They can help you plan or deliver a specific project, or simply provide extra resource for a busy workload. An intern could allow you to kick start a strategic project that might have been put on hold or not completed due to budget or time restrictions, and free up and support your permanent staff.
Taking on an intern can not only give your business a real boost but, at the same time, you'll be providing an intern with invaluable work experience which can considerably enhance their long-term employability.
An internship must be a genuine paid work opportunity, which includes an element of learning and development. This may simply be the opportunity for the intern to gain a better understanding of the business environment, by allowing them to apply their knowledge in a workplace setting, or could involve the development of more comprehensive project-specific skills.
Internships can be part-time during term time and full-time during vacations and on graduation. They can vary in length from around six weeks to one year.
Interns must be paid at least the national minimum wage, but we would encourage you to offer a rate of pay appropriate to the calibre of candidates and the level of work undertaken.
Our team will proactively promote your vacancy and send you a list of applicants.
This service is only available if your internship is offered primarily to Essex students or graduates. If you have an internship that you are promoting to universities throughout the UK, please use our free CareerHub vacancy board to advertise it.
If you are looking to grow and expand your business, you can tap into graduate level talent from the University of Essex with funding from Santander Universities and support from our Essex Interns team. Attracting and retaining the very best talent is important for any business. The Santander Universities Internship Programme provides small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with funding to support the recruitment of a University of Essex graduate.
Interns can inject new skills and fresh thinking to your business, help deliver projects, and are a really cost effective way to trial a new position to support your business growth.
They can also serve as a trial of new talent for a permanent role - if the match is right we hope you will employ the intern on a permanent basis after their internship is completed but there is no obligation.
Get in touch today if you have a potential opportunity you’d like to discuss with us.
*funding is subject to availability and eligibility requirements
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