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 10 weeks through the Sussex Santander graduate internship scheme.

Your intern should be paid a total of at least £315 per week, with the scheme funding 50% of this 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 2019.

Interns who are graduating in 2019 will not be available to start the internship until May or June 2019, after they have finished their studies.

Download full terms and conditions for the 2018-19 Sussex Santander internship scheme (PDF 150KB)


  • 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 or partnership
  • be an expanding organisation looking to recruit a recent graduate into a permanent position

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

Complete and submit our Expression of Interest 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 expression of interest has been accepted. Your internship will be advertised to our graduates, and prospective interns apply directly to you.

Contact us

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

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