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I'm currently on a gap year and the last day to submit UCAS applications is January 2022, it has been quite difficult for me to gain any work experience (it is currently November 2021), or the work experiences/internships are for summer 2022 which is too late. I want to add a little bit experience in my personal statement as I have'nt done anything related to the course so far. If anyone knows any websites or any way I can gain some experience please comment, any little will help
Or even any advice to boost my personal statement
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Just call up some local big companies and ask if you can work shadow anyone in Finance or the Pay Office - Universities, hospitals, or big Accountancy firms. W/exp isnt essential for F&A applications - they just want to see that a) you are interested in numbers and b) have an idea of what the work involves and c) you have some done some research into relevant/current topics you can talk about in your PS.

Useful websites :
Job profiles/careers - https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-prof...ng-and-finance
MOOCs online - https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/...n-technologies and https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/...-statements-et
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As above, I would not stress yourself trying to get some work exp in before the January deadline. You would strengthen your PS equally by doing some wider reading, watching online lectures or doing a MOOC and mostly importantly of all critically reflecting on whatever it was in your PS.
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(Original post by Admit-One)
As above, I would not stress yourself trying to get some work exp in before the January deadline. You would strengthen your PS equally by doing some wider reading, watching online lectures or doing a MOOC and mostly importantly of all critically reflecting on whatever it was in your PS.
Thank you so much for the advice
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(Original post by McGinger)
Just call up some local big companies and ask if you can work shadow anyone in Finance or the Pay Office - Universities, hospitals, or big Accountancy firms. W/exp isnt essential for F&A applications - they just want to see that a) you are interested in numbers and b) have an idea of what the work involves and c) you have some done some research into relevant/current topics you can talk about in your PS.

Useful websites :
Job profiles/careers - https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-prof...ng-and-finance
MOOCs online - https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/...n-technologies and https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/...-statements-et
Thank you so much I really appreciate your help and the links you've put
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(Original post by McGinger)
Just call up some local big companies and ask if you can work shadow anyone in Finance or the Pay Office - Universities, hospitals, or big Accountancy firms. W/exp isnt essential for F&A applications - they just want to see that a) you are interested in numbers and b) have an idea of what the work involves and c) you have some done some research into relevant/current topics you can talk about in your PS.

Useful websites :
Job profiles/careers - https://www.prospects.ac.uk/job-prof...ng-and-finance
MOOCs online - https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/...n-technologies and https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/...-statements-et
I currently applying for JP Morgans virtual internship in Accounting, do you think that will help?
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