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UK Student Programs

UK Student Programs

With meaningful mentorships, real responsibilities, and hands-on learning experiences, joining #TeamAmex gives you a global network of opportunities that will shape your career journey for years to come.

Starting steps for your career journey

Learn as you grow


With a variety of mentorship and educational opportunities available, you’ll develop your professional skill-set while gaining real-world career experience.

Make an impact


As a part of #TeamAmex, our interns are encouraged to roll up their sleeves and contribute their unique points of view to help impact and shape a global iconic brand.

Support a global community


With a network in over 110 countries, the work you do here will provide real solutions to help back our customers worldwide.

Internship opportunities

Undergraduate Summer Internship Programme


During your 10-week internship, you will have a chance to work on meaningful projects that positively impact our teams’ success. This programme is designed for students who are in their penultimate year. The summer internships give you a chance to get full-time roles with #teamamex once you complete university.​

  Programme offered: June – August

MBA Summer Internship Programme

During your 10-week internship, you will gain real-life experience that brings you closer to your dream job. You’ll have the chance to work on projects that significantly impact the business while exploring your interests and enhancing your strengths. It’s also a great opportunity to engage and build relationships with colleagues, leaders and industry professionals. The summer internships give you a chance to get full-time roles with #teamamex once you complete university.

 Programme offered: June – August

Insight Programmes

​These two-day programmes are designed to provide students unparalleled access into the working world of American Express, to better understand our organisation, how we operate and recognise the wide range of opportunities we have to offer. We offer three types of insight programmes: Spring Insight Programme, Black Leaders Insight Programme, and Women in Tech Insight Programme. With an eclectic mix of business presentations, workshops, and interactive skill sessions, our Insight Programmes are fully equipped to give you the kick-start you need to initiate your career goals. The programmes are intended for students who are in their first year of study. For more information, email the campus team:

 Programme offered: April

Technology Apprenticeship Programme

During your 18 months apprenticeship, you will gain hands-on coding experience with additional opportunities such as networking with external start-ups, competing in hackathons and supporting local community work. We’ll provide each apprentice with continuous training and development, 20% in house classroom-based training with 80% on-the-job learning. The programme has been designed to nurture our next generation of technical specialists and leaders.

 Programme offered: September – March

Graduate Programme

This programme will provide a head-start for your career, designed to introduce graduates to multiple business areas and develop them into future leaders. Recent graduates will gain hands-on practical experience within our organisation. The programme runs between 12 to 24 months, depending on the business unit.

 Programme offered: September

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Our selection process


At American Express we believe transparency is key to helping students through the recruitment process. We love working with passionate people who are excited about reimagining what it means to back our colleagues, customers and communities the world over.

Submit your application

This is a place to share who you are, and why you’re passionate about joining #TeamAmex. 

Then, let’s get to know each other

After the application, you will be asked to complete a few steps to better help us evaluate you on a personal level. This is an opportunity for us to get to know you as a candidate and potential colleague and for you to learn more about the programme you applied to and the Company as a whole.

Undergraduate Summer Internship & Graduate Programmes

Round 1
Submit a pre-recorded video answering questions specific to the role you have applied for. If you have applied for more than one role, you will be required to submit a separate video answering questions specific to that role.

Round 2
Next, you will participate in an assessment centre that includes competency-based interviews, case studies and group discussions to showcase your communication, analytical and team interaction skills.

MBA Internship Summer Programme

Round 1
This consists of one or two consecutive 45-60 minute interviews. This is a chance to showcase your skill sets and highlight your creativity.

Round 2
Upon completing the first round, selected candidates will be invited for two one-hour-long virtual interviews with senior leaders.

Technology Apprenticeship Programme

Round 1
Should you meet all of the qualifications after applying, you will be sent a link to complete an online coding assessment. You will have seven days to complete the assessment.

Round 2
After passing the coding challenge, you’ll be invited to interview at our Virtual Discovery Day. The virtual experience will allow you to learn more about the American Express culture and engage with various engineering teams within our technology division. You will meet with our American Express colleagues for our assessment process, consisting of two consecutive 30-minute interviews.

"My role was within Travel & Lifestyle Services in an exciting project assessing market by market performance to provide strategic recommendations for investment optimizations. It was just 6 weeks but the support I got from my leader and peers were key for the success of my journey."



​Customer Service and Business Strategy Internship Programme

“American Express provides several paths for career development and more importantly fosters a learning culture at all levels. We are encouraged to challenge the status-quo and genuinely care about the quality of our work.”



Technology Graduate Programme

“At American Express, I have developed many skills in a short amount of time, by working with several teams across global markets. With an unparalleled focus on both supporting individual development and fostering a strong team culture, it truly has been a rewarding experience.”



Finance Summer Internship Programme

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