Start up shadowing

Work experience doesn’t work. Securing a position is difficult and undemocratic, and all too often students experience little more than coffee-runs and filing. 

We’ve got a better idea. 

We’re running a raffle of week-long shadowing experiences at exciting and innovative start-ups and growth companies. Paid. 

 

Winners will spend a week at the company: seeing the business, learning from members of the team and contributing to the company’s activity. Whether you’re a tech whizz, a science buff or a creative junkie, there’s something for everyone. You’ll also be paid the London living wage. 

 

Remember that whatever a company’s focus, their team will fulfil all the usual functions of a business: marketing, finance, sales, HR, communications, project management etc. So, if you fancy yourself a sales or HR guru, don’t be put off by a company with a medical focus. 

 

The companies involved are listed below – just click through to purchase a raffle ticket and be in with a chance of winning a career-changing opportunity. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions. 

 

The winners will be drawn on 30 SEPTEMBER 2020. 
 
100% of proceeds go to charity.  
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Founded by Antony Jenkins, former CEO of Barclays, 10x is a technology company working to make banking 10x better for customers, banks and society. 

 

Ideal for those interested in: banking, tech, AI

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DrDoctor helps the NHS deliver digital transformation by putting patients in control of their healthcare, whilst maximising valuable NHS resources. 

Ideal for those interested in: healthcare, medicine, tech, transformation 

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Hambro Perks is a venture firm that builds and scales global companies, founded by  Rupert Hambro CBE (former Chairman of Hambros Bank) and Dominic Perks (serial entrepreneur).

 

Ideal for those interested in: venture capital, entrepreneurship

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Kraydel is an easy-to-use device that uses the TV to help people stay connected, linking elderly people to their carers or family members.

Ideal for those interested in: tech, IoT, wellbeing, social care

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Movewise is a property technology start-up, which uses a multi-agent model to help people sell their property. 

Ideal for those interested in: property, tech

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PerCent is an app which allows people to raise money for their favourite charities, for free, by spending with Percent retailers.

 

Ideal for those interested in: tech, charity, philanthropy

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RoomLab is a personalised online interior design and shopping service.

Ideal for those interested in: design, ecommerce, interior design, tech

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Tempo is on mission to make work an adventure and recruitment the most exciting thing companies do. Their end-to-end hiring platform connects people to roles with the fastest growing companies in the world, including Monzo, Bulb and Bablyon Health.

Ideal for those interested in: recruitment, tech

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Vanneck is an investment manager that has consistently outperformed the market for the past 10 years with portfolios spanning global equities and UK start-ups. 

Ideal for those interested in: finance, venture capita

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Zego is an insurance tech company, reimagining insurance for modern businesses and the self-employed. In June 2019, Zego raised $42m in a Series B investment to finance its European expansion. 

Ideal for those interested in: insurance, tech 

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CapitalRise is an online platform for prime property lending and investing. 

Ideal for those interested in: property, tech, finance

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Freestar is World Beer Award winning 0.0% alcohol free beer. 

Ideal for those interested in: F&B, retail, FMCG

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Heydoc is a clinical management system designed to empower clinicians and medical staff, and thus continuously improve the quality of their care delivery.  

Ideal for those interested in: healthcare, medicine, tech

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Lantum is on a mission to use technology to help save the NHS £1bn in staffing costs. 

Ideal for those interested in: healthcare, medicine, tech

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Onfido is the world’s leading identity-verification company. In April 2019, Onfido raised $50m (£38m) for further international expansion. 

Ideal for those interested in: tech, AI, data science

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Plural AI is a data science platform for corporate finance, using state-of-the-art technology to generate complex financial insights. 

Ideal for those interested in: tech, finance, big data, NLP, machine learning

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Skrap provides on-demand skip hire and waste collection. 

Ideal for those interested in: tech, construction, on-demand economy

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The Cultivist global arts club inspires and educates collectors from all over the world through enriching experiences and unprecedented arts access. 

Ideal for those interested in: culture, arts

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Wevat is an app providing an easy way for travellers to get a tax refund on UK shopping.

Ideal for those interested in: tech, finance, tax

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District is an app that connects users with smart buildings, in partnership with companies including Blackstone, Cushman & Wakefield and WPP.

Ideal for those interested in: property, tech, SaaS, smart cities

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GetGround exists to liberate assets from today’s constraints for the benefit of all, starting with UK buy-to-let property. They are doing this by digitising and automating the way companies work. Founded by two brothers: Misrab, who set up the data science team at Go-Jek, Indonesia's first unicorn startup, and Moubin, who was an investment professional at Apax Partners.

Ideal for those interested in: tech, finance, property 

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Hire Space is the UK’s leading venue booking platform, disrupting the events industry through transformational technology, used by The Guardian, Facebook, Time Out, BuzzFeed and Sky. 

Ideal for those interested in: events, tech

Motive Partners is a next-generation investment firm dedicated to Financial Technology.

Ideal for those interested in: Financial Technology, venture capital

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Spend a week with top producers, pro session musicians, and experienced engineers. The winner can choose whether to be based in London or Leeds.  

 

Ideal for those interested in: music production, sound, recording artists, engineering, music marketing, social media marketing

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Reducer is a smart price comparison company. It empowers businesses by giving them the information needed to make smart buying decisions. 

Ideal for those interested in: tech, finance, SME business services

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Techspert uses AI to connect businesses to experts. Based in Cambridge.

 

Ideal for those interested in: tech, AI

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TradingHub provides trade data analytics to the financial services industry.

Ideal for those interested in: tech, data, finance 

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what3words is a groundbreaking geolocation service which has assigned each 3m square in the world a unique 3 word address. Their vision is that this will become the global standard for communicating location. 

Ideal for those interested in: tech, innovation

Terms and conditions
  1.  The winner will be entitled to spend a week at the company in question, shadowing either one or several members of the team. 

  2. The exact activity undertaken by each winner will vary company to company, but all have committed to ensuring the winner gets the best and most realistic possible experience of life at the company.

  3. Winners can arrange exact working hours with the company, but they will be expected to work 8-hour days with an hour’s lunch, Monday to Friday. 

  4. Winners will be paid the London Living Wage for a 35-hour working week. In 2019, this was £10.55 per hour which equates to £369.25 for the hours stated above. Students will be paid the 2020 London Living Wage, which is likely to be similar. 

  5. We hope that winners approach the week positively and make the most of this opportunity. However, if this is not the case, the company reserves the right to terminate the week's shadowing due to inappropriate or unprofessional behaviour on the part of student. If this occurs, the student will not be refunded the cost of their raffle ticket from Cancer. We’re Done. They will be paid the London Living Wage up until the point of termination. 

  6. In the unlikely event that the winner wishes to terminate the week shadowing due to inappropriate or unprofessional behaviour on the part of the company, the winner will be refunded the cost of their raffle ticket from Cancer. We’re Done. They will be paid the London Living Wage up until the point of termination. 

  7. The winners will be drawn on 30 September 2020 and winners contacted within a week afterwards.

  8. The week shadowing should take place during Autumn / Winter 2020. Unless otherwise agreed with the company, any weeks not undertaken before 31 December 2020 will no longer be valid. 

  9. In the unlikely event that the company ceases to exist before 31 October 2020, tickets will be refunded. 

  10. Entrants must be over 16 when purchasing a ticket, and over 18 when they undertake the week shadowing. 

  11. Entrants can purchase a maximum of 10 tickets per company. 

  12. Unless otherwise specified, the company is based in London.

  13. 100% of the proceeds of the raffle will go to Cancer. We’re done., a fundraising campaign for immunotherapy research (UCL Cancer Institute) and charities supporting cancer patients (Shine and CLIC Sargent).

  14. Cancer. We're Done. will not be held liable for any loss or damage on the part of the Student or the company however caused.

  15. Licence number 19/12037/LILN