Internships Officer David Keane, talks about the benefits of undertaking a paid graduate internship…
For those graduates who are still unsure on what the future holds for you after life at Cardiff University, did you know that you are still eligible to apply for a paid internship for up to 3 years after graduation? Internships are a fantastic way to try out and gain experience in your desired career field.
Why you should consider a graduate internship
Our Work Experience Team coordinates a paid graduate internship scheme with local SMEs (subsidised by Santander) that can greatly enhance your employability skills, improve your CV, and provide you with networking opportunities, helping you to maximise your career potential.
This year we’ve filled internships in a wide range of areas including Marketing/PR, Music Production, Ecology, Journalism, Web Development and Mental Health, to name but a few. Finding out about these great opportunities has never been easier. They are advertised on the university internet jobs pages.
A great example of the success of this scheme comes from a former History MA student, Simon Jukes. Simon graduated in January 2015 and after a period working in High Wycombe decided he wanted to return to Cardiff. With the help of our team he found a suitable placement with Cathays based estate agents, Lettings Angels starting in January 2016. When asked about his experience Simon said:
“I have found the Santander Internship programme to be very helpful. Prior to starting this role I had not considered a career in the Lettings industry, however I have really enjoyed the opportunity to interact with Tenants and Landlords. David Keane (from Cardiff University) was very friendly and approachable and made the whole process very simple”
Simon’s experience highlights the benefits of undertaking a graduate internship. As well as developing the transferable employability skills so sought after by employers he did so well that he was offered a permanent full-time position and is still there 8 months later.
Simon is not the only one: Last year almost 75% of graduates who completed an internship via our scheme were offered further employment with their provider.
Connect with the Work Experience Team now
Make sure you don’t miss out! Register with us by taking a short survey. This will enable us to source suitable employers for you and keep you updated of our ever changing range of placements via our bi-monthly vacancies newsletter.
You can also find our internships advertised on twitter: @ExpWorksCU.
Any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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