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Santander Universities Employability Scheme 2021

Santander Universities Employability Scheme 2021

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Royal Holloway University Employability Scheme for 2021.

Working in collaboration with Santander Universities, we are offering fully funded internships for undergraduate finalists and recent graduates to complete a work project.

This funding will support a Royal Holloway undergraduate finalist or recent graduate to work on a project within your business for up to 108 hours during the Spring and Summer 2021 (March – September 2021)

Places on this scheme are limited and internship proposals will be assessed against our criteria on a first come, first served basis until all funding is reserved.

What are the benefits for an internship provider?

  • There is no cost to you – the cost of the internship is covered, making it an easy affordable way to recruit a Royal Holloway undergraduate finalist or recent graduate
  • The intern is paid directly through the College – cutting out the need for the intern to be paid through your payroll
  • Your intern can help deliver on a project or business initiative that will move your organisation forward
  • You can utilise the opportunity to spot new talent for your organisation and trial the intern for any future positions without any obligation
  • Current employees can advance their personal development by having an opportunity to manage and supervise an intern
  • Interns can bring fresh ideas and perspective to your organisation

 

Internship Provider Eligibility:

  • Must be registered and based in the UK
  • Company, sole trader or partnerships are eligible
  • Charities are not eligible
  • The internship can be remote or in person (at the business’ discretion in line with the UK governments Covid-19 guidelines)
  • Intern must have easy access to a supervisor and have regular meetings
  • The internship cannot be offered to a shareholder, a relative of the owner/director, or a current/previous paid employee/intern
  • Employers must agree to fill in a mandatory feedback survey at the end of the internship
  • Employers must agree to record all intern hours worked and provide evidence at the end of the internship
  • Employer is strongly encouraged to share their experience via their professional social media accounts including suggested hashtags.

 

Funding details:

Organisation registered outside of Greater London

Project Duration

Minimum 80 hours

Maximum 108 hours

Santander Funding

£1000

£1000

 

Organisation registered within Greater London

Internship length

Minimum 65 hours

Maximum 93 hours

Santander Funding

£1000

£1000

 

  • SMEs cannot apply for any additional funding to extend an internship or funding to offer employment to the student/graduate after the internship is completed
  • Please note that finalists are restricted to student worker restrictions of 20 hours per week if the internship dates are before 14 June 

 

Important Dates:

22 March 2021 – 30 June 2021: All interest is to be registered and internship descriptions completed and submitted to Royal Holloway’s Careers Service. Once these have been approved the application will be complete.

You are advised to register your interest and submit your completed internship description as quickly as possible and not wait until the deadline. Santander funding is limited and will be reserved on a first reply basis for suitable proposals. Any proposals submitted after the funding has been allocated will be placed on a reserve list.

Activity Stage

Timeframe

Internship proposals accepted

March – June

Opportunities go live

March onwards

All opportunities signed off

25 June

All internships completed

30 September

 

 

To find out more about offering an internship through the scheme, check if funding is available or to discuss any internship proposals, please contact Lisa.Cummings@rhul.ac.uk, Senior Placements and Student Experience Officer.

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