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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:

  • short-term spring vacation internships – apply now
  • summer internships – available from Monday 12 March 2018
  • graduate internships
  • part-time internships with the Ingenuity Lab

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Why take part?

Gain hands-on experience of managing a project that will make a real difference to a local business or charity, as part of a team.

There are 80+ internships on offer, with around 40 different companies.

How does it work?

  • Internships last two weeks full-time, Monday 9 – Friday 20 April 2018.
  • Work in groups of two to three on a real business project.
  • Develop project management, team work and problem solving skills.
  • Receive a £600 bursary upon successful completion. The payment will be issued in May 2018.
 
How to apply
  • Apply through our form (link to the right or below on mobile view).
  • You may find it easier to draft your application on a separate document before copying it into the form when you're ready to apply.
  • You can highlight two preferred internship options on the application. Consider which job descriptions and locations suit you best.
  • We will match successful applicants to internships, and will try to match you to one of your preferred roles.
  • Please make sure you're available to complete an internship full-time between Monday 9 and Friday 20 April 2018, before applying. 

If your application is successful, you will need to attend one of the following pre-internship inductions: 

  • Wednesday 28 March, 2–4pm or;

  • Thursday 5 April, 2–4pm

This will help you prepare for the internship, and allow us to get your bank details so that we can pay your bursary in May.

Your next steps

Submit your application by 4pm on Friday 9 March 2018.
Apply through our form
 
 
Acres Engineering
Customer Engagement and Marketing Project
 

We design, manufacture, assemble, load test and CE mark. We take care of any additional elements required for custom machines or small automation jobs; including electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic control elements, and where needed we provide regular thorough examinations.

Although we focus on manufacturing custom solutions we continue providing a sub-contract parts and sub assembly service to our customer’s own drawings and designs. We put a lot of emphasis on partnership and flexibility. That means that whatever the contract, we’ll keep you in the loop, from initial consultation and CAD design, to prototyping and manufacturing in the quantities you need, when you need them.

It’s this approach that makes us a preferred supplier of leading names across a broad range of industries. We work with Rolls-Royce, Siemens, Toyota, Bombardier etc.      

Job description:

There are three projects to be involved in. As this internship is open for three students working together, you may decide to complete one aspect each, or to work collaboratively to ensure all outcomes are achieved.

General Administration Project: including transfer of data from current database to new cloud system. Involves researching companies, collating information and validating contacts.

Customer Engagement Improvement Project: including offering design improvements to current documents issued to customers, creating a digital marketing strategy including action plan to improve on current engagement / communication levels.

Marketing Material Creation Project: including creating marketing material for existing target markets/ existing projects and also a project currently being carried out by a PHD student which will result in a new product for Acres.

There is also an opportunity to post news and projects to our WordPress website and social media sites.

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • Strong ICT skills including Microsoft Office.
  • Good spelling and grammar.
  • Photoshop and design skills preferable.

Desirable:

  • Business, engineering or design background.
  • Good communication.
  • Any previous social media experience beneficial 

Internship outcomes:

New documents including both customer communication emails, marketing material. All current customers and suppliers transferred from old system to new system. All contacts vetted and updated (hopefully this may also lead to new enquiries).

About the role

Location: Melbourne, Derbyshire

Website

 

 
 
Advanex
Market Research and Analysis
 

Advanex Europe Ltd is the European headquarters of the Advanex Group, a global corporation specialising in precision engineering solutions.

Our domain is metal and plastic components, springs and assemblies. Supplying a diverse range of markets from agriculture and automotive through to medical and aerospace across Europe and the globe.

Job description:

Conduct a market research and identify prospects of the business, namely those located in the EU and to identify potential customers in order to support business growth and customer base. As well as recommending an approach for this process in the future, this approach must also take into account GDPR compliance.

Given the nature of this project, this internship only requires one intern. Please bear this in mind if you are applying for the project. 

Internship outcomes:

  • Completed market analysis report (template will be provided)
  • A full list of prospects across Europe
  • A list of recommendations on market development
  • A list of recommendations on prospecting relating to GDPR compliance 

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • Thorough and hard working with excellent attention to detail
  • Engineering or business students with some technical ability in order to understand and help identify markets for our products

Desirable:

  • Prior experience in marketing and sales of engineering products

About the role

Location: Bilborough or Southwell

Website

 

 
 
Almor Group
Company Energy Efficiency and Cost Savings Project
 

Almor is a group of specialist alloy fabricators and furnace engineers focussed on supporting the needs of heat treaters and other process sectors where high temperatures or corrosive environments are encountered.

Job description:

The project will involve conducting a site survey, and recommend where new and energy efficient technologies could be utilised to reduce our electricity and gas consumption. 

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • knowledge of new and energy efficient electricity and gas technologies

Internship outcomes:

To produce an energy efficiency and cost savings report clearly outlining current spend, the projected savings and new spend, as well as the return on investment.

About the role

Location: Daleside Road, Nottingham

Website

 

 
 
At1 Space
Social Media and Marketing Project
 

Introducing a brand new, unique SPACE in Nottingham, that combines wellness with today's modern lifestyle.

Located next to the Nottingham University Jubilee Campus, Yasmin Gregory and team will launch the state-of-the-art 4000 sq ft. 'urban-sanctuary'.

Contemporary in design and ambiance, at1.SPACE presents hot yoga, fresh juices, specialty teas and coffees, vegan cakes, treatment rooms and a pop-up style lifestyle and apparel store.

Job description:

  • Research and design the social media sales strategy. Liaise with the business owner and the creative director on the vision of at1.SPACE.
  • Identify new and existing consumer markets and produce a sales and marketing strategy.
  • You will record data using excel.

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • Enthusiasm.
  • Excellent knowledge of how to use social media platforms.
  • Able to develop a measurable sales strategy. 

Internship outcomes:

An effective social media strategy, measurable by membership sales.

About the role

Location: Triumph Road, Nottingham (near Jubilee Campus)

Website

 

 
 
Belvoir Fruit Farms
Recycling and Renewable Energy Project
 

We are a fruit juices manufacturer supplying major UK retailers, wholesalers, cash and carry and small independent outlets. Global brand with distribution in North America, Australasia, Japan, mainland Europe and Scandinavia.

Job description:

Identify recycling streams from existing dry waste generated and method of sorting and storage. Assess current re-cycling standards i.e glass, cardboard and polythene and submit continuous improvement recommendations. R&D into three re-newable energy projects for effluent waste and treatment, and rain water harvesting.

Skills/requirements:

  • Interest in renewable energy processes and systems
  • Candidate with project management-based aspirations and experience

Internship outcomes:

  • Production of data on levels of dry recycling from a zero start.
  • Recommendation on reducing carbon footprint ref supplier vehicles delivery schedules.
  • Research into sourcing effluent treatment and rain water harvesting technology.

About the role

Location: Bottesford, near Grantham

Website

 

 
 
Body Aspect
Social Media Project
 

We are a local micro business with two employees. We provide a 3D body scanning service to the NHS in the Midlands and Yorkshire. We scan patients for the NHS who have been referred as potential candidates for breast surgery. We are also about to launch a new commercial service which uses 3D body scanning and our own in- house software as tools for weight management.  

Job description:

We are about to launch a new commercial service. We would like you to help us promote this service on social media. Currently we don’t really have a social media presence so this is something you could really get your teeth into, to create one for us with our guidance and support. 

This could also include creating blog posts and case studies of existing users of the service. You will be able to use your ideas and creativity.

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • Video or film making experience
  • Good writing skills 

Desirable:

  • Understanding of marketing and PR

Internship outcomes:

  • Produce two short informational videos
  • Four draft blogs
  • Research and produce two case studies
  • Contribute to other website content if time allows

About the role

Location: Radford, Nottingham

Website

 

 
 
British Nordic Walking
Marketing Internship
 

BNW is a social enterprise that trains nordic walking instructors, organises timed events, delivers an e-learning walking fitness course, runs two membership schemes and sells a small amount of merchandise.

It is estimated that across the UK there are 50,000 participants in nordic walking, the majority of which are female. We are based in Nottingham and have an annual turnover of around £50k.

Job description:

We are looking to increase income from our existing products and services. These are British nordic walking courses, public membership subscriptions and t-shirts/buffs.

We are also eager to explore other products we could sell – ideally that (a) are physically very small (because we have no storage facility) or (b) perhaps they are sold via a third party that holds the stock (so effectively we get paid a commission).

So it’s an opportunity for an intern to be creative and suggest new products for us as well as maximising income from existing courses and membership.

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • Knowledge of marketing planning

Desirable:

  • Interest in sports

Internship outcomes:

  • Proposals for the storage and sale of new products
  • An overall marketing plan for existing and new products and services 

About the role

Location: Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus

Website

 

 
 
CEM Solutions
Marketing Project: Content Creation
 

We offer products and services to cover all aspects of monitoring industrial emissions to air. This involves service and repair of equipment on sites throughout the UK as well as building systems in-house. We also sell products which monitor emissions.

We work on a variety of applications including power plants, forges, quarries, incinerators and wood-fired boilers – wherever there is an industrial emission to air we can provide solutions to monitor those emissions. 

Job description:

You will complete a market research task to review industry-specific marketing materials. Using a given outline brief, you will then be able to create a four to six-page A4 brochure using the relevant technical information and images.

You will use your market research to decide on relevant information for an A2 poster for the place of work, which broadly details our products and services. You may also start designing the poster within the internship time frame.

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • Strong ICT Skills
  • Knowledgeable in marketing / design
  • Good written English skills and ability to edit/proofread

Desirable:

  • Graphic design skills

Internship outcomes:

Have a brochure or A2 poster (in digital format) ready to send to the printers. 

  • Company brochure – a document to advertise all of our products and services, both to existing customers and to potential new customers 
  • A2 poster – designed to ‘sum up’ our products and services in an eye-catching way in order to explain our organisation to visitors to our premises

About the role

Location: Darley Dale, Derbyshire.

Some flexibility to travel is required, but you may be able to complete part of the internship remotely. The team are able to offer lifts to the workplace from Matlock train station.

Website

 
 
Classroom Monitor
CRM Project
 

Classroom Monitor specialises in assessment for schools. It is 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

Job description:

The CRM project is an on-going project to optimise our data to ensure we continue to provide a great service. This work will involve updating a wide variety of information areas where we recognise improvements can be made working in conjunction with the sales and marketing teams.

This internship involves working with a lot of data, but you will also get exposure to other areas of the business by working within the team. 

Skills/requirements:

  • Experience of Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Understanding of data types
  • Strong computer skills

Internship outcomes:

Optimisation of key data areas.

About the role

Location: Nottingham, Lace Market

Website

Facebook

Twitter

 
 
Click Nottingham
Impact Survey: Design and Delivery
 

Click Nottingham is community interest company (CIC) facilitating connections for people aged 18+.

Our aim is to create more connected communities where people give, share and support each other. And help to prevent loneliness and social isolation, by building sustainable communities. 

Our objective is to connect people to each other, to 'click' as a community and facilitate connections to local communities. We facilitate opportunities for our members to meet new people and make friendships and to access their local community in a structured way and part of safe environment; this promotes a sense of community and improves physical and mental health and wellbeing.

Click Nottingham outcomes are:

  1. Increase social connection: individuals will be more socially connected, have a wider support network and improved physical and emotional wellbeing.
  2. Integrate people into a wider community: beneficiaries will be more confident and attend community events and activities.
  3. Improve health and well-being: there will be a reduction in the number of repeat presentations to health and social care providers.
  4. Provide volunteering opportunities: there will be an increased number of formal and informal volunteers contributing to the project       

Job description:

The project is to identify the health benefits of social connection and reduction of loneliness of those using Click as a service and providing evidence of the impact of social value to potential funders.

The interns will:

  • create a survey for both the beneficiaries of the Click Nottingham and the partners that refer people to Click Nottingham.
  • send out the surveys electronically to partners and conduct face-to-face meetings if necessary.
  • shadow staff in the community, take part in the groups that we facilitate and interview the beneficiaries of the service.
  • identify a ‘base line’ start point for those interviewed and show the journey from what life was like before Click and evidence of whether they are now more socially connected, whether there’s a reduction in their use of health services and identify if they feel they that they helping others more and contributing to their local community.

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • Ability to create electronic surveys
  • Interpersonal and communication skills (we work with a diverse community, including: people with learning disabilities, mental and physical health conditions, older people with memory loss, hearing difficulties physical conditions and mobility difficulties)
  • Able to draw information from individual at their pace
  • Reports analysis
  • Solution-focussed
  • Flexible approach and able to adapt to the environment in which their working. 

Desirable:

  • an understanding of the social and health care system
  • possibly a student that is studying health and social care, sociology or psychology or an interest in commissioning of services public sector services or impact voluntary services have on wider society.  

Internship outcomes:

The outcome of the internship:

  • To create a report that provides evidence of the benefits to an individual’s health well being when they are more socially connections, how intergeneration connections benefits communities and the length of time it takes to create authentic sustainable communities. 
  • A key part of this report will be to provide evidence of the initial resistance that people have to address and the barriers they have to overcome.
  • The report will provide evidence of the impact Click has on its beneficiaries, including those that have moved on from being ‘supported’ essentially by Click and running independent groups and the impact on statutory and non-statutory partners, and where possible the cost savings that could be made to health and social care providers over a three-year period. 

NB: Click has various, reports, in-house surveys and questionnaires that can be used within this activity.  

About the role

Location: NCVS Mansfield Road, Nottingham

Website

 

 
 
Daaniyaal's Martial Arts Academy
Marketing and Communication Strategy 
 

We are an inner-city based martial arts academy with focus on karate and self defence.

Job description:

To review existing digital footprint and devise tactics as part of a strategy to increase brand awareness and student engagements. Provide solutions that will also increase membership.

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • Knowledge of marketing principles and experience
  • Drive to understand digital media with an inner city audience

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of inner city education levels and digital usage

Internship outcomes:

Create a digital and non-digital set of plans that can be actioned with low capital outlay. Increased engagement by members on social media and new materials for direct marketing that will lead increased new membership measured in the 10-20 range following implementation of strategy.

About the role

Location: Bobbersmill Community Centre (near Hyson Green)

Website

 

 
 
Daher
Sales Marketing Literature
 

Daher in the UK designs and manufactures a wide range of containers, kitting media, logistics support tooling, bespoke packaging and support equipment for the aerospace, automotive, rail, marine, nuclear and defence industries. 

Logistics services we can offer include warehouse management, repair and refurbishment, packing, vendor managed inventory (VMI), storage and asset tracking. Our goal is to support our customers through the performance of large-scale operational services (transport, logistics, industrial services, lead logistics and services provider).

Our offer allows customers to secure and optimise the supply chain to their plants and to the largest worksites and projects. Some of our main customers are Rolls-Royce, Ministry of Defence, and Siemens. 

Job description:

To design and create sales marketing literature that promotes our products and services which can be used to increase Daher’s exposure in the UK and to attract potential new customers. 

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • Marketing background
  • Knowledge and experience of using Photoshop or similar editing software
  • IT Skills with experience of using Microsoft applications
  • Good communication and organisation skills

Desirable:

  • Previous experience in creating marketing literature
  • Knowledge of the aerospace or automotive industries

Internship outcomes:

The key outcome would be to have printed copied of the marketing literature available, which can then be immediately used by our sales team. 

About the role

Location: Derby

Website

 

 
 
DGTL Concepts     
Marketing and Sales Plan     
 

We are a Nottingham-based creative media production company which specialises in video production, photography, motion graphics and aerial cinematography for agencies, businesses and organisations.

Job description:

 

To update our outbound marketing and sales database and create a plan for future sale strategy based on categorizing leads and planning communication and marketing schedules.       

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • Strong IT skills
  • Confident communicator
  • Strong interest in sales, marketing or business development

Desirable:

  • Interest in video, film and media industry
  • Good team interaction skills

Internship outcomes:

Produce a plan for maintaining contact with our sales targets moving forwards, and have a clear prioritised list of targets for the business.

About the role

Location: Nottingham (near Sneinton)

Website

 

 
 
Elevation Networks
Fundraising Project Assistant
 

Elevation Networks is a multi-award winning youth employment charity that develops leadership potential in talented young people. We partner with outstanding employers and stakeholders to create diverse career opportunities.

EN works with young people aged 11-25 specifically focusing on groups that are traditionally under-represented within the labour market and in certain industries.

Job description:

Working with the fundraising team the interns will be required to develop a fundraising strategy for Elevation Networks’ flagship Great Debate Tour programme, the first and largest national debate forum targeted at cultural communities on University campuses across the UK. 

  • Using internal reports and data the interns will be required to develop a ‘value proposition’ and programme structure which will form the basis of funding applications for the Great Debate Tour Programme. 
  • The interns will be given a ‘fundraising target’. Using an online Trust Finder database the interns will be required to use research techniques and data interrogation to produce a shortlist of appropriate funding opportunities from charitable Trusts & Foundations. 
  • Working with the Fundraising Manager, the interns will work towards the completion of a report including: justifiable recommendations for suitable funding sources in line with agreed funding targets; a coherent programme strategy that is aligned to the funders’ activities and interests; and a clear plan for taking the fundraising applications forward. 

Depending on timescales, there may be an opportunity for the interns to progress their work into a ‘live’ fundraising application.

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • High degree of computer literacy, including familiarity with databases, data management and report writing.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and deliver projects in accordance with agreed deadlines and targets. 

Desirable:

  • We would consider candidates from any degree discipline, however a background in marketing or data science would be beneficial.  
  • Previous experience or knowledge of charity fundraising and the youth employment sector would be a distinct advantage, although full training will be given.

Internship outcomes:

  • Develop a value proposition and coherent programme structure for the Great Debate Tour.
  • Use the Trust Finder database to find suitable funding opportunities in accordance with agreed fundraising targets and programme deliverables. 
  • Produce a fundraising strategy report for the Great Debate Tour. 

About the role

Location: Mansfield Road, Nottingham

Website

 

 
 
Empirical Science
Coder and Database Developer
 

We are a technical innovation consultancy and bid writing service for EU and UK technology grants across all sectors.

Job description:

Coding and database development for a manufacturing supply chain energy audit catalogue. 

You will be working on an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system to analyse, record and distribute the lifecycle and carbon footprints of components and processes throughout entire manufacturing supply chains.

You will create a software model to demonstrate the implementation and benefits of the ERP system. 

This will involve scoping and contributing elements:

  • Distinction between handling of assets and consumables
  • Specification of components and processes (staff time, building usage, travel and energy use)
  • Database structuring and object-oriented software model development
  • Choice of coding language for definition of audit element objects

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

Experience or knowledge of:

  • Object-oriented coding and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Large-scale databases 

Desirable:

Experience or knowledge of:

  • Business operations and management 
  • Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems

Internship outcomes:

Your project will ultimately produce an example system to use when making applications for grants and support, and also for sales pitches with businesses. 

  1. Coding of demonstration GUI (JAVA, HTML5?)
  2. Creation of a minimum of two fictitious manufacturers in order to use the data for the coding project 
  3. Prototype code for financing presentations
  4. Summary documentation for further development and sales pitches, to include commercial aspects such as further resource required  

About the role

Location: Nottingham Science Park (opposite University Park Campus)

Website

 

 
 
Envirup
International Market Research
 

Many thousands of people die every year resulting from the effects of fuel poverty and many of these people live in the 8 million homes with heat leaching solid wall homes. Current technology to insulate such buildings is complex, difficult and slow to install.

Envirup has invented a new form of external insulation system for two-storey homes. We have a plan to commercialise in the UK and now seek opportunities for the product in Canada. 

Job description:

A research project to consider the drivers for insulation in Canada. This will involve understanding the product, its core value proposition and value chain. The intern group will look at the route to market for the product in Canada – but considering where the most urgent need for the product will be and to identify the organisations that we should target, and provide market opportunity to potential manufacturing partners who we could licence our technology to. These will be contacted by the Director during the project to create momentum for our company progress.

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • This project would suit candidates from commercially focussed students of any discipline. 
  • Hard working, self-motivated, creative thinkers, interested in business development.

Desirable:

  • An interest in the ‘built environment’ and clean technology

Internship outcomes:

A concise power point of the research findings (regulations, incentives, market opportunities, contacts). Results from initial contact (made by Envirup) and action plan following the project.

About the role

Location: Half the internship will be spent at the company site (near Jubilee Campus), half working from a joint location at the University.

Website

 

 
 
Food Science Fusion Limited
Website and Media Redesign
 

Food Science Fusion Ltd is based on Sutton Bonington Campus. Set up in partnership, it is now run by one person with collaborative projects run with multiple partners and consortium depending on client need.

Set up to serve the food industry across the UK and Ireland three years ago, offering practical and consultancy help in New Product Development (NPD) services with a strong emphasis on knowledge transfer.

The main customers for this have been larger SMEs requiring short-term expertise, start-ups requiring direction and blue chips requiring either a safe pair of hands on a particular project or knowledge transfer and team creation. Recently FSF has lead a consortium to provide workshops for SMEs in the food and drink industry which have proved very popular and is leading into workshop delivery across the industry. 

Job description:

The current website does not express the depth and breadth of the services supplied. There are a short stack of blogs that need honing and completing. 

Main duties will be to:

  • Design the content and layout of a new website, working closely with the webmaster at the website host company
  • Suggest appropriate graphics and include these in the final draft of the new website
  • Relevant research into the potential company competitors to ensure that the content reflects the industry requirements and stands out in a positive and relevant way
  • Plan out a schedule of blogs to be published across the next 12 months, writing and editing drafts for approval.

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • High standard of written English (UK) language     
  • High level of accurate English (UK) spelling     
  • Strong and clear written and oral communication skill      
  • Understanding of the use of websites for marketing      
  • Ability to imbed relevant graphics within text 

Desirable:

  • Graphic design
  • Knowledge of or understanding of the food industry

Internship outcomes:

  • Develop a marketing strategy for blogs with detailed outlines of potential content
  • Re-write the company website ready for final approval and publication 

About the role

Location: Sutton Bonington campus, University of Nottingham

Website

 

 
 
Glitch Anomaly
Create Digital Marketing Strategy, Film and Media
 

We are a fashion lifestyle brand focusing on quality andembracing one’s uniqueness. We aim to bring a future within Nottingham city opening opportunities for young talents, giving the space to develop within a creative field.

Specialising in menswear our target market is between 18-35, we are looking for diverse talented individuals to embrace our vision, challenging new ideas and concepts how creative can be showcased.

Job description:

We have recently launched our website and our aim is for the internship to drive traffic towards the website, test and trial ideas to be used through the use of our social media sites.

The internship will involve digital marketing and media, and possibly also some video content creation. It may be that you possess both of these skills, or that you will work in a group, each bringing your own specific skillset to contribute. 

The duties will be:

  • concept development for social media
  • research trends
  • keyword research and identify target keywords
  • trail ideas and strategies
  • copywriting
  • make and implement recommendations to improve campaign performance

Being a creative business the marketing plan has to cater to the suitable target market, understanding how small business work.

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • digital marketing
  • social media
  • events planning
  • creative blogging
  • copy writing
  • film and media
  • have an eye for detail
  • enthusiastic and self-motivated

Internship outcomes:

Develop a marketing plan which will then be used within the business. Most importantly knowing the outcomes it could potentially bring a business. 

About the role

Location: Nottingham, near the train station

Website

 

 
 
Hockerton Housing Project
Research Project: Eco Housing and Sustainable Energy
 

Hockerton Housing Project is a community business and self-sufficient co-housing development. Our mission is to, by practical example, act as a catalyst for change towards ecologically sound and sustainable ways of living.

We run a not-for-profit co-operative which hosts tours and courses for all ages, and provides consultancy services to help others deliver sustainability in their home, community or workplace. Our earth-sheltered homes are built with high thermal mass and high levels of insulation to eliminate the need for heating systems.

Residents of the five houses generate their own clean energy to meet their remaining energy needs. We also grow food, harvest and treat our own water and recycle waste materials. 

Job description:

There are two separate projects at Hockerton housing project. As a pair, you will work on one of these projects each.

1) Performance of thermal mass in autonomous housing

We are currently working with Mike Siebert, PhD candidate in the Faculty of Engineering on assessing the effectiveness of high thermal mass buildings. We have a lot of paper based temperature and energy data that needs manually inputting to an excel spreadsheet, processing and analyzing to help us make this case. 

Plan for the two weeks would be:

  • One day: induction and set up
  • Six days: data entry
  • Two days: analysis and report writing
  • One day: presentation, blog and wrap up.

Notes on analysis; the temperature data will need interpreting and graphing. It will need to clearly show the relationship between different parts of the house. The energy stored will also be a key figure. Should work progress, well other data can be analysed and written up.

2) Value of autonomous water and energy supply in HHP.

Using data from HHP houses over the last 20 years and historic national energy and water costs calculate the value of the autonomous energy water services supplied and create a yearly saving/value figure. Estimate total value of these autonomous services if all new houses were built with this feature and all current stock was converted.  Value can be measured in several ways, money, climate impact etc.

Output for HHP business. HHP Factsheet of about five to ten A4 pages summarizing the work and in a format suitable for sale on our web site. This could also be a small ebook available to the public. Plus short blog on the results.

Plan for the two weeks would be:

  • One day: induction and set up4 days data collection and analysis on water system. Write up into factsheet format. Once complete move onto:
  • Four days: data collection and analysis on energy systems. Write up into factsheet format.
  • One day: presentation and wrap up.

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • Data input and analysis in Excel
  • Good analytical skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Understanding of sustainability
  • Knowledge of energy and water costs (for project two)

Desirable:

  • Experience of the physics of heat transfer
  • Passive heating in buildings

Internship outcomes:

  • Produce a report on the analysis and a presentation.
  • Write a short blog.

About the role

Location: Hockerton, Southwell, Nottingham

Website

 

 
 
Hucknall Sheet Metal
Quality and Efficiency Project
 

We are key manufacturing suppliers to the aerospace, nuclear, transport and energy sectors. We are currently growing our aerospace portfolio using new business centre which we have invested £1.6m on new technology. We also specialise in processing advanced and specialist materials. 

We are fully certified in BS EN ISO 9001:2000 AS9100 Rev D company, we have Rolls Royce Tier 1 (preferred supplier status) and RR 9000 SABRe accreditation. We are also NADCAP accredited in accordance with SAE Aerospace standard AS7003. 

Our recent orders include: development engine parts for the T7000, XWB and LEAP.

Job description:

We are looking for two interns to work collaboratively to identify how our production line can be more efficient in order to reduce defects, costs, delays and duplicated effort. It is always cheaper to do it ‘right first time’. 

There are two projects for this internship. We are open for two students working together, you may decide to complete one aspect each, or to work collaboratively to ensure all outcomes are achieved. 

  1. Quality management project:

Including observation of current production process and offering production improvements on our line based on the guidance of Rolls Royce Zero Defects. This project can look at ‘Zero Defects, Process Failure Mode Effects analysis, Lean Six-sigma’.

  1. Training material development project:

Including promoting the culture of Zero Defects, focussing on defect prevention in the work place, in collaboration with the production improvements from the quality management project. 

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • Presentation skills
  • Knowledge of quality engineering background
  • Process driven
  • Attention to detail 

Desirable:

  • Knowledge of lean six-sigma, process analysis techniques, SMART objectives
  • Good understanding of quality tools and techniques

Internship outcomes:

  • Quality improvement recommendations
  • Training material for manufacturing

About the role

Location: Bulwell, Nottingham

Website

 

 
 
Impression
Research into ecommerce idea and launch strategy and plan
 

Impression is a digital marketing agency headquartered in Nottingham. Impression offers a variety of services including SEO (search engine optimisation), PPC (pay per click management), digital PR, content marketing and web design and development.

The company is growing quickly and currently has around 35 employees. Our clients vary from small startups, through SMEs to large PLCs and are both national and international.

Job description:

Impression is looking to launch an ecommerce store to better understand our clients’ challenges when running their own stores. To do this, we’d like to undertake research to understand which market we should look to enter.

Considerations will include: average order value, seasonality, competition, fulfilment or partnerships for delivery, profitability, levels of available search engine traffic.

Full briefings will be provided from both a digital marketing and business management perspective.

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • Commercial awareness
  • Team working
  • Independent working
  • Logical thinking 
  • Creativity
  • Research

Desirable:

  • Any sales, marketing, advertising or business-related work experience may be beneficial but not required.

Internship outcomes:

Present findings and recommendations to the Impression management team including a launch strategy and plan for the ecommerce store. Impression will then decide whether to turn this into reality and launch the store.

About the role

Location: Nottingham City Centre

Website

 

 
 
Independent Buyers
Social Media and Marketing: Innovation and Development
 

Independent Buyers Ltd runs a purchasing consortium with buying power of more than £1billion. This negotiating position means we are able to secure extremely competitive deals and discounts for our members from market-leading suppliers across more than 100 categories. 

We work with major brands such as Vauxhall, the LTA, the RFU, Twickenham Stadium, Flymo, Vax and NHS. We hope our interns will build an impressive portfolio of marketing materials relating to these and other clients. 

Job description:

Social media content development for several IBL brands, such as England Rugby Deals, Welsh Rugby Marketplace, Independent Business Collective and Credit Union Procurement Hub. 

  • Creation of detailed infographics, focussing on IBL, specific client case studies, IBL own brands - such as the Independent Business Collective and sponsor brands. 
  • Rebranding of some IBL brands. 
  • Short and long-term social media strategy development across three platforms, for numerous brands. 
  • Creation of video marketing content. Bitesize advertising that can be used across a number of platforms.  
  • Sales and marketing material augmentation 

Skills/requirements:

Ideally the two candidates would be: one marketing student and one media student that could work collaboratively on the project. Access to necessary software for the media student would also be essential. Ability to work as team is essential as it is intended to be a collaborative project.

Essential:

  • Creativity 
  • Innovative mind set 
  • Communication and team work 

Desirable:

  • No prior work experience is required but would be preferable 

Internship outcomes:

  • To have a clear and definitive social media strategy for Independent Buyers.
  • Time dependent, it would also be ideal to have examples of the planned media, such as, video content, potential rebranding ideas, infographics etc.  

About the role

Location: Catton Hall, Walton Upon Trent, Derby

Website

 

 
 
Institute of Quarrying
Ecommerce Review and Update Project 
 

The Institute of Quarrying is the international professional membership body for quarrying, construction materials and the related extraction and processing industries. 

The Institute has been supporting individuals in these industries for over 100 years. We have over 6,000 members around the world through five international affiliate offices. Alongside membership support services we also provide education and training to guide people in developing their careers.

Job description:

We have a small e-commerce site providing branded merchandise, commemorative items and text books for sale. This has been running for about two years on the Shopify platform and so far has generated £10,000 turnover.  However, about half of that is from ticket sales for a single event.  The best selling items are text books which make up almost 60% of total sales.

The objective of this project is to improve sales performance through the existing products and site. 

We would expect the interns to:

  • Review the site for SEO best practice, user experience and content (to include imagery, product descriptions, site structure)
  • Analyse the historical sales and customer data to identify opportunities for future sales
  • Present recommendations to improve the site performance and promotional activity to drive sales to the existing marketing team
  • Implement agreed actions

The benefit of this project is that during the allotted time, interns will be able to review, recommend and also implement their ideas.

During the placement, interns will work closely with the marketing team and will be encouraged to fully interact with the day-to-day operations in order to fully understand the role the ecommerce site fulfils within the organisation.

Skills/requirements:

  • Digital marketing with experience of content management systems and ecommerce platforms
  • Computer skills including Microsoft Office
  • Numerate and able to analyse data
  • The ability to translate requirements into working solutions
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills
  • Motivation and a pro-active attitude

Internship outcomes:

  • Produce a report outlining their recommendations to improve the site and promotional activity
  • Present recommendations to the existing marketing team
  • Implement the agreed actions

About the role

Location: Chilwell, Nottingham

Website

 

 
 
IntoUniversity
Education Support Worker
 

IntoUniversity is an education charity which works in partnership with the University of Nottingham to provide three local learning centres where young people are inspired to achieve. At each local centre IntoUniversity offers an innovative programme that supports young people aged seven to 18 years from disadvantaged backgrounds to attain either a university place or another chosen aspiration.

Our programme consists of three main strands: Academic Support, Mentoring and FOCUS. Academic Support and Mentoring are delivered within our local learning centre and our FOCUS programme is delivered in partnership with local partner primary and secondary schools. 

Job description:

  • To work with IntoUniversity Team Leaders to plan and deliver all parts of the IntoUniversity programme, including working with groups of primary and secondary aged children and providing occasional one-to-one support.
  • To deliver the full IntoUniversity programme in your centre.
  • To lead delivery of the IntoUniversity programme effectively to children and young people in different settings, including schools-based workshops, Academic Support sessions and educational visits. This includes positive behaviour management and adherence to the IntoUniversity safeguarding policy.
  • To assist with the organisation and delivery of the Academic Support, FOCUS and Mentoring Programmes
  • To assist IntoUniversity Team Leaders in liaising with schools and other partner bodies, in organising the classroom and resources and in planning project delivery.
  • To update and maintain IntoUniversity displays, publicity and resources.
  • To develop educational resources and worksheets for use across all IntoUniversity programmes.
  • To ensure compliance with all necessary regulations and legal requirements, including the Children’s Act, Equal Opportunities, Health & Safety and Working with Vulnerable Groups.
  • To undertake any task that may be requested from time to time that may be consistent with the nature and scope of this post.

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • Have completed (or be in the process of completing) an undergraduate degree
  • Have achieved a grade C or higher in GCSE Maths and English (or equivalent)
  • Have some previous experience (voluntary or paid) of working with children or young people
  • Be self-motivated with a positive and enthusiastic personality and able to work well as part of a small team
  • Be able to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines, prioritise tasks, carry out effective planning, and undertake monitoring and evaluation
  • Be able to motivate and interact effectively with children and young people
  • Be able to plan, organise and deliver activities for children and young people (with full support), taking into account their pastoral and academic needs
  • Be able to acquire and apply knowledge of further and higher education procedures (e.g. UCAS applications) to help young people make decisions about their futures
  • Be ambitious to enhance their professional development, and to learn about the charity sector and project delivery 
  • Be flexible and able to adapt quickly to changes 
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills and the ability to write reports, plan workshops and prepare educational materials
  • Be highly computer literate and conversant with Microsoft Word, Excel, etc.

Internship outcomes:

The key outcome will be to support centre teams in planning and delivering the IntoUniversity programme with the aim of inspiring young people to achieve.

About the role

Location: Nottingham

Website

 

 
 
jh
Competitor Research Project: Social Media
 

We’re a leading digital agency. We design and build world-class MagentoeCommerce websites that achieve more.

JH was founded on the belief that agencies could do better. And that’s what we do. We’re a team of dedicated ecommerce professionals who focus on making the complex look easy.

We’re straight-talking, we’re friendly, and we work simply but powerfully to get the job done brilliantly. Up and running since 2009, we’re a growing and strong team with a wide individual skill-set, all united in the belief that our success stops with our client’s success: so we’re driven to bring big results through the best eCommerce solutions. Visit our website to see more about our clients and the work we do.

Job description:

  • competitor research on social channels: how can we improve our social channels?
  • research our competitors across Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram - any other channels we don't use - e.g. YouTube
  • record the above in a cohesive document
  • outline recommendations for our social going forward - e.g. tone of voice, content, images, video

Skills/requirements:

We’re flexible as to degree background. We would like candidates who are pro-active, organised, have knowledge of social media platforms and the impact they can have on a business. An understanding of marketing methods and techniques, an ability to conduct detailed research, analyse the results and make recommendations in a cohesive report. Excellent written communication skills are essential.

JH is fun, dynamic agency environment. The candidates would ideally want experience in this type of environment and would feel comfortable in an SME environment.

 

Internship outcomes:

At the end of the two weeks, we would like a detailed report outlining all competitor research, analysis of our social media presence and recommendations for our social offering moving forward.

About the role

Location:  

Website

 

 
 
Kinetik Wellbeing
Sales and Research Executive
 

Kinetik Wellbeing are a health and beauty manufacturer. We specialise in the development of medical devices for retail customers like Superdrug, Tesco, Amazon and Argos.

We have manufactured and distributed over 6.5 million devices since our conception and are the only medical device company in Association with St John Ambulance. 

Kinetik has offices in the UK and Hong Kong.

Job description:

Medical devices are still relatively unfamiliar in the UK. People are comfortable getting prescriptions to manage health conditions, but there is a general lack of knowledge when it comes to how medical devices can help.

This lack of knowledge is also present in UK retail and pharmacy outlets, with many either listing a bare minimum in terms of medical devices or not listing any at all. 

We are looking for someone that can do the following:

  • Develop campaign ideas to increase consumer knowledge of Kinetik Wellbeing.
  • Grow sales via external calls and develop existing relationships.
  • Maintain a brand presence whilst building on our already strong reputation in the market
  • Establish procedures and workflows that allow us as an SME to remain competitive with larger brands.

A major part of this internship will be in the form of research.

Product research:

  • Identify the retailers that we are not yet involved with.
  • Analyse the products on offer relative to medical/beauty devices.
  • Compile the products for each potential lead with technical specifications into a spreadsheet for comparison – the spreadsheet where possible has to be visually engaging and very easy to navigate.
  • From the spreadsheet analyse the results and identify opportunities, these could be represented ino Pricingo Featureso
  • Availability
  • Innovation
  • Brainstorm some key unique selling points Kinetik could use to sell this to our customers, try and think about
  • Branding – appearance
  • Product names
  • Packaging
  • Route to market

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • Marketing
  • Creative mind
  • Team work
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Businessand sales skills

Desirable:

  • Digital media
  • Communication and prromotions
  • PR
  • Retail sales
  • Photoshop skills

Internship outcomes:

As a result, this internship will seek to increase consumer knowledge of Kinetik Wellbeing and how medical devices should be a staple in any pharmacy.

About the role

Location: Medicity, Nottingham

Website

 

 
 
Kingdom Bank Limited
Research and Develop a Social Media Plan
 

Kingdom Bank is owned by a Christian charity with a mission statement to “Grow God’s kingdom” and “change people’s lives for good”.

To achieve this the Bank offer a range of savings, mortgage and insurance products to churches, charities and individuals.

Job description:

Kingdom Bank currently has no social media presence and it is recognised that we need to change this and create a social media visibility plan. We seek research, analysis and recommendations for the future to help Kingdom Bank develops its forward social media strategy.

Context:

  • We recognise that in 2018 Kingdom Bank needs to be visible and heard, part of this is developing a social media strategy
  • We aim to raise awareness and profile of Kingdom Bank through social media
  • We aim to connect through social media with customers (existing and new) and develop effective links with key partners
  • We need to understand which platforms to build a social media presence i.e. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Instagram, etc
  • We need to understand how social media activity will fit to our other marketing and communication channels (website and Adwords in particular)
  • We are interested in analysing how our competitors use social media platforms

We seek help from this programme to undertake a short-term project to provide ideas and thoughts in relation to the items stated above.

Skills/requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience of social media
  • Excellent IT skills
  • An analytical mind
  • Creative thinker
  • Report writing skills

Internship outcomes:

  • A report to include ideas, thoughts, and recommendations for developing a social media plan
  • A roadmap for future next steps in developing a social media presence
  • Competitor analysis

About the role

Location: Ruddington, Nottingham 

Website

 

 
 
KS Composites
Cost Modelling Project: Manufacturing and Motorsport Industry
 

Manufacturer of structural and non-structural composites panels and assemblies, along with tooling, build and inspection services. Supplying the niche automotive, motorsport and defences sectors.

Job description:

Working within what is often an incredibly fast-paced environment, while also manufacturing tooling and parts which are of significant value, the need for accurate pricing is paramount. This in itself is limiting as it often relies on the most experienced members of staff to make a best guess estimate.

At the same time, we possess significant historic data for completed jobs and also are able to extract many metrics around these jobs but have not have, nor are likely to have time to develop meaningful and robust models.

The candidates will initially spend time with the manufacturing staff and the senior engineers currently providing costs, to develop a physical working knowledge of the manufacturing process and the cost bases.

From this, take the data set and work with the design engineers to extract required data to develop models which can then be tested against existing data and new requirements which will be received during this tenure.

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • Numeracy and communication skills

Desirable:

  • Cost modelling experience or knowledge

Internship outcomes:

Proven and robust costing models for the machining of patterns, manufacture of composite mould tools and components.  

About the role

Location: Long Clayton, near Melton Mowbray

Website

 

 
 
LC Tech Support Services
Market Research and Business Development
 

LC Tech is a global leader in data recovery. We specialise in writing software tools and providing lab services for flash memory and hard drives. We are experts in data recovery from memory cards and flash memory, recommended by SanDisk, PNY, Delkin, G-Technology, Canon UK, Sony UK and Arri. We are also approved suppliers to the BBC, ITV, a growing number of other data recovery companies, law enforcements, retailers, and various other sectors, both here in the UK and throughout Europe and the world. 

We write the SanDisk RescuePRO software, Toshiba’s, PNYs’ and Delkin’s Data Recovery tools, we have also written Kroll OnTrack’s Easy Recovery and we receive downloads and devices in our labs from around 100 countries. 

In our labs we are experts at removing memory chips for chip reads (NAND reads), so even corrupted or seemingly dead devices may be recoverable. We can also attempt to reverse engineer unusual chips and forensically recover and repair complex file types.

Head office is Florida, USA. Our European lab is here in Nottingham, and we have a new lab opening in Japan. Other locations are due to open due to continued growth, including The Netherlands, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

Job description:

Explore international markets and seek resellers of our software. Also service partners for our lab services.  

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • Interest in software, technology and international business development
  • Ambitious and hardworking

Desirable:

  • Excellent oral and communication skills
  • Microsoft Office skills

Internship outcomes:

  • Discover the major software resellers in a specific country.
  • Gain resellers in region.
  • Gain service partners in region.

About the role

Location: Lace Market, Nottingham

Website

 

 
 
Micro-Mesh Engineering
Marketing Strategy Creation
 

Micro-Mesh is a manufacturer of hydraulic and air filters for industrial applications including rail, mining, off highway vehicles, oil and gas and air filters for gas turbines.

We have recently expanded our business overseas and now supply into markets including, Europe, India, Middle East and Pakistan and are looking for assistance in producing marketing materials for our customers.

Job description:

To create and produce marketing materials in a variety of medias to help promote Micro-Mesh in international markets. 

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • Enthusiastic
  • Design experience
  • Proficient in all aspects of Adobe
  • Good time management

Desirable:

  • Previous experience in marketing for companies
  • Knowledge of printing processes

Internship outcomes:

Produce marketing literature and brochures along with digital aids so that we will be able to send and present to our customers. These will be produced under guidance from our company. You will be able to see your results being applied in a thriving business.

About the role

Location: Blenheim Industrial Estate, near Bulwell

Website

 

 
 
Midland Aerospace 
Digital Marketing Strategy Creation
 

Midland Aerospace are an aerospace sub-contractor. They are a supplier of complex CNC machined and fabricated details. 

Job description:

You will be developing a clear marketing plan for Midland Aerospace. This will involve you understanding the company capabilities in order to identify competitions and a new market for them.

The business is aiming to expand and promote their business, looking primarily at digital marketing. Your internship could also involve update promotional material, and changing existing presentations. 

Skills/requirements:

The internship is open to anyone with interests or background in marketing and digital marketing. If you have an engineering background that would also be advantageous. You will also need a basic understanding in business diversification via digitisation out of aerospace.

Internship outcomes:

Produce a report and marketing plan to support with Midland Aerospace expansion plans. 

About the role

Location: Near Sutton in Ashfield (junction 28 off M1) 

Website

 

 
 
Muscle Foods
Marketing Internship
 

Here at Muscle Foods, we’re on a journey to make it even easier for our customers to achieve their fitness, diet and healthy living goals; with nutritionally tested convenient products, easy-to-follow diet and fitness plans and advice they can trust. All in just one click. 

Job description:

1.) UK marketing team

The UK marketing team are the digital drivers of the MuscleFood.com website, and you will be working in the heart of the business. Projects you are likely to get involved with include budget and strategy setting, day-to-day trading and analytics, marketing promotional calendar, offer pricing along with customer improvement projects and social media projects. This really is an opportunity to work within a passionate and thriving team.

2.) European marketing team

The European Team are changing the way Europe shops for groceries. You will be working in one of the fastest-growing parts of the business. Projects you are likely to get involved with include campaign planning, retention projects, day to day trading and analytics, marketing promotional calendar, offer pricing along with customer improvement projects and social media projects. This really is an opportunity to work within a passionate and thriving team.

Skills/requirements:

  • Passion for social media and everything digital.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills.
  • Ability to build rapport quickly. 
  • Language skills (for European marketing team only).

Internship outcomes:

  • Develop marketing plan
  • Campaign planning
  • Retention project plan.

About the role

Location: Old Basford, Nottingham

Website

 

 
 
Nottingham Elders Forum
Fundraising Internship
 

The Nottingham Elders’ Forum is a registered charity that is run by unpaid elderly volunteers for the benefit of other elderly people who find it mainly easier to address their peers as they know they will be listened to sympathetically. They also know the office is a place to unburden themselves when they have no-one else to turn to.

Our membership is compiled from a diverse group of people who all come together as one. We provide a lot of advocacy work, advice, and information plus a bi-monthly newsletter to members highlighting appropriate information. We also campaign for the rights of the elderly and have always realised the importance of people not getting isolated. 

Job description:

It is our ambition to raise funds to enable us to employ someone on a part-time basis and relieve the pressure on volunteers. Their main role will be to manage volunteers and the office.

The main task for the internship is to research fundraising options for us and develop a fundraising plan that covers the next five years. We would like an assessment made of the costs involved in recruiting and employing someone as we haven’t had paid members of staff before.

Another task, if time allows, includes advising us on the development of our social media presence, accounting for the preferences of our members.

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • Good research skills
  • Good with figures and spreadsheets

Desirable:

  • The ability to relate to older citizens 

Internship outcomes:

Fundraising plan to cover the next five years, and a report on social media channels.

About the role

Location:  

Website

 

 
 
Nottingham YMCA
Impact, Evaluation and Marketing Project
 

We are a registered charity that supports various people in the community. We have different departments including: intensive housing management, and supporting homeless to become independent. 

We also run children and young people and family services, pre- and after schools clubs, summer and term camps and adventure guides. 

Our City Gym and Cross Fit Centre provide YMCA Fit accredited training.

Job description:

There are three possible projects you will be involved with:

  1. Design and carry out a service user evaluation with residents of the accommodation: complete an evaluation of their thoughts about current and future service delivery, and how we can transform services to meet their needs.
  2. Service specification leaflet design: redesign the current leaflet that we issue to potential clients.
  3. Stakeholder mapping: create a virtual directory of support services that are available in Nottingham identifying services and referral routes that service users can be referred in to address their needs. Detailing support provided, criteria and referral route

Skills/requirements:

Ideally you will have experience in marketing and media, and be from a humanities or social sciences degree discipline.

Internship outcomes:

  1. Evaluation of service user feedback
  2. New service leaflet
  3. Creation of services mapping

About the role

Location: Nottingham

Website

 

 
 
Pathway Housing Solutions
Market Research Land Bank Project
 

Pathway Housing Solutions is a local community housing organisation set up to support those people who face the greatest barriers and disadvantage. We aim to develop empty properties and build new homes for those who are in housing need, and those who are ready for independent living but who struggle to access the private rented market and are often therefore stuck in hostels or expensive bed and breakfast accommodation. 

Working with local training organisations we will offer local unemployed and homeless people work experience, skills, and training in a range of construction skills. On completion, the properties will be let at affordable rents to participants.The capital schemes will range from traditional build to modern methods of construction.

Job description:

Given the nature of the role and requirements, it is likely this internship will be offered to one student, rather than working in a group. 

Site analysis: to identify and do a preliminary assessment of the viability of small land sites (including in-fill sites) across Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire and Staffordshire regions. This will include reporting on the planning permission status.

This will enable Pathway Housing Solutions to develop a case study as part of the pre-feasibility and development process.

Information on available sites is freely available on the internet.

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • Motivated and solution-focussed self-starter with research, data management and analysis skills

Desirable:

  • A good understanding of social housing
  • Effective communication and teamworking skills

Internship outcomes:

A report summarising potential sites for small-scale development.

About the role

Location: Alfreton Road, Nottingham (based at Mojatu)

Website

 

 
 
Perfect Motion Sports Marketing
Marketing Project
 

Perfect Motion is one of the leading mass participation sports event organisers in the UK, specialising in delivering running and cycling events, but with a client portfolio that ranges from National Governing Bodies to Councils through to Business Improvement Districts.

We also work as marketing consultants across the sport and leisure industry, working with key stakeholders to effect change in people’s lifestyles, promoting a healthier way of living.

The company has been established for 13 years and we have worked on almost every large sports event that has come to Nottingham during that time. 

Job description:

The internship will have a focus of marketing our early morning running event series – Sunrise City 5K – across six cities.  The group will be asked to work with our marketing manager to devise a strategy to encourage people to sign up and participate in the events.

Ideally, we will have three interns who will have two cities to focus on each.  They will then work as a group to devise a strategy that can be used across the board.

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • The ideal candidate must have a ‘can do’ attitude, enthusiasm, energy and a strong work ethic.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills are desirable.
  • Most importantly, we are looking for someone that likes being around and interacting with people.

Desirable:

  • strong attention to detail 
  • a flair for organising

Internship outcomes:

The key outcome will be an increase in entry levels across the events.

About the role

Location:  Mansfield Road, Nottingham

Website

 

 
 
Protolan
Portfolio Management and Market Analysis
 

Food manufacturing consultancy providing project engineering and project management services to clients such as Heinz, Greencore and Morrisons within the UK, Europe and North America.

Job description:

You will create Project Portfolio application (using trial software) to show location, size and latest technical information on live and completed projects.

This will include: 

  • Project portfolio management and market analysis
  • Adapt current list of projects into a geographical based model that allows analysis of key sectors and experience
  • Linking of live project files and documents into a centralised system to support sharing of technical information

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • Concept system outlining functionality and reports
  • Plan for roll out of systems and ongoing updates

Desirable:

  • Database generation
  • GIS or similar applications
  • Power BI

Internship outcomes:

  • Concept system outlining functionality and reports
  • Plan for roll out of systems and ongoing updates

About the role

Location: Desford, Leicestershire

Website

 

 
 
Philip Elliott Associates     
Policy Development
 

We are a SME specialising in debt recovery and credit control and providing other financial and legal support for businesses. We are an expanding company.   

Job description:

Policy development with a focus on GDPR.

We are looking for someone to work with us for two weeks over Easter 2018.
Tasks would be to:

  • examine GDPR and the implications for our business.
  • identify policies that we should have in place as a growing SME – for example, health and safety, equality.
  • explore whether there is a QA business standard we should seek (e.g. ISO 9000).
  • Examine whether we should seek membership, accreditation or regulation by one of the professional bodies which oversees the finance sector

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • Awareness of GDPR
  • Research skills and knowledge of local/national business support organisations (eg D2N2)
  •  Knowledge of relevant sources
  • Self-starter able to work on own initiative
  • Good written communication skills

Desirable:

  • Legal knowledge
  • Experience of the debt recovery or credit control sector

Internship outcomes:

  • A summary – two sides of A4 – on the implications for us of GDPR
  • An action plan for GDPR – key issues we need to address
  • A summary of any relevant QA standard(s)
  • A list of the policies relevant to us as a growing business and, where appropriate, copies of policies which we could adapt
  • A list of relevant professional bodies from whom we might seek recognition (accreditation or similar)

About the role

Location: Nottingham

Website

 

 
 
Pure Drug Safety
Market Research: Pharmaceutical Industry
 

Pure Drug Safety Ltd is an outsourced pharmacovigilance service company offering solutions to drug safety, pharmacovigilance and other aspects relevant to the pharmaceutical industry. 

PDS offer assistant with any drug safety-related issue such as RMP writing, PSUR/PBRER writing, case processing, literature searching, signal detection, PIL testing, regulatory and much more. 

Job description:

The task is to build a new business development contact list. This will involve:

  • logging into the EMA website to download the A-Z of current pharmaceutical companies registered with the EMA, of which there are hundreds
  • inputting those details into a spreadsheet, to review each company of their merits and work to a specification given by the project leaders as to the type and size of the company and growth factors of those companies, to enable us to start and build a new business development working document.
  • contacting the companies to get specific email addresses and writing a brief review explaining to the user in PDS exactly what the company is all about. 

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • Excellent IT skills.
  • Willingness to 'buy into' working to a brief.
  • Use their initiative and imagination.
  • Confident, with the ability to pick up the telephone and talk to people.
  • Results focused to see through to the end of the project, which will be heavily research-based. 

Desirable:

  • Ability to work as part of a team as you may also be required to pitch in with other duties. 

Internship outcomes:

The key outcomes for the candidates is to develop a new business development list of companies to help our business development manager in the future which will also go towards our marketing and contacts list. 

About the role

Location: Grantham

Website

 

 
 
Rosie May Foundation
Market and Outreach Project
 

The Rosie May Foundation was founded in 2004 in response to overwhelming donations from the public following the brutal murder of 10-year-old Rosie May. Rosie May’s parents, founders of the charity, have turned their personal tragedy into hope for children in crisis by creating a living legacy to their beautiful daughter.

Our vision is a world where every child has a right to family and a future. We work directly on the ground in Sri Lanka and Nepal to protect children in crisis, and prevent children being torn apart from their families by poverty.

The Rosie May Foundation gives direct, practical support to vulnerable families to prevent abandonment of babies and young children. We believe that it is every child’s right to know the love of a family, to live without discrimination, have access to food and a quality education – rights that many vulnerable children in crisis situations are denied. We focus on empowerment of children through education, to realise their rights and give children a better future.

Job description:

The foundation requires support to effectively market its events and challenges for 2018/2019.

Successful candidates will be expected to devise and implement a strategy aimed at marketing our events and challenges using methods ranging from producing leaflets, newsletters, email and direct mail marketing, articles, social media marketing and video marketing which appeal to our existing base as well as attaining new leads among companies and the general public both in the UK and overseas.  

Skills/requirements:

  • Working towards a marketing or business degree
  • Digital marketing skills 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Organised
  • Able to work in a team
  • Creative
  • Analytical skillset
  • Excellent IT skills

Internship outcomes: 

Developing and implementing marketing strategy for the foundations events in 2018/2019. 

About the role

Location: Bingham, Nottinghamshire

Website

 

 
 
Think for the Future
Social Enterprise Internship
 

Think for the Future is a social enterprise working with schools across the East Midlands, delivering social and emotional resilience education focused on tackling social problems that are creating barriers for young people within the education system.

We support schools to create an infrastructure around subjects such as PSHE and Citizenship where Ofsted have highlighted that school provision is 'not yet good enough' as well as one to one support for at risk pupils.

The main part of our organisation is focused on our Behaviour Mentoring service where we work with schools within the Nottingham area to provide an in-house, tailor-made mentoring programme that works with young people that the school have identified as ‘at risk’ of being expelled. 

Our model uses individuals who have real life experiences within the topics they specialise in and carefully match our mentors with pupils. This not only creates a higher sense of relatability with our educators but also generates greater outcomes for young people and the schools we work with.

Think for the Future was founded by two University of Nottingham students while studying at the University and five years later is a fully-fledged business with over 15 members of staff and offices based in Nottingham City Centre.

Job description:

General: support us in all areas of our organisation. Working directly alongside our management team, you will be responsible for aiding us with the biggest team needs each week including sales, communications, HR, event management, education and delivery, marketing, media and general administration. 

Marketing and digital media: research, develop and implement your own innovative marketing and digital media campaigns. Key responsibilities are focused on the development of our marketing platforms and establishing strong networks to strengthen our brand image. This includes developing effective market research, developing our social media outlets and utilising our media platforms such as YouTube and radio adverts to establish a broader network and using your creative abilities to develop an overall innovative and successful campaign.

Education and Delivery: create, analyse and modify our education. Working alongside our team of facilitators and mentors you will have the opportunity to enhance our service and make creative adjustments to our existing services. This is a very interactive part of the role where you are working directly with some very inspiring individuals and playing an active role in shaping their skills and our organisation.

Key responsibilities include observing and supporting our existing educational sessions in schools and local communities as well as providing constructive criticism and feedback to allow for continuous improvement of our content and delivery. 

As part of the internship we will get you involved in workstreams within each subsection of the business for the first half of the placement and the remainder we will let you choose a project to lead on and see through to completion. 

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • Positive attitude and high energy when approaching this internship
  • Full commitment during internship hours. 
  • Ability to manage change and to adapt to unexpected demands. 
  • Ability to assess priorities and manage competing deadlines both independently and as a member of a team 
  • Proven ability to work co-operatively in a small team environment 
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • An understanding of working with a diverse range of individuals 
  • Willingness to learn and dive into new areas
  • Written skills – proven ability to use clear, concise language specific for the purpose and audience 
  • Confident IT user 

Desirable:

  • An interest in social business/enterprise
  • Interest in the education sector

Internship outcomes:

  • Develop a comprehensive mentor recruitment plan
  • Review our education programmes and work alongside our staff members to make amends
  • Support in the organisation of a teacher’s event
  • Support in the development of marketing material for one of our new programmes
  • Support in the writing of bids and tenders

About the role

Location: Nottingham, Canning Circus

Website

 

 
 
V3 Power Ltd 
Market Research and Marketing Project: Renewable Energy
 

V3 Power is a small workers cooperative with three part time workers. We run one-day courses where we build a working model of a small wind turbine and use this process as a way to teach about how energy works, promote the use of renewables, and teach participants some practical skills.

Historically we have organised courses with student groups and with private individuals. We would like to work more with lecturers in university departments as well as doing team building experiences with companies in the ethical and green sectors.       

Job description:

Green and ethical team building sector project:

  • Carry out market research into team building experiences for green/ethical companies
  • Compile a list of potential clients with contact details in the green/ethical sector
  • Work with colleague to think about how to pitch our course to these potential clients and then work with colleague to write the pitch
  • Review and update our existing web page 
  • Send the pitch and follow it up with a phone call

University sector:

  • Review and update our existing list of potential clients and contact details
  • Work with colleague to review and update our existing pitch 
  • Review and update our existing web page
  • Send the pitch and follow it up with a phone call 

We will work with the interns for three days per week. On the other days we will expect them to work independently.

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • High levels of energy and enthusiasm
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a small team
  • Good written and spoken manner
  • Experience working in or studying marketing and/or promotion

Desirable:

  • Interest in renewable energy
  • Interest in worker cooperatives

Internship outcomes:

  • Design and develop a simple marketing plan for selling our course as a 'team building' experience to green and ethical companies.
  • Improve and begin to implement an existing simple marketing plan for selling our course to university departments as part of their energy engineering (or similar) modules.

About the role

Location: Nottingham Hackspace, NG3 1JH 

Website

 

 
 
Weather Logistics
Marketing Review and Strategy
 

Weather Logistics provides and manages its own software algorithm that delivers unique daily insights into the risk of seasonal weather events at a local scale and up to 15 weeks in advance. Its system architecture is designed using feedback from agricultural customer trials to tackle food security, increasing crop yields and quality while reducing environmental and financial costs in the field.

A recent economic review by the University of Cambridge in collaboration with the Smith Institute demonstrates the high value of its forecast in the horticultural (fresh produce) industry. Internal validation indicates a marked accuracy improvement over competitor forecasts. We are trailing our forecasts with the UK’s main supplier of fresh salads to supermarkets, and a top six carrot producer that in combination oversee £0.5bn of produce.

The Chief Technical Officer offers strong technical leadership and provides expertise in data analysis and established connections with stakeholders. His recent consultancy experience has involved software development and validation for Ag-Space’s international digital agricultural platform and a collaborative flood risk assessment for Standard & Poor’s. He has prior experience supporting graduate projects, and an European-Commission funded Climate KIC Pioneer.

Job description:

Weather Logistics would like to market itself as a UK leader in climate services for the agricultural sector. To deliver this vision, we are seeking two talented marketing interns with strong communication skills who can translate our existing technical and unique value proposition(s) on our media channels into clearer customer benefits.

This would initially involve reviewing market research, customer profiles and personas and our value proposition and making suggestions to our newly developed webpage content.

The intern(s) would then suggest an improved marketing strategy to deliver our products on a variety of channels e.g. video demonstrations and themes for social media and newsletter discussions.

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • Leadership and problem solving skills
  • Excellent team work skills
  • Experience of market research and value proposition design
  • Ability to communicate complex issues to non-technical audiences

Desirable:

  • Background interest in agriculture or horticulture

Internship outcomes:

The interns would be expected to deliver a market review and strategy detailing the recommendations for future work, and a detailed review of the value proposition for our target audiences and products. This would include social media suggestions for marketing content and approaches to enable us to better engage with our customers.

About the role

Location: Ingenuity Centre, Jubilee Campus

Website

 

 
 
WW Magazines
Customer Services Project and Events Assistant
 

We are a magazine publisher of two titles and handle subscriptions for two other additional titles. We also organise and promote three events related to the magazine titles covering the self-build and waterways markets. 

Job description:

Assisting with the sales and administration of tickets for our key event, Crick Boat Show. Handling incoming ticket and show enquiries, processing and despatching tickets.

Providing feedback on customer experiences and suggesting improvements. Assisting the reader services department with enquiries and the Events Marketing Manager with tasks to prepare for the boat show.

There may be the opportunity for the candidate to return to do paid work at the Crick Boat Show (26 – 28 May 2018). Note, this internship opportunity is available for one student, so will not be a group work internship. 

Skills/requirements:

Essential:

  • Good telephone manner
  • Experience of using Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Customer service

Internship outcomes:

Present feedback on measures to improve the customer service experience for Crick Boat Show.

About the role

Location: Burton On Trent; accessible by car and train

Website

 

 
 

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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