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Santander Universities Internship Programme

Birkbeck Talent is working with Santander to bring you the best and most highly skilled interns, available for in-house projects, short-term roles, or if you are looking for fresh talent and new ideas. 

The Santander Universities Internship Programme provides funding for start-ups and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in any sector. 

How does it work?

  • Birkbeck Talent works with you to recruit top candidates from our pool of talented students. At the end of the internship, you invoice us for the amount offered by Santander. 

What does the internship involve?

  • You can access funding from Santander of up to £1000 to part-fund an intern for a minimum of 185 hours.
  • You pay the intern the London Living Wage, which is currently set at £10.85 per hour.
  • You hire the student on either a full- or part-time basis. 
  • After the initial period, you can offer the intern a longer-term internship or a permanent job. 
  • To find out more, .

Why Birkbeck?

  • Birkbeck students are unique: most of our students are already working or have worked before, so they bring ample experience and transferable skills to any role. 
  • Evening studies: as most of Birkbeck's teaching takes place in the evening, our students are available for work and interning opportunities during the day. 
  • Our students are available to work full-time throughout their course, allowing you to easily extend the internship, or move them onto a permanent contract if needed.
  • This gives your company the chance to hire talented and driven Birkbeck students before they become in-demand graduates.

Is my organisation eligible? 

  • If your organisation has less than 250 employees and a turnover of less than £50 million, then yes. 

How can Birkbeck Talent help my organisation?

  • Our specialist team offer tailored advice throughout the recruitment process, including helping you to:
    • scope out a role
    • design an appealing job spec
    • create an innovative application task
    • host an interview day. 
  • with our team if you want to know more. 

Santander Internship Companies

Birkbeck Talent is proud to have placed students in a variety of internship positions with the following companies, funded by the Santander Universities Internship Programme. For more information on funding, please .