University invites businesses to get involved with undergraduate placements

Summer Experience is a placement scheme that offers you the opportunity to recruit an enthusiastic undergraduate student for a six week project based placement between the end of May and September 2019 in a cost effective way. The students receive a salary of £300 per week, processed and administered by the University and this year we are able to offer you funding for the six weeks dependant on the following criteria:

  • *SME (less than 250 employees) 50% funded for 6 weeks (cost to you = £905)
  • For large organisations the cost of a 6 week placement is £1810

The Employer Services Team can support you in drafting a placement Brief and will advertise your opportunity to all our first and second year students.  Support with the initial recruitment & selection process is also available. The university also supports all business with the contract and payroll process.

We will be running our awards ceremony again this year as it was such a great success last year.  All providers of summer experience placements will be asked to nominate their placement student for a number of categories if you feel they have done a great job for you over the summer.  We will also be asking the placement students to nominate their providers for a number of awards.  We feel this is a fun and inspiring way to recognise all the hard work providers and students put in to delivering a fantastic summer experience programme.

If you have a project in mind, please complete the internship brief form by following the link and return it to us as soon as possible.  Once we receive this we can start promoting your opportunity to our students.

For more details please go to the Summer Experience Website

You can also contact Urfan Faqir on 01274 234991 or

*Subsidised internships must be start by 20th June 2019