The UTS Business School Internships provides your organisation with an opportunity to recruit talented and committed students from a range of business specialisations. It’s a win-win situation—students can make a real contribution to your workplace while gaining relevant experience and invaluable insights into the industry. Business School Internships are part of UTS’ commitment to producing highly skilled, well-educated graduates who are able to apply their knowledge practically and creatively in the workplace.
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- Discover, trial and recruit the best emerging talent in your field
- Tackle specific challenges or business problems from a new perspective—recruit one talented individual, or gather a whole team of diversely skilled interns to work together
- Gain a flexible, enthusiastic resource for your organisation
- Build your employer brand through a connection with the UTS Business School
- Gain access to the latest teaching and thinking in business education from one of Australia’s largest Business Schools
The Best And Brightest
The majority of students enrolled in UTS Business School Internship subjects have already completed at least half of their Bachelor degree. This means they have studied broadly across the main fields of business, gaining foundation knowledge in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Marketing and Management, as well as at least one teaching session’s worth of specialised subjects relating to their major. You can specify the required skills or major a student should have in order to suit your organisation’s needs, choosing from:
Alternatively, if you have a specific problem facing your organisation, consider recruiting a group of interns from multiple specialties to work collaboratively on solutions.
The student’s work activities and roles are negotiated between you and the student before the internship begins, with clear goals to be achieved by the end. UTS then reviews the negotiated work program to ensure it meets our educational objectives. The kind of work will differ depending on your organisation’s needs, and our students’ versatile skill sets can be put to use on a variety of projects and challenges.
Students are required to complete a period of 210 hours of work relevant to their major and have three teaching sessions in which to carry out this work. These hours may be completed as a block of time during a university vacation, or part-time during a study session.
It’s up to you whether the position is paid or unpaid, however, if the student is paid then the wage should reflect the standard rates for work of comparable intensity and sophistication.
UTS provides comprehensive insurance to its students for unpaid positions.
Assessment And Evaluation
Students will complete a written reflection and report on the outcomes of the internship. The host organisation is also required to complete an evaluation of the student’s performance in the workplace.
How to recruit:
- Register on CareerHub. The ‘Register an Employer Guide’, available in the left-hand menu, provides step-by-step instructions on how to register. Once you have successfully registered you will be able to post opportunities for students for free
- Complete the Workplace Health and Safety Form on CareerHub
- If the position is unpaid complete the Internship Agreement Form on CareerHub
- In conjunction with the student, develop a defined program of work minimum ten working days prior to the placement commencing. This program is reviewed by UTS to ensure that it is appropriate
- Provide a supervisor to mentor the student for the duration of the internship
- Complete an evaluation of the student’s performance and verify that the student has completed the required hours at the end of the internship
When To Recruit
Interns can be recruited at any time of the year, including over the summer vacation period.
I joined ClickView in the second year of my Business degree. I’m forever grateful that I got to experience a fantastic mentoring and internship program at ClickView. It’s not surprising that six years later that I’m still here! I really like that I’m an example of our hiring motto—hiring tomorrow’s leaders and empowering them today. I would strongly recommend interns to any business trying to leverage new talent in their organisation.
- Rebecca Jenkins, Human Resources Manager, ClickView
Having completed an internship while studying at UTS, and now as a business owner employing UTS interns, I am a firm believer that internships are an invaluable learning opportunity for both employers and students.
- Andy Richards, Understand Down Under