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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 are inviting interested employers to submit proposals to recruit an Ulster University student/graduate through the Santander Universities SME Internship Programme.
Santander Universities Internship Programme 2018/19
A funding allocation has been awarded to Ulster University by Santander Universities to create 1-10 week internships for Ulster students/graduates. Internships can be full time or part time and are part funded by Santander.

Placements up to 2 weeks can be fully funded at a rate of £306.25 per week.

Placements between 1-10 weeks will be funded by Santander at a rate of £153.13 per week to a maximum of £1,531.30 per placement, this is required to be match funded by the SME or another source to a minimum of £153.13 per week providing a wage of £306.25 per week to the student/graduate. For clarity these positions are NOT fully funded by Santander.

All placements are based on a standard 35 hour week.

Part-time roles are acceptable on a pro-rata basis of £153.13 per week.

Eligibility- Students and Graduates
All current Ulster students and graduates
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. For example for a 10 week internship your contribution would be £1531.30 whilst the intern receives £3062.60 over the 10 weeks. (SMEs can recruit a maximum of 2 Interns per academic year)

Eligibility- The role
This programme is open to students and graduates. The University and employer 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 students and 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, when would you like this role to commence and for how many weeks (between 1 - 10). Also, please specify if your preference is to be Part Time, Full Time or both and if you have a preference on whether this role is made available to students, graduates or both. *This question is required.
Terms & Conditions
If successful in becoming a recruiting employer Internship providers agrees to the following:
1. To co-operate with Ulster University in a fair recruitment process to select a successful student/graduate.
2. To register as an employer on the Santander Universities portal when advised.
2. That the successful student/graduate will commence their internship on an agreed date and you will inform the University of this date.
3. To pay Ulster University the agreed contribution based on the internship length of £153.13 per week (1 to 10 weeks)
To guarantee up to 1 to 10 weeks of well defined, meaningful work aimed at an appropriate level.
To ensure that an appropriately experience mentor is provided for the intern for the duration of the internship and that they provide sufficient instruction to the intern to maximise effectiveness during their internship, monitor their performance and undertake regular progress meetings.
6. To provide a workplace induction during the first week of the internship outlining hours of attendance; support arrangements; Health and Safety regulations; sickness and absence procedures; disciplinary and grievance procedures and holiday entitlement.
7. To permit interns to avail of the same holiday leave as a normal paid employee.
8. To provide such resources as are required to assist the student/graduate in delivering the internship's objectives.
9. To permit Ulster University/Santander staff to visit the intern at any stage throughout the duration of the internship.
10. To provide a safe working environment and to comply with all Health and Safety regulations and to report to the University team any accidents or ill health arising from work, involving the intern.
11. 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.
12. To maintain confidentiality in relation to the graduate's personal information as required by the Data Protection Act 2018.
Ulster University Indemnity form: Ulster University Indemnity  

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