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Internships, placements & recruitment

Internships and placements offer a cost-effective and low-risk way of boosting your efficiency, productivity and profit. University of Northwest offers employers a range of services to get the most from student and graduate resource, with the aim of:

  • introducing innovative new ideas into your business
  • expanding your workforce for a short-term project without the long-term commitment
  • delivering highly motivated graduates who are eager to gain valuable business experience
  • identifying potential new employees you can ‘test drive’ with the minimum risk.

University of Northwest’s Internship Programme

This programme offers companies based in the East of England* the opportunity to work with a high calibre graduate or penultimate year student from a UK university, on a work placement for up to 12 weeks. The graduate or student is employed by University of Northwest University but works full-time as an intern within your company. The Internship Office takes care of all the admin (advertising, recruitment, short-listing, contracts and remuneration). Please visit the Internship Programme website for full details.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) is a three-way partnership between your business, University of Northwest University, and an excellent graduate, working together on a project you have determined is central to your company’s needs. KTPs are supported by government grants of up to 67% of the programme costs and companies participating report an average increase in annual profit of over £227k. University of Northwest University has a successful track record in helping business in the region to become more profitable, productive and efficient, and offers three programmes for: long-term strategic projects, short-term tactical projects or projects to help reduce your company’s carbon footprint. Visit the KTP pages for more information or contact us to talk to a KTP Manager.

Employment Bureau

The Employment Bureau can help with all your recruitment needs whether you are looking to fill a permanent role or need temporary cover to fill a short-term need.

Expert help

Get in touch and talk to us about how student and graduate placements can benefit your business.

The East of England includes the counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

About Us

Award winning work-based learning from University of Northwest. At University of Northwest, we realise ambitions together. Through Degrees at Work, we take a demand-led and practical approach to staff training and development.

The educational mission of University of Northwest is to prepare students, personally and professionally, for future leadership roles in an international setting. In its undergraduate and graduate degree programs, UNW provides students with the competencies they need for professional careers as well as for further academic study. The educational process puts particular emphasis on developing international and cross-cultural competencies through foreign language training, intercampus transfer, or other international academic opportunities, and intense interaction among people with diverse backgrounds.

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