Careers Network

Support for SMEs


Loughborough University is offering a brand new and exclusive service for SME’s to hire a Loughborough student or graduate for work-based opportunities at your organisation.


 The scheme cuts both the cost and time of the recruitment process as well as providing you with a student/graduate from a top UK University. You will be provided with a Talent Match Co-ordinator who will support you throughout the scheme.

The scheme provides you with the following:

  • Support and advice on creating a Internship opportunity
  • Advertisement and promotion of opportunity
  • Shortlisting of suitable candidates for opportunity
  • Optional support on day of interview (including, interview space on campus)


Please refer to our Employer Journey for more information. 

Benefits to you

An internship can help support your resourcing challenges, an intern from Loughborough can work on one project or be able to support your team in a peak period. Our students and/or graduates will bring a fresh perspective to your organisation and projects they work on.

 The Loughborough Talent Match scheme is completely free for SME’s* and will provide you with a tailored service to find the ideal student/graduate internship. We promise to offer the opportunity for students to apply to as well as putting forward up to 5 students for interview if they meet the criteria for your opportunity.

 A Talent Match co-ordinator will be your main point of contact throughout and will be on hand to offer support and guidance throughout the recruitment process.

What is an Internship?

 An internship is a period of work experience, offered by an organisation, usually lasting for a fixed, limited period of time. They are typically undertaken by students and graduates looking to gain relevant skills and experience in a particular field.

Please see our Guide to Internships for more information. 



What type of students will be available for an Internship Opportunity?

You will have access to students and graduates who have been selected by the Careers team; our students are highly sought after from industry and are highly employable.

Application Process

If you would like your organisation to be considered for the scheme. Please download the Application form for Employers, fill it in and return to Emma Dodd


Contact Details

If you would like to learn more about this scheme, please contact Emma Dodd