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Santander Universities Employability Scheme 2022

Santander Universities Employability Scheme 2022

Looking for an intern this summer?

We are pleased to announce the launch of the Royal Holloway University Employability Scheme for 2022, in collaboration with Santander Universities.

You can take part in this successful scheme to offer undergraduate finalists and recent graduates a summer internship fully funded by Santander Universities. Companies from all sectors are welcome to get involved in offering project-based internships.

The 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 2022 (March – September 2022)

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
  • 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 government's 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
  • Provider must agree to fill in a mandatory feedback survey at the end of the internship
  • Provider must agree to record all intern hours worked and provide evidence at the end of the internship
  • Provider 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




Organisation registered within Greater London

Internship length

Minimum 65 hours

Maximum 93 hours

Santander Funding




  • 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 if the internship dates are before 13 June 2022 candidates who are currently finalists are restricted to student worker restrictions of 20 hours per week until this date.


Important Dates:

21 March 2022 – 1 July 2022: 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


Internship proposals accepted

March – June

Opportunities go live

March onwards

All opportunities signed off

1 July

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, Senior Placements Officer.

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