86 University graduates begin internships as part of Kick Start programme

The University has been celebrating its first day of the Kick Start internship programme.

86 recent graduates have begun their three month internship at the University, where they will be placed in a variety of departments across all Faculties and Professional Services. This includes four starting at the University’s London campus.

The Careers & Employability Service had a fantastic response from colleagues across the University to host placements with a wide range of opportunities to match the applicants to.

The University now has interns working in locations as diverse as the Deputy Vice-Chancellor’s Office, Liverpool University Press, and the Small Animal Hospital.

There are a large number involved in student engagement, widening participation outreach, and supporting research activities. Many are helping to develop websites and other communication systems. Others are working on more technical projects including flight simulator and equipment audits to name but a few.

The interns won’t just benefit from a structured work experience placement, but will also access a graduate development programme over the next three months. The programme, beginning with their induction day at the Careers & Employability Service will focus on making the most of the internship, developing their resilience, and understanding the graduate job market.

Stephanie Preston, a University of Liverpool English Graduate interning within the Communication and Public Affairs Team said: “The Careers and Employability Service have provided me with excellent support and advice throughout the process of applying for, and being offered, an Internship with the University.

“It has been brilliant returning to the University, especially for an Internship that will give me such invaluable experience in my chosen career.”

Jane Colesby, Kick Start Project Manager at the Careers & Employability Service commented:
“This is a great opportunity for recent University of Liverpool graduates to gain really useful work experience and take the first step in their careers.

We are delighted to have had such a great response from colleagues and been able to place so many recent graduates in quality work placements across the university.”

For more information please contact Jane at jcolesby@liverpool.ac.uk

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