Having practical experience under your belt is important when you finish your degree, and Sheffield University Management School is ensuring that its graduates are well equipped when it comes to seeking employment.
As a complement to the school’s comprehensive employability and careers support, it has teamed up with Santander Bank to place top performing students and recent graduates in the region’s small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
The three-month internship programme matches up some of the school’s brightest students and graduates with forward-looking SMEs – students get a CV and work-experience boost, as well as an insight into the career opportunities which SMES can offer. Meanwhile, the company benefits from new ideas and a fresh perspective. The arrangement between Sheffield University Management School and Santander means that we are able to help SMEs with the cost of employing our student/graduate.
Students – What you need to know:
Dr Tim Vorley, Dr Robert Wapshott and the school’s Business Development Manager Rhoda Watson are coordinating this arrangement with Santander. There is an information session on 1 November, 10am, in Meeting Rooms 1 and 2 at Sheffield University Management School – prior to this you can sign up at the Student Experience office.
Should you be successful, your internship will last for a full three months – your role in the organisation will be defined by the employer, but previous interns have worked on projects including: market and financial research; business planning; human resource analysis; e-commerce and database systems and marketing/social media.
This scheme provides an incredible opportunity to improve your CV, experience a workplace first-hand and learn more about SMEs. It will take place during the summer and is available to those who have just finished the first, second or third year of an undergraduate degree.
SMEs – What you need to know:
The University of Sheffield is a popular recruiting ground for companies – this scheme gives you the opportunity to benefit from one of the Management School’s fantastic students, as well as letting them have insight and an understanding of the benefits associated with working in an SME.
From you, we just ask for the following:
- Honour a three-month commitment to host a graduate in your organisation
- Provide a suitable level post or project for the intern
- Commit to fund a share of employment costs each month*
In return, you get one of our brightest students, with subsidy towards their wage across three months, on-going links with Sheffield University Management School and press/PR associated with participation in the scheme. We also provide wrap-around support and will host networking/development events throughout.
If you would like to discuss how this opportunity could benefit your SME, contact Rhoda Watson on 0114 222 3252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Information about salary and Santander’s contribution is available on request.