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Recruitment & ERDF Graduate Internships

There are a variety of cost-effective opportunities available to businesses looking to recruit student and graduate talent into their workforce. Whether you are an SME or a larger scale organisation our team will work closely with you to understand your specific business needs. Focusing on talent management, we will ensure that you recruit the ‘right fit’ for your business.

Graduate Internship Scheme

The University of Sunderland’s Graduate Internship Scheme can provide regional SME’s with a cost-effective approach to recruiting graduate talent for a 12 month period. Part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, and managed by the University’s Graduate Internship Team, the team work closely with the organisations to support the internship from role development, sourcing the graduate, supporting the recruitment and selection process, as well as being a point of contact for the organisation and the graduate throughout the internship period.

Read more about the Graduate Internship Scheme.


Open to organisations of any size, sector or location, Uni4Talent aims to streamline your recruitment of student talent for fixed term, temporary roles and permanent opportunities. Whether it’s a student job that could be completed under 20 hours a week, or a number of part-time positions that need resourcing, Uni4Talent is a partner for your recruitment plans.

Learn more about Uni4Talent.

Employability and Enterprise Hub

At Sunderland, our aim is to deliver the next generation of leaders and tomorrow makers, equipped with the skills necessary to make a significant contribution to our societies and economies.

We're part of the Employability and Enterprise Hub, the University’s offer of extra-curricular activity and experiences, so we are perfectly positioned to establish the best ways of promoting your opportunities to our students and graduates. With our online vacancy service, targeted digital communications and promotion through established social media channels we'll make sure your vacancy reaches the right people.