Support available

  • Support
  • Interns typically take part in a programme like the one shown below, and become part of a group who support each other and share ideas and approaches for working in their teams.  The sessions that run in the first half of the contract focus on building a skills and knowledge base for being an agile practitioner in a Higher Education setting. This focus on real tasks and projects is complemented in the second part of the internship by workshops that support interns towards next steps in their careers: enabling them to transform their growing self awareness, workplace experience and practitioner skills into an effective work-search campaign, ready to move on.

    The programme is built in collaboration with staff at Brookes, responding to ideas and feedback from the users after each cycle. Interns achieve a practical marketing qualification, an ILM endorsement and opportunities to be coached as part of their contract. The programme components listed here are therefore part of a changing list that responds to a complex and developing working landscape.

  •   Date Event
      Semester 1   
      September Arrival of interns
      September Display Screen Equipment (DSE) course
      September Heath and Safety course
      September  Welcome to Brookes course
      September Introduction to Graduate Internship Development Programme
      October Self Aware, Team Aware
      November Effective Meetings, Effective Presentations 
      November Time Managing, Assertiveness, Introduction to the ILM interns award
      December Introduction to Leading and Managing  
      Semester 2    
      January Introduction to Recruitment and Selection 
      January - March Marketing Programme (plus other options like MHFA, Introduction to Counselling, ECDL Advanced, PDR)
      February Surgery/study day
      April Careers 1 - assessment centre  
      May Self Presentation and Impact  
      May Careers - Interviews  
      June Perspectives or Minutes Workshop  
      July Presentations/ILM assessment day  
      July Outro interns and Introduction for managers  
    The HR webpages provides you with information about all Brookes University employment policies and schemes that you need to be aware of once you become an Intern, including code of conduct for staff, how to book annual leave, how to report sickness, etc.

    For applicants

    Oxford Brookes welcomes job applications from disabled people. If you have any access requirements please indicate them on your application form, and we will try to meet them. We are committed to the Disability Confident scheme.  All disabled applicants will be considered under the scheme unless they choose to opt out.  This means that if a disabled applicant meets the essential criteria for a post they will be shortlisted for interview.

    For staff

    Oxford Brookes is committed to ensuring that disabled staff the help they need to enable them to work effectively at Brookes. If you think you may have a disability or long-term medical condition please talk to your manager. If you would like to have a confidential discussion please contact Elaine Dagnall, HR Business Partner (Equality and Diversity) at 01865 485929.

    We will provide reasonable adjustments to enable you to work effectively. Examples might include agreeing earlier/later starting times, providing assistive technology or furniture, making changes to the office layout or considering reallocating tasks within a team.

    Funding may be available through the  Access to Work Scheme for any adjustments that may be needed.

    The  Disability and Dyslexia Service provides advice, information and practical support to students with disabilities, medical conditions and Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLDs) at Oxford Brookes University.  The service is also very happy to be contacted by members of university staff for advice, information and guidance to help support students with disabilities.  Our  Occupational Health Service can also provide advice on reasonable adjustments.