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GCU and Santander Interns Programme 2016/17



GCU and Santander are offering an exciting opportunity for SMEs to take advantage of part-funded 10 week internships

  • The programme offers SMEs (fewer than 250 employees & a turnover of less than £50m) the opportunity to employ a student or graduate on a fixed term project identified by you. The internship must be for a minimum of 3 weeks and a maximum of 10 weeks.
  • Santander will provide matched funding through the University of £150 (50% of the costs) per week towards the intern’s salary with the remaining cost to be met by the company. Santander’s funding will be capped at £1,500.
  • Internships can be in any field or sector.
  • All current students and graduates are eligible to apply.
  • All placements are based on a standard 35 hour week. Part-time roles are acceptable on a pro-rata basis of £75 matched funding per week.
  • Wage is equivalent to £8.57 per hour which exceeds the UK living wage (£8.25 per hour).
  • SMEs can advertise internship job profiles on GCU’s Shared Vacancy Service, which is accessed by graduates (up to two years) and current students.
  • Interns submit their CVs for positions and are chosen by the business offering the internship.
  • Internships must be allocated by 31st July 2017.

To find out more about how you can get the energy and insight from a talented student or graduate to help with a project in your business and benefit from matched salary funding please contact lorna.johnston@gcu.ac.uk.

Limited internships are available and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please contact Lorna to ensure availability before you start to advertise a post.