Sussex Santander internship scheme

We work with Santander Universities UK to deliver an internship scheme that offers funding to recruit 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 four or eight weeks through the Sussex Santander graduate internship scheme.

Your intern should be paid a total of at least £315 a week.

Employers based in the Sussex Innovation Centre can get full funding for a four-week internship.

Other employers can recruit for an eight-week internship with the scheme funding 50% of the salary and your organisation at least matching this amount.

You should be in a position to pay your intern through 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 2020.

Interns who are graduating in 2020 will not be available to start the internship until May or June 2020, after they have finished their studies.

Download full terms and conditions for the 2019-20 Sussex Santander internship scheme (PDF 150KB).


You should:

  • 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 company, partnership or sole trader
  • be an expanding organisation looking to recruit a recent graduate into a permanent position
  • (for the fully funded four-week internship) be based in the Sussex Innovation Centre at Falmer or Croydon.

You can recruit a maximum of two 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

Applications are now closed.

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Contact us

Contact Simon Topham, Placements and Work Experience Officer, on 01273 678429.

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Santander Universities UK

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