Check out our Internship webpage for internships and short projects, mostly in Staffordshire – suitable for current students looking for flexible hours around studies, and for recent graduates seeking their first graduate level job. Some of these are funded or part funded by Santander, who are a strong supporter of Keele student employability. You can also benefit from some application advice and feedback from the team at Keele!

spotlight case study work experience Sue Hailstones (Founder and designer of luxury jewellery company Hailstones Designs)

Sue recently worked with five Keele University students through the Santander internship scheme. Each student was allocated 70 hours work, with a bursary being provided by Santander Universities.

The Hailstones interns have undertaken research and development to support the website rebranding, together with the writing of case studies and media stories for publication, website updates and other marketing materials.

The interns came from a range of backgrounds. Graduate Laura Johnston, who studied Criminology and Media, Communications and Culture, said: "I liked that my internship was flexible which was important to me, and I have gained a good insight into what owning a business involves. I was able to put my knowledge of communications, marketing and PR into real life practice as my role at Hailstones was to create promotional material, together with social media posts. I would describe Hailstones as personal, luxurious and passionate, and the best thing about working with Sue was that it was very personal and I would not have received the same amount of attention had it been a big company."