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Insight programmes (sometimes called open days, insight weeks, spring weeks and similar) are short introductions to a profession and/or employer. They usually involve visiting an employer’s office and meeting and networking with the people there – everyone from interns through to senior executives. You’ll attend a variety of talks and presentations exploring the employer and different aspects of the profession and you may well also get to take part in case studies or to shadow a professional to better understand the work. You may also get careers advice and application tips from the graduate recruitment team. In fact, many employers use insight days and weeks as a route into their other work experience opportunities, so if you impress you may be offered a place on an internship or placement year (or be encouraged to apply for one). As such, they are usually aimed at first years and held in the autumn or spring.