All 2018-19 funding now allocated

Please note that we have now allocated all of our SME Internship Schemes funding. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact us at

All organisations can advertise paid internships free of charge on the UoB mycareer portal. We reach over 20,000 current students and recent graduates and also help you target specific disciplines.

We also provide funding to SMEs to support UK based internships, as part of our SME Internship Scheme and the Santander SME Internship programmes.

In 2017/18 we supported over 200 SME internships across both of our schemes.

Five key benefits to employing an intern

  1. Give something back: help a student gain practical experience of the workplace, develop their professional skills, add to their CV and make industry contacts
  2. Stay current: help your company keep up to date with latest tech and other social, entertainment and market trends
  3. Increase productivity: use short term additional support of an intern for a specific project/piece of work
  4. Test drive the talent and develop your talent pipeline
  5. Use as a cost-effective way of employing highly-qualified and motivated individuals

The University of Bristol runs two internship schemes that enable students to gain quality, paid work experience from SMEs in the UK, including charities, social enterprises and start-ups.

Thank you to the University of Bristol for running such a fantastic programme, giving us access to great talent in a low-risk environment of an internship, which as a small business we could not otherwise afford

Participating employer

Engine Shed

Engine Shed is an enabler to sustainable economic growth in collaboration with other local centres at the heart of the UK's most successful Enterprise Zone near Temple Meads.

The Bristol and Bath city region is a thriving, internationally recognised economic power house with accessible employment in the high-tech, creative and low-carbon sectors for all residents - be they local graduates or moving to the Local Enterprise Partnership area