across the UK. Take a look behind the scenes at the various responsibilities of a company secretary, the level of interaction with the board and exposure and influence to detailed organisational strategy.

    Insight days are great opportunity to ‘try before you buy’ a career, as you explore your options and see if you have what it takes to succeed as a good governance professional.

    Insight Days are open to students, post graduates, or anyone considering an entry to company secretarial practice.

    Register today

    Don't miss out - email us your C.V. and preferred organisation now.

    Insight Days


    Event Date

    Max Capacity


    2 March 2017


    KPMG (Manchester) 21 March 2017 TBC
    GSK 12 April 2017 15
    Eversheds (Manchester) May 2017 15
    HSBC TBC 15
    Schroders Q 3/4 10
    Rolls Royce (Derby) Q 3/4 20
    National Grid Q 3/4 20
    Aviva Q 3/4 20

    In 2016, the following companies supported the Insight days in promoting the role of the company secretary to students and graduates: Aviva, BP, National Grid, Rolls Royce, Schroders, Sky.

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