internships

Graduate Internships FAQs

 

You’ve worked hard, got great qualifications... Now, lets get you started on the road to employment!

 

What is the GJS Graduate Internship Scheme?

Our Graduate Internships offer a great opportunity to get real hands-on experience with employers based in the UK, mainly based in Hampshire. What’s more, we value talent, so all our internships are paid. You have the opportunity to gain the skills and experience needed to get ahead of the competition.

Our Internship Scheme is aimed for any 2011 or 2012 Solent graduate, who are not in employment.

 

I am currently working, but not in the job I want, can I apply?

If you are currently undertaking casual work (e.g. bar work) this is classed as unemployment. If you are in full-time employment you should consider carefully whether the Internship will be more beneficial than your current employment.

 

I am an International Graduate, can I apply?

Yes, but we will need to see evidence of your eligibility to work in the UK.

 

What is the duration of internships?

Our internships are normally 3 to 6 months, full-time hours.

Last year, 60% of our Graduate Interns who successfully completed their internship, were offered a permanent position within the company.

 

Will I get paid?

All our Interns will receive at least Graduate Average Salary (£16,000 per annum) and on top of this gain lots of invaluable experience to enhance your CV.

 

How do I apply?

You will need to be registered on the GJS website so that you can apply to an internship that matches your skills and requirements. Please check the job description and application information very carefully and ensure you match the skills you have to these when you apply.

Please note, for all the internships you are required to attach a tailored CV and covering letter. You can either attach a word version of your covering letter, or include it in the box provided when you apply for the internship. For more advice on CVs and covering lettershave a look at the GJS advice pages. Please note that submitting a covering letter is as important as your CV and is sometimes used by employers as part of the short listing process.

 

What support will I receive?

Your employer should provide an induction programme and any training necessary for the internship.

A member of the GJS team will always be on the other side of the phone and willing to chat about how your internship is progressing at any time.

The workSMART website http://www.worksmart.org.uk/rights/ aims to secure a better deal for young people at work. It explains what rights interns should expect, allows them to share their experiences and explains the benefits of joining a union.

 

What would I gain from this Internship?

This programme is designed to give graduates the opportunity to use your skills and knowledge to make a valuable contribution to a business whilst developing employability skills and gaining quality work experience. The Internship will also provide you with an ideal opportunity to enhance your CV for future graduate job.

 

What happens next?

After you have submitted your application it will be reviewed by a member of the GJS team and the employer. The employer will be in touch if you have been selected for an interview.

 

Why is it such a great start to my career?

Our internships provide all the support and help you need to become more employable and you may even impress your employer enough to be offered a job at the end of it. Read our graduate case studies to find out what our current interns think.

 

What happens if I don't get an Internship?

You should receive feedback from GJS via email if you are not selected for interview. It is up to the employer to provide you with feedback at the interview stage. We will be emailing and promoting sessions that you can attend to help improve your chances of securing an internship over the next few months.

 

Read some application and interview tips from employers

 


 

If you should have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on 023 8031 9329 or by email graduate.jobs@solent.ac.uk