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: https://bham.targetconnect.net/leap/login.html.

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
  • 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
  • Operations Coordinator graduate internship with Katie Bard Recruitment (PDF - 230KB). Are you a 2:1 graduate seeking a new and exciting job to kick-start your career? Katie Bard is currently recruiting switched on, enthusiastic, and service-focused individuals to join our busy team in Birmingham city centre. If you love working with people, enjoy the fast pace of a thriving office environment, and are keen to be in control of your own career progression, this could be the perfect opportunity for you! Start with us on our paid graduate internship programme and you could progress to our graduate programme as a full-time permanent member of staff. Application deadline: ASAP
  • Digital research graduate internship with Seven League Ltd in London (PDF - 230KB). A digital media agency with a focus on sport, working with clients such as UEFA, UFC, Juventus, Green Bay Packers, BT Sport and many others improving their digital performance through analysis and creative solutions. The company was formed two years ago and consists of a small tight knit team based in our Shoreditch office. In October, the company will be moving to Islington. The successful candidate will learn from the existing team, have the opportunity to gain experience on campaign tasks and be given the room to develop within the business. This is a small friendly team with where everyone works together and helps each other so the scope of tasks will be broad. All training will be provided. Application deadline: 1 September 2015, but this will close a lot earlier if we receive an application from the right candidate!
  • Junior Software and Web / App Developer graduate internships with SocialFanz (PDF - 223KB). 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. We are looking for two exceptional people to join SocialFanz as Junior Developers who want to build great products and make their mark! The Junior Developer roles are an opportunity for two driven, dedicated and enthusiastic Computer Science graduates to join Socialfanz as part of the founding technology team. The roles will be working with the existing team, and will play an instrumental part in the Agile development of the next edition of the SocialFanz platform, slated for release by the end of 2014. Application deadline: 31 October 2014
  • Market Research Assistant Graduate Internship with ServiceTeamIT in Birmingham (PDF - 232KB). Founded in 2011, ServiceTeamIT is a business change and technology consultancy passionate about improving how organisations work. Our enablers are the very latest solutions from some of the most trusted names in Technology, brought to life by a dedicated team of professionals. We are seeking an ambitious and innovative Market Research Assistant to research and identify market strengths for application of technologies, specifically working within disruptive and new technologies. Application deadline: 15 November 2014
  • Sports science researcher graduate internship with MuscleGenes (PDF - 217KB). We are a genetic testing company based in Oxfordshire, specialising in the study of peer-reviewed research in which genetic differences have been observed, or can be reasonably inferred, to have an effect on the way people respond to exercise, nutrition, and/or certain ingredients found in sports supplements. We are continually developing our research database on how different diet, supplement and exercise interventions can impact upon human traits, which are in turn governed by various genotypes. We are currently looking for candidates who are trained in sports nutrition and exercise to help compile and review the existing and cutting-edge science in this area, evaluate its application to our genetic trait development model and add value to this process in general. The ideal candidate will have a natural enthusiasm for locating and recognising scientific research that is likely to make a valuable contribution to the achievement of our customers' goals of improving body composition, metabolic parameters and exercise performance. Application deadline: 31 October 2014
  • Market researcher graduate internship with MuscleGenes (PDF - 217KB). We are a genetic testing company based in Oxfordshire, specialising in the study of peer-reviewed research in which genetic differences have been observed, or can be reasonably inferred, to have an effect on the way people respond to exercise, nutrition, and/or certain ingredients found in sports supplements. This is a paid, three month full-time graduate internship for recent graduates from the University of Birmingham. There is potential for a permanent employment position upon completion of the internship. This project will focus on the current status of the wearable devices market, and an evaluation of how wearable derived data can be used to study environment-gene interactions with a focus on fitness and wellbeing. Application deadline: 31 October 2014
  • Scientific researcher / computational biologist graduate internship with MuscleGenes (PDF - 220KB). We are a genetic testing company based in Oxfordshire, specialising in the study of peer-reviewed research in which genetic differences have been observed, or can be reasonably inferred, to have an effect on the way people respond to exercise, nutrition, and/or certain ingredients found in sports supplements. This is a paid, three month full-time graduate internship for recent graduates from the University of Birmingham. There is potential for a permanent employment position upon completion of the internship. We are looking to gain insights into the genes and molecular pathways associated with metabolism. In particular, we want to exploit the currently available data sets that detail the genetic data and gene variants that are associated with, and that alter, an individual’s response to nutrition and exercise. In addition, we would like to identify the combinations of genes that have common variants that underlie complex metabolic multigenetic traits. We will in turn use this information to guide lifestyle decisions for individuals looking to refine their nutrition and exercise programs. To identify genes whose variants contribute to these traits, we would need someone to interrogate novel datasets and study the relevant literature associated with metabolism pathways, and also metabolic disease. This data will then be used to inform a gene-environment interaction model used by MuscleGenes, and look for novel associations between gene variants and metabolic traits. Application deadline: 31 October 2014

Case study

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

Posted on Monday 28th July 2014