Published: 11 March 2014 at 12:15
New internship programme launched by Lord Ashcroft International Business School
Business students at Anglia Ruskin University are being given an early taste of the workplace thanks to an innovative internship programme.
Anglia Ruskin’s Lord Ashcroft International Business School is working with a number of high-profile employers, including Barclays, KPMG and Reed Smith LLP, to offer the opportunity to students within the faculty.
Over 100 students applied and were interviewed for the 35 places on offer. The successful candidates will gain real-world work experience through paid roles at Anglia Ruskin recruitment and employer events, as well as opportunities to work shadow within the Lord Ashcroft International Business School and external companies.
Each intern is also provided with their own business mentor from an eternal company, ranging from large multinationals such as Barclays and KPMG to local SMEs. The students teamed up with their mentors at a recent “speed networking” event on campus.
Student Jeremy Rowland said:
Donald McFarlane, Recruitment Manager for KPMG, said:
The mentors will offer career advice, a direct insight into business, and help with networking and CVs. As the number of external mentors grows, so too will the number of places offered to students.
Professor Gary Packham, Acting Dean of the Lord Ashcroft International Business School, said: