Paid graduate internships, only for University of Birmingham candidates

Have you graduated from the University of Birmingham in the past two years? Are you looking for paid work experience? The University of Birmingham has received funding from Santander to work with exciting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), creating paid, full-time three-month placement opportunities. These pay £1,000 per month and provide the successful candidates with amazing opportunities to gain invaluable experience in a wide range of industry settings. If you would like to kick-start your career and build valuable experience fast, this is a great way to do it.

We are receiving details of new opportunities continuously and will provide the details on this page, as well as through our Careers Connect database:

Please remember to check back here regularly, to ensure that you don't miss any application deadlines.

Current opportunities

  • Junior Developer graduate internship with Reapit Recruitment (PDF - 212KB). We are currently looking for a developer to join our Projects Team in the Solihull office. The successful candidate will work within the existing development team and focus on a variety of project based development. Apply ASAP
  • Resource consultant graduate internship with Alexander Daniels (PDF - 220KB). Working within a busy recruitment office you will support operational consultants in delivering client recruitment mandates. This will involve market mapping using tools such as LinkedIn to identify suitable pools of candidates, making initial approaches via e-mail and on the phone and creating long lists for consultants to follow up with. In addition, the role will involve the preparation of company information packs including key financial data, organisational structures and relevant recent news stories. You will also help write adverts to be placed in key on-line sources in order to attract candidates for specific roles that we are recruiting. You will be giving market leading training and development. Application deadline: 31 July 2014
  • Operations executive and software developer internship with Glide (PDF - 216KB). Glide makes bills simple for tenants and property businesses. We are currently offering two roles for students to join our team in the centre of Birmingham. Both of these positions are key roles giving excellent experience of working in either operations or software development. Application deadline: 13 June 2015
  • Social media graduate internship with Alexander Daniels (PDF - 220KB). Working within a busy recruitment office you will be given the responsibility for helping to drive our social media presence. You will be given control of two key areas of focus within social media. Firstly you will be tasked with raising the profile our two founding Directors through LinkedIn and Twitter. You will be responsible for finding relevant content to share and building the connections and followers of the Directors with the aim of helping to create leads for potential new Consultants and Managers to join the business. Secondly you will support our Office and Communications Manager in the deployment of our company Social Media Strategy. Application deadline: 31 July 2014 
  • Graduate trainee internship with Armada in Bromsgrove (PDF - 230KB). We are seeking high calibre graduates to join us, initially on a 3 month work experience placement, which could then become a permanent position. We do have permanent vacancies and we love to have work experience staff join our permanent team during their placement. Working with senior staff, you will help to develop user assistance systems for our clients. As we are a training company, you will have the opportunity to attend some of our training courses too. You will be graduating from the University of Birmingham this summer, or will have graduated from the University of Birmingham within the last two years, ideally with a good grade. Subject is less important than having a bright, positive outlook on life and a good work ethic. Application deadline: 15 August 2014
  • Project Engineer Graduate Internship with Sensory Audio Visual Systems Ltd (PDF - 233KB).This is a 12 week long paid graduate internship, only for candidates who have graduated from the University of Birmingham in the last two years. The key duties for this opportunity will be: designing of systems to perform to the operational requirement of the client using the products available from our preferred suppliers, whilst keeping an eye on the most cost effective solution; creating schematic diagrams and wiring schedules for installation engineers to work from; assisting with building & testing headend equipment racks prior to installation; assisting with installation and commissioning of systems; assisting with control system programming AMX & Demopad. Application deadline: 30 July 2014

Case study

Samantha Sturley did a Santander-funded internship with Armada; read about her experiences.

Posted on Thursday 10th July 2014