Careers Service

Employ.ed in an SME

Employ.ed in an SME offers exclusive 8 week internships within small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).

Each year the Careers Service works with a number of small and medium sized organisations to offer exclusive internships to our students and recent graduates. All internships are paid and some are supported with match funding from Santander Universities

The benefits

  • You can gain valuable experience by contributing to a business where your drive, skills and education can make a tangible impact.
  • You'll enjoy a varied role, lots of responsibility and often work alongside the founders of the company.
  • Getting that first break can often give you a foundation on which to develop your career. If your internship goes well and you prove your capabilities there may also be opportunity for you to gain longer-term employment with the SME.

Find out more about working for an SME 

Previous Interns' Case Studies 

Santander interns

How to apply 

The programme is split into part time semester internships and summer internships. All internships are paid, but the programme is made up of funded (by Santander) and unfunded (but still paid) opportunities. Santander funded internships are only open to to final year students and recent graduates. 

Adverts for part time internships have closed. Adverts for most summer internships open from the 25th March and close on the 7th April.  

You can only apply to a maximum of three internships in each recruitment period. We advise that you don't submit an application before looking at the resources below, and make sure you check the eligibility. 

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It's been a fantastic experience, and a chance for me to test out a field of work I was interested in. And it's turned into an offer for permanent employment!

Employ.ed in an SME intern 

Further information

Please contact the Internships and Work Experience Team for more information.