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Internship and Placement Programme

Santander fund placements and Internships with local SME's.

Internships and Placements

How does it work?

This is a great opportunity for penultimate or final year students and recent graduates to get a paid internship and experience the working world. At the same time, SMEs benefit from university-educated employees and can gain bright-minded young people embarking on their future

As a student, how do I qualify and apply?

  • The scheme is available to current students and alumni who have graduated within the last 2 years.
  • If you fit this criteria, you’ll need an up-to-date CV including your field of study and all the skills and competencies you think you’ll need.
  • Then, simply register your details at
    • If your application is successful, the university will contact you about the next steps in the selection process.
    • If you get an internship, you’ll receive up to a £3,000 grant up to 10 weeks working at the SME up to (£1,500 is funded by Santander).

As an employer, how do I recruit and intern?

  • Your company must have an annual turnover of less than £50 million and fewer than 250 employees.
  • All types of industries can apply.
  • Santander will contribute up to £1,500 per intern towards the internship period and you’ll need to match our contribution, as a minimum.
  • To take part in the programme, simply register at and upload details of the opportunity.
  • When a candidate matches your requirements, the university will contact you to go ahead with the selection process.

For more information about the scheme visit



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