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The Nottingham Internship Scheme provides a range of work experience opportunities and internships throughout the year exclusively for our students and graduates.

We are working with a huge variety of local and national businesses to bring you an exciting range of opportunities through the following schemes:

  • summer internships
  • part-time internships with the Ingenuity Lab
  • short-term spring vacation internships
  • graduate internships

All opportunities will be listed on this page as they become available. There is lots to choose from, so if you can't see what you're looking for, keep checking back on this page or complete our expression of interest form.

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NEW! Graduate Internships exclusively for you

We now have a range of graduate internships available, from two to eight weeks or more, in a variety of sectors and job functions.  

All internships are due to start late September or early October 2017.

The application deadline is midday Saturday 9 September 2017

What is a graduate internship?

A graduate internship is a great opportunity to apply your skills in a real world environment and gain the vital “soft skills” that employers are looking for, such as communication, problem solving and adaptability.

By completing an internship you will also have valuable experience to put on your CV and to talk about at future interviews. 

A graduate internship is typically full-time for 10 – 12 weeks, working on a real business project or in a specific role. Previous internships have included research, digital marketing, project managers, engineers and many more! 

All internships included in the Nottingham Internship Scheme are paid at least £7.50 per hour, and many of the internships have the potential to develop into longer term and permanent graduate employment.

 

How to apply

To apply for any of the internships, email your CV and a tailored covering letter to: 

Internships Team

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Two-week internships

A two-week internship is an ideal opportunity to boost your CV and gain rich material for applications and interviews for graduate jobs and postgraduate courses. You will work on a specific project for a two-week period, so you will have a demonstrable outcome at the end of your internship. All of these internships are paid, and you will receive a bursary of £600 upon successful completion of the internship period.

Active Ace
Schools Project Officer
 

We are Nottingham’s leading provider of disability tennis. We also offer a fully comprehensive schools programme and community tennis programme. Our customer are diverse and we pride ourselves on our excellent reputation for quality delivery.

Length of opportunity: Two weeks

Salary/hourly rate: £600 bursary upon successful completion of the internship

Job description:

We are looking for two interns to work on our project to expand our schools and nursery programme across key areas in Nottingham. This role will involve candidates contacting schools and nurseries by telephone and email to engage with schools and offer a free trial of our product. There will be a follow up required to offer the packages we have available.

Skills/requirements:

Essential: Confident, articulate, excellent communication skills.

Desirable: Previous experience in sales and ability to use Microsoft Office applications.

About the role

Location: The Park - Nottingham

Website

 
 
Fatz n Skillz
Web Designer / Developer and Social Media intern
 

fnscreative is a creative design agency with the single aim of making our client’s brand look beautiful. Bringing together a fusion of creative, digital and live design, fnscreative are ideally placed to provide a turnkey solution to all creative projects.

From concept to delivery we are in the trenches! Our clients range from one-man start-ups to global brands in a range of sectors. One day we could be working on a website for a start-up and the next day installing an exhibition stand for a global brand. Rarely are any two days the same.

Length of opportunity: Two weeks

Salary/hourly rate: £600 bursary upon successful completion of the internship

Job description:

We are a small but busy creative agency with limited time to spend on ‘in-house’ projects. The primary project for this internship would be the consolidation and development of our web presence, primarily working on the design and development of a new website but also developing our ‘voice’ on the internet, working across social media channels and outbound marketing.

In addition, the individual will be offered opportunities to work (with supervision) on small, fast turnaround client projects and build an understand of real-world agency life.

Main tasks will include:

  • Design and prototyping a new website
  • HTML, CSS and PHP development of a new website
  • Integration of existing portals to new site
  • Content population of new site
  • SEO for site

While the design and development of our new site is the primary aim of the internship, there is also scope for working on other projects in our client portfolio, depending on preference.

Skills/requirements:

The ideal candidate will have a mix of creative and technical skills alongside a flexible approach to their work.

They will need to be able to manage their own workload and deliver the project independently. We are a small company and the ideal candidate should have a sense of humour and interests outside of a computer screen!

We welcome candidates from all disciplines but those with design or coding knowledge would be most suited to the role.

Knowledge of:

  • HTML, CSS and PHP
  • WordPress child themes and plugins
  • Working from a brief to develop ideas and concepts

Desirable:

  • Knowledge and experience of Adobe Illustrator
  • Receiving and being able to act on feedback

About the role

Location: Silsoe, Befordshire

Website

 
 
Cloud9 event Management
Event and Marketing Internships
 

Company BlurbCloud 9 Event Management Ltd is a full-service event management company, established in 2003, which specialises in both international venue finding for clients and managing a variety of event projects.

We are a small company with a big reputation globally and we balance our project work with a variety of client activities including conferences, awards ceremonies, meetings and incentives. We have strong links with venues and destination management companies around the globe and a varied client base.

Working with the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, the Nottingham Screen Partnership and Nottingham City Council, plus some private sector organisations, we are delivering the Nottingham Media Festival next March.

Length of opportunity: 2 weeks

Salary/hourly rate: £600 bursary upon successful completion of the internship

Job description:

We have two internships available to support aspects of the Nottingham Media festival:

  • One of the events running as part of the festival is the Nottingham International Microfilm Festival which is held in conjunction with the Ningbo Campus in China. We would like an intern to aid us in launching the Microfilm Festival Awards, so the main duties will include helping research potential sponsors for the awards, updating and maintaining the website and structuring the marketing plan and mailshot schedule. There will also be extensive social media and ensuring that the numerous stakeholders in the programme are contributing to the festival. There will also be some liaison with venues for logistics purposes. We need a centralised report by the end of the internships that include a key database of key milestones and contact information.
  • One of the events that is running as part of the festival is the first International Drone Awards, which is the main focus of this particular project. We would like an intern to aid us in launching the awards, so the main duties will be researching potential entrants and sponsors for the awards, implementing a marketing plan and mailshot schedule, updating and modifying the awards website, and contributing to the relevant social media platforms. There will also be some liaison with venues for logistics purposes. We need a centralised report by the end of the internships that include two key databases.

When you apply, please indicate which of these internship projects is of most interest and relevance to you and your skills and experience. 

Skills/requirements:

Essential: Good level of English and grammar, good communication skills and an ability to work unsupervised.

Desirable: Understanding of the use of social media in business including Mailchimp and Hootsuite.

About the role

Location: Nottingham - Radcliffe on Trent

Website

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HiCi Ltd
Digital Marketing and Advertising Internship
 

HICI LTD are a small start-up that design, develop, manufacture and distribute innovative products for the construction and DIY industry. We heavily focus on revolutionary concepts and e-commerce in today’s digital age and enjoy complete autonomy over the marketing and distribution of our products, the first of which are sold via Screwfix and Amazon among others. 

Length of opportunity: 2 weeks

Salary/hourly rate: £600 bursary upon successful completion of the internship

Job description:

A key driver of our sales is traffic directed to our e-commerce platforms. Over 90% of this comes through Facebook.

We would like an intern (or two) to help create new marketing material in the form of short video ads to promote our brand and products via YouTube and help increase traffic from this media. 

The intern will help generate ideas for the YouTube marketing campaign and see them through to completion including filming and editing. This is an exciting opportunity to ‘get creative’ with real world digital marketing ideas.

Skills/requirements:

Training is possible to support you in the internship, but some knowledge of YouTube and Facebook Videos will be beneficial. 

Essential:

  • Experience with Adobe Photoshop and/or Premiere Pro
  • Ability to use a DSLR
  • Digital marketing background

Desirable: 

  • Experience of Google Adwords, Analytics, Facebook Ads and YouTube
  • Own transport 

About the role

Location: Newark, Nottinghamshire

Website

 
 
Prime Principle Ltd / Classroom Monitor
CRM Admin Internships
 

Classroom Monitor specialises in assessment for schools. It’s used in over 2,000 schools in the UK and has a growing international community. We save teachers time and focus on the use of effective assessment and data to enhance teaching and learning. 

Length of opportunity: 2 weeks

Salary/hourly rate: £600 bursary upon successful completion of the internship

Job description:

The CRM Project is an ongoing project to optimise our data to ensure we continue to provide a great service. The work will involve updating a wide variety of information areas where we recognise improvements can be made. There are two internships available. 

Skills/requirements:

Strong computer skills are essential for this internship. Experience of Excel, Word and understanding data types would be beneficial. 

About the role

Location: Nottingham city centre

Website

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8–12 week internships

We also have a range of longer term internships available for 8–12 weeks. These internships are full time, and provide a substantial work experience opportunity. Many of these internships also have the opportunity to develop into a permanent role with the host organisation.

BH PR & Communications Ltd
PR and Social Media Intern
 

BH PR & Communications was founded in 1992. Over the past 25 years, the firm has established a proven track record in serving the interests of both public and private sectors.

Our experienced team creates compelling communications campaigns that heighten awareness for an organisation’s aims and objectives and ensure it achieves its planned outputs. This is supported by our design team, which offers a total marketing communications service, covering everything from corporate and brand identity to promotional material, advertising, exhibitions and digital marketing. 

Our aim is to provide every client with a package of services tailored to meet their specific requirements. We are committed to providing the highest possible levels of service to our clients – whether their annual spend is £150 or £150,000.

Length of opportunity: 10 weeks

Salary/hourly rate: £7.50 per hour

Job description:

  • The production and distribution of news releases and feature articles for traditional and digital media
  • The creation of media distribution and other contact lists; creating and updating databases
  • The management and delivery of social media campaigns, including the production of a range of posts and updates via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Snapchat and social media monitoring
  • Production of copy for e-newsletters and blogs etc
  • Media monitoring, sourcing press cuttings and production of coverage books
  • Attending photo shoots, covering news stories and attending client meetings as required
  • Production of a range of reports (including feedback, cuttings and activity reports)
  • Other administrative and support duties to include: answering the telephone and taking messages

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

We are looking to recruit a self-motivated individual to assist with the creation and delivery of PR and communications strategies for our diverse client base.

The successful candidates should be studying or have graduated in PR, communications, English, marketing or journalism.

The ideal candidate should have excellent communication skills, demonstrate a high level of creativity and be keen to learn. The role demands excellent writing and communications skills, a solid understanding of social media, plus a real enthusiasm for the role. The ability to work to tight deadlines and the flexibility to handle a number of projects simultaneously is also essential.

About the role

Location: Pride Park - Derby

Website

Facebook

Twitter

 
 
Pellacraft
Marketing Assistant
 

Multi-award winning family owned business, Pellacraft Limited specialises in providing promotional gifts and merchandise. We are embarking on a strategy to grow and develop our company and are looking for a dynamic, creative and enthusiastic team player to join our team as a digital marketing assistant, with a bias towards online and web-based marketing.

Length of opportunity: 8-10 weeks (with the potential to develop into a permanent position)

Salary/hourly rate: £8.45 per hour

Job description:

  • Implement and manage all tactical activity including, email marketing and website news stories, and promoting supply chain partners
  • Copywriting emails, brochures, social media posts, web copy 
  • Liaison with local media, drafting and issuing press releases
  • Research, advise and implement SEO working with the web team where necessary
  • Establish marketing systems, libraries and processes that streamline operations and improve marketing effectiveness
  • Devise additional creative ideas and special or seasonal events to attract new business 

Skills/requirements:

  • Ideally, some previous experience of implementing tactical marketing activity
  • Reliable
  • Enthusiastic
  • Well organised, motivated and creative thinker
  • Able to work on own initiative
  • Excellent communication and copywriting skills
  • An eye for detail and proof reading ability
  • Flexible in approach, and an ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work with data, do mail merges and familiar with software such as word, excel, powerpoint.
  • Previous experience using email marketing software, website SEO and SEM, social media platforms and Google Analytics
  • Accustomed to following brand guidelines and maintaining a consistent identity in all collateral.
  • Ability to work with others and develop balanced relationships

About the role

Location: Mansfield, Nottinghamshire

Website

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Twitter

 
 
Better Things Ltd
Development Engineer
 

Better Things Ltd is a specialist photographic and 3D hardware manufacturer providing lighting, synchronisation and power products for operators of multi camera capture systems operating under the brand name Esper. We are a progressive and open organisation developing cutting-edge products to advance the accessibility and applications for multi-angle camera and lighting applications.  

Length of opportunity: 10 weeks

Salary/hourly rate: £7.50 per hour

Job description:

We have an internship available for an electrical engineering graduate to gain some work experience in a new business setting. You will be assisting with design and assembly of PCBs, mechanical assembly and dispatch of both off the shelf and custom products.

Skills/requirements:

Ability to work independently as well as learning and adapting to a range of tasks and interest in producing high quality end products for world leaders in multi camera applications.

About the role

Location: Lace Market - Nottingham

Website

 
 
e-days Absence Management Limited
Software Migration Internship
 

e-days® is a world class absence management solution designed to streamline booking and tracking of holidays and absences. We have users throughout the world and are growing so rapidly we need an extra pair of hands!

Our client list includes: Canon Europe, Sony, AXA, Standard Bank and more. We have almost 1,000 customers and 175,000 users.

Length of opportunity: 10 weeks (with a possible extension)

Salary/hourly rate: £7.50 per hour

Job description:

Your internship will involve migrating the current client base to our latest version, using the internal upgrade tool. You will need the ability to configure and analyses the data to ensure a smooth transition. You will also have the opportunity to communicate with current clients and guide them through the process.

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • A keen eye for detail and accuracy
  • Good work ethic and able to work quickly
  • Team player, with good communication skills

Desirable:

  • Ideally some prior migration experience but not essential

About the role

Location: Nottingham city centre

Website

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Castle Cavendish 
Community Step into Work Adviser
 

Castle Cavendish was initially set up in 2001. Following the successful management of the New Deal for Communities programme, it has developed itself into a sustainable and progressive regeneration charity that supports the diverse communities of Nottingham, specifically around the western part of the city.

We are committed to the long-term regeneration of the area, re-investing the proceeds from our property portfolio, along with other funding, to enhance the social, economic and environment conditions; thereby improving quality of life for generations to come.

Length of opportunity: 6 months

Salary/hourly rate: £21,000 per annum (pro rata)

Job description:

Job purpose:

  • To work as part of a community-based team, and working directly with young people to promote and facilitate their personal, educational and social development to help them increase their employability and reach their full potential
  • To contribute to the successful delivery of the Step into Work Programme

Main duties and responsibilities:

  1. To contribute to the successful delivery of the Step into Work programme and the achievement of the key targets and outcomes
  2. To be pro-actively involved with local schools and contribute to the schools employability agenda
  3. To work with young people to develop an action plan to move them towards the achievement of their goals in employment, training and education
  4. To work closely with local providers of the work readiness programme and to ensure the quality of provision and the high quality of support for young people
  5. To engage with local employers to encourage them to adopt the Jobs Pledge that will support Step into Work outcome
  6. To develop and manage the delivery of a range of Step into Work activity such as community jobs fairs, employer events, work clubs and enterprise clubs
  7. To contribute to the delivery of specific pre-employment provision for those with additional needs (e.g. BME, lone parents)
  8. To maintain a close working relationship with the City Council’s Community Employment Team and Jobs Hub, to ensure coordination of activity and improved client progression into work
  9. To ensure the appropriate level of administration and record keeping is in place to meet the monitoring, evaluation and quality assurance needs of funders and stakeholders
  10. To build purposeful relationships with local young people and the wider community to actively engage those not already involved in the project
  11. To provide high quality pastoral and mentoring support for the young people who are participating in Step into Work project
  12. Where appropriate work with professionals from specialist agencies that provide support in areas such as mental health, substance misuse, housing, welfare benefits, immigration status, debt advice, domestic violence, relationship advice and other barriers as presented
  13. Use a range of assessment tools to measure the support needs of young people and identify any potential barriers to employment that might be present.

Skills/requirements:

This internship is open to graduates from all degree disciplines, who have an interest in working in the voluntary sector, and working with and supporting other people from disadvantaged backgrounds.

About the role

Location: Nottingham

Website

 
 
GeoSLAM
Marketing and Sales Internship
 

Interested in gaining some real-world experience in how a small-medium UK technology company works?

GeoSLAM is are a young and vibrant technology company based in Bingham, Nottingham. We design and manufacture handheld, mobile 3D laser scanners which create 3D models of real world spaces. Our scanners are used all over the globe by some of the world’s largest and most prestigious engineering, surveying and construction firms.

We have scanned the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, the Eden Project in the UK, as well as countless caves, mines, forests and buildings around the world. 

Why would you want to join GeoSLAM? As a vibrant, young and fast-moving company, this is an excellent opportunity to really be part of something that is expanding across the world. Our mobile scanners are having a disruptive impact on an industry (surveying) that is often seen as stuffy and old-fashioned. 

Some GeoSLAM stats:

  • Over the last 12 months, we have doubled our staff numbers – and are always on the lookout for new, talented people to join our team
  • We nurture people to grow with the company - to gain new skills, to learn new applications
  • Our office culture is one of mutual respect, communication, openness and tolerance
  • As a modern, global company, we welcome and encourage people from all backgrounds and cultures.

Length of opportunity: 10 weeks

Salary/hourly rate: £9 per hour

Job description:

We have recently implemented a Customer Relations Management system (CRM) called Salesforce. This is basically a smart piece of software which allows us to keep track of our growing customer base and to record all of the sales, quotes, repairs, etc that flow in and out of the company.

We need someone to help us to transfer our existing database of customers from numerous sources into Salesforce. The goal is to have every single customer and contact in Salesforce with as much information as possible (location, market sector, website, contact details, etc) by autumn.

Besides this crucial role, there are other, more marketing-focused activities:

  • Preparing media (photos, videos, 3D point cloud images) for uploading to social media channels
  • Creating and sharing content on social media and the GeoSLAM website - using Wordpress
  • Contacting and speaking to customers to obtain testimonials and potential case studies
  • Assisting with the planning, design and organisation of global exhibitions and events
  • Updating and ordering brochures, business cards, flyers, etc

Skills/requirements:

We are looking for someone with energy and enthusiasm, who loves a challenge. You won’t be phased by taking on new tasks, and you’re not afraid to ask for help when you need it. You are also happy to get stuck into a task and work on it independently.

Specifically, the qualities and skills that we are looking for are as follows:

Essential

  • You are studying for or have completed a degree in marketing, geography or another geospatial subject
  • You are confident with using a Windows PC, Outlook for emails and you will also know how to work with Excel spreadsheets and Word
  • You are up for a challenge and willing to learn new skills and applications
  • You are organised, you can work independently but you are also a strong team player
  • You like working in a vibrant, busy, (sometimes noisy!) office environment!

Desirable

  • Experience with using Wordpress to build or maintain websites
  • Interest in new technology
  • Interest and awareness of social media
  • Experience of using the Adobe suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)

About the role

Location: Bingham, Nottingham

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Hear from last year's students 

The Nottingham Internship Scheme has flourished over the last three years, culminating in the placement of over 100 interns in 75 different organisations over the summer of 2017. 

Opportunities included:

  • social impact researcher
  • digital marketing executive
  • software developer
  • assistant ecologist
  • scientific researcher
  • data recovery technician
  • PR and social media assistant
  • development engineer
  • copywriter

Impression Digital

Ben Garry, english graduate

Ben Garry reflects on how his internship with Impression Digital in Nottingham allowed him to work on marketing projects which made a direct impact on clients.

 

Protolan

Daniel Markcoons, engineering graduate

Daniel Markcoons applied for a Project Management internship with Protolan to gain valuable insight into a professional environment before graduating.

Green's Mill and Science Centre

Rachel Flaxman, classical civilisation graduate

Rachel Flaxman found her hands-on role with Green's Mill and Science Centre an excellent way to gain experience in the competitive heritage sector.

 
 

 

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