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

  • International Marketing Assistant – Graduate Internship with Ember Television, Birmingham (PDF - 123KB). We are looking to repurpose some of our content for international audiences, particularly our videos on investing and others we have produced for financial services clients, and we are looking for someone primarily to repurpose content for either North American or Australasian audiences. We will also ask you to undertake social media duties - this could mean writing appropriately for the target market and scheduling posts. We are looking to target the USA, Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and we may ask you to manage clients and produce written content. This is a paid opportunity due to start March 2015
  • Sales and Marketing Administrator graduate internship at PEPCO in London (PDF - 223KB). Established in 2002, PEPCO provides procurement services to over 28 leading Private Equity houses and over 200 of their portfolio companies. The scheme is offered to the senior management teams of these Private Equity backed portfolio companies to assist them in driving cost out of their procurement. This is a paid, three month full-time sales and marketing administration graduate internship for recent graduates from the University of Birmingham. Application deadline: 16 January 2015
  • 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!
  • Programme Assistant Graduate Internship with Year Here in London (PDF - 234KB). This role is about delivering a powerful learning experience for talented budding social leaders, through: facilitating our Fellows to push their social innovation ideas as far as possible; working closely with the Programme Manager to design and deliver exceptional learning and reflection sessions; getting the most out of our Faculty partnerships with leading organisations like IDEO, the Cabinet Office and Teach First. You may be a graduate from any discipline, with a 2:1 as a minimum. You’ll take on tasks such as: liaising with our Faculty – leading social innovation practitioners – to ensure they have everything they need to deliver sessions for our Fellows; supporting our Fellows to develop their projects; coordinating events and learning sessions, managing diaries, spaces and materials to ensure our delivery is slick, consistent and effective; administrative duties – facilitating our day-to-day operations. Application deadline: 19 December 2014.
  • Social Media Marketing Analyst - Graduate Internship with Defence Security Systems in the West Midlands (PDF - 214KB). We need someone to come in and help promote a specific area of the business via social media. We would also want them to help with other marketing campaigns and help shape and develop our website. There is a need to have strong IT skills and knowledge about promoting businesses via the various social media sites. We would also need someone with good organisational skills, be personable/sociable and have some general business acumen. This is a graduate internship which will last for a period of 12 months. Please note that, due to the unique way in which this opportunity is funded, applications will only be considered from candidates who have graduated from the University of Birmingham in the last two years. Application deadline: 31 December 2014.
  • Marketing Executive - Graduate Internship with Hanson Regan in Kent (PDF - 213KB). The role of the marketing executive is to develop and maintain the online community of Hanson Regan and its clients, candidates and potential staff, whilst working with the Sales Manager to map and develop new sales opportunities. The primary goal is to attract clients, candidates and potential staff to Hanson Regan. This is a paid, year-long opportunity to take place in Kent, which will pay the successful candidate between £25,000 and £30,000. Application deadline: 14 January 2015.
  • Insurance / Marketing - Graduate Internship with BPM Property Services in Bath (PDF - 233KB). We’re looking for a graduate who would like to gain valuable experience in insurance claims and management, contracts and procurement, administration and marketing. The role would be structured such that you could use and develop your preferred skills in a busy business environment.The role would also involve general office work such as answering telephone calls and administration. The office is based near the centre of Bath about 1 mile from Bath Spa train station. The internship will initially be for up to 3 months in length (depending on the flexibility of the applicant) with options for further work for those who succeed at the role. Application deadline: 4 January 2015.
  • Unity Residential Care - Residential Care graduate internship (PDF - 213KB). Residential care three month graduate internship in Staffordshire / Shropshire, to lead to full-time. Residential Care Workers assist in the day-to-day care of the young people with emotional and behavioural difficulties, helping them with their personal care, health care, education and recreational activities. Your job will be to help keep the young people safe, support their learning and social activities, and help them develop. We are looking for graduates from social work or social care programmes who are especially interested in caring for children, and may even have some experience working with children, whether on a professional, volunteer, or family basis. We hope you will put your degree to work in helping to devise the best care and support programmes for our children. Degree requirements: Social Work or Social Care degree ideal, but other candidates with relevant experience will be considered - for example Psychology graduates. Application deadline: 31 December 2015 (this is a rolling opportunity - please apply ASAP!)
  • Website Designer graduate internship at Sutton Investment in Sutton Coldfield (PDF - 222KB). Sutton Investment are looking for a recent graduate to maintain their business website and undertake media marketing to help enhance their organisation. The company consists of a range of different business including retail stores (99p world, drinks direct, select & save, one shop) selling convenience lines and discounted items. The organisation has just opened a restaurant/diner called Kuku’s which is a new flame grilled take away/diner specialising in flavours from around the world. With an emphasis on healthy eating and stylish décor, Kuku’s is an exciting concept.  The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic, motivated and determined to get the message out there. A good team player with skills ideally in website development, Dreamweaver and Photoshop. Application deadline: 18 December 2014

Case study

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

Posted on Monday 28th July 2014