Work experience opportunities

Work Experience 

If you’re looking for a career as a company secretary, and have a keen interest in governance, compliance and strategic influence, then ICSA Advance can help you kick-start your career.

ICSA Advance is a job platform that lists trainee contracts and work experience placements for university students and graduates. These positions are the perfect opportunity to try the profession and gain on-the-job experience, and often lead to a permanent job offer at the end of the term.

Benefits of work experience through ICSA Advance:

  • A dedicated platform for governance positions
  • Access to a range of different placements to suit all needs
  • Real-world exposure to the life of a company secretary
  • Support from managers and colleagues
  • Potential for a permanent job.

New openings are added constantly and are available to post-graduate applicants.


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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.

Download our handy guide to offering work experience opportunties to the company secretaries of tomorrow.

‘Work experience can give unique insights into the world of governance and secretaryship, as well as offering great inspiration to the next generation of governance professionals. I came to the world of governance in an unexpected midlife career change but work experience might have brought me there sooner’
Simon Osborne, CEO, ICSA: The Governance Institute

Insight Days

DMJ Insight Days supported by ICSA launched in September 2016 to raise the profile of the company secretarial profession amongst students and graduates.

Working with DMJ and innovative company secretarial teams, we set out to create new ways for people to experience the profession at a time of rising demand for company secretaries and governance professionals.

Since then, some of the UK’s leading companies have hosted events at their offices to showcase what being a company secretary entails. Together, we’ve already inspired over 500 students and graduates to secure their first role or embark on the ICSA qualification.

The 2019 Insight Days programme gives even more people the opportunity to discover governance through 12 unique events. What’s more, one participant will be chosen by the host organisation to receive a study or membership prize from ICSA.

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Insight Days

Host companyDateLocation
14 March London
Kingfisher 19 March London
Barclays April London
KPMG 25 April Manchester
Santander 3 May London
Schroders 10 June London
Aviva 6 September London
J.P. Morgan September London
BBC/Network Rail October London
BBC Television Centre
Rolls-Royce October Derby
National Grid November London
The FA TBC London

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