Hiring interns can be exceptionally beneficial to companies in any field of industry. Corby businesses can benefit from having an intern for free for three months from University of Northampton. Part funded internship programmes are offered by Loughborough University and University of Leicester (East Midlands) and Partnerships in Knowledge Transfer (PIKT) and Santander (nationally).
For technology/research industry companies University of Leicester IRSA’s Programme provides reseach assistants in East Midlands and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) provides the opportunity to obtain a research student mentored by the University.
Please note that all regional and local programmes funded by ERDF will be running up to June 2015.
University of Northampton – Growing Corby Internship
Through the Growing Corby project, the University of Northampton are offering SME’s a free internship and consultancy service. This means your businesses could benefit from the services of a dedicated student to help undertake valuable projects, helping your business to grow. We will pay the intern £1000/month for three months as an additional incentive.
For three months, your business could benefit from support and man-power to help implement new systems and procedures, helping your business improve performance and efficiency. You can also have the intern for six months on a part-time basis. The support can vary depending on the needs of your business.
There are only 13 interns available so to find out more, contact the Growing Corby team on 01536 560224 or fill in your details on the Contact Us page.
Graduates in Business – Loughborough University
Graduates in Business is a graduate internship and academic secondment project designed to provide assistance to East Midlands based SMEs (Small and Medium Enterprises) who are looking to drive their businesses forward by accessing world class research expertise, knowledge and graduate talent.
The project offers companies the choice of a part funded 6-12 month graduate internship; a strategic knowledge exchange project delivered by a graduate intern with academic support from Loughborough; or a strategic 12 month academic secondment.
Catherine Allford Organisation: Loughborough University Telephone: 01509 228 677
IRSA: Innovation Through the Research Support Accelerator – University of Leicester
IRSA will apply University of Leicester R&D capability to SME-led problems using a Graduate Research Assistant to deliver significant output in long-term intense engagements. Projects in the first instance will be for 12 months collaboration. Graduates will be supported by IRSA for the duration of the research. The SME will provide assistance for departmental costs which cannot be supported by ERDF.
Organisation: University of Leicester Telephone: 0116 229 7841
Innovation Partnerships – University of Leicester
This project offers expert support through knowledge exchange /consultancy for qualifying regional SMEs who wish to benefit from the introduction and exploitation of innovation. Consultancy is delivered by University of Leicester academics (up to 24 days). The project can also offer a £2000 subsidy towards the cost employing a recent graduate for a three-month paid internship.
Organisation: University of Leicester Telephone: 0116 252 3354
Santander Intership Programme
The Santander Universities SME (small-medium sized enterprises) Internship Programme has been designed to allow students and recent graduates to gain valuable industry experience and the relevant skills needed to assist them in the development of both their academic and professional lives. Alongside this, the SMEs gain valuable access to some of the most innovative, skilful and creative minds of the future. Santander Universities has committed 1,500 internships through this programme in the UK during 2013-14.
The internships are open to students (currently in their 2nd, 3rd or final year of study) and recent graduates from Santander Universities partner institutions across the UK and will typically last for 3 months, full-time. Santander will pay a contribution of £1,500 to the university for every internship that is allocated. Either the university or the SME will then add an additional minimum value of £1,500, although this amount can increase should either party wish to do so.
University of Northampton is one of the many universities providing the Santander interns.
Partnerships in Knowledge Transfer (PIKT)
Calling all SME’s in the East Midlands…
Do you need help innovating, proving a concept or undertaking research and development?
Have you got a strategic business project, but don’t have the staff to deliver it?
Do you want to increase your productivity?
Would you welcome some creative input to help solve a critical business issue?
If you can answer ‘yes’ to any of the above…
Then you could benefit from participating in a new innovative project called Partnerships in Knowledge Transfer. PIKT is a business support programme offering East Midlands companies subsidised, and flexible, access to some of the brightest graduates, supported by specialist academics.Placements will be available until 31st May 2015 through PIKT’s University delivery partners.
Michelle Collard Organisation: East Midlands Incubation Network Telephone: 01332 231875
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP)
A KTP achieves this through the forming of a Partnership between your business and an academic institution (such as university, further education college or research and technology organisation), enabling you to access skills and expertise to help your business develop.
The knowledge sought is embedded into the business from the knowledge base through a project, or projects, undertaken by a recently qualified person (known as the Associate), recruited to specifically work on that project. KTPs can vary in length from 6 months to three years, depending on the needs of the business and the desired outcomes.
KTP enables new capability to be embedded into the business and has benefited and continues to benefit a wide range of businesses across many sectors, including micro sized, small and large businesses, third sector organisations or public.
Company enquiries: KTP_Companies@tsb.gov.uk
T: 0300 321 4357
Employment rights and pay for interns
For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/employment-rights-for-interns