Published on 19/12/17

Support for SMEs – A Pair of Helping Hands for Free

A Helping Pair of Hands for FREE

 Could you use an extra pair of hands in the New Year? Struggling to find time to complete that project or carry out research? Maybe a graduate is the answer?

Aston University in partnership with Santander Universities is offering SMEs the opportunity to take advantage of a 2 week fully funded graduate intern.

Through this unique offer you are able to add resource to your business without the complications of recruitment, HR and payroll. Simply submit your project request to us and we will take care of the rest;

  • Promoting your project to available graduates
  • Matching suitable graduates to your project
  • Conducting right to work checks to ensure graduates are eligible to work for your business
  • Administering payments to graduates employed

To make an enquiry or to register your interest please contact the Graduate Advantage team on 0121 204 4767 or email

Project briefs / descriptions need to be submitted no later than 4.00 pm on Friday 22nd December.

Please find a blank template of a project brief attached.

Terms and conditions

Employers must qualify as an SME, with fewer than 250 employees and turnover less than £50 million

Graduates need to be in post by Monday 8th January 2018

For more details please contact Sarah Collins