Part-funded internships

GCU and Santander are offering an exciting opportunity for SMEs to take advantage of part-funded 4-8 week internships.

  • The programme offers SMEs (fewer than 250 employees & a turnover of less than £50m) the opportunity to employ a final year student or recent graduate on a fixed term project identified by the SME.
  • The internship will be for a duration of between 4-8 weeks, with the intern working on a full-time or part-time basis. Full-time positions are based on a 35 hour week.
  • Santander will provide matched funding through the University (50% of the costs) per week towards the intern’s salary, with the remaining cost to be met by the SME. Santander’s funding will be capped at £1,260.
  • Internships can be in any field or sector.
  • All final year students and recent 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.
  • SMEs should advertise internship role specifications on GCU’s Vacancy Service, which is accessed by current students and recent graduates. We will also actively promote placement opportunities to students through Programme Course Leaders in the University.  
  • The SME interviews and selects their chosen candidate from submitted student CVs.