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The Sci-Tech Futures Opportunities Portal

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Our students can offer your organisation an excellent opportunity to address a skill or resource shortage as they benefit from up-to-date scientific skills and knowledge. Your organisation could use an internship to help cover during busy periods, trial new roles or research a new idea. Alternatively, if you have a permanent role within your organisation this could be filled by one of our recent graduates who will have completed their degree at our Top 10 University.

The subject areas covered by our students in the Faculty of Science and Technology include:

  • Chemistry
    • Analytical Chemistry
    • Organic Chemistry
    • Inorganic Chemistry
    • Physical Chemistry

  • Engineering
    • Chemical engineering
    • Computer systems engineering
    • Electronic and electrical engineering
    • Mechanical engineering
    • Mechatronics
    • Nuclear engineering
    • Sustainable engineering

  • Maths and statistics
    • Environmental mathematics
    • Mathematics
    • Statistics

  • Physics
    • Astrophysics and cosmology
    • Particle physics
    • Theoretical physics

  • Computing and communications
    • Communication systems and electronics
    • Software engineering

  • Environment
    • Biological sciences
    • Ecology
    • Environmental chemistry
    • Environmental sciences
    • Geography

  • Natural sciences
    • Biomedical & Life Sciences
    • Environmental Biology
    • Ecology & Conservation

  • Psychology
    • Developmental Disorders
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Language, Speech and Hearing
    • Psychology of Advertising
    • Psychological Research Methods
    • Social Psychology

All of our students are keen to learn and improve their employability through real-world experience.

Case studies of successful internships are available on our website.

Flexibility

Full time summer internships last for 2-3 months between July and September. These are normally finalised, including the recruitment of a student, during April and May of each year. Part-time internships are available all year round at varying durations to fit with your business needs and the students' academic requirements. It normally takes up to four weeks from first contact with us to a student working in your organisation.

Our final year students will complete their studies in June so they will be available for graduate positions after this start date.

Business requirements

Organisations are required to host the student in their place of business for the duration of the role and are therefore required to hold indemnity insurance, health and safety policies and provide a suitable space for work. Please contact us for more advice in this area.

Internship Funding

We will not advertise unpaid internships through this portal. We offer an in-house service and will take care of the contract and payment to students, taking administrative pressure away from you and your organisation. Internships cost £1,300 + VAT per month and this money is paid to the student as a wage. There are also limited part-funded internships available through a scheme sponsored by Santander which provide part-funding for internships in SMEs. You will be invoiced for half the total cost prior to the start of the internship and then again at completion.

If you feel that your business would benefit from an internship but would struggle with finance please contact us for advice on current funding opportunities.

Volunteer Opportunities

We do offer charities and social enterprises the opportunity to promote volunteer positions through this portal. If it is felt that the position should be advertised as a paid internship we will contact you to discuss terms.

How to apply

You can register your details and post opportunities using our online application form. Our staff will then review your advert and publish to the website if suitable. If there are any issues we will contact you directly.

Once the advertisement has closed, you can login to the portal to review applications received and shortlist candidates. You can choose whether to be involved in the selection and interview process or whether you leave this to us. We will help you complete any relevant paperwork prior to the start of the internship and we will monitor process from all sides to ensure it is working as well as possible.

If you would like to discuss the type of opportunities in more detail before submitting online you can contact us or speak to one of our Business Development Managers who works in your relevant subject specific area.