New talent is the source of future business success and our university is a great place to find enthusiastic and motivated students and graduates eager to join your team.
We’re proud of our students and passionate about graduate recruitment. That’s why we’ve developed an internship programme that can support your business and help it grow.
There are many benefits to hiring an intern. Here are just a few examples:
An internship project could involve setting up IT systems, websites and e-commerce; writing marketing and business plans; conducting market research; analysing and improving production; analysing the feasibility of a new product or service; or designing company literature.
You’ll get access to high-calibre students and graduates who are keen to gain work experience. We act as the recruitment agent and employer. We’ll advertise the role on your behalf and help arrange interviews. We’ll also pay the intern on a weekly basis, invoicing you halfway through the duration of the programme, so you don’t need to worry about payroll.
An internship lasts for 12 weeks.
All our interns earn the national living wage as a minimum. In addition to this, as ARU takes care of all the administration and payroll, there is a small charge to the business to cover any employment costs such as National Insurance.
We welcome enquiries from businesses that are passionate about working with graduates situated in the East of England region (Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, and Hertfordshire).The internship programme has been brilliant for ORB. We launched a new project, the Southend Charter Award, last year but didn’t have the personnel available to drive the project forward. Being able to allocate that role to an intern has enabled us to successfully re-launch and gain the traction we need
Jill Poet Managing Director, ORB
Finding a suitable intern for your business can take between six and eight weeks. Our programme is open to our Anglia Ruskin graduates seeking work experience.
You can take on an intern at any time of year. However, the largest pool of candidates will exist during the summer months, when undergraduates begin to look for summer placements and graduates have finished their final exams and handed in their dissertations.
The best time to start looking for an intern is between February and May. This gives you plenty of time to prepare and the best opportunity to find the right candidate.
Options to extend the internship beyond twelve weeks if required can be offered through our Employment Bureau. Though it's not obligatory, but many of the graduates are offered permanent positions on completion of the project.
To register your interest and find out more about our ARU Internship Programme, please contact: