Funded internships


We partner with Santander to offer funded internships to final year students and graduates within small to medium sized businesses (SMEs).

This creates an opportunity for small businesses to harness the skills of Cardiff Met students and graduates, whilst providing them with an opportunity to gain much needed experience in the workplace.


This programme is open to organisations with 250 employees or less with 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 and partnerships. Participating organisations can recruit a maximum of 2 interns through each year of the programme.


Participating in the Santander Internship Programme allows businesses to:

  • receive funding from Santander to hire extra resources to help deliver a project
  • gain perspective on projects from a new, motivated member of the team

  • gain insights from students or recent graduates in a specialist area


Santander will contribute up to a maximum of £1260, based on full time hours (35 hours per week).

All Santander Internships are part-funded by Santander. 

More information on the costs:

Internship length

Santander funding​SME/Other contribution​
4 weeks​£630
5 weeks​£787.50​£787.50
6 weeks​£945
7 weeks​
​8 weeks

*Funding differs for those located within the boroughs of Greater London, please speak to the team for more information.

Get involved

If you would like to host an internship within your organisation, please contact our Santander Internship Team:

Email: santanderplacements@cardiffmet.ac.uk

Phone: +44(0)29 2041 6542

The team will contact you and provide you with detailed information on the process to get an intern in place.