Sussex Santander internship scheme

We work with Santander Universities UK to deliver an internship scheme that offers funding to recruit students and recent graduates as interns in your organisation.

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Hire a graduate

As an employer, you can access part funding to recruit a recent Sussex graduate full time for three to 10 weeks through the Sussex Santander graduate internship scheme.

Your intern should be paid a total of at least £300 per week, with the scheme funding £150 per week and your organisation at least matching this amount.

You should be in a position to pay your intern via your organisation’s payroll. You need to supply the University of Sussex with your business bank account and finance administration details.

You and your intern must fill out an evaluation before the end of the internship.

Graduate internship criteria

The successful graduate must have graduated from Sussex within the last two years, or must be due to graduate in 2017.

Interns who are graduating in 2017 will not be available to start the internship until May or June 2017, after they have finished their studies.

Download our full terms and conditions for the 2017 Sussex Santander student internship scheme (PDF 325.32KB)


Hire a student

As an employer, you can access full funding through the Sussex Santander Internship scheme to recruit a current Sussex student for:

  • one or two weeks full time
  • three to 10 weeks. This must take place in the summer vacation.

£300 per week of funding per internship is paid to the successful student.

Your intern should be paid a total of at least £300 per week, with the scheme funding £150 per week and your organisation at least matching this amount.

You should be in a position to pay your intern via your organisation’s payroll (for internships between three and 10 weeks). You must supply the University of Sussex with your business bank account and finance administration details.

You and your intern must fill out an evaluation before the end of the internship.

Student internship criteria

The successful student must be currently registered at the University of Sussex. Your internship must offer the successful Sussex student a real opportunity to develop their employability skills.

Download our full terms and conditions for the 2017 Sussex Santander student internship scheme (PDF 325.32KB)


Eligibility

To be eligible for the Sussex Santander student and graduate internship schemes, your organisation needs to:

  • be a small-to-medium-sized enterprise (SME) with a turnover of less than £50 million per year and a maximum of 250 employees
  • be based in Sussex - although applications from organisations based elsewhere in the UK will also be considered
  • be a registered charity, company, sole trader or partnership
  • submit full details of the work experience opportunity available.

You can recruit a maximum of five interns for each cycle through this scheme.

Head and shoulders photo of Kate Gulliver, who is a partner at Pepco Services
“Internships give us an opportunity to develop and train individuals with a long-term plan of retaining them.” Kate Gulliver, Partner, PEPCO ServicesPEPCO Services recruited Mathematics graduate Uday Tuladhar as a Procurement Analyst through the Santander Internship Programme.

How to apply

Complete and submit our application form– you must register with our CareerHub to complete the form if you haven't already registered.

We will contact you within five working days if your application has been successful. Your internship will be advertised to our graduates, and prospective interns apply directly to you.

Contact us

internships@sussex.ac.uk