Read Our Frequently Asked Questions

How Many Hours Can I Work as Part of My Internship?

This depends on a number of factors, but we’d generally anticipate between 15 and 20 hours. Working hours are also dependant on any restrictions you have. For example, international students are only able to work up to 20 hours per week.

Can I Find an Internship Related to My Degree?

While we can never promise the internships that’ll be on offer, we work with you on an individual basis to find a tailored internship to fit with your aspirations and interests. We also present a range of other opportunities, allowing you to find the one that fits you best. The final decision is then made by the employer.

Are There Other Types of Internships Other Than “Shared” Internships?

Yes, whereas ‘shared internships’ equally split weekly hours between two or more students, we also offer alternative internships where small to medium size enterprises (SMEs) require just one intern to fulfil a task. Our aim is to provide a broader range of internships, as well as innovative solutions for students to gain and develop skills.

Will I Be Paid?

Yes, we only work with SMEs that offer paid internships to students.

How Long Does the Recruitment Process Take Once an Employer Has Shown Interest?

Again, this depends on a number of factors. This includes how available employers and students are. From experience, we anticipate that it should take between two and four weeks for an intern to start once the employer has made a decision.

Do You Only Work with Students from Specific Degree Backgrounds?

We work with students from a diverse range of degree backgrounds. View our Sectors Covered section to see the degrees that our students are typically studying.

What Can I Expect from My First Day on Internship?

We expect that your internship provider will provide you with a brief induction and cover essential job roles and responsibilities with you. Typically, they also go through all essential health and safety guidance and information.

What Do I Need to Gain an Internship Placement

Firstly, you need to be eligible to work in the UK. You need to provide evidence, for example, a passport, to your internship provider as well as any restrictions if applicable. Also, you’ll be 18 years old or older and currently studying at, or recently graduated from, university.

How Much Can I Expect to Be Paid on My Internship?

We expect all of our interns to be paid the National Minimum Wage, currently £7.50 per hour. Some employers may opt to pay more

How Long Should I Expect My Internship to Last?

Internships through other sources typically last between two and four weeks. With us they range from three months to a year.

Could My Internship Lead to Permanent Role within the SME?

This depends on the SME company, your performance while there, and the budget available for permanent staff. The general view is that one in five interns achieves a permanent job role in the company they’ve previously worked with.

How Can I Contact You for Further Information?

There are lots of options, including:

Contact us to speak to our team about our UK-wide internships.