Santander Internships

​​​​​​​The University is participating in the Santander Intern Programme, connecting talented graduates with some of the UK's fastest growing, most exciting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). 

​Information for Business

What is the Santander Internship Programme?

As part of the Santander Universities Internship Programme, Cardiff Met is offering your company the opportunity to hire our skilled students and recent graduates (within two years of graduating) to assist you with a project for up to ten weeks. ​​​

Is my business eligible?

This programme is open to organisations with 250 employees or less which have an annual turnover of fifty million pounds or less ("SMEs).  They must be registered and based in the UK.  Eligible Organisations include companies, sole traders, partnerships and charities.​

What are the likely benefits to my business?

There are a number of benefits from participating in the Santander Internship Programme:

> Get a different perspective on your projects​​ from a new, motivated member of your team

> Gain insights from our students or recent graduates for a particular area

> Receive funding from Santander to hire extra resources to help you deliver a project within a defined timescale.​​ 

How much will it cost?

Santander is contributing 50% of the funding for the internship therefore the internship will cost £150 per week to the SME.​

What is the duration of the internship?

The internship will last for up to 10 weeks and the intern will receive £300 per week. ​

How can I get involved?

If you would like to host an internship within your organisation please contact our Santander Internship Team by emailing​ to register your interest in the programme. The team will contact you and provide you with detailed information on the process to get a ​​intern in place​.​

​ ​Information for Students and Graduates

​What is a Santander Internship?

The Santander Internship Programme will provide our Cardiff Met current students or recent graduates paid-for work experience within an SME for up to ten ​weeks.

What are the benefits to me?

There are a number of benefits of becoming a Santander Intern:

> you can gain valuable experience by contributing to a business where your drive, skills and education make a tangible impact

> It will enable you to kick-start your career and build valuable experience fast

> It will give you a foundation on which to develop your career

> It will enhance your CV

> If the internship goes well and you prove your capabilities there may be the opportunity for further employment within the SME. 

How do I apply?

Once you have identified an internship that you wish to apply to ​in the current vacancies section below, you will need to send your CV with a cover letter to the contact given in the advertisement.  The SME will then proceed with the shortlisting and conduct an interview. 

Current vacancies

Below is a list of our current Santander Internship vacancies:

Sales and Marketing Intern - Rhys Welsh
Closing date
Full Time 
10 Weeks

Graduate System Software Developer - Crimson Consultants ​
Closing date
Full Time 
10 Weeks

​Return to the Santander Partnerships PageJob Vacancies page​​ / Collaborate with us​ page