The University of Aberdeen Careers Service is working with Small and Medium sized organisations, including start-up organisations, to help current students and graduates gain valuable paid workplace experience and skills through paid internships of up to 10 weeks duration. Taking part in this initiative provides organisations with access to talented individuals, whilst receiving a significant contribution to salary costs. These Internships also provide students and graduates with an opportunity to gain meaningful workplace experience and skills.
A Summer of Chocolate. The Santander Universities SME internship scheme enabled us to take on a student for the Summer. We would not have managed to spend time recruiting without the help of the University and this scheme. The process provided an easy route for us to enjoy the additional resource of a bright enthusiastic person to our marketing team.
Karin Hayhow, Marketing Director, Mackie’s of Scotland.