USW 10 week Business Internship programme

USW undergraduates successfully secure 10-week internships through a competitive recruitment process.   

On 18th January, the Business School in partnership with the Placements and Careers team embarked on the sixth cohort of 10-week internships with 55 students.  The programme works closely with leading organisations from the public, private and voluntary sectors so students have the opportunity to gain invaluable experience in their chosen field while contributing to the valuable work of the host providers. The students accessed an extensive range of excellent opportunities sourced by the Placement Team. 

Danielle Angell, Kidney Wales said their interns show commitment, great attitude and willingness to get involved across all aspects of the charity.   

“The internship programme continues to be something that we thoroughly enjoy being part of.  The help to us as a charity is tremendous, but we also enjoy giving students the experience of working within the charity sector helping them broaden their knowledge and skills.  As always it's been a pleasure to be part of.  The process is always very slick and smooth.  We had only intended on hosting one internship last year, but due to the candidates calibre we decided to host Thomas and Hannah, who helped us deliver a successful World Kidney Day campaign, and supported with the implementation of planning of a large scale event.  I look forward to Charlotte joining us this year.” 

Rhys Hayward studying BSc Marketing Management carried out his internship at the Velindre Cancer Centre in January 2021.   

"The Education & Development team were so nurturing toward my development, providing me with the confidence and expertise to work alongside professionals in the NHS and the Welsh Blood Service. My line manager understood my needs and was sensitive to my worries about the uni/work workload, which relieved me of so much pressure.  Every team member was welcoming, curious, and focused on how we could collaborate to provide a mutual benefit for Velindre and my professional development too. I would thoroughly recommend this internship to any student that wants to work with a fun, compassionate and productive team that will encourage and challenge you to progress as a professional, but a person too.” 

The 2nd year module aims to develop and promote student employability at managerial level in the relevant business industry related to their degree in:  

Students undertake Work Based Learning under the direction of an employer and academic supervisor, enabling them to apply a range of knowledge and skills from their course, while they learn and develop their technical and managerial skills in a working environment.  

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If you are interested in hosting an internship and to participate in the recruitment process commencing in the Summer, please contact :Julie Gould ([email protected]) or Angela Lewis ([email protected]), Work Placement Partners, USW Careers and Employability Service.