The University of Aberdeen Careers Service is working in partnership with Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs), including start-up organisations, to help current students and recent graduates gain valuable workplace experience and skills through paid internships of up to 10 weeks in duration. Taking part in this initiative provides organisations with access to talented individuals, whilst receiving a significant contribution to salary costs.
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.