Paid graduate internships, only for University of Birmingham candidates

Have yougraduated 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
  • 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: 19 September 2014
  • Marketing graduate internship with Health Exchange (PDF - 243KB). 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 purpose is to support the marketing strategies for Health Exchange that allows the company to move forward in a positive and proactive way. This will be undertaken by various means through web, social media, press releases and writing. The intern will also support the knowledge of the organisation by engaging in various research projects. Application deadline: 30 September 2014
  • 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
  • Finance Assistant graduate internship with Red Group (PDF - 235KB). Fantastic three month paid graduate internship to lead to a full-time permanent position. This role will suit someone looking for real hands-on experience working in a small team, who wants to make a real difference and who wants to work for a fast-paced company looking to grow fast and internationally. Job specification includes: Accounts payable / accounts receivable – reviewing and control procedures; using accounting software specifically; staff expenses – checking and inputting in to software; dealing with external stakeholders; face to face and on the phone; on-line banking – checking and updating; keeping audit trails of all banking inputs and outputs; reconciliations – with relevant data analysis; helping produce monthly management accounts and ad-hoc reporting for management; managing the work of the finance intern; VAT analysis / checking and reporting as required. Application deadline: 30 September 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: 4 October 2015
  • 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: 4 October 2015
  • 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: 4 October 2015

Case study

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

Posted on Monday 28th July 2014