Sponsorship & Internships

Sandwich courses and sponsorships are something to consider when you are applying to University, although this may not always be possible. Employability is the key issue. With the cost of tuition fees high, it is important that you think very carefully about where you spend your money!

Researching universities’ destination rates i.e. how many students are employed 6 months after they graduated and where, is essential! Please note that sponsorship in this economic climate may be difficult to acquire, so please check carefully on any employer/university for their latest details. Sponsorship is normally available in construction, business management, armed forces, computer science, economics, engineering and science as well as hospitality and leisure. Some companies, and this is becoming more common, are offering sponsorship in the ‘final year’ only. This could be a one year placement or summer internship before the final year of your course.


Barclays Retail Development Programme is a sponsored degree programme designed to put students on the fast-track to a leadership role within Barclay’s retail banking business.
Find out more about the Barclays sponsored degree


The Power Academy – aims to direct more students to Power Engineering courses with a mix of financial incentives, technical training and business education. Click through for a list of universities that are partners in the Power Academy scheme.  Applications are open to pre-university students with an offer of a place on the course, or to existing undergraduate students.

GlaxoSmithKline : Undergraduate opportunities

Balfour Beatty : Balfour Beatty Construction offer a number of sponsorship and internship opportunities.

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