Aston University Graduate Internships 2011

After the success of 2009 and 2010’s University- wide internship programme, Aston’s Executive and Graduate Advantage are proud to announce the launch of Aston University Graduate Internships 2011. This scheme has been developed to help our graduates by giving them work experience which will help their job search. It also adds great value to the University.

Thanks to a grant from the Executive and Graduate Advantage, you can employ a new graduate for a four-week paid internship, while only covering 50% of the cost yourself which is a total of £531.46 (two week wage and employer on costs).

This gives you the chance to engage with a talented Aston University graduate in order to add skills and knowledge into your area. You may apply if you have employed an Aston University Graduate Intern in 2009 or 2010, however, priority will be given to those who did not have an intern last year.

Graduate Advantage will liaise with you to ensure we source the right graduate for your internship; all you have to do is interview and arrange a start date with the successful candidate. You can keep the intern on for longer than 4 weeks, but you will have to pay them the minimum wage of £250 per week. 

If you are not successful in being allocated a subsidised graduate internship this year, you can still choose to employ one, but you will have to pay their full wages.

Please request an internship brief form from Serena Johal on ext 3401. To ensure a fair spread of opportunities across the University, internship briefs need to be submitted via email to Serena Johal by 29 July at 12 pm.

Previous year’s intake of Aston graduate interns added real value to the institution; in fact some have been recruited on a longer term basis within the University. Here are some comments from previous years’ internship managers:

“Jessica’s placement, along with the other Aston University Graduate Internships, are having an enormous impact on the overall strategy of the university and the student experience. This is apparent now and in the future”. Prof Helen Higson, Senior Pro-Vice Chancellor 

“It was great having someone so keen and enthusiastic with a fresh approach, Lianne was able to spot things that the team couldn’t see.” Dawn Lander, University Communications

“I really enjoyed having Ben around - he learnt a lot and was an asset to the team. I would love to keep him on permanently.” Zeenat Ahmed, LHS

Words by Serena Johal
15 June 2011

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