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The Manchester Graduate Internship Programme

01 Jul 2009

Find out how MGIP can help your HR needs

After a successful pilot year, the MLP Careers & Employability Division’s Manchester Graduate Internship Programme (MGIP) is going from strength-to-strength.

MGIP is responding to a growing demand from our students wanting to remain in Manchester post-graduation and start their careers in our city. The programme establishes short-term, paid internships exclusively for University of Manchester graduates with a variety of organisations and businesses in the city. Our aim is to improve the employability of our graduates by providing them with access to vital work experience and the opportunity to develop key skills.

Last year the University was a key MGIP supporter, offering 18 internships in total. MGIP internships within the University can last 4–12 months and can start any time from July through to December. All positions and salaries must be agreed with local HR managers.

Key benefits to University colleagues:

  • nurture home-grown talent & contribute to the future employability of OUR graduates
  • a flexible option for covering project work or temporary positions
  • draw on the knowledge of someone who has experience of our University but can bring new perspectives, insights and ideas
  • a planned and structured training programme is provided for interns

Colleagues from Schools, Faculties and Institutes found that MGIP offered an ideal solution to recruitment and resourcing needs. Last year's internships included a variety of administration, research, IT/web support and marketing roles.

"The scheme has been excellent for us; we received many good quality applications and it has been a pleasure to work with such an enthusiastic intern. We have been able to support areas where more hands have been required for specific events such as delivering postgraduate workshops and undergraduate student visit days."

Anna Lawless, Head of Postgraduate Research Services, FLS

“A clear benefit of the MGIP programme is for recent graduates to gain work experience in an environment which they are familiar with and therefore quickly develop their confidence in the work environment. The University benefits from having enthusiastic members of staff to assist in the development of processes through their recent experience as customer.”

Jane Hallam, Head of School Administration, SAHC

To find out more about how MGIP could help meet your HR needs: