To gain Banking experience in your first year, I would suggest you apply for a Spring Week or an open day. All the placements are different but most of them will introduce you to the day-to-day life of the business, invite you to CV workshops and let you shadow current trainees or senior managers.
To find out everything you need to know about Spring Week's, check out our bright guide.
The time to apply is at the beginning of your first year and they occur in the Easter holidays. If you're ready to apply, you'll find all Spring Week opportunities just here.