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Is 2015 the time to expand your staffing capacity?  The University Of Brighton can help you with free advertising for your role.uni-brighton-logo

If you’re a small to medium business, we can help you benefit from a grant to help fund a graduate intern. If you’ve got less than 250 employees and have a turnover of less than £50m, we want to hear from you!

Internships can last for at least six weeks with a view to lead on to permanent employment.

Edgcumbe Tea and Coffee Co Ltd based in Arundel, West Sussex recruited a Digital Marketing Assistant: “I just wanted to say a big thank you for your support with regard to the graduate scheme you have in place. It is a huge help for small businesses and has allowed me to focus on some proper marketing training for our intern which I know will prove to be very useful.” (Alice Rendle, Director)

And in Hastings, Chris Cragg of Immersive Album, has taken on not one but five graduates after they successfully completed internships through one of our programmes.

Chris says that the graduates contributed hugely to the success of the company.  “They were without exception, spectacular and grasped a complex business model quickly.”

You can hear more about Chris’ experience here.

For more information about what we’re offering, please visit our website.

If this sounds like something that you’re interested in, please get in touch with Rebecca Duffy, Employment Engagement Officer at the University of Brighton.

You can email r.l.duffy@brighton.ac.uk or call us on 01273 642 873

Posted by: In: Internships 26 Mar 2014 Comments: 0 Tags: ,

The University of Sussex has developed a fully funded undergraduate internship programme for 2nd year First-Generation Scholars.

First-Generation Scholars are current undergraduate students at the University of Sussex, who are either the first in their family to go to University, or have a family income of less than £42,611 per annum.


Looking for an intern? Get a fully funded one this summer via the University of Sussex.

The University is inviting potential internship providers to express interest in receiving £3000 funding to offer a 2nd year First-Generation Scholar a 10-week internship opportunity during summer 2014. Internships should start during week commencing 16 June 2014.

Internship providers will be asked to pay interns a minimum of £7.65 per hour (the UK Living Wage, organisations based in London are encouraged to top this up to £8.80 per hour). Interns will be expected to work 37.5 hours per week for 10 weeks.

If you would like to express your interest in the fully funded programme please read the terms and conditions below and submit your vacancy to register.

Deadline for receipt of expressions of interest is 31 March 2014.

Further information about First-Generation Scholars’ Summer Internship Programme

We hope the information provided is comprehensive but if you have any questions please contact:

Andrea Wall
Employer Engagement Manager, Careers and Employability Centre
T: (01273) 873384
E: summerinternships@sussex.ac.uk

Looking for Physics undergraduates to have as an intern? Then read on as this initiative is perfect for you and your business.

SEPnet Funded Summer Internships 2014 – Call for Placement Projects for Physics Undergraduates

SEPnet Funded Summer Internships 2014

SEPnet Funded Summer Internships 2014

SEPnet (South East Physics Network) is a consortium of nine university physics departments including Hertfordshire, Kent, Portsmouth, London (Queen Mary, Royal Holloway), Southampton, Surrey, Sussex and Open University.

Who is the scheme aimed at?

Any organisations interested in recruiting physics graduates including large companies, research institutions and SMEs.

How does the SEPnet Funded Summer Internships 2014 work?

  • The scheme provides 30 university-funded, and additional employer-funded placements, to physics students to give them the opportunity to work for 8 weeks in industry in areas such as data analysis, mathematic modelling, research, product design and testing
  •  Students receive a bursary of £2,000 to cover their expenses
  •  Projects are selected based on academic merit and the potential for students to gain commercial awareness and soft skills such as communication and teamwork
  •  Placements take place from June to September (employers can extend placements to 10 weeks by funding the additional 2 weeks)

Benefits to Employers and Supervisors

  • Provides early access to bright, numerate students with excellent problem-solving and IT skills who may be potential future employees
  • Enables you to solve a challenge or problem and carry out projects you would not normally have time for
  • Can provide an invaluable resource, adding value to your business and offer a fresh perspective on your business challenges
  • All advertising, administration and placement support is handled by SEPnet to create a smooth, straightforward process
  • Employers participating in the scheme include National Physical Laboratory, Selex ES, QinetiQ, the Met Office, BAE Systems, Amec, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, Rutherford Appleton Laboratory

And several SMEs

  • You can see examples of what the students can do by visiting their case studies: http://www.sepnet.ac.uk/students_employers/careers_placements/internships/case_studies.html
  • What employers have said:
    ‘Very satisfied with the whole process, organised and straightforward, with good students.’

    ‘The CVs that come through via SEPnet are very good.’
    ‘We took SEPnet students for the second year running this year and have been very impressed with the calibre of the students, their capabilities and the general high standard. For your records we have just made a permanent job offer to one of the students…’.

Next steps

If you would like to discuss the SEPnet Funded Summer Internships 201 further, please email or call me as soon as possible – s.j.spencer@sussex.ac.uk or 01273 872976