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Santander Internship Employer Interest 2019/20

***Submission of this interest form does not guarantee you a place on the programme as we review each form individually to assess the suitability for our students/graduates***

Ulster University is inviting interested employers to submit proposals to recruit an Ulster University final year student / graduate through the 
Santander Universities SME Internship Programme 2019/20.  A funding allocation has been awarded to Ulster University by Santander Universities to create internships under the following conditions:
  • Organizations must be registered and based in the UK. 
  • Eligible organisations include companies, sole traders, and partnerships. 
  • Participating SME’s can recruit a maximum of 2 interns (per SME) through each cycle of the Programme 
  • SME’s cannot apply for further Santander UK plc funding to either extend an intern contract or employ the same student or graduate after the internship has completed. 
The internships will be for a duration of between 4 and 8 weeks with the intern working on a full-time or part-time basis, primarily during summer 2020. Full time positions are based on a 35 hour week, funding and payment: 
  • Each intern under the Programme shall be paid a minimum of £315 per week based on a 35 hour week. 
  • Santander Universities will contribute up to a maximum of £1,260. Internships between 4 and 8 weeks will be part-funded by Santander at a rate of £157.50 per week to a maximum of £1,260, to be matched by the SME.

Eligibility- Employers
Small and medium sized organisations. Employers must have 1-250 employees and an annual turnover of less than £50 million.  Employers must be in a position to make a 50% contribution to the intern's bursary payments. Based on the example above, 8-week internships require an employer contribution of £1260 whilst the intern receives £2520 over the 8 weeks. (SMEs can recruit a maximum of 2 Interns per academic year)

Eligibility- The role
This programme is open to final year students / graduates. The University and employer partner will discuss and identify which student group/subject area/year group is most suitable. The role needs to be suitable and appropriately challenging and developmental for the target group.
Management of payment/contributions
Ulster University will manage bursary payments to the appointed Intern.  Once you have appointed your intern and confirmed the start date we will process an invoice for the employer contribution.
The Santander Internship Programme is targeting final year students / graduates primarily from Faculty Arts Humanities and Social Science, (AHSS) An example of specific programmes below:
    • BSc Hons English
    • BSc Hons History
    • BSc Psychology
    • BA Hons Interactive Media
    • BA Hons Media Studies & Production
    • BSc Hons Consumer Studies
    • BSc Hons Environmental Science
    • BSc Hons Biology
    • BSc Hons Sport Studies
    • BSc Hons Physical Activity Exercise & Health
    • BSc Hons Cinematic Arts
    • BSc Hons Creative Technologies
    • BSc Hons Advertising
    • BSc Drama
    • BMus Music
    • BA Hons Irish Language and Literature
    • BSc Hons Business Studies with Options
    • BSc Hons Sociology
    • BSc Hons Politics
    • BSc Hons Communication wt Counselling
    • BSc Hons Communication wt Advertising
    • BSc Hons Language & Linguistics
    • BSc Hons Health & Social Care Policy
    • BDes Contemporary Applied Art
    • BDes Interior Design
    • BA Hons Photography
    • BDes Animation

1. Please confirm that your organisation is a registered SME (250 or less employees and annual turnover of less than £50 million) or an organisation with Charitable status, a sole trader, a partnership or a company. Must be registered and based in the UK *This question is required.
5. Address *This question is required.
This question requires a valid number format.
This question requires a valid email address.
18. Ideally, these internships will take place after the May 2020 examination period, depending on student availability; when would you like this role to commence and for how many weeks (between 4 - 8). Also, please specify if your preference is to be Part Time, Full Time or combination of both. *This question is required.
Terms & Conditions
If successful in recruiting an intern, providers agree to the following:
  1. To provide appropriate level employment with an associated job title and description to enable interns to meet the requirements of the Programme through an internship of 4 – 8 weeks, ideally during summer 2020
  2. To co-operate with Ulster University in a fair recruitment process to select a successful intern.
  3. To pay Ulster University the applicable fee up to £1260 depending on length of internship, fully paid prior to the start date of internship.
  4. To provide a workplace induction during the first stage of the internship outlining hours of attendance; support arrangements; Health and Safety regulations; sickness and absence procedures; disciplinary and grievance procedures and other entitlement in line with other employees.
  5. To ensure that an appropriately experienced mentor is provided for the intern for the duration of the internship to monitor their performance and undertake regular progress/appraisal meetings in order to enable development of professional skills.
  6. To permit Ulster University staff to visit the graduate intern at any stage throughout the duration of the programme.
  7. To fully insure interns. Internship providers must give evidence of Employer's Liability Insurance to a minimum level of £5million and Public Liability Insurance to a minimum level of £2million. Ulster University Indemnity form: Ulster University Indemnity  
  8. To provide a safe working environment and to comply with all Health and Safety regulations and to report to the University any accidents or ill-health arising from work, involving the graduate intern.
  9. To not commit any act of discrimination rendered unlawful by the Sex Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Orders 1976 and 1989 or the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 or the Race Relations (NI) Order 1997 or any enactments amending, extending or replacing the same.
  10. To protect the rights of individuals in accordance with the provisions of DPA 2018 and application of the GDPR.
  11. To agree ownership of any Intellectual Property (IP) arising from the internship resides with the employer; the intern may seek rights to use IP to continue research based on project work undertaken for non-commercial purposes.

Further information on the Santander Universities Internship Programme: Click Here to find out more