When considering recruiting to a permanent or short-term role such as internships, there are likely to be some practicalities to think through. The Careers & Enterprise team would be happy to support you in addressing these considerations.
When considering your position and subsequent job advert, be realistic about what can be achieved given the likely skills of the prospective student or graduate. Also think about the type of opportunities that you would like to offer and how it might suit your business and the applicant as well. For instance, a flexible part time role during term time, as supposed to a summer internship might better suit your business needs. If you are planning to offer work experience, the length of the experience should also be considered. Use this information to create a developmental work plan detailing specific tasks, outcomes, and training opportunities. Planning this before recruitment begins means that you will have a clear focus on what skills and attributes you need the successful candidate to possess and allows you to clearly identify what development opportunities you can offer the candidate. Contact our Employer Services Manger firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to discuss your business needs and how our students can match your match your requirements.
If you are planning a work experience, there are some additional considerations that you might wish to address.