Overview: Business is an umbrella term covering a whole range of careers and professional sectors. Whether working within a consultancy firm, a fast moving consumer goods company, real estate or a multi-national retail firm.

Skills required: You’ll need a good strategic sense, logical thinking, business awareness and financial competency. Interpersonal skills are highly rated as business requires working with an organisation’s client to build long-lasting, professional relationships.

University and beyond: There is no ‘one way’ to enter business; it attracts graduates in both humanities and science subjects and employers welcome a diverse range of skills.

How the SMF can help: The Social Mobility Foundation works with a wide range of firms across different business sectors including CBI and EDF Energy. Our previous internships have involved being placed with a team of consultants, working on specific projects, attending meetings, meeting clients and learning how to apply solutions to real-life business problems, as well as placements with commercial property consultancies. Our Mentors in Business come from a range of firms with specialisms that include Strategy, Internet technology, Marketing and Retail.

Students applying to this sector can also be considered for the City Talent Initiative and the EDF Energy Work Insight Programme.

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