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Internship Scheme offers businesses fully funded access to talented graduates

Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is offering UK businesses access to talented graduates for a fully funded internship.

NTU Graduate Internship Scheme 2023
Last years Graduate Internship Scheme at NTU saw 280 internships take place

The 8-week scheme enables participating businesses access to extra resource, fresh ideas, new skills and different perspectives. In return, graduates from 2022 are given a valuable internship opportunity to develop essential employability skills via a graduate level role.

Last year’s scheme saw over 280 internships take place and a 93% approval rating from employers.

Pippa Routledge, Senior Account Director at GungHo communications, who participated in the scheme in 2022, said: “The scheme is a fantastic support and provides crucial practical experience for graduates looking to navigate the market post university”.

Previous participating businesses have used the scheme to explore how a graduate role can be embedded into their business, before extending the internship into a permanent role supported by NTU’s Employability team.

The Employability team will support organisations by managing applications, shortlisting, interviewing and matching graduates to the vacancy they have submitted. NTU will fully fund the graduate’s salary for the duration of their internship (35 hours per week for 8 weeks).

Helen Puntha, Head of NTU Green Academy, who also accessed the scheme in 2022, said: "The scheme is excellent. I feel it's a win-win: the graduate gained experience, we gained valuable skills and a fresh perspective and could get some work completed which we could not have otherwise resourced".

Businesses who are interested in the Graduate Internship Scheme need to submit vacancies by Wednesday 17 May 2023, with internships starting on Monday 24 July and ending on Friday 15 September.
To learn more about the Graduate Internship Scheme contact or submit vacancy details here.

  • Notes for editors

    About Nottingham Trent University

    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) received the Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education in 2021 for cultural heritage science research. It is the second time that NTU has been bestowed the honour of receiving a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for its research, the first being in 2015 for leading-edge research on the safety and security of global citizens.

    The Research Excellence Framework (2021) classed 83% of NTU’s research activity as either world-leading or internationally excellent. 86% of NTU’s research impact was assessed to be either world-leading or internationally excellent.

    NTU was awarded The Times and The Sunday Times Modern University of the Year 2023 and ranked second best university in the UK in the Uni Compare Top 100 rankings (2021/2022). It was awarded Outstanding Support for Students 2020 (Times Higher Education Awards), University of the Year 2019 (Guardian University Awards, UK Social Mobility Awards), Modern University of the Year 2018 (Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide) and University of the Year 2017 (Times Higher Education Awards).

    NTU is the 5th largest UK institution by student numbers, with nearly 39,000 students and more than 4,400 staff located across five campuses. It has an international student population of 7,000 and an NTU community representing over 160 countries.

    Since 2000, NTU has invested £570 million in tools, technology, buildings and facilities.

    NTU is in the UK’s top 10 for number of applications and ranked first for accepted offers (2021 UCAS UG acceptance data). It is also among the UK’s top five recruiters of students from disadvantaged backgrounds and was the first UK university to sign the Social Mobility Pledge.

    NTU is ranked 2nd most sustainable university in the world in the 2022 UI Green Metric University World Rankings (out of more than 900 participating universities).

Internship Scheme offers businesses fully funded access to talented graduates

Published on 31 March 2023
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