Part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the University’s Graduate Internship team work closely with organisations to ensure the recruitment process runs smoothly. The team can support role development, sourcing the graduate, the recruitment and selection process, as well as being a point of contact for the organisation.
Overall the project will place 230 graduates into regional SMEs. Following assessment by the Internships team, if eligible and accepted onto the scheme, the organisation will receive funding towards the graduate’s salary. The company will pay a minimum salary of £18,000 per annum to their successful graduate and the scheme will offer £500 a month in subsidy over a 9 month period towards the graduate’s salary totalling £4,500. The funding will be paid every third month upon receipt of the monthly financial evidence received from the organisation which totals three single payments of £1,500.
As the Graduate Internship Scheme is funded via ERDF, there is a rigorous process and compliance procedures which we have to follow in terms of the eligibility check and the recruitment process.
For more information, contact:
Laura Foster – ERDF Enterprise and Internship Project Manager – Laura.email@example.com
Lee Patrickson - ERDF Internship Development Officer - Lee.Patrickson@Sunderland.ac.uk
David Phillips – Internships Operations Coordinator – David.Phillips@Sunderland.ac.uk