SME Internship Programme

  • The 2021 scheme is now closed

    Oxford Brookes University is working with Santander Universities to offer Fully Paid Work Projects for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to students and recent graduates. Opportunities will be available in a range of industries including marketing, systems development, sales and the creative sector.

    If you would like to host an intern in your company, please contact and see the information for SMEs.

    Benefits of the scheme

    You will gain valuable first-hand experience by contributing to a business where your drive and education can make a tangible impact. You will enjoy a varied role, lots of responsibility and often work alongside senior managers and company owners. This is a great opportunity to kick-start your career and quickly build valuable experience.

    Previous students and graduates have found roles in Marketing, Events, Design, Property and Architecture. 18 students benefited from the Santander Internship Programme last year.

    Key facts 

    • You will be paid £1000 for the project (around 108 hours) 
    • You must be eligible to work in the UK 
    • You must be an Oxford Brookes student or recent graduate (from the last three years) 

    You can express your interest in the programme and find out more information by sending an email to

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