The annual Graduate Internship Scheme offers businesses from any sector in the UK, the opportunity to take on NTU talent for a fully funded internship.
Submissions to take part in the 2023 edition of the Graduate Internship Scheme are now closed, however please get in touch with the team should you wish to discuss future opportunities.
Short and long term benefits
The Graduate Internship Scheme is a cost-effective solution for short-term additional resource; however it also offers a foundation to build a sustainable talent pipeline. Many previous participants have used the scheme to explore how a graduate role can be embedded into their business, before extending the internship into a permanent role with the help of the NTU Employability team.
Internships can be hosted in-house or remotely, depending on the needs of your business, and the team will be on-hand throughout the process to support your experience by:
- managing applications, shortlisting, interviewing and assessing all graduates,
- matching graduates as closely as possible by using the information provided in your vacancy submission form,
- directly paying salaries to the graduates, so your business does not need to worry about the implications of the internship remuneration.
"Stories make the world a better place"
In 2022, nine graduates supported Rehannah Mian at Magical Storybook to produce illustrations for her suite of downloadable read-along books.
During this time, Rehannah's platform reached over two million subscribers.
"I really appreciate having NTU's graduate's working with me. They move my business on a lot, and it's fabulous to get such talent and positive energy in my office space."
"It's a win-win"
Internal NTU departments also use the Graduate Internship Scheme to explore how graduate roles can support their team's growth. This is especially important in areas that are evolving and can leverage the innovative ideas and new perspectives of early career's talent.
For Helen Puntha, Head of NTU Green Academy, the mutual benefits of the experience were clear:
"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."
A pipeline for graduate employment
David Radley found that the new ideas and practical Quantity Surveyor skills that his interns brought to the company were a key benefit of taking part in the Graduate Internship Scheme. So much so, one of the graduates has continued in employment at Structural Investment Services beyond the internship period.
Contact the team
If you’re interested in taking part in future editions of the Graduate Internship Scheme, or alternative ways to connect with NTU student and graduate talent, please get in touch with the team via email@example.com or call us on 0115 848 2189.