Santander Universities SME Internships

Do you want access to the UK’s brightest university students and graduates as well as funding from Santander?

You could get matched funding up to £1,500 through the Santander Universities SME Internship programme.

For further information visit the website

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Our three world class Universities have dedicated Career Services, to offer a wide range of business support measures; including access to their students and their associated expertise.

Whether for a particular project, length of time or on a permanent basis; there is something for businesses of all sizes and industry sectors to benefit from, by working with high quality students and graduates.



DMU offer many services, ranging from placements and volunteers to a full recruitment service; much of which is available free of charge to businesses.

Please visit their website for more information:

Key areas:

DMU Businessworks:

This project is designed to build stronger links between the student community and local businesses. Students are provided with opportunities to work on projects for organisations in private, public and not-for-profit sectors for free to address some of their current business needs.  Further details are available by emailing

DMU Works:

This is an online recruitment portal which allows employers to access to DMU students and graduates- free of charge. Employers are able to register and list vacancies, or liaise with the Employer Liaison team to have this done on their behalf.

Or contact using these details: T: +44 (0)116 257 7595 E:



Loughborough University New

Loughborough University is a Top 15 university in all major UK league tables and has an excellent reputation for the quality of its students and graduates. The University was rated 5th in the UK and 39th in the world in the 2016 QS Graduate Employability rankings, reflecting the wide range of positive employer relationships, placement activity and graduate employability.

Drive your business forward by accessing student and graduate talent and Loughborough’s world-class research expertise, specialist facilities and knowledge.  Contact the University’s employer engagement team on who will help you connect with students and graduates who have the skills to add value to your business.

– Fixed term internships, placements and vacation work
– Graduate recruitment
– Business projects or consultancy
– Providing career information or mentor support
– Specialist support for SMEs
– Free vacancy advertising T: 01509 228434

Loughborough University offers the Santander Internship Scheme with support for SMEs recruiting graduates.


University of Leiceser

University of Leicester have access to work place ready students and graduates across a number of disciplines. Through their Career Development Service they are able to work with SMEs free of charge to support Businesses with their recruitment needs.

Please visit their website for more information:

Key areas:

SME support to Growth:

This programme offers the opportunity to recruit interns for a minimum of 3 months with financial support up to £2,000 towards the cost. This is for SMEs employing fewer than 250 staff; funded by the ERDF.

Contact details: 0116 252 5117 or E:

University of Leicester offer the Santander Internship Scheme mentioned above.  For more information contact Raj Patel on 0116 2525117