A group of interns at a business


An internship is a paid period of work experience. It lets your business hire a student or graduate that has access to knowledge and skills that you wouldn't find elsewhere.

Best of all, our Unitemps team provide a fully managed recruitment process to make sure you get the right candidate for the job.

Why internships?

Our internships are a proven success, with over 90% of our employers choosing to take their interns on as full-time employees.

  • Advantages of an internship for employers:
  • A great way to inject fresh ideas and new thinking into your business
  • Drive the delivery of a short-term project
  • They are a link with our university and access to our expertise and facilities
  • Opportunity to give a student real life work experience and enhance the employability in your region

Internship options

Virtual internships

Virtual internships are a great way for employers from all around the country to tap into high-calibre talent and skills at Staffordshire University. Not bound by the location of your office and geographical proximity to university, virtual interns can deliver tasks and projects for your business remotely through digital means.

Our digitally savvy students and graduates are equipped with the right digital and technical skills to work on projects in marketing, digital design, software engineering, data and so on.  

Making virtual internships work for your businesses

Some important things to consider when hiring an intern/placement student are:

Graduate internships 

A graduate level position where a graduate works full-time for at least 12 weeks. After this period the employer has the option to take the candidate on permanently.

Student internships 

A part time position that is suitable for a current student working between 10 to 20 hours a week for at least 12 weeks. This position should relate to their area of study.

Who can apply?

Our internships are open to all Staffordshire based employers looking to inject ideas and fresh thinking into their business. 

Get in touch with our Employer Partnerships team to find out more.

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