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Tailored Recruitment Services and Funded Projects

We offer a range of tailored services for employers offering exclusive work experience opportunities to Durham students, as well as financial support for eligible organisations offering opportunities as part of the schemes detailed below.

To discuss exclusive opportunities and tailored recruitment support please contact Ann Herzog, Employer Engagement Coordinator, at vacancy.advertising@durham.ac.uk.

DICE: Durham Internships & Collaborative Enterprise Project

The DICE project is an ERDF supported collaboration between Durham University and Business Durham. The internship strand provides SMEs in County Durham with 50% match funding for a full-time paid 3-month internship aimed at capitalising on the knowledge and enterprising skills of Durham students and graduates, with a view to developing new products or services within the SME. The team offer full recruitment and selection and ongoing support as needed, to assist SMEs with taking on and supporting a student intern. For more information and to check your organisation's eligibility please contact sme.internships@durham.ac.uk.

 

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Santander Universities SME Internship Programme

In partnership with Santander Universities, this programme creates work experience and internship opportunities for Durham students or recent graduates in local SMEs. Funding is available for a small number of short-term student projects, giving SMEs access to a variety of skilled and highly sought-after students to work with them for up to 10 weeks. To check availability and eligibility for this scheme, please contact work.experience@durham.ac.uk.

SELP: Social Enterprise Live Project - Supported by Santander Universities UK

SELP is a unique work experience scheme aimed at supporting and developing local social enterprises. The overall objective of the scheme is to offer a 'live' project-based placement for a student within a social enterprise. For more information about this scheme please contact social.enterprise@durham.ac.uk.

Explore: Work Experience

We run a number of initiatives to help students gain work experience in sectors where opportunities are harder to secure. If you are a small business or an organisation in the public sector, third sector or arts, media or heritage sectors and are interested in hosting a student intern, please contact work.experience@durham.ac.uk.