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Our students can offer businesses an excellent opportunity to address a skill or resource shortage by benefiting from up-to-date scientific skills and knowledge. Your business could use an internship to help cover during busy periods, trial new roles or research a new idea.

In addition to their subject specific knowledge, academic study teaches our students:

  • Problem solving
  • Analysis and critical reflection
  • Oral and written communications
  • Negotiation and influence

All of our students are keen to learn and improve their employability through real-world experience and businesses can post vacancies and access students through the Faculty of Science and Technology Internship Programme.

Company Feedback

"Next World Web is based on campus in InfoLab21, and the internship scheme is perfect for start-ups such as mine. In my particular case it was a catalyst that started to transform the business from a one man band to a growing business that is currently looking to recruit more talent.

"I was so impressed with our intern that I decided to give him a part-time job while he finishes his Computer Science degree. His extra skills are an asset to the business - we can now take on more projects and grow even further. I would recommend the internships scheme to any business; it's a great way to try out new staff."

Alvin Blewitt, Director, Next World Web

Full Case studies of successful internships are available on the Faculty website.

Expert support

Student Employability Manager Pam Pickles liaises with students and businesses, and manages the internships programme, making sure each student is supported throughout the whole process.

If you have any questions or want to talk about an internship opportunity,
please contact Pam on +44 (0)1524 510 193 or by email to

“Internships are a great way to access the skills and knowledge of our students. 100% would recommend the programme to other employers”

Pam Pickles, Student Employability Manager