At ESPA we manage work experience opportunities for international students, through a supported, grant-funded internship programme.
Many international students are required to do compulsory work experience as part of their Bachelors or Master’s degree and there is a strong desire to come to the UK. These internships are unsalaried as the students are funded
by an Erasmus+ subsistence grant but fully supported by the provision of accommodation, utilities including wifi + in-country commuting (if necessary).
Who can benefit from grant-funded talent? Growth aspiring businesses in a wide variety of industries, that need to meet a resource demand. This could be a project that has a finite end but does not require a permanent member of staff. It might mean filling a skills gap due to a local shortage, researching an international market, or trying a skill to see if it has a relevant need in your operation. Another fantastic way to benefit from an internship is by pre-monetizing a job function. This allows you to set up a role, onboard someone, learn how to manage them to gain the best results from the role, and then see if it is a suitable direction to be going in before making the leap to a permanent hire.
Many growth-inspiring companies hold back from recruiting for new roles because the risk is high. This cuts out that problem, gets activity live in the desired function, and allows for the development of ideas without an HR headache if the direction needs to change.
ESPA offers a unique service and has supported many in the South-East region. We have established partnerships with over 1200 universities across 33 countries. This allows us to post our vacancies on their forums and target the relevant faculties to give you access to a pool of motivated talent that no one else can reach. ESPA do the leg work of interviewing the appropriate candidates and drawing up a shortlist of 5-6 candidates best suited to your role.
ESPA takes pastoral care of the interns by sourcing their accommodation, providing a welcome pack and full backup with a 24/7 helpline.
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